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Beth Fleming recently retired as the Director of Purchasing for Denton County, a position she has held since 1992. Beth received her BBA from Texas Woman's University and has received CPSM certification in 2013 and lifetime C.P.M. certification from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). She received her CPPO from the UPPCC in 2007. Beth enjoys volunteering in multiple capacities to further her profession throughout the state and nationally. In 2015, Beth was elected to the Member Council of NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement where she also serves as a Certified Instructor. She has also served in many other professional positions including Past President for the Texas County Purchasing Association (TCPA) and Past President for the National Purchasing Institute (NPI). She has served on the Affiliate Support Council and the Executive Committee for ISM. Beth has served as Chair for the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award® established by NPI for three years. Under her leadership, the Denton County Purchasing Department is one of only six government entities in the United States to receive the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award from the NPI for all years since its inception.

Beth provides training and professional development for public procurement professionals and taught as an adjunct professor for the University of North Texas teaching Supply Management for 12 years. Ms. Fleming is the author of Buying E-Procurement for Government Agencies: Funding Models and Challenges, 2005, published by Decision Science Institute and Funding e-Procurement Initiatives in US Government Agencies: Challenges, Models and Trends published by the International Journal of Procurement Management in 2010. Ms. Fleming has established, a company providing professional development opportunities.

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