Every month, the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) recognizes a purchasing professional who has made impressive progress in learning more about his/her field. We are excited to announce that the NLPA Dedicated Member of the Month for April 2012 is…

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Brenda Houts, a Buyer at SJE-Rhombus in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, USA.  During the month of March, Brenda completed five of the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program courses!

“I have been with SJE Rhombus for twenty-six years. I moved into the Purchasing Department as a buyer twelve years ago. The material covered in the NLP course was very informative. If you give this class time and attention, you and your company will benefit in all areas of Purchasing. After completion of the course, I have been able to apply the information I gained to my daily tasks. Though this training, I am inspired to bring more to my job as a Buyer.” 

Next Level Purchasing and the procurement community around the world congratulate Brenda and her dedication to having a more successful purchasing career!

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2
President & Chief Procurement Officer – Next Level Purchasing Association
Author – The Procurement Game Plan
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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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