E&I Cooperative Services is seeking to fill five open positions on its Board of Directors. Below are the nominees for the 2021 E&I Board of Directors election selected by this year’s Nominating Committee.
Kimberly D. Dulaney
Executive Director of Strategic Sourcing
In July 2019, I came to Radford University as Executive Director of Strategic Sourcing. In my current position, I am the Chief Procurement Officer for the University and manage a department of an Associate Director, an Assistant Director, 5 Contract Officers, 1 Contracts/Agreements Manager, a Business Operations expert and a front-end support technician. We, as a team, are seeking out strategic opportunities to enhance the way Radford does business by streamlining processes and implementing cost saving strategies.
From June 2010 through July 2019, I was at Virginia Tech as the Assistant Director and Contracts Manager, a position I held for years. In my previous position, I oversaw existing campus contracts and negotiated substantial term contracts for university use. I continued to learn about the campus culture and public procurement guidelines as well as managed a team of buyers.
In December 1999, I started my career in Higher Education via an opportunity at the University of Indianapolis, a mid-size, private higher-education environment. Starting as an Administrative Assistant to the Vice President, I learned the nuances of higher education and obtained my degree as an adult learner. Upon graduation, I was promoted to the position of Director of Procurement and established a Procurement Department where none existed. I directed all University procurement functions to ensure that the University of Indianapolis obtained goods and services at the lowest possible cost, consistent with the need for appropriate quality and timeliness. This position became responsible for developing, implementing and sustaining strategic procurement while exercising operational control of decentralized purchasing activities. This is where I was first introduced to the benefits of E&I.
Director of Strategic Sourcing and Contracts
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Currently serves as the Director of Strategic Sourcing and Contracts at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She leads the development and implementation of strategies to leverage the Institute’s $1.5B annual buying power to deliver the best results for the diverse range of products and services required by the MIT community in service of its research and educational mission. Christina and her team are charged with conceiving and implementing strategic sourcing initiatives based on a robust understanding of Institute’s key objectives, procurement needs, and market expertise. She and her team are also responsible for leading complex contract negotiations in service of MIT priorities, and the formation of important commercial relationships - ensuring the use of effective procurement strategies and the adoption of appropriate terms and conditions. Before joining MIT, Christina worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York where she was responsible for commercial contracts and intellectual property matters. Prior to that, she practiced as a commercial litigation attorney. Christina received her BA in English and Psychology from Georgetown University and holds a law degree from The University of Law in London.
Director of Procurement and Continuous Improvement
University of North Dakota
Jana has over 26 years in purchasing in private, public, government and higher education sectors. Her work experience includes oversight of procurement services, inventory management, purchasing card programs, accounts payable teams and managing the University Shared Service Center. Her recent accomplishments include the successful implementation of a complete procure-to-pay system, an electronic contract management system, a virtual card payment process, an electronic invoicing solution and a digital mailroom.
Currently, Jana is the Director of Procurement and Continuous Improvement at the University of North Dakota (UND) at the Grand Forks, ND campus. Her previous positions there include most recently Director of Financial Operations, Director of Procurement and Payment Services in 2017 and the Director of Purchasing in 2014.
Her main responsibility, at UND, is overseeing their enterprise-wide procure-to-pay eProcurement system. She also plays the vital role as the Subject Matter Expert for this system. Additionally, Jana expanded her role to include process improvement leadership for the Finance Division and works closely with other areas such as the administrative and academic departments. She also sits on the Loss Control Committee, Emergency Management Subcommittee and Space Management Committee.
Previously, Jana worked for Ecolab’s Pest Elimination division as a Buyer and Fleet Department Manager (2003-2009) and then promoted to Enterprise Excellence Certified Black Belt and Manager (2013-2014). While at Ecolab, she gained diverse experience in procurement, operations, leadership, project management and eventually became Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified.
One of her major contributions at Ecolab was transitioning their fleet to more fuel-efficient service vehicles to meet division goals of cost savings, reduced fuel consumption and sustainability efforts, with a total cost savings of over $4.2 million. During her time at Ecolab, she was nominated for a Global Circle of Excellence Award in 2008 and was a recipient of 2007 Pest National Support Center Circle of Excellence Award.
Jana has held additional Purchasing Manager positions at the state mill and elevator and a local agricultural chemical company – both located in Grand Forks, MN. Jana received her Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration (BBA), Management and Master’s Degree, Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Dakota at the Grand Forks campus in Minnesota.
Director of Strategic Sourcing and PantherExpress System Solutions
University of Pittsburgh
Kevin Maloney is the retired Director of Strategic Sourcing and PantherExpress System Solutions for the University of Pittsburgh. As the Director, Kevin was responsible for the establishment of University-wide and other high impact contracts via a strategic sourcing methodology. PantherExpress is Pitt’s brand for the JAGGAER (SciQuest) full suite of e-procurement products.
Kevin has been in the higher education field for over a decade. Prior to that he worked in the manufacturing sector at:
- Corning Inc., in the consumer products division
- The Elliott Company – a division of United Technologies
- Haskell of Pittsburgh – a manufacturer of a full line of steel office furniture.
Kevin’s other past experiences include: managing and directing the functions of production, purchasing, shop floor control, production and capacity planning, order entry, data base management, storerooms, warehouses, shipping and receiving and materials management. He has designed and implemented ERP systems and directed the initiative of Total Quality Management. Kevin is currently a member of the E&I Strategic Sourcing Committee.
Vice President of Procurement Services
Columbia University in the City of New York
Ron Moraski is the Vice President of Procurement Services at Columbia University in the City of New York. Ron is responsible for the procure to pay process, which includes Procurement, Vendor Management, Accounts Payable and Travel.
Prior to joining Columbia, Ron directed the Procurement Services team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. During that time, he transformed the team from transactional purchasing to strategic procurement by implementing an e-procurement suite, a digital mailroom for paper invoices, e-invoicing, and various other tools and campus wide systems.
Ron has been in Higher Education since 2012 and prior to that has over 20 years of Supply Chain Management experience with 3 major retailers.
Ron has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management Studies from Boston University.