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ISM and Howard University Present World-Class Program for Black Executives,
March 1-3, 2006 in Atlanta

FOR RELEASE: January 23, 2006

CONTACT: Jean McHale
  ISM Public Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3143
  jmchale@ism.ws

Maximizing Influence Through Collaboration to focus on in-depth discussion and relevant networking

(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Top executives in the supply management profession will gather in Atlanta March 1-3, 2006 for the 3rd Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit. Presented by the Tempe, Arizona-based Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) and Howard University, the program will be held at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. This unique program offers sessions for senior-level professionals, as well as directors and managers.

Black Executive Supply Management Summit highlights include:

  • Principled Networking in a Diverse World
    Julia Hubbel, president, The Hubbel Group
    Motivational speaker, prize-winning journalist and seminar leader Julia Hubbel has been invited back to continue her series on leveraging relationships. The time to create a network is before you need one — whether you're job hunting, being a mentor, creating key business alliances or helping new employees integrate into the company.

  • Peer Sharing and Coaching
    Senior executives discuss and share insights on their career paths to date. Panelists include:
    Shelley Stewart Jr., senior vice president of operational excellence and chief procurement officer, Tyco International Ltd.; Angela Archon, director, global procurement sourcing, IBM; Tina Ballard, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Army, policy and procurement; Aaron Dent, vice president, supply chain management, Delta Air Lines, Inc.; Quentin Roach, vice president, global supply chain management and global packaging engineering, Bausch and Lomb.

The 3rd Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit is a unique opportunity to connect with other executives and discover tried and true secrets to success. Register online or download the brochure from the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws/Conferences/BESMS06Front.cfm. For additional program information, or to forward contact information, send your inquiries to besms@ism.ws, 800/888-6276, extension 3034.

Proceeds from the 3rd Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit will be directed to a scholarship fund to send students to ISM's 91st Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, May 7-10, in Minneapolis, Minn.


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 www.ism.ws, Quick Search: QS130.


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