Alvin J. Williams to Receive 2013 Hoagland Award

FOR RELEASE: March 12, 2013

(Tempe, AZ) March 12, 2013 — The Educational Resources Committee of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has named Alvin J. Williams, Ph.D. its John H. Hoagland Award recipient for 2013. Williams will be honored at a recognition dinner on March 14, 2013 in conjunction with the 23rd Annual North American Research Symposium at the Phoenix/Chandler Hilton in Chandler, Arizona.

Williams is Distinguished Professor of Marketing at University of South Alabama's Mitchell College of Business. In 2011, he received the Outstanding Faculty Award for the college. Prior to his current position, Williams was interim dean and professor of marketing at the University of Southern Mississippi's College of Business. He served as the department chair from 1988 to 2005.

Williams is past president and co-chair of the board of governors of the Society for Marketing Advances and is a former editor of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He has published articles in various academic journals and professional publications including Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Management Review and Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management.

Williams' volunteer leadership roles include service on the ISM Educational Resources Committee, the CAPS Research Board of Trustees, and the ISM Business Survey Advisory Committee. He has conducted more than 350 presentations and seminars for supply management and marketing professionals in the United States, Europe, South Africa, India and China.

The John H. Hoagland Award was created to recognize and honor the contributions of outstanding academics and practitioners in supply management. Williams is the fourth recipient of this prestigious award.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).


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