Earlier today, I announced the launch of the SPSM2 Certification. Now, I am pleased to announce that the first SPSM2 Certification has been awarded!

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Purchasing and supply management professionals in 2009 do things differently than they did ten or even just five years ago. To truly earn their paychecks, purchasing and supply management professionals have to work harder than ever to keep pace with the changes in the field.

Susan Lemley, a Purchasing Agent for the Crystal Clinic in Ohio, has embodied that spirit of continuous learning. Despite earning the SPSM Certification in 2007, Susan didn’t stop learning. In fact, between then and just a couple of months ago, she had already completed three of the four courses that would later become required curriculum for the SPSM2 Certification. Despite this being an extremely busy time for her, Susan accepted the opportunity to be one of the first to complete the balance of the SPSM2 Program, devoted herself to her studies, and passed the SPSM2 Exam.

There are purchasing professionals from 49 countries who have earned the SPSM Certification. But, as of today, only one has earned the SPSM2. Please help me congratulate the world’s first SPSM2 – Crystal Clinic’s own Susan Lemley.

Here is a photo of me presenting the SPSM2 certificate to Susan after a presentation arranged by Crystal Clinic’s CEO. At the left is a bouquet of flowers from the CEO, who has obviously recognized and valued her achievement.

Susan Lemley receiving the first SPSM2 Certification from NLPA President

Coming later today: video footage from the presentation. Stay tuned!

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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