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ISM Now Accepting J. Shipman Gold Medal Award Nominations

FOR RELEASE: August 18, 2010

Nominate individuals who have aided the advancement of supply management.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) August 18, 2010 — Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is accepting nominations for the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award, the association's most prominent award. ISM awards the Shipman Medal annually to an individual who has performed distinguished service for the cause and advancement of supply management as an innovator, community leader, mentor and teacher.

The 2011 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award Winner will be honored at an awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at ISM's 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Orlando, Florida, USA. Nomination deadline is January 31, 2011. Nomination forms and instructions can be requested from Janis Kellerman at 480-752-6276, extension 3023 (or, for callers outside the United States, +1 480-752-6276, extension 3023), or by e-mail at Nominees do not have to be ISM members.

Johnson Shipman was a pioneer member of the New York affiliate of the National Association of Purchasing Agents. 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 modest, unselfish, sincere and persistent efforts have aided the advancement of the supply management field. Those chosen for the award have also assisted and guided members of the supply management profession in their endeavors. For more information on previous Shipman medalists, visit the ISM website at Select About ISM, then J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.

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:
Jean McHale
ISM Public Relations
(U.S. only) 480-752-6276, extension 3143
(International) +1 480-752-6276, extension 3143