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Commentary: Parallels and Differences in Buyer Relationships from a North American and Association Perspective


  • Rick Grimm became NIGP's fi fth chief executive in January 1998. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Miami and a master of public administration degree from Florida International University. He worked in the public sector for 23 years, including service with Miami–Dade County and a Denverbased public school district before he was selected to lead the NIGP team. NIGP is the premier global association dedicated exclusively to developing, supporting, and promoting public procurement. E-mail:

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