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JoAleen Ainslie, CPCP, City of Tacoma, Washington
JoAleen has often been described as a passionate visionary and innovator—who loves the question, "Why not?" She is a believer in lifelong learning for both business and pleasure. She has an intense interest in human psychology, worldwide cultures, religions, history and current events—all of which translates to her love of the Procurement Card and commercial payment industry. This has paid off as evidenced by her recent promotion from management analyst II, Procurement Card program manager to management analyst III, Procurement Cards & Accounts Payable manager. She is currently tasked with expanding the City of Tacoma’s card program exponentially through its new P2P eProcurement/eInvoicing platform that went live May 22, 2017. Her career contains many milestones in this chosen field, which includes frequently serving as a contributor to white papers and articles, and presenter, panelist and facilitator at supplier outreach sessions, conferences and forums for various organizations (NAPCP, NIGP, NLC and Washington State to name a few). She has an extensive background ranging from being a private credit collections firm partner, the manager of the Office of Student Accounts at a private business college, to finance, procurement and payables for many years in the K-12 environment where she was exposed to Commercial Cards as their very first coordinator. This fueled her passion for this industry, which resulted in moving to the City of Tacoma to expand their program. She credits her success in this arena to her long-time, valuable membership in the NAPCP since 2002. She loves storytelling, and even more, hearing other folks' stories—just ask a few of the NAPCP members who waited in line for a table at past conferences. She is a proud and loud Seattle Seahawks and Sounders fan. She has converted her kids, grandkids and great grandkids to that end, all of whom love to watch football and soccer at Grandma Jo’s house.

Becky Alexander, CPCP, Audit Supervisor, Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS), State of Georgia
Becky Alexander is with the Georgia Department of Administrative Services and is the audit supervisor for enterprisewide continuous monitoring for statewide P-Card and purchasing activity. Previously, she worked as an external auditor for the Georgia Department of Transportation. She received a BBA in accounting from Clayton Statue University and a Master of Accountancy from Georgia Southern University. She has over 10 years of state and local government procurement, P-Card and auditing experience.

Card Program Types: P-Card, ePayables | Number of Cards: 6,000+ | Annual Transactions: 330,000+ | U.S.

Alison Anders, CPCP, Senior Manager, Corporate Card & Expense Program, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Alison Anders, senior manager, Corporate Card and Expense, is the program manager for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.’s P-Card and Travel Card programs. Alison has over 11 years of experience within procurement, six of which have been spent in a program manager role for T&E and P-Card programs. Throughout her career, Alison has been exposed to, and participated in, many areas of program management from RFP creation to program optimization. She particularly enjoys focusing on policy creation and compliance, while creating a streamlined and user-friendly experience for cardholders. Most recently she was responsible for implementing an artificial intelligence expense auditing solution to bring an increased value-added focus on the expense audit process within her organization.

Card Program Types: P-Card, Travel Card | Number of Cards: 11,500+ | Annual Transactions: 640,000+ | U.S. 

Patricia Anderson, CPCP, Contract & P-Card Administrator, Indiana University
Patty is the contract and P-Card administrator at Indiana University (IU). Her role is to manage the university’s P-Card program to reduce costs and enable growth through improved efficiencies, risk mitigation and market intelligence, while working in partnership to ensure compliance and vendor performance of IU’s strategic contracts. Patty is engaged in developing an innovative P-Card program that better serves the university’s academic mission by achieving best value through best practices. She is pleased to join the Higher Education Advisory Team to network with the higher education community and achieve progress toward common goals.

Scott Benson, Program Manager (Procurement Card), UC San Diego Health
Scott Benson draws on a diverse background to offer different and new perspectives to problems at hand. Scott worked overseas for six years, spanning four continents. Learning from and adapting to different cultures, languages, and perspectives offered many growth opportunities. With an eye to paying it forward, Scott began a career in higher education. Graduate school led to teaching, which led to instructional design, which led to procurement…true story. In five years with the University of California, Scott has led and participated in many initiatives driving operational excellence.

Card Program Types: P-Card | Number of Cards: 300 | Annual Transactions: 8,000| U.S. Only

Cameron Bloye, P-Card Administrator, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Cameron Bloye is the P-Card administrator for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. He has been a part of the P-Card team for four years and in the role of administrator for one. During Cameron’s time on the P-Card team, he has seen a change in card provider, two increases to the single purchase limit, and the development and implementation of the new software. Before making his foray to a career in P-Card, Cameron worked in the banking industry for six years. During that time he worked his way up through various roles: teller, customer service representative, banker, a business banker and finally a manager on duty.

Card Program Types: P-Card | Number of Cards: 400 | Annual Transactions: 40,000 | U.S.

Symone Bounds, State of Mississippi—Office of Purchasing, Travel and Fleet Management
Symone Bounds is the current director of Marketing and Audit for the Office of Purchasing, Travel and Fleet Management for the State of Mississippi. Within the Office of Purchasing, Travel and Fleet Management, she manages the State's cooperative contracts, oversees the procurement and Travel Card program, and helps to ensure that all purchasing agents are well informed of procurement/travel laws, policies and processes. Symone was the state's Procurement Card program administrator from 2014 until 2017. During her time as program administrator, she helped the program expand to over 40,000 cards issued with over $36 million in spend. She has helped the state to start a formalized training program for cardholders and the training is effective and helpful to cardholders across the program. Symone has a bachelor of science degree in paralegal studies with a minor in business from MS University for Women and a master's degree in public policy and administration from MS State University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in public policy and administration from Jackson State University, and is currently completing the research portion of her dissertation, which is centered on the effect of training on the State of Mississippi's procurement card program. She is involved with many organizations such as the MS Association of Purchasing and Property Agents where she serves as president; the MUW Alumni Association where she is a board director; and NASPO and NIGP of which she serves on many different panels/committees.

Kathleen Broddus Lane, Travel/Expense, Associate Project Manager, Global Business Services, Xylem Inc.

Kathleen Broddus Lane is the manager of Travel and Expense (T&E) with a focus on project management and global rollouts. Kathleen is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the T&E solution, while also serving as a member of the corporate travel board who sets T&E policy, collaborates with the travel management company and monitors monthly KPI metrics to innovate and streamline travel operations. Kathleen is familiar with a full suite of Concur products—Expense, OBT, Request Module and the Mobile App. She facilitates webinar sessions to train employees across the globe on policies, travel tools and resources. Customer service and help desk support also fall under her responsibilities. Kathleen has more than six years of experience in T&E and has her master’s and bachelor’s degree in business management.

Card Program Types: P-Card, Travel Card, VCA | Number of Cards: 8,500 | Annual Transactions: 387,000 | U.S, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, India, Italy

Karen Brookbanks, CPCP, C.P.M., CPPB, University of Arizona
Karen Brookbanks is the manager of the Purchasing Card programs at the University of Arizona. She is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and a Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP). Karen has been a member of NAPCP since 2007 and has served on the NAPCP Higher Education Advisory Team (HEAT) since 2015. In addition, she is also a member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and an NIGP Copper Chapter Local Member. Karen's background includes over 20+ years of experience in the procurement field, in both the private and public sector. Prior to her position at The University of Arizona, Karen was the purchasing manager at The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB). Her enthusiasm is evident in the passion she displays for her card program at the University of Arizona, and her desire to work toward advancement of the Commercial Card industry.

Denise Caissie, CPCP, GWCCM, ProCard Administrator, University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Denise is the ProCard administrator at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF). With over nine years of procurement experience, and three years as the Purchasing Card program administrator, Denise is responsible for managing both the Purchasing and Travel Card programs at the UAF. She has overseen and participated in dramatic changes to the program during the last three years including the current implementation of a Single Use Account (SUA) program for the entire University of Alaska system, and looks forward to expanding the program in the future.

Card Program Types: P-Card, Travel Card | Number of Cards: 1,100 | Annual Transactions: 78,000 | U.S.

Laury Chesbrough, CPCP, Cambia Health Solutions
Laury is Corporate Credit Card lead at Cambia Health Solutions. She was hired to launch the Corporate Credit Card program nine years ago. This consisted of updating the travel and expense policy, creating cardholder/agreement forms, standard operating procedures, designing Corporate Card webpage, automating application and forms, setting up audit best practices, creating metrics, and developing training. The mandated program has grown to 2,500 cardholders. With 15 years’ experience in Corporate Credit Cards, her passion is figuring out how to streamline, automate processes and training while growing the program. Laury holds a BA in business from Linfield in Oregon, is a Certified Purchasing Card Professional, and been a member and involved with NAPCP since 2008.

Card Program Types: One Card, ePayables | Number of Cards: 2,300 | Annual Transactions: 111, 049 | U.S.

Larry Coffey, CPCP, Linde North America, Inc.
Larry is a professional with extensive experience in Commercial Card programs for several large enterprise industrial and medical companies. With over 15 years of card background, including global Commercial Card RFP development, implementation and execution, Larry has been instrumental in the usage of ePayables solutions as a significant savings tool. Working with multiple vendors and both push and pull ePayables applications, Larry has a broad array of industry expertise. Larry is a Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) and has been an NAPCP Certification Council member for 10 years. Larry holds an MBA from the University of Georgia and was a career military officer.

Jennifer Cooper, Expense Supervisor, Arthrex, Inc.
Jennifer Cooper is the Arthrex expense supervisor; with over 13 years of experience. She oversees a Global Card program with 1,300+ active cards. Jennifer works with finance managers across the globe implementing Arthrex’s expense management software and leads a team of P-Card administrators.

Card Program Types: P-Card, Travel, Meeting Card, SET Card, BTA | Number of Cards: 1,300+ | Annual Transactions: 100,000+ | U.S., Germany, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, UK

Ronda Davis, CPCP, Business Data Analyst II / P-Card Program Team Lead, SCI Shared Resources, LLC/SCM Projects & Analytics
Ronda Davis is an experienced analyst/ P-Card program administrator, currently residing in Houston, Texas. She has over 18 years of experience working with supply chain, legal, accounting, business data analytics, offshore and many other departments that coincide in procurement. Throughout her tenure with SCI Ronda has built a reputation as the subject matter expert for the company’s Purchasing Card program because of her work in developing card holder policies, administrative procedures and her extensive knowledge of how all business units’ function with procurement. In 2017, Ronda achieved the Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) credential.

Card Program Types: P-Card, One Card, Virtual Payments | Number of Cards: 3,800 | Annual Transactions: 743,000 | U.S.and Canada

Stephanie Dowell, CPCP, Senior Manager Procurement Systems, Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Stephanie Dowell has been with Cox Enterprises since January 2008 and currently serves as senior manager of procurement systems. Stephanie’s background and expertise span over 15 years of purchasing, procurement and customer service, in conjunction with over a decade in finance. Her years of experience have contributed to the success of maintaining and managing a diverse Procurement Card program, Fuel Card program and Travel Card program at Cox Enterprises. Stephanie has been a member of NAPCP since 2011. She achieved her Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) certification in July 2014. She is a member of the NAPCP Corporate Advisory Team. She has been an active member of the Atlanta NAMIC Atlanta Chapter since 2008. Stephanie holds a BBA degree in finance from Mercer University.

Card Program Types: P-Card | Number of Cards: 2,700+ | Annual Transactions: 311,000+ | U.S. and Canada

Natalie England, Director, North America Risk, Visa Inc.
Natalie has extensive experience working in the risk organization at Visa and supports the Visa Business Solutions team providing trends and analysis to support Visa’s commercial issuers and end clients.

Scott Friedman, Certified Speaking Professional
In addition to being the CCO—chief celebration officer—at Friedman & Associates, Scott has written “Celebrate! Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Admired Organizations,” “Happily Ever Laughter—How to Engage Any Audience,” “Using Humor For A Change” and “A Celebration a Day! 365 Ways to a Happier, Healthier Workplace.” He is also the co-author of four additional books. Scott is the 2013 NSA Cavett Award Recipient, presented annually to the NSA member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding respect, service, honor and admiration in the Association and the speaking profession. Scott was awarded the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) 2013 Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence (RISE) Award. This award honors those rare individuals who by visionary hard work and creative insight have positively changed the global meetings and events industry community (MPI). Apart from speaking, Scott is very involved in philanthropic projects. Scott co-founded Together We Can Change the World (, a 501c3 foundation focused on anti-trafficking, social business, clean water, and the health and education of less fortunate girls and women. Currently, they have over 25 projects in seven Southeast Asian countries.

Margie Galusha, Purchasing Card Specialist IV, Intermountain Healthcare
Margie Galusha has been with Intermountain Healthcare for over 25 years and with the Purchasing Card program for the last six years, and five years as the team’s leader. Margie has presented and facilitated roundtables at prior NAPCP conferences and presented a webinar for the NAPCP.

Edward Galvin, Senior Account Executive, Visa Business Solutions, Visa Inc.
Edward Galvin is part of the North America Specialized Sales team at Visa. He is responsible for the large market segment focusing on global issuing partners. Prior to this role, Edward was responsible for the large market product segment setting the strategy and executing on commercial product initiatives to grow the large market segment across the Visa issuing portfolio. Edward has also managed the Engagement and Expansion team for Visa Business Solutions in Europe. Edward initiated his career working as a management consultant for Deloitte in London, UK. His subsequent career in Commercial Card has spanned both the European and U.S. space. Prior to joining Visa, Edward held a sales consulting position with Deecal and First Data. Edward graduated with a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a Master of Science (accounting, finance and information) from University College Cork, Ireland.

Michael Geldert, Expense Management Supervisor, CHS Inc.
Michael Geldert is the supervisor for the expense management team at CHS Inc., located in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, just minutes south of St Paul. Michael has worked in accounting for over 25 years. He has processed invoices in accounts payable, collected payments in accounts receivable, and has audited thousands of travel & expense reports. Most of his time at CHS Inc. is spent training users, updating policies, procedures and collecting metrics/KPIs. While he works closely with internal audit, another priority is compliance. He also publishes a monthly newsletter with tips and tricks for all the Concur expense users and Corporate Card holders.

Card Program Types: One Cards | Number of Cards: 3,000| Annual Transactions: 20,000 | U.S.

Donna T. Ginter, C.P.M., CPCP, CPPB, CPPO, Director of Procurement & Travel Services, The George Washington University
Donna sets the strategy for the card program at The George Washington University. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels, presented on a variety of topics at forums and conferences, and is published on topics such as State and Local Procurement, Social Responsibility and Public Procurement Compensation. Donna also sits as a member of NAPCP’s Higher Education Advisory Team (HEAT).

Matt Goldberg, Vice President and Counsel, MUFG Union Bank
Matt is vice president and counsel in the Data Practice Group in MUFG’s Legal department and is responsible for providing legal advice relating to data privacy and data protection matters affecting MUFG’s global operations. Matt works in MUFG’s New York office. Prior to joining MUFG, Matt advised on data privacy and data protection matters for American International Group (AIG) and Chubb, focusing on U.S. and international law and regulation of privacy and data protection, data transfer, contract negotiation, third-party vendor risk management and new technology engagement review. Matt received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and his B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and received a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Molly Gross, CPCP, Corporate Purchasing Card Administrator, Procurement Services, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Molly’s previous procurement experience includes VCU procurement and the Virginia Department of Social Services. She has been in her current role since August of 2014. VCU’s program consists of agency Travel Cards, individual liability Travel Cards and Purchasing Cards with a yearly spend of $26 million. Molly received her Virginia Contracting Associate (VCA) designation in 2013 and her Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) credential in 2016. Molly implemented a monthly classroom training for her cardholders in 2016.

Card Program Types: P-Card, Agency Travel Card, Individual Liability Travel Cards | Number of Cards: 1,283 | Annual Transactions: 85,000 | U.S.

Eric Grossman, CPCP, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Eric started his card career at Ernst & Young in July 07 as a Purchasing Card Program Admin, during his 8 years at EY he also working on the Corporate Travel Card program. The corporate travel card program was IBIP with a large amount of delinquency, He worked with his manager to deploy a multifaceted risk management process to reduce delinquencies by more than 50%. He joined Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in July 15 as the Corporate Card Program Administrator, managing the entire global card program, the program consists of Travel, Purchasing, and Declining balance Meeting Cards.

Card Program Types: Travel Card, One Card, Meeting Card | Number of Cards: 4,500 | Annual Transactions: 400,000 | U.S., Ireland and the U.K.

Jennifer Gruich, Supervisor Corporate Cards and Expenses, Southwest Airlines Company
Southwest Airlines since 2013. Prior to that, she was the program analyst for over a year and served in various roles including supervisor in Cargo Accounting Operations for 15 years. Since moving to the supervisor role; Jennifer has overseen a move to a new card provider, implementation of a new audit tool, as well as a new expense tool. She has presented on industry and company culture topics at numerous conferences throughout her career. Jennifer and her team continue to focus on ways to utilize technology and process improvement to drive efficiency and lower costs.

Card Program Types: One Card | Number of Cards: 3,500 | Annual Transactions: 475,000 | U.S. and Caribbean

Uday Gupta, Technology Strategy Consultant, Commercial Card, Capital One, N.A.
Uday Gupta leads the team of technology consultants within Capital One’s Commercial Card program. As both an entrepreneur and business strategist, Uday brings more than 20 years of experience in product launches, business development and corporate strategy to Capital One. His background spans multiple industries, including finance, healthcare, biotech and technology.

Danielle Hanno, Manager of Projects and Analytics, SCI Shared Resources, LLC.
Danielle Hanno is the manager of projects and analytics with responsibilities that include management of the Corporate Credit Card program, supply chain projects and spend analytics for SCI, a North American network of funeral homes and cemeteries. In this role she leads cross-departmental projects focused on process improvements and system implementations to transform and enhance SCI’s Supply Chain Management tools and processes to increase operational efficiencies and decrease operations cost while maintaining the company’s high standard of quality products and services. Danielle has over 12 years of experience in retail purchasing, card program management, sales analysis, product development, project management and source to pay transformation.

Card Program Types: One Card | Number of Cards: 3,800 | Annual Transactions: 743,000 | U.S. and Canada

Erich Heneke, Director of Business Integrity/Continuity, Mayo Clinic
Erich Heneke is currently director of business integrity and continuity in Mayo Clinic’s Supply Chain Management (SCM). His financial emphasis is in enterprise and supplier risk management, audit/controls and financial planning and analysis. Erich has worked in Mayo SCM for 11 years, focusing his efforts on sound SCM controls, fraud prevention/detection, accuracy of bala ce sheet accounting and other controls related work, including Mayo’s voluntary SOX compliance and third-party risk management. During his time at Mayo, Erich and his team have completed several projects addressing proper controls with supply chain, including: development of an award-winning credit card risk scoring platform, completion of a segregation of duties project mapping employees’ accesses across multiple applications, detection of several types of overpayments to vendors—including detection, collection and prevention of future leakage and several other initiatives.

Card Program Types: P-Card, Travel Card, Fleet, ePayables | Number of Cards: 30,000 | Annual Transactions: Coming soon | U.S.

Michele Hoffman, Managing Director, Clarendon Partners
Michele Hoffman is a managing director at Clarendon Partners bringing more than 20 years of experience managing full lifecycle systems and business process re-engineering projects across multiple industries. She has established and executed numerous corporate-level transformation programs by directing program strategy, design and operations management. She brings expertise in program management, business process redesign, and change management for business-driven system implementations spanning commercial and government arenas.

Becky Holcombe, CPCP, Team Lead, Southern Company
Becky Holcombe, CPCP, is team lead for the Southern Company Services (SCS) P-Card administration and expense report audits. She has worked for the company over 40 years. During this time, she has audited expense reports, assisted with the storm logistics team, worked with Internal Audit and was involved with the P-Card program at SCS since its inception in 1995. She is responsible for over 20,000 P-Cards and 225,000 statements annually including a continuous monitoring review and a level 3 audit. SCS is an electric and gas utility that is often requested to assist during storms. She has developed best practices to ensure P-Cards are available during emergencies and continues to enhance the process. Becky has presented at several conferences that include topics on Purchasing Card During a Disaster, P-Card During Consolidation, Level 3 Audits and How to Effectively Manage a 15,000+ Purchasing Card Program.

Card Program Types: One Card (includes P-Card, Travel Card and Fleet) | Number of Cards: 20,225 | Annual Transactions: 1,002,010 | U.S.

Kyle Hunkler, Software Developer, Arthrex, Inc.
Kyle Hunkler is a software developer at Arthrex with two years of experience. Creating the Card Administration Tool (CAT) was the kickoff to his career at Arthrex, and he continues to maintain it today.

Card Program Types: P-Card, Travel, Meeting Card, SET Card, BTA | Number of Cards: 1,300+ | Annual Transactions: 100,000+ | U.S., Germany, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, UK

Scott Jones, VP, Treasury Management Product Manager, PNC
Before joining PNC, Scott worked in the financial services industry with responsibilities for faster payment systems including RTP and the Zelle Network®, a secure, bank-owned digital payments network. Scott also has experience in several operating executive roles including general manager and director of operations for Supply Dynamics, a leader in supply chain visibility applications, where he led product development teams for global Fortune 1000 clients in the aerospace, power generation and heavy equipment industries. Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in operations management and entrepreneurship from the University of Cincinnati, and a master’s degree in business administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati.

Stephen Kline, Chief Privacy Officer, American Express
Stephen Kline is Vice President, Independent Privacy Risk and Chief Privacy Officer. He is responsible for the overall privacy program, which includes governance and policy framework and privacy risk management and oversight. He joined the company in July 2018. Prior to joining American Express, Stephen spent a decade as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and as an attorney in the Internet Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. After leaving public service, Stephen spent more than a decade serving as privacy counsel for several companies, including Omnicom, Nielsen and NBC Universal. Stephen earned a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Kimberly M. Konick, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Account Manager, Fifth Third Bank
Kimberly Konick, assistant vice president, is a strategic account manager with Fifth Third Bank. With over 12 years of commercial banking and Commercial Card experience, she works to develop a detailed understanding of each client’s priorities and processes. By understanding their financial objectives, operational payables processes, key decision criteria and technology, she helps highlight and prioritize opportunities to increase card spend and implement best practices.

Rebecca Krystopa, CPCP, Policy Operations Manager, Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS), State of Georgia
Rebecca Krystopa joined DOAS in 2016 as part of the State Purchasing Division's P-Card Unit, and in the fall of 2017 became the division's policy operations manager. Prior to joining DOAS, Rebecca spent 22 years at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, most recently as the director of administrative services, overseeing the college's student accounting, bookstore, payroll, P-Card program and various finance office functions. Ms. Krystopa is a graduate of Reinhardt University with a B.A. in organizational management and leadership.

Card Program Types: P-Card, ePayables | Number of Cards: 6,000+ | Annual Transactions: 330,000+ | U.S.

Lesley Lackore, CPCP, Card Services Manager, Procurement Services, Iowa State University
Lesley serves as systems administrator for procurement services at Iowa State University with 15 years of experience in Purchasing Card program administration. Lesley is a graduate of ISU, earning a BLS with emphasis in business and communication. In 2006, she earned the designation of Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) from the NAPCP. A member of the NAPCP Higher Education Advisory Team, Lesley earned the NAPCP Community Champion Award in 2016 for her contributions in leading that team.

Patrick Leonard, Managing Director, Clarendon Partners
Patrick Leonard is a managing director at Clarendon Partners who possesses more than 20 years of experience delivering integrated solutions to global enterprises based upon his expertise in business and IT strategy, enterprise transformation efforts, process improvement, accounting policies and procedures, and systems architecture and integration. Patrick's consulting experience also includes full lifecycle business and technical transformation efforts, including strategy development, operations review, process design, organizational design, enterprise architecture, application configuration and change management.

Tiffany Lovelace, CPCP, CPBI, Regions Bank
With over a decade of real-life, in the trenches procurement and Commercial Card experience, Tiffany Lovelace views Commercial Card payment solutions as more than just a swipe—a true strategic payment vehicle, delivering tangible bottom-line results for corporate and public fund entities. Incorporating experience from serving as the senior manager of International Procurement for Kansas City Southern Railway, with an inherent level of passion for the Commercial Card industry, Lovelace joined Regions Bank in 2015 as vice president, Commercial Card consultant, where she is responsible for designing innovative payment platforms and uncovering new Commercial Card opportunities within the Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas markets. Lovelace supports the NAPCP organization through serving as a member and sits on the Purchasing Card Professional Certification Council. Lovelace holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and is a Certified Professional in Business Intelligence and holds the Certified Purchasing Card Professional credential. Carrying out the meaning of the phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child,” Lovelace serves as a volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club and Junior Achievement of Dallas, Texas.

Luangel Lowder, Buyer, District Purchasing Card and Teacher Supply Card Program, The School Board of Seminole County, Florida
Luangel Lowder, with Microsoft Certification, is an active member of the NIGP National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Central Florida Chapter and FAPPO Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials. Luangel has worked in many levels of the public school system for over 26 years. She started as an office assistant, and was subsequently promoted to bookkeeper, accounting and now purchasing. As a buyer for the school district of Seminole County, her main responsibility includes, but is not limited to, two programs which include over 4,500 Declining Balance Purchasing Cards and 600 district level Corporate Cards. She developed the Procurement Card and teacher supply card training programs for the School Board of Seminole County to include four different spending profiles for district use and worked closely with the banking institute, to set up and implement the state-allocated Teacher Supply Card funding and implementation of the updating the use of cards to stay within compliance of state and district policies and procedures. She monitors and maintains Purchasing Card declines, split transactions and identifies noncompliant concerns working directly with the bank and the card holder to seek appropriate resolutions. Declining Balance Cards for qualified teachers. Luangel works closely with the finance department reviewing and updating the use of cards to stay within compliance of state and district policies and procedures. She monitors and maintains Purchasing Card declines, split transactions and identifies noncompliant concerns working directly with the bank and the card holder to seek appropriate resolutions.

Card Program Types: P-Cards | Number of Cards: 5,000+ | U.S.


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