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ISM Honors Affiliate of the Year

FOR RELEASE: May 16, 2011

ISM—Atlanta, Inc. is a leader in the advancement of supply management.

(Tempe, Ariz.) May 16, 2011 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) has awarded ISM—Atlanta, Inc. the prestigious Affiliate of the Year Award. ISM officially recognized affiliate excellence at a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast during its 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Orlando, Florida. Affiliate Excellence Awards recognize ISM affiliates that demonstrate an awareness and distinction in their professional operations, educational offerings, and ability to recruit, train and retain members, while at the same time communicating the value and prestige of ISM and the supply management profession.

"The board members of ISM Atlanta couldn't be more enthused about this award," remarked Lauchlin McKinnon, president of ISM—Atlanta, Inc. "Every single board member is responsible for this Affiliate of the Year honor, not to mention the many loyal members. I especially want to thank the three past presidents still serving as board members, the veteran board members who have served tirelessly in many roles over multiple years, and the newer board additions to the board — all who are working to take ISM—Atlanta to the next level. We strive for a higher level of excellence each and every year and this will motivate us to raise the bar even higher."

Each ISM Affiliate, regardless of size, has the opportunity to achieve Affiliate Excellence recognition by meeting each of the core competency requirements. Those selected for the Affiliate of the Year have surpassed the designated core competency requirements found on the official nomination form, including but not limited to membership growth, professional development opportunities and valuable affiliate membership meetings. Ten Affiliates met the level of excellence for 2010. They are:

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 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

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