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Georgia Chapter of NIGP (GANIGP)

We often identify ourselves as GANIGP and are a group of dedicated procurement professionals from across the state of Georgia subscribing to the purposes of:

  • Establishing cooperative relationships among public purchasing professionals for the development of efficient public purchasing methods and practices
  • Encouraging maintenance of ethical standards in public purchasing;
  • Promoting uniform public purchasing laws and simplified standards and specifications;
  • Collecting and disseminating information useful to public purchasing professionals;
  • Promoting the interchange of ideas and experiences within the purchasing profession;\Encouraging research and investigation in public purchasing;
  • Promoting ongoing training and certification of those engaged in public purchasing;
  • Sponsoring such other activities as may be useful in providing its Members with knowledge for efficient procurement;
  • Striving by all legitimate means to advance the public purchasing profession; and
  • Observing the purposes, aims, and objectives of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP).

The operational and business affairs of the Chapter are administered and managed by an Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee is comprised of an elected President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, the Immediate Past President, the Standing committee Chairpersons, and the Member-At-Large. 

We are a non-profit corporation governed by a set of Bylaws recently updated and approved by the Chapter membership on December 1, 2012.  Our Articles of Incorporation are filed with the Georgia Secretary of State's Office and we use an Operations Guide for the day-to-day business functions of the Chapter.

That is the technical definition of our chapter and how we operate.  But in the end, we are a large group of diverse, educated, talented, and dedicated individuals that enjoy working together for the betterment of our profession and peers.  We hope that you will become involved and join in this unique experience of learning and getting to know associates in your field of expertise.

 So welcome! Visit all our pages and see the great things we can do together! 







Vice President

Mary Zirock, Interim



Spencer Lord



Melisa Wilson, CPPB




Awards, Grants and Scholarships Chair– Barbara Cantrell

Conference and Program Chair - Stacy Hobson

Education Chair - Maria Roux, CPPB, GCPM

Expo Chair -   Catherine Ice, Expo Co-Chair 

Historian - Jacqueline Huff, CPPO, CPPB

Immediate Past President - Doreen Eidmann

Member-at-Large - Yvonne Shannon

Membership Chair - Dawn Kil

Multimedia Chair  - Vivian Watts

Public Relations Chair - Marcia D. Primus, MBA, GCPM, CPPB, NIGP-CPP


Term in Office Name
Jan. 2015 -2021 Dec. Doreen Eidmann - Macon/Bibb County
2013 Jan. - 2014 Dec. Tammy John - Columbia County
2011 Jan. - 2012 Dec. Ara White - DeKalb County
2009 Jan. - 2010 Dec. Rhonda Bolden - Floyd County
2007 Jan. - 2008 Dec. Sue Franklin - Clayton County
2005 Jan. - 2006 Dec. Donna Kindon - Gainesville College
2003 Jan. - 2004 Dec. Sam Young - Cobb County
2001 Jan. - 2002 Dec. Nancy Lam - Floyd County
1999 Jan. - 2000 Dec. Pat Kirkpatrick - City of Roswell
1998 Jan. - 1998 Dec. Debbie Green - Gwinnett County
1995 Jan. - 1996 Dec. Tim Jones - Fayette County
1994 Jan. - 1994 Dec. Connie Hinson - Gwinnett County
1993 Jan. - 1993 Mar. John Gates - Athens-Clarke County
1993 Apr. - 1993 Dec. George Babcock - City of Marietta
1992 Jan. - 1992 Dec. Bob Thacker - City of Rome
1991 Jan. - 1991 Dec. Bob Sharpless - Central Supply State of Georgia
1989 May - 1990 Dec. Bobbie Ogletree - Southern College of Technology
1988 May - 1989 April Bobbie Ogletree - Southern College of Technology
1987 May - 1988 April Nyra Richardson - Dept. of Human Resources State of Georgia
1986 May - 1987 April Mike McClearn - State of Georgia
1985 May - 1986 April Ryman Maddox - State of Georgia
1984 May - 1985 April Doug Gatlin - City of Atlanta

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