A pioneer is a person who is among the first to explore a new area. Without a doubt, Betty Bingham meets this definition. She blazed a trail for women in public procurement and truly set the standard for passion and commitment to a profession. In 1987, Betty became the first female president of NIGP. Up until then, the institute had only elected men to this top position. Founded in 1944, NIGP was quite similar to other organizations that for decades had primarily white males among its ...

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