Harford County Procurement’s Stacy Rappold Named Maryland Public Purchasing Association 2017 Buyer of the Year



Maryland Public Purchasing Association’s Buyer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement by procurement professionals. Stacy Rappold contributed to Harford County Procurement’s $5.7 million in cost savings over the past three years through smarter negotiations with vendors. Harford County officials pictured from left: Director of Procurement Karen Myers, Certified Professional Public Buyer; Procurement Agent Stacy Rappold, Certified Technology Procurement Specialist; County Executive Barry Glassman.


Maryland Public Purchasing Association, Inc. (MPPA), a Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP), Installation of Officers and Award Dinner was held on January 6, 2018


The Maryland Public Purchasing Association, Inc. (MPPA) elects and installs the following Officers for the 2018 term (1/1/2018-12/31/2018).


MPPA 2018 Officers:

Donna M. DiCerbo, CPPO, CPPB                         Brandi Naugle, CPPB

President                                                                    Vice President

Maryland Transportation Authority                      Washington County


Andrea Hennessy-Welcome, CPPB                         Marsha Turnipseed, CPPB

Treasurer                                                                   Secretary

Montgomery County Police                                     Maryland State Highway Administration



MPPA awarded the following honors to the 2017 recipients:


The Stanley Zemansky Award:

The Stanley D. Zemansky Award is MPPA’s highest award and is associated with a professional who is respected for outstanding deeds and dedication to the procurement profession.


Stanley D. Zemansky Award Recipient

Stephen J. Ports, CPPB

Buyer IV

Anne Arundel County Purchasing



Buyer of the Year Award:

The MPPA Officers and Board of Directors grants this award to buyers who have no supervisory or management responsibilities. The Buyer function involves the process of determining the customer requirements, reviewing specifications and requirements, developing and issuing bids, evaluating offers and selecting the vendor, arriving at fair and reasonable price and terms, preparing the contract or purchase order, vendor relations, following up to ensure timely delivery shipping/receiving, inventory and warehousing, and contract administration provisions.


Buyer of the Year Award Winner

Stacy Rappold, CTPS

Procurement Agent III

Harford County, Maryland


Manager of the Year Award:

The MPPA Officers and Board of Directors grants this award to public procurement professionals who have supervisory or management responsibilities. Public Procurement manager functions must include responsibility of overall procurement/material management activities in a specific governmental entity to include the supervision of procurement personnel and/or the display of executive abilities involving economic/financial, technical, statistical, legal, and administrative attributes. Management positions may be totally dedicated to the procurement function or shared with other responsibilities.


Manager of the Year Award Winner

Patricia Ross

Procurement Manager

Montgomery County Police Management and Budget Division/

Procurement & Logistics Section

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