Metropolitan Washington Chapter of NIGP

Announcement of Elections

It is with great pleasure to Congratulate Angela Turner and Albert Walker, duly elected unopposed for the two Member-At-Large positions of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of NIGP for the 2018-2019 term!

Angela Turner

Congratulations to Angela Turner, duly elected unopposed for the Member-At-Large position of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of NIGP for the 2018-2019 term!

Angela works with the Office of Contracting & Procurement (OCP) as the Chief Contracting Officer (CCO) for Government Operations. She is a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) with over twenty-eight (28) years of progressive experience in the field of contracting and procurement.

When asked, what do you plan to bring to the Chapter? Angela replied, “I plan to bring innovative ideas to enhance the growth of the Chapter. I would like to serve as a mentor and provide insightful guidance to the new procurement professionals in the field.”

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Albert Walker

Congratulations to Albert Walker, duly elected unopposed for the Member-At-Large position of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of NIGP for the 2018-2019 term!

Al works for the District of Columbia Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) as a Contract Specialist. He is currently deployed to the District of Columbia Department of Human Resources (DCHR).

Cumulatively, Al has worked over 12 years in the procurement field. Twelve years of experience was gained working as a Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) for the Department of The Army and seven (7) months experience has been gained working for OCP/DCHR. His experience includes cradle-to-grave contracting and procurement experience in the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), Technology Transfer (T2) arenas, the Environmental and Human Resource arenas.

When asked, what do you plan to bring to the Chapter? Al responded, “I plan to bring to the Chapter the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Prior experience leading other philanthropic and service organizations,
  • History of success leading and working at the committee level to accomplish specific goals, tasks and objectives,
  • Track record of developing and implementing creative ideas and innovative solutions,
  • A diverse professional and philanthropic network,
  • An established record and recognized ability for establishing coalitions and cooperative enterprises,
  • Willingness to tackle challenging issues and difficult tasks, and
  • Great team building and conflict resolution skills.

 In addition, I will:

  • I will attend all Executive Committee meetings (barring work priorities),
  • Develop relationships with liaisons from other organizations,
  • Initiate and develop new professional contacts to support the chapter’s goal and initiatives,
  • Continually survey membership to determine needs, concerns and problems identified by the chapter’s membership
  • Work to develop and enhance the chapter’s relationship with other industry relevant entities such as the National Contract Management Association and the Council of Governments, and
  • Recruit new members.” 

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Each officer serves a two-year term. The term for the First Vice President, Second Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and two Members-At-Large positions run parallel tenures, with the term for the two remaining Members-At-Large running alternatively.