Current Officers - 2016-2017

The below officer assignments are effective July 1st - June 30th, 2017. Click here to see information about Past Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc. Presidents.

President Diane Wetherington, CPPB, FCCM

Diane Wetherington began her career in Procurement with the Federal Government in 1981 working for Defense Contracts and then various Military bases.  She took a break in 1991 ?and resumed her Procurement career in 2006 and currently works as a Purchasing Agent III for the City of Orlando.  She has a degree in Paralegal studies and has her CPPB and FCCM certifications.  She currently is Vice President of the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP and has previously served as Treasurer and as the ProD, as well as various other committees.   In addition, she has served as Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President for Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO). 


Purchasing Agent III
Diane Wetherington, CPPB, FCCM
City of Orlando
Procurement & Contracts  Division
ph. 407-246-3633
fax 407-246-2869

Vice President Fatima Calkins, CPPO, CPPB, FCCM

Fatima has over 30 years of procurement experience in both public and private sector.  She currently serves as Sr. Purchasing Agent for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority since 2006.  Fatima holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida.  She has obtained certification as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), and Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM).  Fatima has been a FAPPO member since 2004 and served as the FAPPO Bucks chairperson since 2011, and has been actively involved in various Central Florida Chapter NIGP committees since 2008.  In March, 2012 she was recognized by the CFC-NIGP as “Member of the Year” and then “Buyer of the Year” in March, 2014.  In April 2014, she was recognized by FAPPO as “Volunteer of the Year”.


Sr. Purchasing Agent
Fatima F Calkins, CPPO, CPPB, FCCM
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
8652 Casa Verde Road, Building 811
Orlando, FL 32827
(407) 825-2044


Treasurer Laurie Victory, CPPB

Laurie has over 33 years in procurement both public and private sectors. She is currently the Purchasing & Contracts Administration Manager for the City of Fort Myers. She started working for the City of Fort Myers in 1991 and was promoted to the Purchasing Director in 1998. In 2004, the Purchasing Department took over Contracts Administration bringing Procurement and Contracts under one roof.

The Purchasing & Contracts Administration Division is responsible for the centralized purchasing of goods, services, construction, professional services, supervision of property control, deposing of surplus and obsolete property.

Other responsibilities include overseeing the City of Fort Myers Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Plan and the Minority Business Enterprise Program.

She has served on various Professional Development Committee's and is past president of her local NIGP Chapter.

Laurie has obtained her CPPB, is certified for Operations and Maintenance of Buildings containing Asbestos, and serves as the Logistics Coordinator for the City’s Emergency Operations Center.


Laurie Victory, CPPB 
Purchasing & Contracts Administration Manager
Asbestos Coordinator
MBE Coordinator
City of Fort Myers
2600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Telephone: 239-321-7232 | Fax: 239-344-5935


Secretary Joe Benjamin, CPPO, CPPB, FCCM

Joe has over 25 years of public sector Procurement and Inventory Management experience. He currently serves as a Purchasing Agent for the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority at Tampa International Airport.

Joe has obtained certifications as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), and Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM).

Joe has been a member of FAPPO since 1999 and served as FAPPO President 2015/16, as the membership chair for the Tampa Bay Area Chapter of NIGP, Chaired the Reverse Trade Show Marketing for the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP, and served as Food Service Chair for FAPPO 2012-2013. He has presented at NIGP’s Annual Forum and also co-authored NIGP’s Standard Best Practice – The Place of Procurement within the Entity.

Joe earned his degree in Criminal Justice in 1997, from Florida Metropolitan University.


Purchasing Agent
Joe Benjamin, CPPO, CPPB, FCCM
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
4160 George J. Bean Pkwy., Ste. 2400
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 801-6082