MEDIA CONTACTS: BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263,firstname.lastname@example.org MARJORIE THOMAS - 216-635-3204, email@example.com Cleveland Metroparks Finance Department announced that Cleveland Metroparks Buyer Emil C. (Charlie) Rosol has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers (CO-OPP) Buyer of the Year, sponsored by the CO-OPP of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). The CO-OPP Board of Trustees then submitted and recommends Rosol's nomination for the NIGP National Buyer of the Year Award. NIGP's National Buyer of the Year Award is designed to recognize outstanding buyers in the public procurement field. Rosol has been a NIGP National Member since 2010 and a NIGP Central Ohio Chapter Member since 2012. He has been employed in public procurement for over 3 years with the Ohio Attorney General, Ohio State Auditor, and has been with Cleveland Metroparks since 2009. During 2011-2013, Rosol completed 89 hours of NIGP professional development training achieving his CPPB (Certified Public Procurement Buyer) certification in October 2011 and CPPO (Certified Public Procurement Officer) certification in October 2012. �Charlie's diligence over the past several years has set him in a place that is most deserving of the honor,� said Ron Ciancutti, Cleveland Metroparks Director of Procurement. �It is only right that he has been so named." The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing has developed, supported and promoted the public procurement profession through premier educational and research programs, professional support, technical services and advocacy initiatives that benefit members and constituents since 1944. For more information, visit nigp.org.
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