Deadline approaches for 2010 J. Shipman Award Nominations

FOR RELEASE: December 9, 2009

(TEMPE, Ariz.) December 9, 2009 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is currently accepting nominations for the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award and will continue taking nominations until January 31, 2010. 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 to those individuals 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.

The 2010 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award Winner will be honored at an awards luncheon on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at ISM's 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in San Diego.

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 Janis Kellerman at 800/888-6276, extension 3023 (or, for callers outside the United States, +1 480/752-6276, extension 3023), or by e-mail at Nominees do not have to be ISM members.

For more information on previous Shipman medalists, visit the ISM Web site at Select About ISM, then 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).

Media Contact:
ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale, extension 3143