The Institute for Supply Management™'s 2003-2004 Board of Directors

FOR RELEASE: May 19, 2003

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
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(Tempe, Arizona) — The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is pleased to have achieved its goal in recruiting leaders who come from diverse economic sectors, genders, and ethnic backgrounds, and who bring individual skills to leading our association. Each one of these individuals is considered an expert in his/her field, and ISM is honored to have these visionaries as part of the ISM Board of Directors.

The 2003-2004 ISM Board of Directors is:

Chair, Anthony S. Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, senior vice president of purchasing for Hilton Hotels Corporation, and general manager for Hilton Supply Management. Nieves oversees procurement of goods and services for all Hilton corporate owned and/or managed properties as well as the formulation and implementation of corporate procurement policies and procedures. Additionally, Nieves is the General Manager of Hilton Supply Management (HSM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation. He is responsible for all activities of HSM including the supervision of renovation, freight consolidation, installation, and purchasing services for furniture, fixtures, equipment and operating supplies for properties within the Hilton portfolio as well as other non-Hilton entities.

Chair Emeritus, R. David Nelson, C.P.M., is vice president of global purchasing for Delphi Systems. He is also a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company's top policy-making group. Additionally, Nelson serves as the executive champion for Delphi's purchasing task team. Nelson has been a respected member of the supply management profession for nearly 40 years and has made substantial contributions throughout his career to the profession and at Delphi, John Deere & Company, Honda of America, and TRW.

S. Tyrone (Ty) Alexander is an executive vice president of human resources and administrative services for Highmark, Inc. In this capacity, Alexander provides executive leadership and strategic direction in development and implementation of policies and programs relating to human resources including staffing, compensation, employee relations and services, labor relations, and training and development for 12,000 employees. He is responsible for leadership of administrative services, including the lease, purchase, and maintenance of facilities, corporate procurement, fleet management, food services, corporate travel, risk management, business continuity, and office administrative services operations for all locations.

Barron H. Harvey, Ph.D., CPA., is dean of the Howard University School of Business and has served as a tenured professor of accounting for more than 15 years. During his academic career, he has held numerous administrative positions including MBA coordinator, departmental chairperson, and interim dean. He also has held joint faculty appointments in organizational behavior, management, and accounting at the University of Nebraska, University of Miami, Georgetown University, and Howard University.

Christine S. Breves, C.P.M., is vice president of procurement in Alcoa's Business Support Services (ABSS) organization with responsibility to lead, coordinate, and direct Alcoa's purchasing efforts with focus on the purchasing contributions to the company's goals.

Barbara Lang is the president and chief executive officer for the Washington DC Chamber of Commerce (DCCC). In her leadership role, Lang has reversed the direction of the DCCC from an organization fledgling with low membership and in financial disarray to a business leader with continued growth in its member base and the financial stability that allows it to service the needs of its members and the DC business community. Prior to joining the DC Chamber of Commerce, Lang was vice president and chief procurement officer for Corporate Services, Fannie Mae.

Theresa Metty, C.P.M. is the senior vice president and general manager of integrated supply chain operations for Motorola Personal Communications Sector (PCS). Metty will help drive the success of Motorola's (PCS) five-point plan to enhance shareholder value, which calls for relentlessly competing on cost, strengthening balance sheets, and enhancing the management team. She is responsible for all of Motorola's purchases, ranging from components and materials to travel and consulting services. Metty works with each business unit to ensure that procurement strategies and sourcing decisions are tightly aligned and that Motorola (PCS) is achieving maximum value on worldwide purchases.

Ken Newton, Jr. is vice president of procurement and logistics for Texas Instruments, Inc. He is responsible for the procurement for Texas Instruments (TI), the world leader in digital signal processing and analog technologies. Newton oversees approximately $5 billion annually in procurement of direct material, capital equipment, MRO (maintenance, repair, and operating) supplies, and services. In logistics, Newton is responsible for all inbound, intra-TI site, and outbound logistics for all TI businesses.

Steven Sims is vice president of programs and field operations for the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). As vice president, he is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of programs, projects, and technical assistance which supports the National Office as well as affiliated regional Councils. Sims also represents NMSDC as its government relations representative, a position he originally established in 1991. His most recent accomplishment was the establishment of a sister organization to NMSDC in Brazil, CIEPEGHEPE, the purpose of which is to replicate the NMSDC model for inclusion and diversity in minority business development.

Alex Brown, vice president of corporate supply management for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), a premier semiconductor manufacturing corporation, is responsible for the strategic vision and operational execution of AMD's worldwide supply management organizations. Brown's responsibilities include procurement, materials distribution, and material control. He has been involved in supply chain management and engineering for many years, and has held positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox, and ST Microelectronics.

Thomas Slaight is a vice president for A.T. Kearney, the management consulting business unit of EDS. He has been with A.T. Kearney since 1993. A specialist in supply strategy, Slaight is also an expert in renewed growth by creating supply advantage through innovative use of supplier technology. He developed and grew strategic sourcing at A.T. Kearney until it became one of its most significant practices. He was also a co-founder of A.T. Kearney's Internet negotiations toolkit, eBreviate. Slaight speaks frequently on emerging trends in Purchasing and Supply Management. In 2002, he was awarded the A.T. Kearney Distinguished Service Award for his multi-year efforts in Supplier Relationship Management.

Jack Futcher is senior vice president and manager of procurement for Bechtel Corporation, and is responsible for worldwide supply chain functions and resources. In this capacity, Futcher is responsible for a yearly spend ranging from $5 billion to $8 billion sourced on a global basis. He is on the board of directors of three Bechtel affiliated companies and is also responsible for Six Sigma deployment in one of Bechtel's Global Business Units. Futcher has been in this role since 1996.

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