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Board Member - Thomas W. Derry

Institute for Supply Management®
Board Member

Thomas W. Derry

Thomas W. Derry
Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Supply Management®

Institute for Supply Management


Thomas W. Derry is ISM's chief executive officer. He has oversight for all ISM programs and is charged with furthering the association's aims and objectives. Derry brings a blend of for-profit and not-for-profit experience to his leadership role, having built his career with positions in news editorial, wire services, publishing, financial information services and association management.

ISM is a not-for-profit organization with more than 45,000 members. ISM delivers market intelligence, certification, training, and professional development to the global market of procurement and supply chain management professionals. ISM is best known as the creator and publisher of the PMI® index as part of its monthly Report On Business®. The PMI® is closely followed by governments and in capital markets as a leading indicator of global economic conditions.

Prior to joining ISM in July 2012, Derry spent nine years with the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), a US$23 million professional association serving 17,000 corporate treasury and finance professionals. Derry joined AFP in 2003 as managing director and rose to the position of vice president and chief operating officer in 2007. As second in command at AFP, Derry directed a global staff located in the United States and United Kingdom. He was responsible for strategic planning and strategic development of a global group, including U.S. and Canadian professional membership organizations and two wholly owned, for-profit U.K. subsidiaries.

Prior to AFP, Tom was general manager of the LexisNexis business intelligence group headquartered in New Providence, NJ. Tom oversaw the implementation of a new strategy, restructured operations, and handled related acquisition integrations and strategic business unit divestitures.

Derry has substantial experience in product development, cross-border acquisitions and foreign joint ventures, strategic restructuring of operations and developing profit generating strategic alliances. Representing ISM, Derry is frequently interviewed on macroeconomic and business conditions by the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, U.S. television network CNBC, and various other business media outlets, as well as frequently invited as a speaker at a variety of business conferences. He holds a bachelor of science degree in foreign relations from Georgetown University.

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