Author and Consultant Kevin Carroll to Keynote ISM's 91st Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit

FOR RELEASE: January 20, 2006

CONTACT: Jean McHale
  ISM Public Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3143

TEMPE, Ariz., January 20, 2006 — Are you tapping into your full potential? Have you realized the power of playing? Join Kevin Carroll, self-proclaimed "Katalyst" for change, successful author of Rules of the Red Rubber Ball and diehard playing advocate as he keynotes the Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) 91st Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, held May 7-10, 2006 in Minneapolis, Minn. Carroll will address attendees at the Wednesday, May 10 brunch.

Inspired by playing with his red ball as a child, Carroll has made a career of demonstrating the importance of playing both in and out of the workplace. As founder of The Katalyst Consultancy, Carroll nurtures and cares for the individual and communal spirit to inspire new ways of thinking.

Prior to The Katalyst Consultancy, Carroll enjoyed a seven-year stay at Nike, where he played a powerful role in helping Nike develop an intuitive understanding of product performance, team dynamics and interpersonal communications. Carroll was also the inspiration behind the Lance Armstrong "livestrong" wristband phenomenon.

Don't miss the opportunity to see Kevin Carroll and the other renowned keynote speakers who will address more than 2,000 supply management professionals from around the world. This supply management event will feature more than 100 workshops and networking events, the Career Center, and pre- and post-Conference events. Register online at For more information, call Customer Service at 800/888-6276, extension 401.

As the oldest and largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. ISM defines supply management as the identification, acquisition, access, positioning and management of resources the organization needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM). Visit ISM's Media Room at, Quick Search: QS130.

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