Friday, October 2, 2020

We Are AEA Purchasing!


At AEA Purchasing, our vision is to collaborate with Iowa schools in providing a world-class student experience. We do that by offering ethical procurement services, resources, and support to ensure prudent use of school resources.

Our staff show up for Iowa's schools every day, driven by the core values of honesty and integrity. Every ounce of effort put into our operations is guided by the philosophy of  providing strategic sourcing and sensational service. 

The next time you are in need of assistance with any area of your procurement or would like more information on how AEA Purchasing's services can help lighten your workload, please reach out to one of the friendly folks below.

We are AEA Purchasing!

Barb Adams | Administrative Assistant–Food
Office Location: Cedar Falls
In 2018, Barb came to AEA Purchasing to assist with day to day operations and facilitate the partnership between awarded vendors, manufacturer representatives and members of our food program.

Meg Brink, RD, LD, SNS | Food Program Consultant
Office Location: Elkader

Since 2016, Meg has supported school nutrition professionals across the great state of Iowa with child nutrition program (CNP) advocacy, procurement of foodservice related goods and services, education opportunities and assistance to ensure compliance with USDA-FNS CNP policy expectations.

Clif Cameron | Food Program Consultant
Office Location: Dubuque
Clif is a new addition to the AEA Purchasing team with over 16 years in the food service industry, including the past six as a school foodservice director. Clif is excited to bring his knowledge and passion for food and school nutrition to the AEA Purchasing group.

Molly Gilmore, MS, RD, LD | Food Program Consultant
Office Location: Sioux Center
Molly Gilmore is new to AEA Purchasing. Her background as a dietitian includes clinical, population health, and foodservice experience. Molly looks forward to meeting new people and helping them with their food program needs.

Laurie Hoing, CPPB | Purchasing Coordinator
Office Location: Johnston
Laurie joined AEA Purchasing in 2015 and brought with her 14+ years of
public procurement experience. She handles all technology and library related procurement activities and contracts, and also facilitates the twice-a-year paper bid.

Joni Puffett | Purchasing Coordinator
Office Location: Delhi
Since 2009, Joni has helped Iowa schools and AEAs meet their procurement needs by playing an active role in cooperative procurement advocacy, agency marketing, and contract administration for a variety of contracts across multiple purchasing programs.