The NAPCP Announces New Certified Purchasing Card Professionals
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Posted by: Amy Allen
Eighteen Commercial Card and Payment industry professionals received the Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) credential after they passed the CPCP Exam given at the NAPCP Annual Conference, April 11, 2016, in Tampa. This was the first time the exam was offered at the conference.
The new CPCPs are:
Theresa Blatner, AGL Resources, Inc., Naperville, Illinois
Kristen Bolden, Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Donovan Carr, Scott County, Davenport, Iowa
Valerie Cook, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Eric Grossman, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Tarrytown, New York
Gina Holmes, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Sacramento, California
Jason Hoo-Fatt, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York
Ondrea Imbo, Zions Bancorporation, Cleveland, Ohio
Rach Karros, Verizon, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Priscilla Kung, Howard County Office of Purchasing, Columbia, Maryland
Angela McConnell, ORAU, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Denise Moe, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska
Deborah Reynolds, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas
Chad Robison, Intermountain Healthcare, Midvale, Utah
Steven Steinfath, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Alicia Thiessen, Kansas City Southern Railway, Kansas City, Missouri
Paula Whitehead, County of Johnson, Olathe, Kansas
Danah Winfrey, Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, Georgia
The CPCP credential is awarded to Commercial Card and Payment professionals who have demonstrated experience and understanding of the body of knowledge necessary to administer a Purchasing Card program. This credential focuses on individual skills and knowledge of specialized P-Card functions. Achieving this designation allows P-Card professionals to be recognized for their exemplary level of expertise.
“This certification is the professional recognition that distinguishes individuals and shows a commitment to the industry,” said Katie Beatty, NAPCP Community Engagement Specialist. “It defines the benchmark standard for professionals in the Purchasing Card industry and provides evidence to employers that you have been examined by a certifying organization.”
The CPCP process is overseen by the Purchasing Card Professional Certification Council (PCPCC), which was created to manage all aspects of this credentialing program. The PCPCC ensures the accuracy, compliance, confidentiality and quality of the CPCP credential. This council works in conjunction with the NAPCP staff, managing the necessary processes to uphold a rigorously administered certification.
The exam is offered twice a year at certified testing centers around the country. Since the program began in 2006, 466 professionals have earned the CPCP credential.
Serving a community of 15,000, 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 members 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, website, virtual demonstrations, newsletters and regular communication. The association sponsors research and publishes timely and relevant white papers, survey results and other documents.