Ruth Anderson is the director of the Office of Procurement for the University of Wisconsin System, which is comprised of 26 campuses. She previously was a contracting officer, and worked in contract administration at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She was a member of the team that developed a contract administration course for the State of Wisconsin, which she also teaches. Ms. Anderson was co-author of the December 1996 NAPM InfoEdge, Using Cooperative and Consortium Buying for Better Purchasing. She has a B.S. and an M.P.A. from the University of Illinois.
Maytee Aspuro, C.P.M.
Maytee Aspuro is director of procurement for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). In addition to overseeing DWD's purchasing and asset management operations she is the project leader of RAPIDS, DWD's reengineering efforts of the procurement, accounts payable, and asset management processes. She has previously held the positions of chief of contractual services for the Wisconsin Department of Administration, and district compliance supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Ms. Aspuro presented at the NAPM 81st Annual International Purchasing Conference and the 1997 NAPM—New York Conference, and participated as an NAPM Satellite Seminar panel member for "Purchasing Performance Measures: Effective Measures for Improvement," in November 1996. Ms. Aspuro has a B.B.A. in marketing and an MS in management from the University of Wisconsin.