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Bert C. Ahrens Award given to ASU’s John Riley

April 23, 2012

John Riley, executive director of Purchasing and Business Services at ASU, received the Bert C. Ahrens Award from the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), an organization that focuses exclusively on procurement in higher education. The Ahrens Award is NAEP’s highest honor.

Just 23 individuals have received the award in the association’s 91-year history. Riley’s award was announced at a ceremony during NAEP’s 91st annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this month.

Riley received the award for his outstanding contributions to the procurement profession over an extended period. During his 23-year tenure as a NAEP member, Riley has served as both national president and as Pacific regional president. Over the years, Riley has given numerous presentations at NAEP regional and national meetings, and contributed many articles to the NAEP Journal of Educational Procurement.

“John’s dedication shows in his day-to-day attention to detail and ability to see the bigger picture,” says Ray Jensen, associate vice president of university business services and university sustainability operations officer at ASU. “I’m fortunate to have someone like John on my team and congratulate him on his prestigious honor from NAEP.”

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