Reducing Toxics and Plastics through Procurement. Creating a Green Purchasing Program.
Sharing our story: Following the Washington State Governor’s directive to understand toxics & plastics, identifying solutions & best practices, then creating tools & guidance, and building a green purchasing program to incorporate EPP into our procurement processes.
Presenter Cheral Manke, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, CPM
Procurement Innovation Manager
Washington State Dept. of Enterprise Services
Contracts & Procurement
20 years Public Procurement Leadership, State Procurement Innovation Manager, Chair WA State Governor’s Statewide SEEP Toxics & Plastics Reduction Committee and Chair OneWA Procurement Advisory Council; Former WA Enterprise Procurement Manager, State Marketing & Relationship Manager, State ACCO Program Manager, Procurement Unit Manager & Contracts Consultant; 20 years Private Sector Contract Management;
3x WA NIGP Chapter President; NIGP National Governing Board Member 5 years; NIGP Member Council Chair; NIGP Pathways Concierge program creator; WA Chapter NIGP Emerging Professionals Co-Chair; Bellevue College Advisory Board member and Customer Experience Curriculum Consultant; NIGP-CPP Certification Content Development Team; NIGP National Policy Committee; NIGP Forum Chair Seattle 2012; NIGP Forum instructor/plenary introducer/awards presenter; NIGP Town Hall presenter; UPPCC CPPO Board of Examiners; WA State CPPO & CPPB Study Group Coordinator; NASPO ValuePoint Management Board; NASPO WA State Co-rep; Former PNPPA Member & WACS/PCAG Administrator; WA Procurement Manager of the Year; NIGP Distinguished Svc Award 2023, OA4 & EPEAT Awards, Top 3 Innovators, Governor’s Leadership; Disney Institute Graduate; Certified Purchasing Management University of Texas, Arlington; Certified Paralegal California State University, San Marcos; BS Legal Studies-Contracts/Executive JD Cal State University-Lexington University/USD; Licensed Real Estate Broker.