ISM and Howard University Present World-Class Summit for Black Executives, October 10-12, 2004 in Scottsdale, Arizona

FOR RELEASE: October 4, 2004

CONTACT: Jean McHale
  ISM Public Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3143

(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Top executives in the supply management profession will gather in Scottsdale, Arizona October 10-12, 2004 for the 2nd Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit. Presented by the Tempe, Arizona-based Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) and Howard University, the program will be held at the Renaissance Scottsdale Resort and sessions will feature world-class supply management executives and academicians.

Black Executive Supply Management Summit highlights include:

  • Legacy of Leaders
    Opening General Session keynote presented by R. David Nelson, C.P.M., A.P.P., vice president, global supply management, Delphi Corporation.
  • Peer Sharing and Coaching
    Senior executives share insights into their career paths. Panelists include: Tina Ballard, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Army, policy and procurement; Alex Brown, vice president, global supply management and logistics, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.; Willie A. Deese, senior vice president, global procurement, Merck and Co., Inc.; and Gregory Taylor, supply chain management executive, Bank of America.
  • What's Next? Beyond Cost Reduction
    Tom Slaight, vice president, A.T. Kearney and ISM Board member gives a CEO perspective on how to generate increased value for your organization.
  • Outsourcing: Obstacles and Opportunities
    Presented by Lisa M. Ellram, Ph.D., C.P.M., CPA, C.M.A. professor, supply chain management at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and Corey Billington, Ph.D., president, 2ndEdison, Inc. and consulting associate professor, Stanford University.
  • University Panel
    David Fitzpatrick, director, Supply Chain Management Center, Howard University, facilitates discussion on the need to ensure that minorities participate in the growth of the supply management profession. Learn how the Institute for Supply Management™ is working with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other minority universities to promote the supply management profession within minority communities.

Proceeds from the 2nd Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit will be directed to a scholarship fund to send students to ISM's 90th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, May 8-11, 2005 in San Antonio.

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