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Keynotes Announced for ISM's "Fueling the Recovery" Summits

FOR RELEASE: January 5, 2010

Economic expert and leadership coach to provide updates, insights and strategic solutions.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) January 5, 2010 — Start the new year off equipped with tips to help invigorate your supply chain by attending one of Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) three upcoming summits. ISM is co-locating the following learning (and networking) events at the Omni San Diego Hotel in San Diego:

All summits share a common theme — "Fueling the Recovery" — and each will focus on being prepared for the economic recovery — on a personal and company level. Each summit has its own set of workshops, but general session and meals are held together. All three programs are open to professionals in supply management who value diversity and innovation.

Don't miss Wednesday morning's General Session featuring Marvin Clark, founder and principal of Scottsdale, Arizona-based Monsoon Wealth Management. Clark is a contributor to the financial Web site, Seeking Alpha, a free online source of opinion, analysis and financial discussion. Seeking Alpha was named the Most Informative Website by Kiplinger's Magazine and has received Forbes' "Best of the Web" Award.

Wednesday lunch Keynote Speaker Jeffrey D. Hatchell, president and founder of Oakland, California-based J.D. Hatchell Enterprises Inc., will speak on how to tap into your own talent for leadership to help your team power through the recovery. Hatchell does business as Over the Top Coaching and Empower Management Solutions. His company focuses on leadership development through executive coaching and motivational speaking.

To register, visit the ISM Web site at and locate the specific summit on the Home Page under Upcoming Events. Summit registration fee is $795 (USD) for ISM members and $995 (USD) for nonmembers. Register by January 8, 2010 to receive your $100 USD discount. Team discounts and student rates are available.

All sessions are at the Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 L. Street, San Diego, California 92101. For hotel reservations, call 619/231-6664 or 888/444-OMNI. Book your conference rate now at Book by January 8, 2010 to receive the special rate from $229 per night.

ISM Diversity Statement
For the Institute, diversity is valuing and respecting individual strengths, viewpoints and contributions. Diversity is a positive asset for the organization's growth and success. ISM values and embraces diversity in the membership.

About Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)
As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM is a not-for-profit membership association serving more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. ISM offers credentialing to professionals around the world with the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Media Contact:
ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale, extension 3143