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Kemp Is Hoagland Award Recipient for 2012

FOR RELEASE: January 11, 2012

(Tempe, AZ) January 11, 2012 — Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) Educational Resources Committee has named Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., CPSM, C.P.M. its John H. Hoagland Award recipient for 2012. Kemp is president of Kemp Enterprises in Des Moines, Iowa. He will be recognized at a dinner on March 15, 2012, in conjunction with the 2012 North American Research Symposium.

Kemp is an author, lecturer and consultant. He began his career working with the mobilization, maintenance, modernization and preparedness of the U.S. Army's Industrial Production Base, which included oversight of procurement for engineering services and construction. After a 23-year military career, Kemp retired from the U.S. Army in 1973 as a lieutenant colonel, Regular Army Corps of Engineers. He earned his doctorate and MBA degrees from Arizona State University. From 1982 to 1995, Kemp taught university courses on international management, world trade, international business, production management and business strategies at Drake University. He was elected ISM (then NAPM) national president in 1997, and was awarded the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award in 2005.

Kemp is a longtime advocate for the supply management academic community. He was part of the effort that established ISM's Academic Research Support Program, a grants program designed to help researchers and academicians at all phases of their careers.

The North American Research Symposium is scheduled for March 15-16, 2012 at the Phoenix/Chandler Hilton in Chandler, Arizona. Registration information for the event is available on the ISM website at

The John H. Hoagland Award was created to recognize and honor the contributions of outstanding academics and practitioners in supply management. Professor Hoagland taught supply management from 1952 to 1990 at Michigan State University to undergraduate, graduate and executive students. As one of the first academics in the field of purchasing and operations, he was instrumental in training doctoral students who would later deliver courses in purchasing at universities and colleges around the world. He also made strong contributions in research, focusing on business surveys to study leading economic indicators and business trends.

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®), Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) 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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