November 15, 2017 – The 2017 Arthur Hanby Chief Procurement Officer Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Terri L. Allen of Dayton Public Schools and Steve Staggs of Clark County School District. Sponsored by E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) in collaboration with the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS), this prestigious award honors two senior procurement leaders with the opportunity to participate in the Council’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Conference.
The CGCS CFO Conference connects chief procurement officers (CPOs) and other strategic business leaders to enhance their professional development and share best practices with their Council peers. Scholarship recipients were selected by a distinguished panel of CGCS members. Each winner received a plaque as well as funding to cover the costs of the Conference, including travel, airfare, and hotel.
This scholarship honors the values set forth by Arthur Hanby, who served for more than 32 years as a purchasing agent and strategic sourcing and contracting officer for several urban districts. His career was devoted to providing a safe learning environment and best possible resources for students.
“E&I strongly believes in the elevation of the CPO with CGCS districts and in cabinet-level strategic planning,” said Sue Peters, E&I’s Executive Director, K-12 Market Development. “Having a seat at the table is critical. We’re proud to bring this networking, learning, and professional growth opportunity to two well-deserved individuals who emulate the dedication to leadership, innovation, and professionalism that Arthur was known and respected for. These winners will greatly benefit from, and inherently enhance, this conference of their peers.”
E&I Cooperative Services is the member-owned, not-for-profit sourcing cooperative delivering expertise, solutions, and services to education and related institutions. E&I provides members with access to a diverse portfolio of competitively solicited contracts, electronic procurement solutions, and consulting services to help them source effectively. By leveraging the knowledge and purchasing power of 4,500 member institutions, E&I helps members reduce costs and optimize supply chain efficiencies. The Cooperative’s member-driven competitive solicitation process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as complying with generally accepted procurement standards.
The Council of the Great City Schools brings together 69 of the nation’s largest urban public school systems in a coalition dedicated to the improvement of education for children in the inner cities. The Council and its member school districts work to help schoolchildren meet the highest standards and become successful and productive members of society. For more information, please visit: www.cgcs.org.