Final NAPM President Named To Oversee Leadership Transition

FOR RELEASE: May 3, 2000

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  NAPM Media Relations
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(New Orleans, Louisiana) — Richard V. Bradshaw, C.P.M., A.P.P., has been named President of the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) for 2000-2001. Bradshaw, a 28-year year member of NAPM, is the purchasing director for Boston University Medical Center. He has served NAPM as in a variety of leadership positions at the local, district and national level, including District Director. He has also served on several NAPM committees, including the Executive, Steering, and Strategic Planning committees.

In his new role, Bradshaw is not only NAPM's newest president; he is also the association's final president. (New bylaws passed earlier this year created a new leadership structure that changes the office of president to chairman of the board of directors.) Bradshaw is eager to lead NAPM through this very important conversion.

"Every president has his own objectives, which are coordinated according to the strategic plan of the organization," he said. "I will have the unique responsibility of transitioning the organization, which make up a major portion of my commitment this year."

Bradshaw also plans achieve growth within NAPM by working with the organization's new Vice President of Diversity, Christina Foster to broaden NAPM's representation.

"We are looking to create ways to ensure there are no barriers to participation in NAPM," he said. "Our goal is to provide leadership and opportunities to the entire purchasing profession."

Bradshaw will be installed as NAPM's new president at their International Conference, April 30-May 3, 2000, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The National Association of Purchasing Management is a not-for-profit association providing national and international leadership in purchasing and supply management research and education. 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