On The Receiving End NAPM's Volunteer Person of the Year Award Winner Exemplifies the Spirit of Giving

FOR RELEASE: May 1, 2000

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  NAPM Media Relations
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(New Orleans, Louisiana) — Many people talk about making the world a better place. It's easy to "talk the talk," but few people actually "walk the walk." MarySue Eisenhardt, C.P.M., of Austin, Texas definitely walks the walk. Because of her dedication, the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) has selected Eisenhardt as its first recipient of NAPM's national "Volunteer Person of the Year" award.

Eisenhardt, a computer commodities manager at Fisher-Rosemount Systems in Austin, has more than 12 years of purchasing experience. During her 12-year involvement with NAPM, Eisenhardt has initiated numerous volunteer opportunities for NAPM's Austin affiliate, including a community gift program to assist the disabled and the less fortunate, along with a golf tournament that raises money for an NAPM Austin, Inc. scholarship fund. Eisenhardt is also active in the Austin community, serving as an advocate for the developmentally challenged and as a volunteer for both Special Olympics and the Boy Scouts of America.

"I am so honored to be the first recipient of this award," Eisenhardt says. "I believe it's important that everyone contribute whatever they can to causes that matter to them. NAPM has given me a wonderful forum in which to do that."

NAPM's newly created "Person of the Year" Award program recognizes outstanding achievement, beyond the regular scope of work, by its members in five categories: Education/Learning, Leadership, Innovation/Creativity, Marketing/Communicating, and Volunteer. Beginning with the inaugural awards in 2000, these prestigious honors were presented at the NAPM International Purchasing Conference on May 1, 2000 in New Orleans, LA.

The National Association of Purchasing Management is a not-for-profit association providing national and international leadership, research and education in purchasing and supply management. NAPM's mission is to educate, develop, and advance the knowledge and skills of purchasing and supply management professionals nationwide. With 182 affiliates and 45,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, NAPM is the largest purchasing and supply professional association in the world.