NASPO Pulse

NASPO Pulse

Join the NASPO Pulse Podcast as we examine emerging issues in public procurement and hear diverse opinions on a broad range of topics from members, strategic partners, and industry leaders. Host Kevin Minor brings you the conversations state procuremen…


Jesse Marks, Procurement Bureau Chief of Goods and Services for the State of Florida: Market Analysis and Procurement Strategy (MAPS)
Aug 4 • 24 min
Jesse Marks, Procurement Bureau Chief of Goods and Services for the State of Florida, explains Market Analysis and Procurement Strategy or MAPS. We discuss how MAPS can help to ensure historical mapping of your procurement, reduces the chance of losing…
Laurie Brown, Laurie Brown Communications: Learning in a Virtual Environment
Jul 21 • 30 min
As NASPO’s first-ever virtual conference draws near, we speak with Laurie Brown of Laurie Brown Communications. Laurie has been doing speaking and training for over 20 years. She is a CSP (certified speaking professional), as well as a certified virtual…
NASPO Board of Directors President-Elect Series: Bob Gleason and Peter Korolyk
Jul 16 • 19 min
In the first episode, the 2021 NASPO Board of Directors President-Elect special series, we talk with Bob Gleason, Chief Procurement Officer for the State of Maryland, and Peter Korolyk, Deputy Director for Government Support Services in the Office of…
NASPO Board of Directors President-Elect Series: Jamie Schorr and Delbert Singleton
Jul 16 • 20 min
Were talking to the 2021 NASPO Board of Directors President-Elect candidates. In the second episode of this series, we feature Jaime Schorr, Chief Procurement Officer in the Division of Purchases from the State of Maine, and Delbert Singleton, Division…
Sarah Hilderbrand, NASPO ValuePoint Chief Operations Officer: Sourcing in a Global Pandemic
Jul 7 • 31 min
We check in with Sarah Hilderbrand, Chief Operations Officer, for NASPO ValuePoint. We take a look at how their lead state model benefits government purchasing, and the work NVP has been doing to support states during the pandemic. We also discuss…
Tim Blute, Center for Best Practices Director, National Governors Association: Communication and Partnerships
Jun 23 • 26 min
In episode 8, we discuss the importance of partnership and communication with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Director, Tim Blute. We ask Tim about the role of the CPO and how Governors can support them through the pandemic….
Bob Sievert, NASPO Chief Information Officer: Enter eProcurement
Jun 8 • 30 min
We discuss eProcurement with NASPO’s Chief Information Officer, Bob Sievert. Bob talks about eProcurement then, and now, how COVID-19 has affected states’ desires to implement a system, and how NASPO can assist states who want to understand eProcurement…
John Jimenez, Deputy Assistant Director, FBI: Understanding Fraudulent Trends in PPE Amidst the Pandemic.
May 26 • 37 min
We discuss fraud with Deputy Assistant Director John Jimenez of the FBI. During the coronavirus pandemic, chief procurement officials and their staff have been at the forefront in finding PPE and other critical items for their states. Unfortunately, due…
Dr. Zhaohui Wu, Oregon State University: Supply Chain Council
May 8 • 19 min
We talk with Dr. Zhaohui Wu, a professor of supply chain and operations management at Oregon State University. We discuss strategy, priority, building compacity for regional networks of supply chains, and the current dialogue between states and the…
Kathleen Muretti and Ann Peshoff: UPPCC Certifications - 2020 Jobs Analysis
Apr 24 • 22 min
We interview the current Chair of the Board of Directors (Kathleen Muretti) and the Executive Director (Ann Peshoff) of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC). We discuss the history of UPPCC, why receiving and maintaining…
Jaime Schorr Part II, Chief Procurement Officer of Maine: Let’s Talks Procurement
Apr 24 • 16 min
Part 2 of our interview with Jaime Schorr, CPO for the state of Maine. We discuss her role on the NASPO Board of Directors, research resources, why a podcast for procurement professionals is valuable, and her take on the future of public…
Jaime Schorr, Chief Procurement Officer of Maine: COVID-19
Apr 13 • 15 min
Jaime Schorr, Chief Procurement Officer for the state of Maine, discusses her experience in procurement, how the supply chain is reacting to the worldwide pandemic, and how her staff is adapting to working from home. Make sure to email us a…
Lindle Hatton, NASPO CEO and Jennifer Salts, NASPO CAO: The Benefits of an Association
Apr 8 • 29 min
In the first-ever NASPO Pulse episode, we speak to NASPO Chief Executive Officer Lindle Hatton and Chief Administrative Officer Jennifer Salts about the value of an association during a crisis like the global COVID-19 pandemic. We also take a look at…
Trailer
Apr 1 • 1 min
Join the NASPO Pulse Podcast as we examine emerging issues in public procurement and hear diverse opinions on a broad range of topics from members, strategic partners, and industry leaders. Host Kevin Minor brings you the conversations state procurement…