​​​David E. Nash, CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP

David Nash retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Three from the United States Army in 1988 after twenty years of service in inventory management. He retired from the City of Fort Lauderdale in 2007 after eighteen years of service as a Police Supply Supervisor, Central Stores Supervisor and Procurement Specialist.

David holds a Master of Science in Business Administration degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami, where he graduated with honors. He was the last president of the Governmental Purchasing Association of Southeast Florida, having led a successful merger with the Southeast Florida Chapter of NIGP in 2001. He was also the president of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials in 2006-2007 and was presented with the "George H. Wolfe Distinguished Service Award" in 2010. David also received the "Educator of the Year Award" from FAPPO in 2014. In May 2019, he was presented with his second "George H. Wolfe Distinguished Service Award" for his 25 years of service to the association.

​David has been a certified instructor for NIGP since 2010 and has taught over 100 courses to date, both in person and virtually. He has also created and written more than a dozen presentations on a variety of topics that have been delivered over 150 times to various procurement associations and agencies across the United States. David has been a frequent speaker at his 19 NIGP Forums as well with 29 presentations made to attendees.

From 2010 to 2013, David served on the Evaluation Committee for the National Procurement Institute's Award of Excellence in Procurement. Since creating the online "Question of the Day" in 2007, he has helped more than eight thousand procurement professionals prepare for their CPPB, CPPO and NIGP-CPP exams. For this contribution, he was presented with the "Spirit of NIGP Award" at the NIGP Forum in 2013.

For his overall contributions to the procurement profession, he was presented with NIGP’s "Distinguished Service Award" at the 2018 Forum in Nashville, TN. David previously served for four and a half years as a Chapter Ambassador for NIGP in Area 5 and currently serves on NIGP's Mentorship Committee. as well as Radio NIGP. He was also one of the 56 inaugural recipients of the NIGP-CPP certification in August 2020. For his demonstrated leadership within the profession, David received NIGP's Leadership Award at the 2023 Forum in Louisville.