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A program of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and several state school boards associations, BuyBoard was developed to comply with state laws which require governmental entities to make purchases from an approved list of vendors who have gone through a competitive procurement process.

The Cooperative is governed by an nine-member board of directors composed of members and the organizing state associations.

The National Purchasing Cooperative Board of Directors

Jeffrey K. Orr
Chief Financial Officer, Fort Zumwalt R-II School District (MO), Chair

Dr. William Jason Simeroth
Superintendent, Yukon Public Schools (OK), Vice Chair

Lisa Thomas
Board Member, Cleveland Metropolitan School District (OH), Secretary

David Billingsley, CPSM, CPM
Chief Procurement Officer, City of Orlando (FL)

Latanya Figueroa
Purchasing Manager, Clover Park School District (WA)

Jeff Gossage, CPPB, CPM
Director of Procurement, Metro Nashville Public Schools (TN)

Andrea Messina
Executive Director, Florida School Boards Association (FL)

Cedric Rowan, CPM
Manager of Procurement Services, City of Kansas City (MO)

Floyd Simon, Jr., DDS
Board Member, Clinton Public Schools (OK)