NAEP’s 2017 Annual Meeting is just around the corner! We’re looking forward to catching up with you in Reno. Here’s a brief list of some important dates and times to keep in mind while you’re planning your trip:
Sunday, March 26
Monday, March 27
Tuesday, March 28
Wednesday, March 29
Ballots Arriving Soon
Over the last few weeks, the Cooperative’s Nominating Committee has been working diligently to evaluate candidates and select those members to appear on the ballot for the upcoming Board member election.
The Committee has completed its task, and the following candidates will appear on the ballot: Brad Sheriff (3rd term), David Martinson (3rd term), and Barry Swanson (2nd term).
Members will be receiving electronic ballots soon. Results of the vote will be shared at the Cooperative’s Stockholders’ Meeting during NAEP’s Annual Conference in March. Remember to cast your ballots!
2017 Board of Directors Nominees
Brad possesses extensive experience in the higher education finance area, having most recently served as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance for Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to that, he served as Associate Vice President for Business & Compliance at Indiana Wesleyan University. He also held a number of positions at the University of Illinois, including Director of University Strategic Procurement.
Brad has participated with the Big Ten Controllers’ Group, the Big Ten Purchasing Directors’ Group, and has been an active member of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers, serving on the Business and Finance Committee and the Audit Committee. He has also served on the Midwestern Higher Education Compact Master Property Program Leadership Committee and its Finance and Audit sub-committee.
A Certified Management Accountant, Brad holds an MBA and undergraduate degree in business management. He has completed the Higher Education Management Development Program, offered through Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Global Leadership with a specialization in Academic Administration.
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David O. Martinson
David has led the preservation and adaptive reuse of a prominent campus building as a historic inn and restaurant/teaching facility; co-chaired a state-wide administrative efficiency and improvements committee that secured passage of significant legislative and regulatory changes; co-authored a book on return-on-investment in the public sector; sponsored development of award-winning facilities including retail, parking, transit, and administrative structures; established the university’s trademark licensing and beverage sponsorship programs; sponsored development of a federally supported campus/community transit system; and co-led or sponsored development of ERP and procurement automation systems.
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Barry joined KU in 1998 as Director of Purchasing and over his 18 year tenure has served as the Associate Vice Provost for Campus Operations (current units plus Design and Construction Management, Facilities Services and Parking and Transit), Associate Comptroller with responsibility for the Payroll, Bursar, Central Accounting, Financial Management and Financial Systems areas. He has worked in the private sector as Director of Purchasing for Seaboard Farms, in government as a Procurement Officer for the State of Kansas Division of Purchases, and early in his career he served as a staff member in several political offices.
Barry is currently the Chairperson for E&I’s Strategic Sourcing Committee and is the E&I Liaison to the NAEP Board of Directors. He is also chair of the Purchasing Committee for the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, and he serves as the Kansas Board of Regents representative on the State Use Committee, which provides oversight to the Blind and Handicapped Workshop Program in Kansas. He previously served as the District V Representative on the NAEP National Board of Directors and is a past co-president of the NAEP Great Plains Region. Barry is a frequent presenter at both the NAEP Annual Meeting and the NAEP Great Plains Regional.
Barry is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in History and Political Science. He also has a Juris Doctor degree from the Washburn University School of Law.
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Keith will serve as an entrepreneurial leader in the development and continued operation of the Cooperative’s technology contracts. His responsibilities will include identifying and developing new contract business opportunities.
Keith has been in higher education for nearly 25 years, serving in administrative, academic, and consultative roles. Previously, Keith served as Chief Information Officer at Centre College in Danville, KY where he was tasked with the strategic development and management of information technology for the college. He is a frequent writer and speaker on strategic planning, information policy, and emerging technologies, and is a contributing writer for InformationWeek Education and the ACUTA Journal. In addition, Keith is the cofounder of The Higher Education Systems & Services Consortium (HESS), which is a member-owned consortium focused on collectively lowering cost and fostering collaboration between colleges, universities, and technology ERP companies.
Keith received his BS in Business from the University of Tennessee and his Masters in Information Management and MBA with honors from Webster University of St. Louis, MO.
E&I Joins National Cooperative Purchasing Partners
We’re very pleased to announce that E&I has joined National Cooperative Purchasing Partners (NCPP) as a founding member. As the newly formed (2015) Professional Association for Cooperative Procurement, NCPP aspires to become widely recognized and respected as the key authority and source of information regarding cooperative purchasing within the public procurement community.
E&I joins with fellow founding members National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) and National IPA. Together, and with other members, NCPP is committed to working collaboratively and inclusively to promote the highest level of business ethics, best practices and standards to serve the collaborative procurement needs of government, education and nonprofit agencies across the country.
As the use of purchasing cooperatives has grown in the public procurement sector, the time seems ripe for a professional association to represent this important channel. While the founding members of NCPP may be competitors, we believe that the importance of raising awareness of and access to cooperative purchasing as a mechanism for driving savings and efficiency transcends our individual efforts and is best served by working together. NCPP efforts will focus on advocacy, legislation analysis, education and training tools for public procurement professionals in areas related to cooperative purchasing.
E&I is proud to become a member of this organization and continue to open doors for our members with regard to cooperative purchasing.
You can learn more about NCPP at http://www.nationalcooperativeprocurementpartners.org/. We will also post information from NCPP to the E&I website on an ongoing basis.