Award Winners 2016

Top Award Winners

Professional Buyer of the Year Award Winner  

Mina M. Kaeding, CPPO, CPPB, PH.D., FCCM




Albert H. Hall Memorial Award, NIGP’s Top Honor

Paul J. Brennan, CPPO, Director of Purchasing, Rockland County, NY

Distinguished Service Award Winners

Alexandru Roman, Assistant Professor, California State University, San Bernardino, CA
Gord Sears, CPPO, CPPB, Manager, Town of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Professional Buyer of the Year

Mina M. Kaeding, CPPO,CPPB,PH.D.,FCCM, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, FL

Professional Manager of the Year 

William (Bill) L. Munch, CPPB, Executive Director of Procurement, Valley Schools Management Group, Phoenix, AZ


Spirit Award Winners

Dr. Mohamad G. Alkadry
Associate Professor of Public Administration, Master of Public Administration Program
Florida International University, Miami

Lourdes Coss, CPPO

Belinda Sites, CMP, CAE
Director, Enterprise Sales & Relationships, NIGP


2016 NIGP Innovation Award Winner

Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department

Automated Architecture and Engineering Pre-Qualification Program 



Washington State Department of Transportation

Runners Up

City of Houston, TX

Fulton County, GA

NIGP Diversity Essay Award 

Erika Lopez, City of Hillsboro, Oregon Finance Department


Small Chapter Award

Delaware Public Purchasing Association, Inc.

Medium Chapter Award

Columbia Chapter of NIGP

Large Chapter Award

Central Florida Chapter of NIGP

Extra Large Chapter Award

Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association Chapter of NIGP

Chapter Excellence Award Winners 

Excellence in Membership Recruitment, Retention and Engagement: 
Arizona State Capitol Chapter

Excellence in Education and Professional Development: 
South Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials

Excellence in Advocacy for Members and the Profession:  Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing, Inc.