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Kevin Nash

Chief Procurement Officer, Procurement Operations

Kevin Nash has been named Chief Procurement Officer for Emory University.  Kevin brings to Emory over 25 years of experience transforming procurement organizations.  Over his career, Kevin has held high level supply chain/procurement management positions for companies such as American Express, Goldman Sachs, USAA, and General Electric.  Most recently, Kevin served over 7 years as Vice President of Procurement & Support Services and Chief Procurement Officer for Health Care Service Corporation which operates as Blue Cross & Blue Shield.  Kevin holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. 

Christine Llewellyn

Director, Accounts Payable


Chris Llewellyn leads the Accounts Payable department for Emory University. In this role, Chris leads the payables strategic planning process and recommends changes in methods, processes, and procedures as well as system improvements to improve the efficiency of the Accounts Payable unit and the Emory enterprise. She oversees the processing and verification of invoices, coding of expenses, preparation of vouchers, and issuance of checks for payment.

Chris joins us from Assurant Insurance where as director of Accounts Payable she was responsible for budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, standardization, enhancement, project management, day-to-day operational management, and documentation and development of policies and procedures. Chris previously led the Accounts Payable departments for Ministry Healthcare and Wausau Financial Systems. She comes to Emory with a proven track record in leading functional teams in both a shared service environment, offshore management, and decentralized organizations. Originally from Wisconsin, Chris has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

Wade Sanner

Associate Director, Center of Excellence


Scott Shacter

Director, Contract Administration


Scott brings to Emory over 20 years of experience in procurement, sourcing, and contracting.  Over his career, Scott has held high level sourcing/procurement/contracting management positions for employers such as The University of Chicago, USAA, Tesoro, and SunTrust.  Most recently, Scott served as Director of IT Sourcing at Cox Communications.  Scott holds a JD and MBA from The University of Maryland and a Bachelors in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Kathy Grant

Business Operations Manager, Accounts Payable


Kathy Grant leads the Accounts Payable team responsible for payments of invoices through Emory Express, as well as the processing of payments through Compass to include honorariums, study participant payments, scholarships, expense reimbursements, royalty, and wire payments Additionally, she oversees the void and reissue of stop payments, the processing of ACH returns and assists with bank reconciliations. Kathy is responsible for the issuance of 1099s, processing of Escheatments, setup of recurring payments and running various Pay Cycle processes. She assisted in the implementation of the Physical Check Distribution process which protects the security of Emory issued checks. Kathy continues to work with Treasury in the future implementation of digital payments and check processing improvements. Kathy has 26 years of service with Emory University with experience in all aspects of Accounts Payable in addition to assisting in the development and implementation of the P-Card Audit and Compliance Program. Kathy is a member of the Institute of Finance & Management Network (IOFM) and maintains APS certification.

Denise Hadley

Manager, Business Operations, Procurement


Denise Hadley manages the operational and administrative activities of the credit card programs, including the expansion of the corporate card, procurement card, and single use account programs. Denise develops and manages best practices surrounding the credit card program, including training, auditing, and governance. She is also responsible for the Procurement Support Center and leads supplier enablement. Denise has been at Emory for 17 years. In her career at Emory, she has administered the university’s credit card programs, served as liaison for Emory’s travel program, and supported campus and suppliers with daily Procure to Pay operations. Prior to coming to Emory, Denise supervised a team at Access General Insurance Company, where she performed underwriting and payment processing responsibilities. Denise was named one of the 2017 Emory University Aspiring Leaders and holds an Emory Finance BOLD Award. 

Paul Tran

Manager, Center of Excellence


Paul Tran is responsible for evaluating current procurement business practices, looking for ways to improve productivity, reduce costs, and make the best use of the business's resources. Before coming to Emory, Paul was a procurement finance supervisor at UPS. He managed a team of analysts and administrators supporting the procurement department and organization with sourcing analysis, contract management, cost and budgeting, invoice reconciliation, corporate mail operation, and general administrative support. Paul received a bachelor’s degree in management and finance from Georgia State University. He later attended Georgia State University to obtain an MBA in operations management and computer information system.

Julie Johnson


Business Operations Manager, Supplier Marketplace Manager

Strategic Procurement, Strategic Services/Contract Management 

Julie Johnson is a business operations manager in Strategic Procurement Services focusing on Supplier and Marketplace Management. In this capacity, Julie works with her team to oversee vendor management, purchasing functions, and billing escalations. She is also heavily involved in project work, which leverages her subject matter expertise and prior experience, including direct billing structure and other process improvement initiatives.

Prior to joining Emory, Julie worked for Hewitt & Associates in Defined Contribution Plan Administration and Compliance. She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Mississippi with a minor in business administration, is a member of the Institute of Finance and Management Network (IOFM), and maintains APS certification.