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January 2014, Vol. 26, No. 1
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ISM Board News

Institute for Supply Management, Inc.™ Membership Vote Information

Proposals as Outlined on Ballot: Election of the ISM Board of Directors

The ISM Bylaws provide that the Nominating Committee recommends a slate of individuals to serve on the ISM Board of Directors. The Bylaws further require a membership vote, either in person or by proxy, to elect the candidates proposed by the Nominating Committee.

The current Nominating Committee is composed of four members from the Board of Directors, two ISM members selected by the Board Chair and ISM's CEO. A current Board member chairs the Nominating Committee. The Committee's goal is to recruit leaders of either gender who come from diverse economic sectors and ethnic backgrounds, and who bring individual skills to lead our Institute. Individuals may be involved in supply management or other fields that the Nominating Committee believes will help the Institute with its mission to lead supply management. A Board member's term is four years, and begins at the Board meeting following the Annual Meeting, also to be held on January 23, 2014. Your Board unanimously recommends your vote "For" the nominated individuals.

The slate of proposed candidates for the ISM Board of Directors are Nik Hiremath, vice president, supply chain at MeadWestvaco Corporation, and Hans Melotte, vice president and chief procurement officer for Johnson & Johnson. Their bios are available on the ISM website at www.ism.ws, under About ISM, ISM Governance. The ballot, with candidate information, was distributed to eligible ISM members the second week of December.


Notice of ISM Annual Membership Meeting

Notice is given that the Institute for Supply Management, Inc.™ (ISM) Annual Membership Meeting will be held on January 23, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, Arizona. If authorized, this Proxy will be voted at that meeting unless rescinded by you either before or at the meeting.


Docket for 2013 Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors has officially called a meeting of the 2013 ISM Board of Directors to be held at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler, Arizona. The initial session will be called to order on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Docket for ISM Board Meeting:

  1. Approval of August 2013 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
  2. Finance Committee Report
  3. General Counsel Report
  4. Chief Executive Officer's Report
  5. Strategic Issues
  6. Business Carried Forward
  7. New Business
  8. Adjournment

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Issued: December 2013
Nora P. Neibergall, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M.
ISM Corporate Secretary


Docket for 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors has officially called a meeting of the 2014 ISM Board of Directors to be held at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler, Arizona. The initial session will be called to order on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. MST.

Docket for ISM Board Meeting:

  1. Committee Appointments
  2. Appoint ISM Treasurer and Corporate Secretary
  3. Strategic Issues
  4. New Business
  5. Dates and Places of Future Meetings of the Board of Directors
  6. Adjournment

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Issued: December 2013
Nora P. Neibergall, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M.
ISM Corporate Secretary


Nominate Your Role Model or Mentor — J. Shipman Gold Medal Award

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is accepting nominations for the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. The award is presented annually to an individual whose career accomplishments have promoted the advancement of the procurement and supply chain management profession. Those chosen for the award have also assisted, mentored and guided other members of the profession to excel in their own endeavors.

Nominate your role model or mentor, someone who you feel has a lengthy career full of distinguished service to the advancement of procurement and supply chain management. This person should be viewed by others as an innovator, community leader, mentor and teacher. Download the nomination form at www.ism.ws/3850.

The 2014 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award Winner is honored at an awards luncheon in May 2014 at the ISM 99th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Las Vegas.

Johnson Shipman was a pioneer member of the New York affiliate of the National Association of Purchasing Agents, well-known for giving liberally of his time and counsel. The award was established in 1931 to commemorate the contributions of Shipman, a man known for his vision, intellect and influence on important issues. The award is presented to those individuals whose career accomplishments include multiple examples of unselfish efforts that have aided the advancement of the procurement and supply chain management field.

Nomination deadline is January 31, 2014. Nominees do not have to be ISM members. For more information about the award or previous Shipman medalists, visit the ISM website at www.ism.ws. Select About ISM, then J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.



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