2017 Annual Meeting
 
Event Details
2017 Annual Meeting
Sunday, March 26 - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Peppermill Resort Hotel
2707 S Virginia Street
Reno, NV, 89502
Event Description
Event Description
This year’s theme, Great Ideas. Great Expectations. Great Rewards. challenges NAEP members to think strategically about the future of procurement as we adapt and lead change at our institutions.

Track Descriptions



2017 NAEP Annual Meeting Agenda
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Sunday, March 26, 2017
12:00 pm - 7:00 pmConference Registration Open
Tuscany Foyer
4:45 pm - 6:00 pmNew Attendee Orientation
Tuscany 6
7:00 pm - 10:00 pmHost Event - EDGE Nightclub @ Peppermill Resort
EDGE Nightclub @ Peppermill Resort

Monday, March 27, 2017
7:00 am - 5:30 pmConference Registration Open
Tuscany Foyer
7:30 am - 8:45 amContinental Breakfast
Tuscany Foyer
9:00 am - 9:30 amWelcome to Reno by Dr. Marc Johnson, President, University of Nevada, Reno
Tuscany Ballroom D-F, 10-12
9:30 am - 10:30 amGeneral Session with Keynote: Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour - Who Needs a Runway? Take Off From Where You Are! [More Info]
Tuscany Ballroom D-F, 10-12
Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour, "America's first African American female combat pilot"
10:30 am - 11:00 pm30-Minute Refreshment & Networking Break
Tuscany Foyer
11:00 am - 12:00 pmShould Procurement & Payables be together? (BP) [More Info]
Tuscany 4
Lisa Deal, Procurement Director, University of Florida
Sandy Hicks, Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, University of Colorado
Ted Johnson, Associate Controller, Chief Procurement Officer, University of California San Diego
Derek Smith, Managing Director, Huron Consulting
11:00 am - 12:00 pm5 Simple Steps to Creating Your Next Breakthrough! [More Info]
Tuscany 6
Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour, "America's first African American female combat pilot"
11:00 am - 12:00 pmLeading Practices in Procurement Talent Management (TM) [More Info]
Tuscany 5
Kelli Fager, Director, Huron Consulting Group
Edie Peckl, Senior Director Procurement, New York University
Sara Harrison, Executive Director Procurement and Payable Services, University of Dayton
Mohamed Ela, Director, Procurement Services and Chief Procurement Officer, Princeton University
11:00 am - 12:00 pmHow well do you know your GPO? (BP) [More Info]
Sorrento 1,2
Richard St. Onge, Associate Vice Chancellor for Shared Services, The University of Texas System
11:00 am - 12:00 pmEthics in Public Procurement (BP) [More Info]
Roma 1,2
Travis Ball, Chief Procurement Officer , Texas A&M University-Commerce
11:00 am - 12:00 pmImpact! Session: Living in a Digital World [More Info]
Sorrento 4
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmE&I Stockholders Meeting with Lunch (E&I members, invitation event)
Tuscany Ballroom D-F, 10-12
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmGetting your Supplier Diversity Program Off the Ground (BP) [More Info]
Tuscany 5
Duane Bullock, Manager, Supplier Diversity & Environmentally Responsible Purchasing, Penn State University
Roesia Gerstein, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, University of California, Berkeley & University of California, San Francisco
Fred Coleman III, Ph.D., President and CEO , Coleman and Associates, Inc
Rhonda Thornton-Crawford, Director | SBLO, University of Southern California Small Business Diversity Office
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmCustomer Engagement Management – Key Insights from the 2017 NAEP Innovators Forum (BP) [More Info]
Tuscany 6
Doreen Murner, Chief Executive Officer, NAEP
Sandy Hicks, Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, University of Colorado
Jim Knight, President, Stonebridge Ventures, Inc.
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmProcurement Best Practices - A Constant Evolution (BP) [More Info]
Roma 1,2
Nancy Brooks, Interim Assistant Vice President for Business Services, Iowa State University
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmImpact! Session: The New Frontier [More Info]
Sorrento 4
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmBehind the Ecolabel: Key Metrics of Green Cleaners (A) [More Info]
Sorrento 1,2
Mark Petruzzi, SVP of Outreach & Strategic Relations, Green Seal
Brian Yeoman, City Director Houston at C40, Director of Sustainable Leadership at National Association of Educational Procurement
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmThe contract is signed, now what? (CM) [More Info]
Tuscany 4
Jennifer Adling, Managing Director of Procurement Services, Texas Tech University
Lesley Washington, Attorney for Administration and Finance, Texas Tech University
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm15-Minute Refreshment & Networking Break
Tuscany Foyer
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmIntegrating the Procure-to-Pay Universe: UC San Diego's IPPS (BP) [More Info]
Sorrento 1,2
Ted Johnson, Associate Controller, Chief Procurement Officer, University of California San Diego
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmReduced TCO: Supply Chain Integration (SCM) [More Info]
Tuscany 5
Mark Teragawa, Executive Director, University of Minnesota
Norm Hill, Director, Central Stores, Iowa State University
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmProcurement's Role in IT Accessibility Reviews (T) [More Info]
Tuscany 4
Kimberly Watson, Director of Procurement and University Services, Michigan State University
Kristin Good, Purchasing Agent, Michigan State University
James Jackson, EIT Accessibility Coordinator, Michigan State University
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmThe Importance of Talent Management, A Case Study (TM) [More Info]
Tuscany 6
Sandy Hicks, Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, University of Colorado
Jim Knight, President, Stonebridge Ventures, Inc.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmImpact! Session: The Suppliers Guide to Relationships [More Info]
Sorrento 4
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmBuilding a Sustainable Business Model (LSP) [More Info]
Roma 1,2
Barry Swanson, Associate Vice Provost for Campus Operations, University of Kansas
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm15-Minute Networking Break
Tuscany Foyer
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmThat's NOT the way we've always done it (LSP) [More Info]
Tuscany 6
Ron Moraski, Director of Procurement Services, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Meaghan Kraft, Manager of Procurement Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmContract Administration Program: How to get started (CM) [More Info]
Roma 1,2
Johnny Trevino, Contracts Administrator, Wake Forest University
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmASU's Assessment of It's Materials Operation and MRO Category: Phase II (SCM) [More Info]
Tuscany 4
Nichol Luoma, Associate Vice President University Business Services, Sustainability Officer, and CPO, Arizona State University
Bruce Nevel, Associate Vice President for Facilities Development and Management, Arizona State University
Diana Gallese, Director, Materials Management, Arizona State University
Alexander Kohnen, Executive Director, Facilities Management, Arizona State University
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmGrowing a Leader (TM) [More Info]
Sorrento 1,2
Ray Jensen, Category Director, E&I Cooperative Services
3:45 pm - 4:45 amImpact! Session: Let's Take Action! [More Info]
Sorrento 4
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmUniversity-wide risk assessment when buying IT (T) [More Info]
Tuscany 5
Cheryl Lyn Granto, Information Security Manager, University of Florida Information Technology
Donna Pearcy, Executive Director of Risk and Emergency Management, Arizona State University
Jackie Blessington, Contracts Manager, Arizona State University
5:00 pm - 7:30 pmExhibit Hall Grand Opening
Tuscany Ballroom A-C, 1-2, 7-9
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmRaffle Open
Tuscany Ballroom A-C, 1-2, 7-9

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6:45 am - 8:30 amFun Run/Walk - Registration from 6:15am to 6:30am
No location
7:30 am - 4:00 pmRegistration Open
Tuscany Foyer
7:30 am - 8:45 amContinental Breakfast
Tuscany Foyer
7:45 am - 8:45 amCost Saving Opportunities in Construction (SCM) [More Info]
Roma 1,2
Jonathan Heinlein, Associate Director, Business Contracts, University of California, San Diego
7:45 am - 8:45 amSupplier Performance (BP) [More Info]
Tuscany 5
Lisa Farley, Senior Purchasing Agent, Supervisor, Michigan State University
Amanda Lillywhite, Senior Purchasing Agent, Michigan State University
Christina Wyrick, Senior Buyer/Contract Administrator, I, Michigan State University
Tanmay Desai, Contract Administrator I
7:45 am - 8:45 amIs Good Enough Good Enough (T) [More Info]
Tuscany 4
Kara Finch, Director of Procurement Systems, University of Colorado
Jenn Glassman, Assistant Director, Technology and Project Management, University of California - San Diego
7:45 am - 8:45 amNavigating an Ocean of Data – Charting a Procurement Course (A) [More Info]
Tuscany 6
Ray Jensen, Category Director, E&I Cooperative Services
7:45 am - 8:45 amImplementing Amazon Business in your eMarketplace (T) [More Info]
Sorrento 1,2
Christopher Rust, Director of Purchasing, Mount Holyoke College
Kevin Carr, Director of Procurement Services, University of Maine System
9:00 am - 10:30 amGeneral Session with Keynote: Steve Gilliland - Making a Difference [More Info]
Tuscany Ballroom D-F, 10-12
Steve Gilliland, Steve Gilliland, Inc.
10:30 am - 11:00 am30-Minute Refreshment & Networking Break
Tuscany Foyer
11:00 am - 2:30 pmExhibit Hall Open
Tuscany Ballroom A-C, 1-2, 7-9
11:00 am - 2:30 pmRaffle Open
Tuscany Ballroom A-C, 1-2, 7-9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch in the Exhibit Hall
Tuscany Ballroom A-C, 1-2, 7-9
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmCommunity Service Project [More Info]
Tuscany Ballroom A-C, 1-2, 7-9
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm30-Minute Refreshment & Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
Tuscany Ballroom A-C, 1-2, 7-9
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmWalking Campus Tour - University of Nevada-Reno [More Info]
Walking Tour of University of Nevada Reno
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmProcurement Transformation at the University of Maine System (LSP) [More Info]
Sorrento 1,2
Kevin Carr, Director of Procurement Services, University of Maine System
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmCustomer Engagement: Strategies for Success (LSP) [More Info]
Tuscany 6
Duane Tucker, Director of Strategic Procurement, University of Colorado
Sandy Hicks, Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, University of Colorado
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmManaging Supplier Performance with Advanced Analytics (A) [More Info]
Sorrento 3,4
Judy Smith, Assistant Director, Strategic Sourcing, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Dan Traub, CEO / Founder, FinVantage Solutions LLC
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmOpportunities in Shipping (SCM) [More Info]
Tuscany 4
Scottie Profitt, Outbound Shipping Manager, UC San Diego
Nikki Giaquinta, Procurement Systems Manager, University of California - San Diego
Jeremy Meadows, Associate Director, Facilities & Maintenance, Strategic Sourcing Centers of Excellence, University of California, Office of the President
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmA new ERP system -- Opportunities to Implement Best Practices in Procurement (BP) [More Info]
Tuscany 5
Rosey Murton, Director, Procurement Services, Wake Forest University
Nichol Luoma, Associate Vice President University Business Services, Sustainability Officer, and CPO, Arizona State University
Barry Swanson, Associate Vice Provost for Campus Operations, University of Kansas
Derek Smith, Managing Director, Huron Consulting
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmIT Procurement Planning Guide (T) [More Info]
Roma 1,2
Raymond Hsu, Assistant Director, Procurement Services, University of Washington
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm30-Minute Networking Break
Tuscany Foyer
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmLogistics - How to Lead in Sustainability (SCM) [More Info]
Tuscany 5
Diana Gallese, Director, Materials Management, Arizona State University
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmSupply Chain Management-The New Frontier for Savings (SCM) [More Info]
Tuscany 6
Barry Swanson, Associate Vice Provost for Campus Operations, University of Kansas
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmLooking for Key Talent in the Midst of Procurement Retirements (TM) [More Info]
Sorrento 3,4
Doreen Murner, Chief Executive Officer, NAEP
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmContracts 101 for the Procurement Professional (CM) [More Info]
Roma 1,2
Lorie Sheppard, Associate Director, Arizona State University
Ben Mitsuda, Associate General Counsel, Arizona State University
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmAdvancement Through Education in the Procurement Profession (SCM) [More Info]
Sorrento 1,2
Kelly Kozisek, Chief Procurement Officer, Oregon State University
Bridgett Jones, Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment , Oregon State University College of Business
Nichol Luoma, Associate Vice President University Business Services, Sustainability Officer, and CPO, Arizona State University
Matt Alex, Associate Director for MBA Student Recruitment , Oregon State University
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmSo you think you're a writer, eh? (TM) [More Info]
Tuscany 4
Bob Ashby, Director of Purchasing - Retired, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Nancy Brooks, Interim Assistant Vice President for Business Services, Iowa State University
Byron Burr Millsap, Associate Vice President, University of Oklahoma
7:00 pm - 10:00 pmE&I Member/Supplier Mixer (Invitation event)
Capri Ballroom

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
7:30 am - 12:00 pmRegistration Open
Tuscany Foyer
7:30 am - 8:45 amContinental Breakfast
Tuscany Foyer
7:45 am - 8:45 amContracting Self-Service, Choosing Their Own Adventure (CM) [More Info]
Tuscany 5
Shawn Olbeter, Senior Director - Contracting/Purchasing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
John Haynes, Managing Director of Purchasing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Shawn King, Founder & Managing Director, ASC Networks, Inc. (ASC)
7:45 am - 8:45 amDream On - Life After Retirement (TM) [More Info]
Tuscany 4
Charlene Lydick, Director of Procurement Operations (retired), University of Colorado
7:45 am - 8:45 amResearch RFP: Procurement Collaborates with the Research Community (LSP) [More Info]
Tuscany 6
Kristin Floyd, Senior Buyer, University of Virginia
9:00 am - 10:30 amGeneral Session with Keynote: Jeff Johnson - RACE -The Conversation we refuse to have [More Info]
Tuscany Ballroom D-F, 10-12
Jeff Johnson
10:30 am - 10:35 am5-Minute Break
Tuscany Ballroom D-F, 10-12
10:35 am - 11:30 amGeneral Session with Panel Discussion [More Info]
Tuscany Ballroom D-F, 10-12
Jeff Johnson
Patricia Richard, Chief of Staff and Chief Diversity Officer, University of Nevada, Reno
Jesse Moore, Director, Supplier Diversity Development, Purdue University
Kari Emm, Transfer Recruitment Coordinator, University of Nevada, Reno
11:45 am - 12:30 pmAwards Recognition and Lunch
Tuscany Ballroom D-F, 10-12
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmStrategic Procurement and Relationship Management (BP) [More Info]
Tuscany 6
Todd Adams, Deputy Director, UC San Diego
Korey Fleck, Assoc. Director Strategic Sourcing Life Sciences, University of California Office of the President
Tony Esquer, Commodity Manager, UC San Diego
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmRoad to a new PCARD & Payment Program (BP) [More Info]
Tuscany 5
Michael McNamara, Director Procurement Services, Northeastern Univ.
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmSpending Analytics - A Powerful Tool in Your Toolbox (A) [More Info]
Roma 1,2
Sharon Loosman, Director of Materials Management, North Carolina State University
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmFinding Success by Engaging Students & Faculty (LSP) [More Info]
Tuscany 4
Mark Mills, Executive Director, University of Pennsylvania
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm15-Minute Networking Break
Tuscany Foyer
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmInvesting in Yourself and Your Career [More Info]
Tuscany 4
Darin Matthews, Director of Procurement, University of California, Santa Cruz
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmOverhauling your Travel and Expense Process (LSP) [More Info]
Tuscany 6
Michelle Smith, Strategic Sourcing Specialist, University of Pittsburgh
Kimberly Kaye, Director, Huron Consulting Group
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Congratulations on the birth of your contract! (CM) [More Info]
Tuscany 5
Joe White, Senior Conract Specialist, University of Texas at Arlington
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm15-Minute Refreshment & Networking Break
Tuscany Foyer
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmAdventures in PCard Compliance (A) [More Info]
Tuscany 6
John Edmands, Accounting Coordinator III, University of Florida
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmDelivering on the Contract: Goods and Services Statements (CM) [More Info]
Tuscany 4
Dane Kulpa, Senior Contracts Specialist, Arizona State University
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmNew Source of Revenue - Local Hotel Program (BP) [More Info]
Tuscany 5
Debbie Rizzo, Director, Travel P-Card Expense Business Support External Relations and Diversity, Drexel University
4:15 pmConference Conclusion - Night on your own
No location