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ISM Services Group Earns Top Distinction

FOR RELEASE: May 28, 2013

(Tempe, Ariz.) May 28, 2013 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) honored its Services Group as 2012 Group or Forum of the Year. ISM annually recognizes Group and Forum. ISM Services Group Chair Fred Ledbetter, C.P.M., accepted the award at a volunteer appreciation breakfast during ISM's 98th Annual International Supply Management Conference in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

"It is an honor to be selected as ISM's Group/Forum of the Year. We could not have achieved this distinction without the dedication and efforts of a select group of talented individuals who willingly donate their time and energy to achieve excellence," Ledbetter said. "Not only are these folks high performers, but they also exhibit the characteristics of an effective team by willingly sharing ideas and creating a cooperative environment that facilitates creative thinking."

Members of the ISM Services Group leadership team are Ellen Berry, Paul Howard, Marty Bell, Christopher Flum, Jim Haining, Marty Rutkovitz, Jewel Eldridge and Vik Goel.

"The ISM Services Group is fortunate to have this fine group of individuals to promote services and ISM. Our success is also influenced by having a positive relationship with ISM and their wonderful staff. We will continue to raise the bar higher to not only achieve greater accomplishments, but also to serve as an example for other Groups and Forums in furthering the mission and vision of ISM."

ISM Groups and Forums Excellence Awards recognize those Groups and Forums that demonstrate excellence in their professional operations, educational offerings, recruitment, training and retention efforts, while at the same time communicating the value and prestige of ISM and the supply management profession. Four Groups or Forums met the level of excellence for 2012. They are:

  • Materials Management Group
  • New York/New Jersey Forum
  • Services Group
  • Southwest Forum

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).


Media Contact
Linda Michels | lmichels@ism.ws
Vice President, Strategic Marketing
Institute for Supply Management™
(U.S. only) 800/888-6276, extension 3048
(International) +1 480/752-6276, extension 3048



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