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Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) Announces 2011 Board of Directors

FOR RELEASE: January 25, 2011

(TEMPE, Ariz.) January 25, 2011 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) announced its 2011 Board of Directors during its Annual Meeting, held January 13, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. The leadership-based Board is made up of business leaders who hold senior-level positions in supply management or other fields that help the Institute with its mission to lead and serve supply management. The 2011 ISM Board of Directors is:

Chair, Sidney Johnson, CPSM, vice president, global supply management at Delphi Corporation and executive champion for the Global Supply Management Task Team. Johnson leads a 1,300 person global team of procurement professionals that is focused on direct, indirect and logistics as well as processes and systems, and quality. His vision is to guide and enable his team to unlock the value of Delphi's supply chain. Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in purchasing, operations, quality and lean manufacturing principles.

Jean Baderschneider, Ph.D., vice president, global procurement for Exxon Mobil Corporation. She is responsible for procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, warehousing and accounts payable worldwide.

Joseph C. Black Jr., chief procurement officer for Aetna, Inc. In this position, he leads the company's procure-to-pay activities enterprisewide, impacting more than US$4 billion in company expense. His responsibilities include supply management, accounts payable, meeting management, travel, supplier diversity and expense policy.

Julia M. Brown, senior vice president – Global Procurement and chief procurement officer for Kraft Foods Inc. She is responsible for the procurement of all goods and services for Kraft Foods worldwide. This extends across the spend areas and includes risk management, strategic sourcing, and supporting tools and processes that drive collaboration with supplier partners.

Janice L. Davis, vice president and chief procurement officer at Bombardier Aerospace. Davis is accountable for a global team responsible for the strategic procurement of all aerospace products and services.

Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., MCIPS, senior vice president, supply management for Terex Corporation. He is responsible for managing a companywide supply management and strategic sourcing process. Using a central category management and leadership team, Fiore's group leverages the spend across 30 global manufacturing sites to more effectively manage Terex's direct and indirect spend.

Craig J. Johnson, C.P.M., A.P.P., chief executive officer of Musician's Friend, Inc., a leading direct marketer and e-commerce retailer of musical equipment and related merchandise — the largest such company in the United States and a wholly owned subsidiary of Guitar Center.

Thomas K. Linton has decades of experience in both global procurement and the semiconductor industry, having built his career at companies around the world. He is the former executive vice president and chief procurement officer for LG Electronics and was based in Seoul, South Korea.

Lisa Martin, C.P.M., senior vice president, worldwide procurement and global operations, Pfizer Inc. As Pfizer's chief procurement officer and Global Operations leader, Martin and her organization support all externally purchased goods and services categories across each business line, including biopharmaceuticals, consumer, nutritional and animal health.

Nora P. Neibergall, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M., senior vice president at Institute for Supply Management™ and corporate secretary for the ISM Board of Directors. Neibergall oversees ISM's educational program development, professional credentials, diversity, public relations, marketing and sales efforts.

Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., MCIPS, ISM chief executive officer. Novak led the Institute in a major change in its governance, the implementation of a Board of Directors comprised of senior officers at major companies. Following this change, Novak led the organization in broadening its focus from purchasing into supply management and extending its worldwide reach.

Craig Reed, CPSM, senior vice president, supply chain management at Eaton Corporation, a global diversified power management company. In this position, he leads global policy and functional alignment for supply chain management worldwide for Eaton Corporation.

Anthony E. Santiago, CPSM, vice president and chief procurement officer for WellPoint, Inc. Santiago has sourcing responsibility for a broad range of spend categories, including marketing services and materials, IT hardware and software, capabilities sourcing, consulting, and professional services, facilities, energy and utilities.

Ronald D. Schnur, CPSM, vice president, dairy supply and operations for WhiteWave Foods Company. In this position, he is responsible for providing strategic, financial and operational leadership for the dairy supply chain and operations team of 115. He also provides direct support for the Horizon Organic Business Unit.

Deborah Webber, CPSM, C.P.M., senior vice president at Institute for Supply Management™ and corporate treasurer for the ISM Board of Directors. Webber is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Institute, which include communications, customer service, accounting, information systems/technology and the website, purchasing/contracting, human resources, affiliate support, meeting planning and corporate program development.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. 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 75 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Media Contact:
Jean McHale, ISM Public Relations
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