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Part 2: Getting Started on the Right Foot—Gov/K-12 Best Practices Guide
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Part 2: Getting Started on the Right Foot—Gov/K-12 Best Practices Guide

The NAPCP Government/K-12 Advisory Team has finished the compilation of the Best Practices Guide for the public sector. This second webinar, in a series of five, provides a deeper dive into the first three sections of the guide.

When: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
1:00 p.m. Central Time
Where: United States
Presenter: Gov/K-12 Advisory Team Members Mark Lutton, Teresa Collins and JoAleen Ainslie
Contact: Day of Contact: Heidi Kaliher
(952) 546-1880, ext. 4

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Educational Webinar: Getting Started on the Right Foot

Part Two of the New Government/K-12 Best Practices Guide

JoAleen Ainslie, CPCP, City of Tacoma

Mark Lutton, Larimer County

Teresa Collins, CPSM, C.P.M., CPSD, Tampa Bay Water 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

U.S. / Canada Participation Times

11:00 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern




The NAPCP Government/K-12 Advisory Team has finished the compilation of the Best Practices Guide for the public sector. This is their second webinar, in a series of five, that provides a deeper dive into the first three sections of the guide: First Steps, Program Structure, and Roles and Responsibilities.

Along with pointing out the uniqueness to the public sector in these areas, the presenters will explore:

  • Choosing a card administrator
  • Setting up a card program that includes selecting a provider, setting goals and the benefits/considerations the guide covers
  • Differences between a centralized and decentralized program
  • How the roles/responsibilities vary for each organization and why
Target Audience

Anyone involved with public sector card program management.


JoAleen Ainslie, CPCP
Management Analyst III, Manager—Accounts Payable
City of Tacoma, Washington

JoAleen Ainslie has been a member of NAPCP since 2007 and earned her CPCP that same year. She is an original member of the NAPCP Government K-12 Advisory Team and of the Washington State Purchase Card Advisory Board. Her career has spanned 45 years, ranging from being a working partner in credit and collections, a private business college manager of student accounts and then switched over to the public sector. This includes 21 years spent in the K-12 environment, of which 10 years were dedicated to developing its P-Card program and teaching evening professional development and business services division courses. The last 12 years with the City of Tacoma, have been filled with expanding its program as technology advanced. This has paid off as evidenced by her 2017 promotion from management analyst II, Procurement Card program manager to management analyst III, accounts payable manager, with oversight of the recently implemented ePayables program. The Outstanding Contributor of the Year award was presented to her at the 2019 NAPCP Commercial Card and Payment Conference in Miami, Florida. 

Mark Lutton
Senior Accountant
Larimer County, Colorado

Mark does Financial Reporting and Internal Controls as an accountant II for the Finance Division at Larimer County, Colorado. The county’s annual credit card spend is in the $10-15 million range. The NAPCP provides intelligent, experienced voices on many of the issues in the evolving world of payments and credit cards. Internal Controls are fun to talk about and research, and can also provide a few honest realities when applied to your own organization. The sharing of ideas and industry trends is one of the best aspects of being on the NAPCP Advisory Team.

Before entering the thrill-seeking world of government accounting, Mark had worked for small to mid-sized companies, in a variety of capacities, and spent a few years living outside of the United States. He is a youth sports coach, likes to travel and enjoys the great outdoors. 

Teresa Collins, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M.
Purchasing Manager
Tampa Bay Water, A Regional Water Authority

Teresa manages the agency's Purchasing department and warehouse operations. She was hired to implement centralized purchasing at the agency which entails documenting policy and procedures along with hiring and training department and agency staff. The department achieved 100% professional credential certification of staff in 2018. The Purchasing department has documented cost savings of over $2M since 2017. A P-Card program has been implemented along with warehouse innovations including bar coding, cycle counting and auto replenishment processes which are creating additional efficiencies for the agency.

Before joining Tampa Bay Water, Teresa held a similar position at the Las Vegas Valley Water District for 10 years. She also managed their supplier diversity program and was named Purchasing Agent of the Year by the Nevada Minority Supplier Development Council during this time. Prior to her tenure in the public sector water industry, Teresa worked as a purchasing manager at 3M Pharmaceuticals, B/E Aerospace and Pall Corporation. She is also a United States Navy Veteran. She has implemented P-Card programs recently at Tampa Bay Water and the Las Vegas Valley Water District and is excited to join the NAPCP Government/K-12 Advisory Team to give back to the industry and help her peers. She lives at the beach with her cat Magic and husband Gary. They enjoy cruising and concerts. 

Date, Time and Event Duration

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

U.S. Participation Times
11:00 a.m. PDT | 12:00 p.m. MDT | 1:00 p.m. CDT | 2:00 p.m. EDT


(If you are outside these times to participate live, a recording of the webinar can be ordered in the NAPCP store generally within one week following the event.)

This 45- to 60-minute presentation is for NAPCP members and NAPCP subscribers. This session will consist of a presentation, followed by time for questions and answers (Q&A).

Cost and
Onsite Group Participation

This webinar is complimentary for NAPCP members and $149.00 for NAPCP subscribers. 

Any number of colleagues can join the registrant at the same location and participate; however, only registered attendees earn continuing education credit. All individuals who need to earn credit for the event must register per the instructions below.

Continuing Education Credit

(Limited to Attendees)

In order to earn 0.25 points toward CPCP initial eligibility, re-certification or receive supporting documentation for possible continuing education credit, you must be (1) registered on the NAPCP website AND GoToWebinar, and (2) you must log into GoToWebinar the day of the webinar individually.


Attendance cannot be tracked if you do not log in individually and therefore you will not receive CPCP credit. 

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