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Future Supply Management Leaders Compete For Scholarships

FOR RELEASE: February 29, 2012

Case competition results from ISM's Black Executive Supply Management Summit announced.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) February 29, 2012 — Supply management students representing three universities demonstrated their analytical and reasoning skills in a case competition that took place February 9, 2012 during the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) 9th Annual Black Executive Supply Management Summit. Student teams from Clark Atlanta University, Howard University and Tennessee State University presented case studies in a professional setting before a panel of judges representing top supply management practitioners. Students also heard from senior executives on how to establish themselves in the supply management profession. Results of the 2012 case competition are:

1st Place | US$5,000 scholarship award
Clark Atlanta University
Team adviser: Marcia Daley, Ph.D., CPSM
Team members: Audric Adger, Jamael Harris, Prescella L. Monger, Abdi Sugal, Stephen Tolbert

2nd Place | US$2,000 scholarship award
Howard University
Team adviser: Dr. Angela Tidwell
Team members: Tarik Everett, Kari Guy, Grayson Mitchell, Ernesto Sanchez, Darryl Stephens

3rd Place | US$1,500 scholarship award
Tennessee State University
Team adviser: C.X. Fan, Ph.D.
Team members: Chika Chimezie, Jasmine Hudson, Sai Priya Sista, Sheldon Welch, Lance Woods

Global management consultancy A.T. Kearney provided the case study, and the 2012 judging panel included: Gerry Bundle, CPSM, managing member, Standhope Advisory Services; Anthony Humphrey, director, global strategic outsourcing, MeadWestvaco; Tiffany Hickerson, sourcing manager, A.T. Kearney; and Darryl Watkins, senior sourcing manager, A.T. Kearney.

The Black Executive Supply Management Summit financially supports student attendance at ISM's Annual Supply Management Conference by underwriting expenses.

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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