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NAPCP Recognizes Extraordinary Association Members with Awards at its Annual Conference in Tampa

Tuesday, April 26, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Allen

In addition to being an outstanding place for education and networking, the NAPCP Annual Commercial Card and Payment Conference is an opportunity for us to recognize extraordinary members who have given stand-out service to our professional community and the industry during the previous year.

 

“The NAPCP is a member-based organization and without the leadership, input, and expertise of our members we would not be the significant organization we are today,” said Diane McGuire, NAPCP Managing Director. “It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we present our annual awards.”

 

This year the NAPCP awarded the following:

 

End-User of the Year Award

This year we recognized Jack Reynaert, Manager, Global Travel at Meritor as End-User-of -the-Year. Jack hit the ground running when he joined the NAPCP, generously giving of his time and expertise and serving as a de facto mentor to our professional community. Since 2014, Jack has presented at our Annual, European and Canadian conferences and was a workshop instructor this year. Those who attended the annual conference this month would have encountered him as an enthusiastic contributor to our roundtable discussions. He also leads the Travel Advisory Board and has been a contributor to the TransAct! Newsletter.

 

“Not only are we appreciative of Jack’s expertise in the travel sector as well as his overall industry knowledge and enthusiasm but we are in awe of his professional demeanor and character,” said Katie Beatty, Community Engagement Specialist.  “In the beginning I looked at Jack as a mentor to our members and he’s turned into a friend.”

           

Provider of the Year Award

Provider-of-the-Year Steve Johnson, Senior Director - Information Security at Visa, Inc. has championed the NAPCP for years. As one of our long-time Annual Sponsors, Visa, Inc. has played a major role in the NAPCP’s organizational development and success, and we are grateful to Steve, whose commitment to the industry and vision for our organization has made that support possible. Steve has been an activate participant in many ways, contributing his expertise in the form of whitepapers, newsletter articles, and general content development. He has participated in user groups and presented at NAPCP conferences and at virtual events.

 

“Steve has always seen the value of the NAPCP and how to align our goals with Visa’s organizational goals,” said Laura Flandrick, NAPCP Managing Director. “In addition to serving the industry he is always looking for ways to educate end-users to help them grow their card and payments programs.”

 

 

Other awards include:

 

Community Champion Award

Lesley Lackore, CPCP, Iowa State University
Christine Wertz, CPCP, Harford County Public Schools

Lesley Lackore and Christine Wertz have chaired the Higher Education and Government/K-12 User Group Advisory Teams since 2013 and 2012, respectfully. “Their leadership and passion for the industry have helped guide the teams to identify topics most important within their sectors, and consequently, generate creative ways to provide greater understanding of those topics,” said Terri Brustad, Manager of Content Services.   

 

Service Award

The following individuals have given their time and talent to NAPCP as User Group Advisory Team members. Because of retirements or position changes within their organizations, they find they can no longer serve in those capacities. We are extremely grateful for all they have contributed and wish them well in their future endeavors.

David Tyson, CPCP, C.P.M., Johns Hopkins University
Helen Connor, University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Judy Phillips, CPCP
Jeff Senkevich, Washington State University

 

We also recognize those members who have served on our advisory teams in 2015 and provide essential sector-specific input that moves the NAPCP forward and allows us to better serve our constituents.

Government/K-12 Advisory Team Recognition

JoAleen Ainslie, CPCP City of Tacoma
Steve Johnson, Visa

Priscilla Kung, Howard County

Mark Lutton, Larimer County

Patti McFarland, City of Colorado Springs

Billy Meekins, CPCP, CPPB, Frederick County Public Schools

John Thomason, Georgia Dept. of Admin Services

Janet Vivian, City of Oviedo

Dennis Wegner, UMB Bank

Christine Wertz, CPCP, Harford County Public Schools

Kevin White, CPCP, CPPB, Washington State Dept. of Transportation            

 

Higher Education Advisory Team Recognition

Karen Brookbanks, C.P.M., CPPB, University of Arizona

Lesley Lackore, CPCP, Iowa State University

Demetrice Mitchell, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Helen Connor, University of Alaska—Fairbanks

Alta Herndon, CPCP, University Northern Colorado

Jason Hoo-Fatt, C.P.M., Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Sheila Gunby, MasterCard

David Minier, Chase J.P. Morgan

Janet Vivian, CPCP, City of Oviedo

 

We also recognize members of our Purchasing Card Professional Certification Council (PCPCC) who are the keepers of the certification program. They work to ensure that the CPCP credential program maintains the highest of standards and provides a rigorous exam based on current industry practices and conditions.

 

Purchasing Card Professional Certification Council Recognition

David Tyson, CPCP, C.P.M., Johns Hopkins University/APL

Jeanette Fletcher, CPCP, C.P.M.

John Stockinger, CPCP, American Express

Judy Phillips, CPCP

Larry Coffey, CPCP, Linde North America, Inc.

Tiffany Lovelace, CPCP, CPBI, Regions Bank


Serving a community of 15,000 professionals, the NAPCP is a membership-based professional association committed to advancing Commercial Card and Payment professionals and industry practices worldwide. The NAPCP is a respected voice in the industry, serving as an impartial resource for professionals at all experience levels in the public and private sectors. The NAPCP provides unmatched opportunities for continuing education and peer networking through its conferences, Regional Forums, webinars, research, virtual demonstrations, Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) credential, newsletters and regular communication. For more information, visit www.napcp.org.


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