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ProcureAmerica Announces Winners of 2022 HERO Awards

By June 19, 2023June 21st, 2023No Comments

ProcureAmerica is proud to announce the 2022 California HERO Award winners. Jack PellegrinoThese individuals exhibited leadership skills and qualities that positively impacted their organizations in a material way. These men and women are ‘heroes’ in every sense of the word, and ProcureAmerica is proud to honor their efforts.

The HERO Award program acknowledges and celebrates both public and private sector senior executive service staff for their exceptional leadership and vision in effectively managing and reducing expenses on behalf of their organization. Nominees are selected based on their ability to deliver impactful programs and policies that enhance fiscal efficiency and program implementation within their organization.

Join us in congratulating the 2022 HERO Award recipients:

Public Sector

  • David Schomaker, Information Technology – Metropolitan Water District
  • Matt Gudorf, Interim Assistant of Vice Chancellor – University of California, Irvine
  • Steven Popelar, Director of Finance and Administration – Jurupa Community Services District
  • Frank Ury – Santa Margarita Water District
  • Rob Rockwell, Assistant City Manager – City of Indio
  • Miguel Figueroa, County Executive Officer – County of Imperial
  • Gerry Bomotti, Vice Chancellor – University of California, Riverside

Private Sector

  • Phillip Lyle, Assistant Vice President – Chapman University
  • René Daza, Indirect Tax Director – Prime Healthcare
  • Jeff Upcraft, Regional Director of Information Services – Universal Health Services
  • Jeremy Moser, Chief Financial Officer – Vanguard University
  • Michelle Mok, Chief Financial Officer – Redlands Community Hospital
  • Teddy Gray King, Principal – Synergy Public Affairs
  • Ken Kayoda, Director of Finance – Advanced Management Company
  • Michael Bennett, Executive Vice President of Operations – Irvine Company
  • Robert Vandling, Utility Services – CommonSpirit Health

“The dedication and leadership these men and women provide their organization greatly enhance all aspects of service delivery,” said ProcureAmerica CEO Fred Armendariz. “Efficiency and effectiveness are the foundation of success in both the private or public sector, and ProcureAmerica is proud to support these ‘heroes’ in their efforts to provide the absolute best-in-class service to the communities they serve.”