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Top Leaders Will Share Perspectives at ISM "Fueling the Recovery" Summits

FOR RELEASE: January 21, 2010

(TEMPE, Ariz.) January 21, 2010 — Three unique programs for supply management professionals who value diversity and innovation are fast approaching. Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) "Fueling the Recovery Summits" are less than two weeks away. Each summit has its own set of workshops, including executive peer panels. These facilitated discussions feature senior level leaders from top organizations and supply departments. Ask top supply executives for tips on getting to the C-level at the executive peer panel session that resonates best with you:

  • Black Executive Supply Management Summit | "Fueling the Pipeline" | February 2-4, 2010
    Executive Peer Panel Session - Wednesday, February 3rd at 10:30 a.m.
    Joseph C. Black, Jr., Chief Procurement Officer, Aetna; Patricia B. Hairston, Director, International Procurement and Transportation, Corning, Inc.; and Tracy Joshua, senior director, Corporate Goods and Services, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Hispanic Supply Management Summit | "Latinos Mejorando la Cadena de Suministro" | February 3-4, 2010
    Executive Peer Panel Session - Wednesday, February 3rd at 1:30 p.m.
    Rafael Marrero, Vice President of Global Procurement, Willbros USA; Mario Munoz, Vice President, WellPoint, Inc.; and Dr. Rene G. Rendon, CPSM, C.P.M. CPCM, PMP, Associate Professor of Acquisition Management, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Women Executive Supply Management Summit | "Making an Impact" | February 3-4, 2010
    Executive Peer Panel Session - Thursday, February 4th at 9:45 a.m.
    Cathy Rogers, Vice President, Global Opportunities, IBM Global Services; Stacey Taylor, Vice President, Indirect Capital and Procurement, ConAgra Foods; and Virginia Tucker, Vice President, Xerox Corporation

Attendees have access to sessions in all three programs, as space permits, for additional learning and networking opportunities.


Summit registration fee is $795 (USD) for ISM members and $995 (USD) for nonmembers. ISM members who register to attend one of the summits through $avings $ource can receive a $50 Gift Certificate toward future purchases of ISM products and programs*. Registration must be through the $avings $ource page: For all other registration, visit the ISM Web site at and locate the specific summit on the home page under Upcoming Events. All sessions are at the Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 L. Street, San Diego, California 92101.

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