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UPPCC Board of Directors

The UPPCC Board of Directors is responsible for establishing policy and providing overall governance of the CPPO and CPPB certification programs. The Board of Directors is comprised of 8 voting directors; 3 appointed by NIGP, 3 appointed by NASPO, and 2 that are elected by the UPPCC Board of Directors. 

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Additional non-voting, advisory members comprise the Board of Directors. Non-voting, advisory members include the current chief executive officers of NIGP and NASPO, academicians and other members appointed by the Board Chair.

Directors serve three-year terms and can serve a maximum of 3 consecutive terms. If you are currently certified as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and want to review Board of Directors member qualifications, please review the following documents for an in-depth description of this rewarding volunteer role and its responsiblities:

UPPCC Board of Directors Position Description

UPPCC Conflict of Interest Policy

UPPCC Annual Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

UPPCC Confidentiality Policy Agreement

If you meet the qualifications and are sincerely passionate about promoting and enhancing your profession, please contact the current Chair of the UPPCC Board of Directors or the chief executive officer of either NIGP or NASPO for information on the organization’s appointment process.



Kathleen Muretti, CPPO, CPPB, CPCP

Manager Building Operations, Fleet, Waste & Recycle, Special Procurement Advisor
City of Airdrie
Representing: Canadian Public Procurement
Serving 1st Term as Chair: 7/2018 - 2022
Serving 1st Term as Member: 6/2017 - 2020

Vice Chair

Robert Gleason, CPPO

Senior Procurement Director
State of Maryland
Representing: NASPO
Serving 2nd Term as Vice Chair: 2020 - 2022
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2020 - 2022


Rick Hughes, CPPO

Deputy Assistant Director
State of Arizona
Representing: NASPO
Serving 1st Term as Secretary/Treasurer: 9/2019 - 2022
Serving 3rd Term as a Member: 2018 - 2020


Jill Klaskin Press, CPPO

Acting General Services Director
City of Pompano Beach
Representing: NIGP
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 11/2019 - 2022

Kelly Sanders, CPPO, CPPB

Chief Procurement Officer
Department of Administrative Services, Office of Procurement Services
Representing: NASPO 
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2019 - 2021

Jack Adger, CPPO, CPPB

Assistant Purchasing Agent
Harris County, TX
Representing: NIGP
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 7/2018 - 2020

Glenn O'Steen, MBA, CPPO

Procurement Manager
Columbia County, GA
Representing: NIGP
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 11/2019 - 2021

Non-Voting Advisory Members

Elizabeth B. Dooley, CPPO, CPPB

Lead Buyer
Fairfax Water Authority
Serving as an Advisory Member Since: 2/2020

Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB

Chief Executive Officer
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc.
Representing: NIGP


Independent Contractor-Public Procurement
Serving as an Advisory Member Since 7/2019

Lindle Hatton, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer
National Association of State Procurement Officials
Representing: NASPO

David Gragan, CPPO

Chief Learning Officer
DC Government, Office of Contracting and Procurement
Serving as an Advisory Member Since 7/2019