Summit for Black Execs Features ISM Board Chair Shelley Stewart Jr.

FOR RELEASE: February 27, 2009

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ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale, extension 3143

Best rates for Black Executive Supply Management Summit extended through March 9, 2009.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) February 27, 2009 — Learn ... share ... mentor ... and connect with executives and managers in supply at the Sixth Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit, to be held March 25-27, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. All sessions will take place at the Doubletree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando.

Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities, including the chance to learn from and visit with Shelley Stewart Jr, the first black chair of Institute for Supply Management's™ (ISM) Board of Directors. Stewart is senior vice president, operational excellence and chief procurement officer at Tyco International. He was recently named one of Black Enterprise's 100 Most Powerful Top Executives.

Stewart and other members of the ISM Board of Directors will discuss how your business can leverage supply management in the global economy and future trends. Professionals from renowned companies such as NBC Universal, Tyco, Microsoft and The Procter & Gamble Company will share their knowledge and insights. Learn from thought-leaders and change agents in the field as they discuss sustaining business in economic adversity, taking your career to the next level, sustainable energy and much more.

Presented by Institute for Supply Management™ and Howard University, the Summit offers a special track for students enrolled in supply management degree programs. Additionally, the program will feature the 2009 Student Case Competition, where future leaders in the profession will bring new ideas to the table as they present their case work and compete for scholarships.

Program cost is $795 for ISM members and $995 nonmembers. Register by March 9, 2009 to save $100 on registration. The discounted ISM room rate ($149 plus tax per night) is offered through March 9. Register online or download the brochure at For additional program information, send inquiries to, or call Karin Spencer at 800/888-6276, extension 3068.

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).