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Call for Nominations — 2012 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award

FOR RELEASE: August 8, 2011

ISM invites nominations of individuals who have aided the advancement of supply management.

(Tempe, Ariz.) August 8, 2011 — 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 2012 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award recipient will be honored at an awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at ISM's 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Baltimore, Maryland. Nomination deadline is January 31, 2012. 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 members of ISM.

Johnson Shipman was a pioneer member of the New York affiliate of the National Association of Purchasing Agents, well-known for giving liberally of his time and counsel. 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.

About Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) |
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).

Media Contact:
Jean McHale |
Manager, Public Relations
Institute for Supply Management™
(U.S. only) 480-752-6276, extension 3143
(International) +1 480-752-6276, extension 3143