Office: BLB 387B
Office Hours: MT 5:00-6:00pm; and by appt
Elizabeth (Beth) D. Fleming has held position of the Director of Purchasing for Denton County since 1992. She has over 25 years experience utilizing proficiencies in supervision, finance, accounting, and procurement methods with the fundamental objective of analyzing cost requirements, establishing effective source selection processes, and negotiation of favorable terms. Under her leadership, the Denton County Purchasing Department is one of only six government entities in the United States to receive the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award® from the National Purchasing Institute for all fifteen years since its inception. Beth received her BBA from Texas Woman's University in 1992. She has received Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification and lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). She received her Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) in 2007 from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). She has served in many professional positions including HGAC Cooperative Purchasing Advisory Council, TASB Local Government Cooperative Board, Past President for the Texas County Purchasing Association (TCPA) and Past President for the National Purchasing Institute (NPI). She has served on the Affiliate Support Council and the Executive Committee for ISM. Ms. Fleming currently served as Chair for the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award® established by NPI. Beth is a Certified Instructor for NIGP and teaches seminars and workshops throughout the United States on various public procurement topics. She is an adjunct professor for the University of North Texas teaching Supply Management. She is the author of Buying E-Procurement for Government Agencies: Funding Models and Challenges, 2005, published by Decision Science Institute and Funding e-Procurement Initiatives in US Government Agencies; Challenges, Models, and Trends, 2010, published by the International Journal of Procurement Management.