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ISM Now Accepting Nominations for Top Supply Management Honor

FOR RELEASE: September 10, 2012

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) accepting nominations for J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) September 10, 2012 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is accepting nominations for the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. The award honors a single individual for a lifetime of contributions to the profession. The Shipman Medal is the highest honor within ISM's power to confer. Nomination deadline is January 31, 2013.

The J. Shipman Gold Medal Award was created by the Purchasing Management Association of New York in 1931, and is presented to those individuals whose modest, unselfish, sincere and persistent efforts have aided the advancement of the supply management profession. Medalists are a class of professionals who are innovators, community leaders, mentors and teachers and model the same attributes as Johnson Shipman, for whom the honor is named.

To obtain a nomination form and instructions, contact Janis Kellerman at 480-752-6276, extension 3023 (or for callers outside the United States, +1 480-752-6276, extension 3023, or e-mail Membership in ISM is not required for nominees (or for nominating individual). For more information on previous Shipman medalists, visit the ISM website at Select About ISM, then J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.

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