Fall 2022 Conference Schedule At-a-Glance

Embassy Suites San Marcos | San Marcos, Texas
November 15 – 18, 2022

The following provides a preview of the program schedule for the TxPPA Fall 2022 Conference & Annual Business Meeting. Be sure to check back as additional details will be added regularly.



  10:00am - 1:00pm Board Meeting Private Dining 1
  12:00pm - 6:00pm Conference Registration Veramendi Registration Foyer
  1:00pm 5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop 1: Legal Contract Questions We All Have | Speaker: Stacy Paltiyevich, JD, Rogers Morris & Grover, LLP Veramendi Salons G & H
  1:00pm 5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop 2: Accounting 101 for Purchasing Folks | Speaker: Elizabeth H. Nelson, CPA, Alvin Community College Veramendi Salons I & J
Wednesday 11/16      
  7:00am - 6:00pm Conference Registration Registration Foyer
  8:45am - 5:00pm

Intensive RFP Session | Speaker: Dr. Brian Lines
University of Kansas, Center for Procurement Excellence

Spring Lake Salon C
  8:00am - 8:45am Opening Session with TxPPA Board | Led by TxPPA President, Cindy White - Collin County Community College Veramendi Salon GHI
  8:45am - 10:15am Opening General Session: Procurement Transformation: Ensuring Your Entity is 'In Tune' with Public Procurement Best Practices | Speaker: Marcheta Gillespie, President of NIGP Code and Consulting Services Veramendi Salon GHI
  10:15am - 10:30am Morning Break   
  10:30am - 12:15pm General Session: Surviving Bid Protests and Cure Notices | Diane Palmer-Boeck, Founder & Principal Consultant, Government Procurement and Leadership Solutions Veramendi Salon GHI
  12:15pm - 1:15pm  Lunch (provided with conference registration)  
  1:30pm - 2:45pm General Session: Developing Talent in a Post-Covid World | Speaker: Rick Grimm, CPPO - CEO, NIGP Veramendi Salon GHI
  2:45pm - 3:00pm Afternoon Break  
  3:00pm - 4:15pm 

General Session: 2022 Election Review and 2023 Legislative Preview | Speaker: Evan Smith, CEO & Co-Founder, Texas Tribune

Veramendi Salon GHI
  4:15pm - 5:30pm General Session: Performance Metrics: How Do You Measure (Up)? | Speaker: Carrie Mathes, Chair - NIGP; Procurement Manager - Orange County, FL Veramendi Salon GHI
  6:00pm - 8:30pm Opening Reception with Select Sponsors Spring Lake Salon C or Veranda
Thursday 11/17      
  7:30am - 5:30pm Registration Registration Foyer
  8:00am - 12:00pm Intensive RFP Session | Speaker: Dr. Brian Lines
University of Kansas, Center for Procurement Excellence
San Marcos River Room
  8:00am - 9:15am General Session: C.A.R.S. - Moving Operations Forward | Speaker: Brigadier General Glen Martel, City Manager, City of Live Oak Veramendi GHI
  9:15am - 9:30am Break  
  9:30am - 10:45am General Session: Deming's 14 Points of Management, Ideas, for Public Procurement Leaders | Speaker: Christopher Burton, Houston Community College System Veramendi GHI
  10:45am - 11:00am Break  
  11:00am - 12:15pm Breakout Session 1: Understanding the Practical Application and Benefits of Emerging Technologies in the Public Sector | Speaker: Nancy Herrington, Managing Director, NITCO  Veramendi GHI
  11:00am - 12:15pm Breakout Session 2:
Asking the Tough Questions with Cooperative Purchasing | Speaker: Jennifer Sulentic, Compare Coops
Veramendi J
  10:30am - 12:00pm Vendor Only Training Session (boxed lunches will be provided) Chautauqua Room
  12:15pm - 4:00pm Vendor Expo and Lunch Veramendi Salon F
  3:00pm - 4:00pm Special Breakout Session: The Power of Certification | Speaker: Derrick Strand, Executive Director - UPPCC  Chautaqua Room
  4:15pm - 5:30pm General Session: TxPPA Roundtable Discussion | Facilitator: Tim Slifka, City of Southlake Veramendi Salons GHI
    Dinner on Your Own  
Friday 11/18      
  7:30am - 11:00am Conference Registration Registration Foyer
  8:00am - 9:00am Annual Business Meeting, Election Results, and Recognition of 2022 AEP Recipients | Led by TxPPA President, Cindy White - Collin County Community College Veramendi GHI
  9:00am - 10:15am General Session | Influencing Others to Embrace Change | Speaker: Derrick Strand, Executive Director - UPPCC Veramendi GHI
  10:15am - 10:30am Break  
  10:30am - 11:45am General Session: The Power of Leadership Through Service | Anthony Snipes, Former City Manager, Missouri City, Texas Veramendi GHI