Amazon Business Webinar: A Peer Panel: Stories from District Procurement Leaders of Amazon Business Successes

Date: March 28, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Location: Virtual

Four years after launching the Amazon Business cooperative contract with CollegeBuys, join Amazon Business and district representatives from Mt. SAC, Kern CCD, and MiraCosta CCD for a 45-minute panel webinar as they take a look back at some of the strategies, successes, and learnings from procurement leaders across Districts. During this webinar, we’ll discuss Amazon Business launches, explore case studies regarding technical integrations like Single Sign On (SSO) and e-procurement systems, and provide crucial advice on utilizing the platform to reflect district-endorsed buying policies and finding cost savings.

This virtual panel will feature Angelic Davis: Director of Purchasing, Printing and Mail Services at Mt. San Antonio College, Brett Osthimer: Purchasing Coordinator/Analyst at Kern Community College District, and Kim Simonds: Purchasing Supervisor at MiraCosta College. The panel will be facilitated by Rosie Blair, Sr. Account Executive at Amazon Business. Please join us for this peer-to-peer conversation – we look forward to seeing you there!

Speakers

Angelic Davis, MPA, NIGP-CPP, CPPO

Director of Purchasing, Printing and Mail Services, Mt. San Antonio College


Angelic Davis, Director of Purchasing, Printing and Mail Services at Mt. San Antonio College, has over 20 years of experience in procurement, 16 years of which have been spent in public procurement. Angelic has gained valuable experience and knowledge working for diverse agencies in various roles in public procurement, including the City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department, the City of Moreno Valley, and most recently at Mt. San Antonio College, the largest single campus community college district in California. In addition to her vast experience, Angelic holds a Master’s of Public Administration, is a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), and has also obtained NIGP-Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP) certification. Angelic is also a member of the Foundation of California Community College’s (FCCC) CollegeBuys Advisory Group, serves as co-chair for the Southern California Community College’s Purchasing Association (SCCCPA), serves on the CollegeBuys Professional Development Workgroup and is immediate past Chapter Chair of the Inland Empire Chapter of California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO).

Brett Osthimer

Purchasing Coordinator/Analyst, Kern CCD


Brett Osthimer, Purchasing Coordinator/Analyst at Kern Community College District, has 9 years combined working K-12 and higher education, with 3 years of experience working in procurement. Brett has gained valuable experience in procurement and business services working within different roles including the Arvin Union School District, the Bakersfield City School District, and most recently with Kern Community College District. Brett holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Kim Simonds

Purchasing Supervisor, MiraCosta College


Kim Simonds is the Purchasing Supervisor at MiraCosta College. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University and a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach. She has over 20 years of procurement experience in the California Community College System. In the 14 years she has been with MiraCosta College, she has specialized in Public Works/Construction including related professional services and Contract Administration.

Rosie Blair

Senior Customer Advisor, Amazon Business


Rosie Blair is a Senior Customer Advisor with Amazon Business, supporting education-specific customers as the procurement field grows. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an MBA focused in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Rosie’s passion for driving education forward has guided her career throughout higher-ed administration and development. She is proud to support all Amazon Business customers within the Foundation for Community Colleges in California.