FOR RELEASE: May 28, 2013
(Tempe, Ariz.) May 28, 2013 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) honored ISM—Dallas, Inc. as 2012 Affiliate of the Year at a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast during the 98th Annual International Supply Management Conference in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Affiliate Excellence Awards recognize ISM affiliates that demonstrate an awareness and distinction in their professional operations, educational offerings, and ability to recruit, train and retain members, while at the same time communicating the value and prestige of ISM and the supply management profession.
"Our members are engaged and eager to set a blistering pace of innovation and creativity by leveraging the momentum of this important milestone. We are inspired by the recognition associated with this distinguished award, and we look forward to accomplishing three significant achievements in the upcoming year," said Kevin Marshall, President of ISM—Dallas, Inc. "We will expand our members' influence in their respective corporations by equipping them to lead from the front. We are introducing new strategies and tools that enable our members to gain broad, cross-functional support for their supply chain initiatives. We will substantially enhance the value of an ISM membership and grow our member base accordingly. Count on a three-peat from Dallas!"
Each ISM affiliate, regardless of size, has the opportunity to achieve Affiliate Excellence recognition by meeting each of the core competency requirements. Those selected for the Affiliate of the Year have surpassed the designated core competency requirements, including but not limited to membership growth, professional development opportunities and valuable affiliate membership meetings. Thirteen affiliates met the level of excellence for 2012. They are:
Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).
Linda Michels | firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Strategic Marketing
Institute for Supply Management™
(U.S. only) 800/888-6276, extension 3048
(International) +1 480/752-6276, extension 3048