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LUNCH & LEARN: Disaster Recovery

Wednesday, September 06, 2023, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
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Presented by NIGP’s Business Council - speakers Kim Abrego and Shelley Vineyard. Reframing Possible: The Critical Role Procurement plays in re-building resilient communities with the use of Federal funding.

In the current era of generous federal funding, many public entities find themselves in the role of ‘recipient’ and therefore set the procurement compliance standards for eligible ‘subrecipients’ who are often not familiar with or accustomed to public procurement rules and regulations. Add period of performance requirements, and a whole new layer of procurement challenges have to be managed.

Join us as we discuss the need for innovative procurement strategies to achieve successful outcomes for resilient communities.


Dr. Kim Abrego, PT, DPT
President, Chief Operating Officer, Disaster Recovery Services
Kim and her team have recovered billions of dollars for public entities across the nation through FEMA's Public Assistance program and other federal and state funding programs, including CARES and ARPA. With funding claw backs often tied to procurement, Kim has a keen interest in educating and supporting public procurement professionals in the area of disaster recovery as it relates to federal grant programs.Kim has also achieved the NIGP Public Procurement Supplier designation and is serving as Vice-Chair of the NIGP Business Council for 2022.

Shelley Vineyard, MBA, NIGP-CPP, RTSBA
Procurement Practice Leader, Disaster Recovery Services
As the Procurement Practice Leader for Disaster Recovery Services, Shelley focuses on public entity risk management, and procurement strategies in facilitation of complex disaster recovery projects. Shelley spent thirteen years as the chief procurement and contracting officer for a large public entity, and continues her work in this space as a federal procurement subject matter expert for DRS. Shelley works closely with vendors, cooperative purchasing groups, and client purchasing departments to provide procurement guidance, training and assistance, helping develop comprehensive procurement strategies to help clients PREPARE, RESPOND, and RECOVER. Shelley is in her third year of service on the NIGP Business Council.

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