OUR TEAM

Created by Public Procurement Professionals for Public Procurement Professionals

Executive Leadership

Founder & Principal Consultant

Dustin Lanier, CPPO

Dustin Lanier is an experienced professional with 25 years of leadership in large scale organizational change in public sector initiatives of national significance.

Through executive leadership roles in technology strategy and procurement strategy for the state of Texas, Lanier gained a strong experience in developing clear strategies and executing those strategies from concept to contracts.

At Civic Initiatives, Lanier has established and led projects in 35+ states and established an unmatched team of full time public procurement professionals in a consulting program that service public procurement organizations.

Executive Leadership

Derrek Davis, CPPB, NIGP-CPP

Chief Operating Officer & Director of Engagements

Woody Fluharty


Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Harry Pape

Senior Operations Executive & Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Rolik, MPA, NIGP-CPP

Chief Marketing Officer & Director of Client Success


Core Client Teams

Client Success, Marketing, Outreach & Engagement

Veronica Ambrose


Marketing / Outreach & Engagement Senior Associate

Stephanie Cellers, MBA, NIGP-CPP

Senior Manager

Russell Chamberlin, CPPB



IT Support Specialist &
Procurement Process Consultant

Mikayla Johnson, MBA, NIGP-CPP

Client Success Associate &
Compliance as a Service Team Lead (CaaS)

Lymaris Ramos


Outreach and Engagement Associate & Procurement Analyst

Devin Smith, MS


Client Success Associate &
Procurement Process Consultant

Procurement as a Service (PaaS)

Mike Thornton, CPPO

Practice Lead, Procurement as a Service

Cymel Abdul

Compliance as a Service (CaaS) Procurement Process Consultant

Melissa Anderson

Procurement Process Consultant

Jacob Charries, CPPO, CPPB, PIPS BVA A+ Certified, NIGP-CPP

Procurement Process Consultant

Karen Colvin


Operations Associate

Stephanie Creed, CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP

Senior Procurement Process Consultant

Aaliyah Davis, NIGP-CPP and CPPB

Procurement Process Consultant

Renee Devereaux

Compliance as a Service (CaaS) Analyst

Liz Lopresti

Procurement Process Consultant

Jeffrey Lovingood

Procurement Process Consultant

William Nolen


Procurement Process Consultant

Melanie Ortiz, CPPB


Procurement Process Consultant

Ashish Patel, CPPB, CTCM, PIPS BVA B+ Certified, NIGP-CPP

Procurement Process Consultant

Renee Medlin Schumacher, MBA, NIGP-CPP, CPPO

Procurement Process Consultant

John Stevens, CPM


Senior Procurement Process Consultant

Santiago Tella, CTCD, CTCM


Procurement Process Consultant

Performance & Analytics

Alex Van Dyck

Practice Lead, Performance and Analytics

Arayana Janson

Analytics Consultant

Alafia Johnson

Senior Procurement Process Consultant

Carlos Torres

Procurement Process Consultant

Platform Optimization

Marina Williams

Platform Optimization Practice Lead

Barry Goldman, NIGP-CPP

Procurement Process Consultant

Stephanie Peterson

Procurement Automation Consultant

Wanda Pugh-Trice, CPPB

Senior Procurement Process Consultant

Project Management

Dawn Rose, PMP, CEPP

Project Management Office Practice Lead

Velissa Davis

Senior Procurement Automation Consultant

Sarah Grieb, MPA

Automation Consultant

Colin Lanier

Intern

Donna Peterson

Senior Procurement Automation Consultant

Strategic Procurement Transformation (SPT)

Jana Thompson, MBA, CPSM

Strategic Procurement Transformation Practice Lead

Selena Gonzales-Kuglin


Analyst

Joan Graham, CPPO, CPPB


Senior Procurement Process Consultant

Karen Hatten, CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP, CPM

Senior Procurement Process Consultant

Cheryl Olson, MBA, CPPO, CPM


Senior Procurement Process Consultant

Jennifer Miracle, CPPO, NIGP-CPP

Senior Procurement Process Consultant

Sherriel Rush, CPPB


Procurement Process Consultant

Joseph Villalba, Jr., Ph.D., MBA, RTSBA

Procurement Process Consultant

Theresa Webb, CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP

Senior Procurement Process Consultant

Melissa Wilson, MPA, NIGP-CPP, CPPB

Senior Procurement Process Consultant

Operations

Alma Alvarado


Invoice Specialist & Operations

Associate

Laura Boehm,

SHRM-CP

Human Resources Director

Libby Cormier


Operations Associate

Regina Rousseau, PMP

Senior Procurement Process Consultant

Ryan Lanier

Senior Operations Executive

Shannon Smalls

Senior Operations Executive


Affiliated Experts

Learn about this program here.

Kersha Aerga, CPPO, NIGP-CPP

Joe Barrios, CPPB, CTCM

Kirk Buffington, FNIGP, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M. MBA, MLS

Kimberly Bush, CPPB, NIGP-CPP

David Catarius

Ann-Marie Fraser, MBA, CPPB, NIGP-CPP

Norma Hall, CPPB, CPPO

Chris Kennedy

Dianne Luna, CPM

Christin Webb, MPA, NIGP-CPP

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