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Euna Solutions Announces Winners of the 2023 Euna Procurement Awards

CHICAGO & TORONTO , October 03 /Businesswire/ - Euna Solutions™ a leading provider of purpose-built, cloud-based solutions for the public sector, is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Euna Procurement Awards. The Euna Procurement Awards recognizes public procurement teams and individuals who champion excellence, innovation, leadership and social responsibility. Previously hosted under Bonfire Interactive, this year’s awards are presented by Euna Procure, powered by Bonfire Interactive and Ion Wave Technologies.

Winners were selected based on their peers’ nominations reflecting their impact and proficiency in five categories: Procurement Excellence, Power User, Innovation & Digitization, Leadership and Social Procurement.

“In a profession often underappreciated, we wanted to shine the spotlight on those that keep our communities running behind the scenes,” says Anthony Berry, Director of Business Product Management for Euna Procure. “The quantity and quality of the nominations we received speaks to the growing community of professionals that come together under their shared passion. I’d like to congratulate each and every nominee and winner in each category on making the moves that take the field to new heights.”

Euna officially honored all 29 award recipients from the following agencies at a virtual ceremony on Sept. 14, 2023:

  • Innovation and Digitization ­– Kim Hopkins-Will – Christian County, MO
  • Innovation and Digitization – Ray Heydt – County of Montgomery, PA
  • Innovation and Digitization – Jim Haining – Las Vegas Valley Water District, NV
  • Innovation and Digitization – Team – Loudon County Public Schools, VA
  • Leadership – Team – Alameda County Transportation Commission, CA
  • Leadership – Carmella Shafer – College Station Independent School District, TX
  • Leadership – George Stewart – Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management, FL
  • Leadership – Robert Zengel – Maryland Judiciary, MD
  • Leadership – Robb Knox – Prosper Independent School District, TX
  • Leadership – Jennifer Wladischkin – Richland County Government, SC
  • Leadership – Althea Pemsel – City of Coconut Creek, FL
  • Power User ­– Evan Amidan – Ada County, ID
  • Power User ­– Robert Tatum – Central Procurement Office, Cayman Islands
  • Power User ­– Neal Howard – Dallas Area Rapid Transit, TX
  • Power User ­– Cheryl Olivarez – Laredo Independent School District, TX
  • Power User ­– Ben Kalenak – University of Texas, TX
  • Procurement Excellence – Avona McHoney – Atlanta Public Schools, GA
  • Procurement Excellence – Team – Central Minnesota Education R & D, MN
  • Procurement Excellence – Charles Spencer – City of Plantation, FL
  • Procurement Excellence – Robert Harris – Civil Aviation Authority, Cayman Islands
  • Procurement Excellence – CoMakiya Baskin-Smith – Cook County, IL
  • Procurement Excellence – Donna Johnson – Coppell Independent School District, TX
  • Procurement Excellence – Julie Miller – County of Ventura, CA
  • Procurement Excellence – Eva Calles – Paradise Valley Unified School District, AZ
  • Procurement Excellence – Jenna Albers – Town of Davie, FL
  • Procurement Excellence – Ben Lizak – University of Kansas, KS
  • Procurement Excellence – Bob Walla – University of Central Missouri, MO
  • Social Procurement – Amanda Kerry – City of Irving, TX
  • Social Procurement – Team – City of Des Moines, IA

The Euna Procurement Awards were established in 2022. To learn more about the Euna Procurement Awards, visit

About Euna Solutions

Euna Solutions™ is a leading provider of purpose-built, cloud-based solutions that power critical administrative functions and financial operations for the public sector. Formerly GTY Technology, Euna Solutions offers easy-to-use solutions for procurement, payments, grant management, budgeting, permitting, and K-12 administration that are proven to increase operational efficiency, transparency, collaboration, and compliance. Euna Solutions is a trusted partner to more than 2,000 government and public sector organizations across North America, empowering digital transformation and streamlining business processes while enabling higher levels of citizen access, engagement, and satisfaction. To learn more, visit

STORY TAGS: Illinois, United States, North America, Canada, Award, Ontario, Technology, Public Policy/Government, Software, Other Education, Continuing, University, State/Local, Primary/Secondary, Education,


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