Current Officers

FAPPO is governed by four (4) officers, the Executive Board, with the full Board consisting of Committees and Past Presidents. FAPPO is also managed by the Executive Director.  The current officers are listed below, who have a current term of July 1st, 2023 through June 30th, 2024.


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Denise K. Finn, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB
Procurement Services Manager
City of Fort Myers
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President Denise K. Finn, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB

Denise has over thirty years of professional procurement experience in both the public and private sector, beginning her career as a raw materials buyer at ICI Superior Explosives in Northern Ontario Canada.  After living in several states throughout the country Denise and her family settled in Florida in 2016, thanks to some friends from FAPPO, and she has spent the last five years of her career as the Procurement Services Manager with the City of Fort Myers.

Denise is enthusiastic to continue serving the members of FAPPO on your Executive Board and is looking forward to bringing your ideas to culmination as your 2023/2024 FAPPO President.

Denise has served on the Board of Directors for both the National Purchasing Institute (NPI) and the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), as well as on the UPPCC Board of Examiners and National Council for Public Procurement and Contracting (NCPPC).  Denise chaired the FAPPO Trade Show Committee and the Networking Event Committee.  Denise is a Senior Consultant with NIGP Consulting and an NIGP Instructor. 

Denise, husband Mike, mother, daughter, their two fur babies, a fur sister and a grand cat live in the Fort Myers area.  Denise and Mike also have a son that lives in Las Vegas.   Denise enjoys spending time with her family, a day at the beach, playing in the dirt in the yard and anytime out on the boat.


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Tammy Spearman, CPPO, CPPB

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Vice President Tammy Spearman, CPPO, CPPB

Tammy has worked with several public agencies as a procurement professional. She has proven myself to be a highly motivated contracts manager and negotiator with a comprehensive knowledge of and extensive experience with complex contract drafting and negotiations in public procurement; quickly mastering new roles, responsibilities, technologies, and environments; she has a reputation for high integrity, excellent problem-solving ability, strong work ethic, and excellent analytical skills. Tammy obtained her CPPB in December 1999 and CPPO in May 2014 and strongly believes it is as important as ever to ensure the continuation of this professional organization to meet the needs of its members in the areas of training, leadership and support.

Tammy enjoys the procurement profession and volunteering her time in furthering the knowledge platform for her peers.  Her service record demonstrates her desire to lead and positively impact the procurement profession. She is passionate about service and embrace mentoring through her advocacy and commitment to being a compassionate, thoughtful, active, and productive member of the procurement profession.

One of Tammy’s favorite quotes: "Try not to become a person of success but a person of value". It does not matter your position in society, how many rights or privileges you have, most important is to be someone who brings quality to society, who contributes their efforts, skills and knowledge to improve one's life and the lives of other people. This association brings so much value to our work.  Tammy will strive to enhance the membership, education opportunities and promote what we do as a profession.

Tammy has been a FAPPO Member for many years and has been active with committees for the past as 10 years and is excited to serve FAPPO as Vice President.



Jennifer Hyde, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
Purchasing Manager
Indian River County
1800 27th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960

(772) 226-1575
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Treasurer Jennifer Hyde, NIGP-CPP, CPPO

Jennifer has been working in public procurement, and a member of both FAPPO and NIGP for 12 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and her master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She has achieved both NIGP-CPP and CPPO certifications.

She has been the Purchasing Manager for Indian River County for ten years, during which time she has created a professional and positive work environment, and developed a dedicated and skilled team, in support of the Board of County Commissioners departments, as well as several of the other County constitutional offices.

Jen is also a proud Air Force veteran, having spent eight years in command and control of nuclear weapons (yes, she once had her “finger on the button”), and is a member of the Next Generation Veterans of Indian River County.

Jen lives with her husband and 13-year old twins in Vero Beach, and enjoys paddleboarding, live music, running (both for exercise and to deliver her kids to and from their extracurricular activities), and spending time with friends at her favorite independent craft brewery.

Jen is excited to serve as Treasurer and looks forward to making a positive impact on FAPPO and its future, as she sees it as a vital organization for both the profession and the public.


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Procurement Manager
City of Cape Coral
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Secretary Wanda Roop, MBA, CPPO, NIGP-CPP

Wanda is currently the Procurement Manager for the City of Cape Coral and has served in that position for the past 12 years. She started in 2007 with the City in Human Resources, later in the year accepted an assignment as the Lean Government Coordinator in the City Manager’s office and in 2011 accepted the Procurement Manager position in Finance.

Her career started in the private sector in retail, educator and later in manufacturing. In the manufacturing field, she worked in several departments including Purchasing, Cost Accounting, Logistic, Quality Control and Human Resources.

Wanda has a Master’s in Business Administration. She received a dual degree – Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Saint Leo University. She is a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), held a Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM) certification and is NIGP-CPP certified.

Wanda is actively involved in the local public procurement association, as a Past President of the Gulf Coast Association of Governmental Purchasing Officers (GCAGPO), her goal was for members to be able to network, have a forum to share information, benchmark, and opportunities for education. She is currently the Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO).

During the years that she has been part of FAPPO, she gained insight, worked with professional people, and seen how a group can shape a profession. She wants to continue to be part of that change and development. Be able to assist other in all our professional journeys. As an association we can bring changes to our profession in reference to processes, legislation, and technological innovation.

With her background and experiences, her goal is to be part of the change and growth of our great association, to take the membership to the next level by providing all tools necessary to develop, network and apply the information. 

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