Deadline Approaches for 2009 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award

FOR RELEASE: December 9, 2008

Media Contacts:
ISM Public Relations
Lindsey Yentes
800/888-6276, extension 3087
lyentes@ism.ws

Jean McHale
800/888-6276, extension 3143
jmchale@ism.ws



Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) accepting nominations until January 31, 2009.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) December 9, 2008 — The Tempe, Arizona-based Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is currently taking nominations for the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award and will continue taking nominations until January 31, 2009. The J. Shipman Gold Medal Award is presented annually to an individual whose persistent efforts have aided the advancement of supply management.

Johnson Shipman, a pioneer member of the New York affiliate of the National Association of Purchasing Agents, was well known for giving liberally of his time and counsel. The award was established in 1931 to commemorate the contributions of Shipman, a man known for his vision, intellect and influence on important issues. The award is presented annually to an individual whose modest, unselfish, sincere and persistent efforts have aided the advancement of the supply management field. Those chosen for the award have also assisted and guided members of the supply management profession in their endeavors.

If you wish to nominate someone who has performed distinguished service for the cause and advancement of supply management as an innovator, community leader, mentor and teacher, please contact Judy Waters at ISM: 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3034; jwaters@ism.ws. Nominations are due by January 31, 2009. Nominees do not have to be ISM members.

For more information on previous Shipman medalists, visit the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws. Select About ISM/J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.

As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. 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 is a not-for-profit membership association serving more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. ISM offers credentialing to professionals around the world with the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).