ISM CEO Novak Named to FAIR Institute Board

FOR RELEASE: August 17, 2009

(TEMPE, Ariz.) August 17, 2009 — Supply management executive Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P P., has joined the board of the Federal Acquisition Innovation and Reform Institute (FAIR). Novak is CEO of Tempe, Arizona-based Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM).

FAIR is a nonpartisan, non profit organization whose mission is to innovate and reform the federal acquisition system. FAIR's board of directors is comprised of leaders in acquisition and supply management from private industry, government and academia.

Novak has extensive experience driving excellence in professionalism and knowledge in supply management. As ISM's chief executive, he has led governance and operational changes that have raised the profile of supply management within public and private organizations.

"Supply management has gained great respect over the years because of our willingness to collaborate and share information with key constituencies," Novak says. "I support FAIR's similar goals to effect change and achieve world-class government contracting and acquisition by forging stronger links between policy and execution."

FAIR has authored many articles and white papers on new developments related to federal and defense acquisition reform and provides other valuable resources related to best practices in commercial and federal acquisition. For information, visit www.thefairinstitute.org.

About Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) www.ism.ws
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).


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