CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
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Iowa City IA 52242
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UI officials attend meeting of National Association of Educational
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Several University of Iowa officials attended the
annual meeting and product exhibit of the National Association of Educational
Buyers (NAEB), Inc., held in Orlando, Fla., April 17-20.
UI officials attending were Mary Jane Beach, UI director of business
services; Dennis Gritsch, senior associate director of purchasing; Jerry
Williams, associate director of purchasing; and John Stephen Klopp, purchasing
NAEB, founded in 1922, is the national professional development association
for procurement professionals in colleges and universities. More than
500 NAEB members from the United States and Canada attended the conference,
which featured workshops on basic, advanced, developmental, technological
and current issues in purchasing.
The NAEB program is accredited by the National Association of Purchasing
Management and the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, which
allow credit hours earned at the NAEB conference to be applied toward their
national certification programs.
NAEB's mission is to advocate the development, exchange and practice
of effective procurement principles and techniques within the higher education
community, through continuing education, publications and networking opportunities.