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Gordian Executives Elected to Leadership Roles in Public Affairs and Public Procurement Councils

November 2, 2017

Gordian, the leading provider of facility and construction cost data, software and expertise, announced today two executives, Thomas DiGangi, Jr. and Scott Smith, have been elected to leadership positions within key industry councils.

Thomas DiGangi, Jr., Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, was elected as a Director of the Public Affairs Council (PAC), and Scott Smith, General Manager, Enterprise Business Group, was elected as Vice Chair for The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP) Business Council.

“Gordian is committed to maintaining the highest standards in both public affairs and public procurement,” said William Pollak, Gordian CEO. “Tom’s election to the PAC Board of Directors and Scott’s election as Vice Chair for NIGP’s Business Council will ensure we continue to uphold and maintain industry best practices in these critical areas.”

As the leading international association for public affairs professionals, the Public Affairs Council’s mission is to provide executive education and set the highest ethical standards for practitioners. Nearly 10,000 public affairs professionals from the world’s leading corporations, nonprofits, associations, consultants and universities belong to PAC.

In his role as Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Mr. DiGangi holds Gordian to the highest ethical standards related to public policy, including government relations, strategic communications, issues management and corporate social responsibility. Mr. DiGangi will lend his expertise and continue these practices during a two-year term on the Public Affairs Council Board of Directors.

NIGP develops, supports and promotes the public procurement profession by providing premier educational and research programs, professional support, services and advocacy initiatives. The institute represents more than 15,000 international public procurement professionals. The NIGP Business Council is responsible for advising and educating NIGP’s Governing Board, members and broader audience on industry trends, technologies, best practices and opportunities for enhancing supplier and public procurement practitioner relationships.

During his one-year term as Vice Chair for the NIGP Business Council, Mr. Smith will help liaise with the business community on the impact of public purchasing policy issues and legislative actions and advise the NIGP Governing Board on trends and best practices.