July Lunch Meeting — Doing Business with the Locals

How can your firm best work with the City of Tucson, Pima County, and Sahuarita? Join us for our July lunch meeting and find out! Representatives from Tucson, Pima County, and Sahuarita procurement departments will be talking about upcoming projects, their procurement processes, and how to schedule a debrief.
Dan Longanecker, CPPB is the principal contract officer for the City of Tucson. He has been with the city since 1999. He spent five years with the Department of Transportation-Transit Services Division and joined the procurement department in 2004 in the Design and Construction Services Contracting Division. Before joining the city staff, he worked for a private sector transit management company. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Eller College, University of Arizona.
Matt Sage has been a contracts officer with Pima County procurement design and construction for nearly a year and a half. He manages and coordinates the procurement of design and construction solicitations for the county, specifically working with capital improvement projects across a variety of county departments. Previously, he spent ten years in the private sector with a geotechnical engineering firm providing marketing and business development to the A/E/C industry. He received his Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa and has been recognized by SAAEMA as the Marketing Professional of the Year in 2013. He is a certified KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) Judge.
Cherie Odeski, CPPO, CPPB currently serves as the procurement officer for the Town of Sahuarita, issuing and managing various construction, A/E, and alternative delivery projects. She has more than twenty-four years of experience in purchasing, twenty of those in governmental procurement at Sahuarita, the City of Tucson, and Tucson Unified School District. She is the president of the Copper Chapter of NIGP, The Institute for Public Procurement, and has been an active member of the chapter for eighteen years, serving on the governing board as well as various committees. She was chosen buyer of the year for the chapter in 2008 and was national professional buyer of the year in 2011.
Beat the heat and join us for an informative lunch!
WHEN: Tuesday, July 19, 11:30-1:00
WHERE: Scottish Rite Cathedral – Ochoa Room
33 Ochoa Street, 2 blocks south of Broadway between Stone & Scott (side entrance on north side of building).
COST: $25 SAAEMA members, $35 guests in advance, $40 guests at the door
RSVP: Tommy Roof tlroof@weoneil.com no later than noon, Friday, July 15.
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