ISM Names NAPM—Central Texas, Inc., Affiliate of the Year and 2004 Affiliate Excellence Award Winners

FOR RELEASE: May 10, 2005

CONTACT: Jean McHale
  ISM Public Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3143
  jmchale@ism.ws

TEMPE, Ariz., May 10, 2005 — The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) today announced the recipients of its 2004 Affiliate Excellence Awards. NAPM—Central Texas, Inc., garnered the 2004 Affiliate of the Year Award, the highest distinction among ISM affiliates. The 2004 Affiliate Excellence Award winners were officially honored at ISM's 90th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in San Antonio on May 10, 2005.

Affiliate Excellence Awards recognize affiliates that demonstrate excellence in professional operations, educational offerings and recruitment, training and retention efforts, while at the same time communicating the value and prestige of ISM and the supply management profession.

"I am proud of the level of quality throughout our affiliate that this award represents," says NAPM—Central Texas, Inc. President Stephanie Peters, C.P.M. "Our leaders set ambitious goals and, as volunteers, deliver an amazing array of opportunities in certification, programs, educational seminars, professional development, and leadership opportunities for purchasing and supply management professionals in the central Texas area."

All affiliates, regardless of size, have an equal opportunity to earn the Affiliate Excellence designation. The selection annually includes those affiliates that meet and surpass the core competencies noted in the nomination form.

ISM recognized the following six affiliates with the Affiliate Excellence Awards at the 90th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in San Antonio:

NAPM—Augusta Area, Inc. President, Anita Hayman, A.P.P.
NAPM—Central Texas, Inc. President, Stephanie Peters, C.P.M.
NAPM—Greater Grand Rapids, Inc. President, Nancy Johnson, C.P.M., A.P.P.
NAPM—National Capital Area, Inc. President, Joel Rubin, C.P.M.
NAPM—Utah, Inc. President, Julie Anderson
NAPM—West Georgia, Inc. President, K Allen Greer, C.P.M.

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