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CAPPO Board of Directors Elections


Three board positions are filled each year:


Two (2) Director positions – one (1) from the north & one (1) from the south

One (1) Executive Officer position - Secretary/Treasurer (this election from the south)


The Secretary/Treasurer serves on the Board of Directors for five (5) years in succession:

1.       Secretary/Treasurer

2.       Second Vice-President

3.       First Vice-President

4.       President

5.       Immediate Past President


In preparation of our association’s upcoming election cycle I would like to introduce you to the candidates for your Board of Directors. The ballot will have four candidates for three positions. Now is a good time to begin to familiarize yourselves with the candidates.  Candidate biographies will be published from now until the balloting opens in January.



Nominee for Secretary/Treasurer
One Candidate


Cliff Chroust, CPPO, CPPB

Purchasing Agent

County of Ventura


Cliff Chroust is the Purchasing Agent for County of Ventura. He leads a team of 14 people who procure over $330 Million in contracted products and services, runs a paperless requisition-to-PO process, online vendor registration, online insurance certification system, and a procurement card program. Cliff earned his bachelor’s from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree from Chapman University. He also holds procurement related certifications as a Certified Professional Public Buyer, Certified Public Procurement Officer, a certified contract manager, and certified project manager. Cliff has given back to the procurement profession through service as State Representative for the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, President of the Bay area schools Purchasing Consortium, and as a presenter at CAPPO, FAPPO, NIGP, NASPO, CGSA and FASBO conferences of topics ranging from doing business with government to procurement metrics and scorecards. Personally, he is a dive instructor and father of three wonderful kids and husband to wife Jana. He invites you to come on out to Ventura County and enjoy the great coastal activities and the pristine Channel Islands!


Nominees for Director-North
Two Candidates (two positions)*


Gary Jayne

Deputy Director Purchasing and Supply

County of San Joaquin


Gary is Deputy Director Purchasing and Supply for County of San Joaquin.  Gary graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and a Career Emphasis in Business Logistics.  He has obtained a Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) designation and have completed and filed for the designation of Certified Business Official (CBO).  Gary has spent the last thirty-five years in Supply Chain Management, and has managed in both small businesses and fortune 100 companies.  He has been responsible for work forces of several hundred employees on a shift.  Currently employed with San Joaquin County helping twenty-six staff serve over seven thousand employees while they, in turn, serve over seven hundred and twenty-five thousand constituents in a territory encompassing fourteen hundred and twenty six square miles.  Gary helps employees manage spend of over $300 million in an overall budget of $2 billion.  Gary has been an active member of CAPPO for 16 years and have spent the last 2 ½ years as the Delta Chapter Chair.  Delta Chapter meetings have been held at several different venues and covered a wide array of topics – not to mention the incredible meals for all attendees. As Director North, Gary will be putting his efforts into the organization on the state level and applying his efforts to serve the membership so they can achieve their maximum benefit.  Gary says, “Here is to a great year of learning, experiences, networking and memorable times with our fellow CAPPO members!”



Craig Rader, CPPO, CPPB

Purchasing Agent

County of Sacramento


Craig is the Purchasing Agent for County of Sacramento. Craig has 35 years of Procurement & Materials Management experience in both private industry and public sector. He has been employed by the County of Sacramento 25 years where he has been the Purchasing Agent since 2006. In addition to his public sector procurement experience, Craig has 10 years of experience in the private sector at several firms, including a Department of Defense sub-contractor, an IT supply company and a micrographics services company. Craig Rader is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), has an AA degree in Purchasing and Materials Management and holds two Purchasing Certificates.  He is an active member of several procurement associations and is a Past President of the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO). Originally from Sacramento, Craig spent the early years of his career in Silicon Valley then returned to Sacramento.  Craig has a wife, Angela, and a daughter, Katelyn, is an avid runner, and enjoys spending his free time traveling the country sampling craft beers.



For Director-South
One Candidate


Scott Munzenmaier

Purchasing Officer

City of La Mesa


Scott Munzenmaier is the Purchasing Officer for City of La Mesa in San Diego County, a city with 58,000 residents. Scott was temporarily assigned to the position six years ago, just one month before the retirement of the previous Purchasing Officer of 27 years. Scott inherited some good programs, but found that they often were set up from a purchasing point of view. Being new to purchasing Scott found that this was difficult to follow for both him and other departments, so he started flipping things around. He now focuses on providing purchasing information to departments to straight‐forward and easy‐to‐use ways. He created a 12‐page purchasing user guide to bring all relevant information together for employees. He also distributes a wallet‐sized reference card with a QR code link to the same information and p‐card use reminders for employees in the field.  Scott is the sole Purchasing Officer in a hybrid system mixing centralized and de‐centralized purchasing. Scott is responsible for issuing all purchase orders, bidding goods and services (except public projects), and overseeing the equipment replacement program, p‐cards, fuel cards and most wireless devices. Scott has been a member of CAPPO since 2012 and served the San Diego Chapter as Vice Chair in 2014 and Chair in 2015 and 2016. During that time Scott focused on the quality of presentations at the monthly chapter meetings with topics ranging from prevailing wages and procurement law to purchasing cooperatives and reverse auctions. He also worked to hold several local seminars beyond the monthly meetings to bring important topics to the region and held an annual social mixer for members. Scott is a regular attendee of the annual conference and frequently volunteers for introducing speakers and moderating group sessions and forums. Scott is a graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration/Finance and earned a certificate in Sustainable Business Practices from UCSD Extension. He started working for the City of La Mesa in 2003 in the police department.  From there he moved into business licensing, and then to environmental services, before finding his current position in purchasing.


 * Just before Thanksgiving Director North Miriam Singer let the Board know that she would be resigning her position effective January 1, 2020. We wish her the best in her new endeavor.


Our balloting process for Director North will be slightly amended.  Now, we have two candidates for two positions.  One position is the two-year seat being vacated by Director Jennifer Alford as part of our normal election cycle.  The  other position is a one-year seat representing the second year of Ms. Singer's term.


In accordance with CAPPO bylaws the candidate with the most votes will be awarded the two-year position, and the candidate with the second most votes will be awarded the one-year position.


There is no change in the ballot for either Secretary Treasurer or Director South.


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