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TD Bank | NAPCP CPCP Scholarship Recipients


2019 TD Bank | NAPCP CPCP Scholarship Recipients

In 2019, TD Bank sponsored five scholarships to end-users to sit for the NAPCP's Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) exam. We are pleased to announce the following recipients of this new program, and thank TD Bank for its support and commitment to advancing the careers of industry participants.

The winners were selected by the Purchasing Card Professional Certification Council (PCPCC).

For more information about earning your CPCP credential, follow the links below:


  Paul Anderson

Paul was appointed to his current position of Purchasing Card analyst in September of 2017 at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He also worked as a student associate for the Internal Audit Office for two years before joining the Procurement department. Paul is also an Alumni of UTA with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration with Management Concentration. Paul is currently a CPA candidate with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. He is planning on taking the Board exams throughout the year of 2020. Paul continues to excel at his current position; he knows that the CPCP Certification will assist him to further the university Purchase Card program and help him progress within the university Procurement department. Paul embraces each purchase cardholder’s lack of knowledge to university policy to the daily Purchase Card program needs. Paul helps all Purchase Card holders become aware of university policy and become fully satisfied with the service or services offered. Paul assists the Procurement department to accomplish cardholder program compliance with university Purchase Card policies that are in place. Paul has found NAPCP to be a very beneficial organization for information and networking among fellow industry peers.  

  Lytrina Bob

Lytrina Bob is a procurement professional with over 14 years of experience. She has held numerous titles throughout her procurement career including P-Card administrator for University of Texas Health Science Center and Harris County Department of Education in Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where she earned her B.A. in English. Lytrina currently serves as director of purchasing for Pearland Independent School District in Pearland, Texas, where she has been tasked with implementing a P-Card program for the district. Lytrina looks forward to this task and integrating best practices influenced from her previous P-Card experience to streamline the procure-to-pay process. 

  Darlene Hicks

Darlene Hicks is the team leader with the Department of Transformation and Shared Services for the Office of State Procurement located in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is the primary contact person for the Credit Card program, responsible for training, daily operations, maintaining program procedure manuals, ongoing reporting and subsequent analysis, and program expansion. Before joining the State of Arkansas, she worked for a Fortune 500 Forest Products Company for 25 years working in purchasing, auditing and inventory management. Darlene has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA).

  Anita Oakes

Anita Oakes has worked for Gwinnett County Public Schools for 19 years. She has been in the purchasing office for 15 years, and of those, has been the lead P-Card specialist for the past five years. Anita is happily married to her husband Tim for 22 years now. They have one son, Kyle who is 19, and Chevy, the family dog.

  Rebecca Spanos
Rebecca currently serves as the Payment Card & Travel specialist for the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville and is currently pursuing her MBA at UMass Lowell. Rebecca began her career in Corporate Card programs at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She served as coordinator for the Purchasing, Administrative and Campus Services department before being promoted to procurement specialist. She supported the Purchasing and Travel Card programs along with other administrative service contracts for the campus. In her role at UMass Lowell, Rebecca supports the ProCard and Fleet Card programs and manages the Travel booking and registration processes. She is looking forward to aiding the UMass System as they engage in a Shared Services initiative for Procurement Services which will include the Payment Card Programs. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys traveling and serving as the chapter leader for the Louisville Alumni Chapter of Boston.


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