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    Thursday, January 26, 2023 l 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET

    “Work smarter, not harder!”
    “Do more with less!”

    Those adages have been floating around for years, but their relevance is anything but archaic. Succeeding in business today demands efficiencies and effectiveness. However, staff shortages, disruptions in logistics and the ever growing transition to remote or virtual work have tested our ability to execute seamless work processes. Procurement and contracting processes are critical to business operations, and they are not immune to these challenges; that said, many procurement professionals are pivoting towards innovative strategies that empower success.

    Cooperative Contracts are an excellent solution.

    Join us for an engaging webinar introducing the drivers to and framework for Cooperative Contracts. Heather Kinzie, Chief Operating Officer of The STRIVE Group, will be your host and will present foundational information about these types of agreements. She’ll then engage industry panelists in a lively discussion to ignite ideas and bust through myths. This 60 minute webinar is sure to provide viewers keen insight regarding the use of a single procurement process that enables a faster and more efficient way to procure goods and services for their organizations.


    Meet the Moderator

    Heather Kinzie
    The STRIVE Group, COO

    Heather Kinzie serves as the chief operating officer for The STRIVE Group. With more than 20 years of organizational and workforce performance experience, Kinzie offers consultation; facilitation and mediation; content development and training; and coaching to clients around the country. She oversees a team of experts who utilize a broad, systematic, and collaborative approach to analysis, problem solving, and consultation. Recognizing the critical importance of leadership, communication, and effective collaboration among teams, Kinzie is committed to helping clients improve communication, engagement, and organizational performance.

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    Meet the Panel

    Tammy Rimes MPA
    National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP), Executive Director, Keynote Speaker

    Tammy Rimes leads North America’s premier association for educational content, legislative advocacy, and support for cooperative procurement. She formally served as purchasing agent and emergency logistics chief for the City of San Diego. Under her leadership, the City consolidated its warehouse operations, centralized all purchasing and contracting operations, and moved to a more customer-focused approach. 

    With past marketing experience in the airline, retail, electrical utility, and wine industry, she has the unique perspective of working in three different worlds: corporate, government and entrepreneurial.  

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    Windy Aphayrath
    State of Utah Division of Purchasing and General Services, Chief Procurement Officer and Director

    Windy Aphayrath is the Chief Procurement Officer and Director for the State of Utah's Division of Purchasing and General Services and a graduate of Westminster College. She previously served as Assistant Director in the Division where she had oversight for the State's Cooperative Contracts program as well as serving as project manager for the Division's special projects.

    Prior to joining the State of Utah, Aphayrath worked in the biomedical technology industry where she established a supply chain regulatory compliance program, developed a supplier management program, and supported global sustainability initiatives, in addition to strategic sourcing. 

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    Rob Fiorilli
    OMNIA Partners, Group Vice President, West

    As Group Vice President, West, Rob Fiorilli is responsible for the sales and operations within the West Region which is comprised of eighteen states west of the Mississippi River and is broken up into six regions. Fiorilli has the pleasure of supporting a world-class regional management team made up of six professionals who support the needs of participating public agencies within the municipal, K-12 and nonprofit markets. In addition, they work with contracted supplier partners daily via joint calls and trainings to ensure participating agencies maximize their contract’s value.

    Most recently with OMNIA Partners, he was a Regional Manager in the Southwest managing local/K-12 customers for OMNIA Partners in five states.

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