ISM Issues Call for J. Shipman Gold Medal Award Nominees

Award honors distinguished service to supply management profession

Dec 21, 2015, 09:00 ET from Institute for Supply Management

PHOENIX, Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is accepting nominations for the prestigious J. Shipman Gold Medal Award through January 31, 2016.

The J. Shipman Gold Medal Award is ISM's most esteemed award and is presented annually to an individual who has performed distinguished service for the cause and advancement of the supply management profession. Those chosen for the award also have mentored and guided members of the profession.

The award was created in 1931 to commemorate the work of Johnson Shipman, a pioneer member of the New York affiliate of the National Association of Purchasing Agents, now Institute for Supply Management. Shipman was well-known for liberally giving his time and counsel.

To nominate a person who has performed distinguished service for the supply management profession as an innovator, community leader, mentor and teacher, visit A nominee does not have to be an ISM member. The winner is selected by a committee of peers.

Past winners include Bradley Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair, Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, ISM; Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M, former CEO, ISM; Lisa Martin, CPSM, CPSD, senior vice president, Worldwide Procurement, Pfizer Inc., and many other leaders in supply management. For a complete list of winners, visit

The winner of the 2016 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award will be announced at an awards luncheon at the ISM2016 annual conference in Indianapolis May 15-18, 2016.

About Institute for Supply Management

Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) serves supply management professionals in more than 90 countries. Its 48,000 members around the world manage about $1 trillion in corporate and government supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute in the world, ISM is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM leads the profession through the ISM Report On Business®, its highly regarded certification programs and the newly launched ISM Mastery Model™. For more information, please visit

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