Programs

CPO Council Meeting

An unprecedented number of Chief Procurement Officers of Fortune 1000 Corporations will gather to discuss with their peers selected key issues and challenges relevant to supply chain management in the United States and in the global arena. The invitation-only meeting will help CPOs from various industries assess the current procurement landscape, get insight into trends and outlook, and make informed decisions in supply chain management to help their respective organizations.

Chair

Angela Klett

Angie Klett

Senior Vice President, IT Chief Financial Officer and Chief Procurement Officer

Nationwide Insurance

Angie Klett

Senior Vice President, IT Chief Financial Officer and Chief Procurement Officer
Nationwide Insurance

Angie Klett is senior vice president IT CFO and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO).  As CFO, Angie is a strategic business partner to CIO Mike Keller, providing financial planning and reporting on the $1B+ IT budget.  Since a great deal of technology spend is sourced externally from suppliers, there’s a tight link to Angie’s responsibilities as CPO where she leads $4B of strategic sourcing and procurement for Nationwide.
 
Previously, Angie served as Vice President CFO for P&C Personal Lines and Standard Commercial lines where she was responsible for developing the 5-year financial plan, forecasting and reporting for both agency and direct.

Angie began her career as an accountant in the financial services side of Nationwide. She held a number of roles in finance before jumping into the property and casualty business where she spent nearly half of her career in leadership positions across sales and service centers, marketing, and product management.

Angie holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Chartered Financial Consultant designation and is a CPA. She currently serves as Treasurer and chair of the finance committee on the Berger Health System board in her local community of Circleville Ohio.  Additionally, she and her husband own and operate Burr Oak Nursery on their 70 acres.

Council Members

Anu Saxena

Anu Saxena

SVP Hilton Supply Management

Hilton

Anu Saxena

SVP Hilton Supply Management
Hilton

Robert Khan

Robert L. Khan

Vice President, Procurement and Contract Management

AARP

Robert L. Khan

Vice President, Procurement and Contract Management
AARP

Robert Khan is the Vice President of Procurement and Contract Management for AARP, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping people ages 50 and older to improve their quality of life as they age. Robert is responsible for leading the procurement efforts to efficiently and effectively enable business units and functional partners to maximize the value they receive from suppliers to achieve their objectives.  This includes working with the stakeholder(s) to assess business requirements and acquire goods or services that meet their needs.

Prior to joining AARP, Robert was the Vice President of Shared Financial Services for the National Geographic Society where he oversaw Accounting Operations such as P2P process, Credit and Collections, Customer Payment Processing, Billing, Payroll, as well as Credit Risk and Analysis.

Before joining National Geographic Robert was the Vice President of Accounting Operations at Discovery Communications Inc.; where, he was responsible for the Domestic Shared Services Center that included Account Payable, Credit and Collections, Billing, Payroll, Procurement, and the Travel & Procurement Credit Card Program.

Robert has a B.S. degree in accounting and business management from the University of Maryland. He lives in Bowie, Maryland with his wife, Patricia and daughters, Melissa and Morgan.

Tom Lutz

Tom Lutz

Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer

US Bank

Tom Lutz

Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer
US Bank

Tom D. Lutz joined U.S. Bancorp as Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer in April, 2008. He is responsible for the corporate procurement organization involved with strategic sourcing, vendor management, and supplier diversity. Since joining U.S. Bancorp nine years ago, Tom has focused on delivering significantly greater value across the enterprise through more effective internal alignment, improved vendor relationships, strategic talent management, and a shareholder-centric view of operating costs and business practices.

Tom has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of procurement, supply chain management, and information systems. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Tom spent twenty years with General Mills in a variety of roles, and three years with Pulte Homes as National Vice President of Procurement.

Tom is a native of Minnesota, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Systems Analysis from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.

Greg Schmid

Greg Schmid

SVP, Head of Supply Chain Management

Wells Fargo

Greg Schmid

SVP, Head of Supply Chain Management
Wells Fargo