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: William M. Elvey, Kevin Maloney, Dr. Judy Mitchell, Ron Moraski, and Christopher Rust.
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 April. Remember to cast your ballots!
2018 Board of Directors Nominees
|William M. Elvey||Kevin Maloney||Dr. Judy Mitchell||Ron Moraski||Christopher Rust|
William M. Elvey, P.E.
William M. Elvey, P.E. has more than 30 years of experience in facilities management, including 19 years in higher education. He is currently the Senior Vice President, Facilities and Real Estate at Children’s Health System of Texas (CHST), where he is responsible for system-wide real estate; facilities planning, design, and construction; operation, maintenance, and repair; utilities, security, parking and transportation, engineering, safety, and environmental services.
Prior to his current position, Bill was the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning and Management at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His prior experience includes serving as the Director of Facilities Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, and as Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Director of Physical Plant at Virginia Tech. He also served 20 years with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps.
Bill is a former president of APPA and achieved Fellow status in 2012. He is a certified Facilities Management Professional (FMP) and a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas. He graduated from Rice University and holds a Bachelor’s of Science and a Master’s in Environmental Engineering, as well as a Master’s of Business Administration from George Mason University.
Kevin Maloney is the Director of Strategic Sourcing and PantherExpress System Solutions for the University of Pittsburgh. Strategic Sourcing is 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 (formerly SciQuest) full suite of e-procurement products.
Kevin has been in higher education for more than 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), and Haskell of Pittsburgh (a manufacturer of a full line of steel office furniture).
Kevin’s experience includes 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 a member of the E&I Strategic Sourcing Committee.
Dr. Judy Mitchell
Dr. Judy L. Mitchell is Joliet Junior College’s (JJC) ninth President, unanimously approved by the JJC Board of Trustees in September 2016 after serving as interim President since March 2016.
A member of Joliet Rotary and Will County Workforce Investment Board, Grundy/Kankakee Workforce Investment Board, Three Rivers Education Partnership, and United Way/Combined Charities, she also serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, Will County Council for Economic Development (as Executive Director), and Grundy County Council for Economic Development.
Dr. Mitchell led the JJC budgeting process through the state of Illinois’ fiscal crisis and helped the college reduce its operating costs by over $2 million over four years. Additionally, she encouraged the pursuit of creative revenue sources such as grant dollars to offset operational costs. As a result, in FY2015, the college garnered more than $5.4 million in grants to do just that.
Under her leadership, JJC’s financial team was awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY2016 budget. This marked the 11th consecutive year that JJC received this award, which is only given to government bodies that meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting and achieves standards of excellence in financial reporting.
Dr. Mitchell has worked at the college for 21 years, having started as Administrative Assistant in the CIOS department in 1996. In 2001, she served as the Program Management Specialist in Adult and Family Services, and in 2002 was Assistant to the Director of Administrative Services. In 2004, she became interim Director of Administrative Services before becoming the Director of Business and Auxiliary Services in 2005. She was appointed to the role of VP of Administrative Services in 2012.
Dr. Mitchell received her Doctorate in Community College Leadership from National-Louis University in 2012. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Technology from Governors State University. Dr. Mitchell earned an Associate’s Degree in Microcomputers for Business and Computer Programing from JJC in 1998.
Ron Moraski is the Director of Procurement Services at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Ron has been in higher education since 2012 and has over 20 years of supply chain management experience.
In his role at Rensselaer, he oversees the Procurement Services staff of Strategic Sourcing Managers, Systems and Analytics, and Administrative Support. He also has responsibility for the institute’s stockroom functions for critical maintenance, repair, and operations-related items. He assumed responsibility for Procurement Services at a key time during the department’s transformation from transactional purchasing to strategic procurement. Ron also serves as a Confidential Title IX Student Advisor on campus, and leads Rensselaer’s annual fundraising efforts for the American Heart Association.
Before joining Rensselaer, Ron had over 20 years of experience in supply chain management with 3 major retailers. He has had responsibility for inventory management, budget planning and allocation, policy and procedure, and negotiating and coordinating several systems implementations. Just prior to joining Rensselaer, he led a cross-functional worldwide team to design and replace the major supply chain planning systems at Toys R Us.
Ron earned his B.S. in Business Management Studies at Boston University in 1994.
Christopher Rust is the Director of Purchasing at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, where he is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic procurement initiatives. His duties also include contract management and negotiations, supply partner relationships, consortia liaison, and e-procurement administration.
Prior to joining Connecticut College in April 2017, he worked at Mount Holyoke College for 13 ½ years. He was responsible for setting and implementing the strategic procurement initiatives for the College, including e-procurement, purchasing card audit program, and ensuring compliance with the financial, contracting, and purchasing policies and procedures. Additionally, Christopher was the consortia liaison to E&I Cooperative Services, Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium, U.S. Communities, and Sourcewell.
Christopher worked in the Library, Information, and Technology Services division at the College for 8 years as the Associate Director for Budget, Procurement & Planning prior to moving to Financial Services. He began his professional career as a Tax Officer with the IRS in Dublin, Ireland. After emigrating to the U.S., he worked in the manufacturing industry for 20 years in a variety of positions, including Accounts Payable Manager, Auditor, Operations Manager, and Purchasing Manager.
Christopher served on the Board of Directors of NAEP New England and as Co-Chairperson for the 2017 NAEP New England Annual Conference. In September 2017, Christopher was Grand Marshall for the MHEC Exposition in Springfield, Massachusetts.
He enjoys playing the guitar and often sings at functions and charitable events. He regularly returns to his home in Dundalk, Ireland to visit with his family and friends. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Westfield State University and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society.