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RESA 2 Welcomes  Kathy Watson

kwatsonRESA 2 is pleased to welcome Kathy Watson to our team as an AEPA purchasing consultant. She will be assisting counties and schools with AEPA purchases.  Kathy’s employment and love of school supplies began while working for the family business, Latta’s, in Huntington under her father Bill Mullarky’s tutelage. This led her on the path of selling for School Specialty in half the state of West Virginia.  Kathy is originally from Huntington, graduating from Huntington High School and Marshall University with a degree in Marketing. She has lived in Chapmanville for the past 25 years. Her husband, Walter Watson, retired as Treasurer/Assistant Superintendent of Logan County Schools. She has 2 adult children living in Huntington and stays active with hobbies, such as beekeeping, working out, bicycling, reading, quilting, and making soaps, lotions and products from the beehive.
Kathy is ecstatic about the opportunity to work with RESA 2 and the AEPA program.  Please contact her for your AEPA purchasing questions at kathymullarkywatston@gmail.com.

 

The Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) is a nationwide group of educational organizations working collaboratively to save school districts time and money. AEPA has more than $300 million in annual protected purchases.

AEPA started with ten states in 2000 and has now grown to 26 states representing over 25 million students. Together we have hundreds of years of public sector purchasing experience.

Mission

Our mission is to cooperatively serve our agency memberships through a continuous effort to explore and solve present and future purchasing needs. AEPA is working on your behalf to secure multi-state volume purchasing contracts that have benefits that are measurable, cost-effective and continuously exceed our memberships expectations.

Goals

  • Leverage the purchasing power to benefit all schools regardless of size, with the ability to purchase at equal buying levels.
  • Combine the potential needs of all schools to create an incentive to vendors to offer the best price and the highest quality product in the country.
  • Stream line the bidding and purchasing process through a single locally and nationally recognized purchasing solicitation.
  • Provide a single contract that is available statewide with one cooperative agency identified to function as the statewide contract facilitator and representative.
  • Become the national purchasing option and solution for interested qualified customers and vendors.

 

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