Only the best and brightest supply management professionals present at ISM conferences.



David Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 2010 – 2016

DAVID CAMERON is former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who resigned from the position in 2016 in the wake of the Brexit decision. Cameron will speak to ISM2017 conference attendees about his experience navigating geopolitical and public policy issues, many of which impact the global supply chain. He will also address a range of events in Europe and worldwide, and what they could mean to you.

General Colin L. Powell, USA (RET)

Like supply managers everywhere, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) is no stranger to delivering short term supply solutions - and leadership - during a time of crisis. As former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell assembled a multibillion dollar supply chain involving 42 nations during Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf. In only a few months, Powell and his team pulled together millions of coordinated supplies: military goods, machinery, food, weaponry, and critical spare parts. General Powell will inspire and motivate ISM2017 attendees with stories of leadership under fire - and how to deliver complex supply systems when facing immovable deadlines.

Annette Gregg, MBA


Difference Makers Consulting

Annette Gregg is owner of Difference Makers Consulting and has an extensive background in marketing and sales, serving in executive level positions for corporations, associations and non-profits. Since 1995, she has taught at several universities and is Program Advisor in San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies, leading one of the most successful professional programs in the university’s history. She currently consults for FICO, launching its women’s resource group and internal diversity training programs, and serves on the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Board of Directors. A lifelong learner and teacher, she is passionate about helping people unlock their potential and reach new heights of success.

General Sessions Speakers

Gayle Abbott


Strategic Alignment Partners, Inc.

Rainey Alben, CPSD

Diversity Director

Institute for Supply Management

Jeff Amsel

VP, Global Strategic Sourcing and Real Estate/Corporate Facilities


John Anton

Director, Steel Analytics

IHS Markit

Ekin Aridag

Senior Manager, Technology Services

GEP Worldwide

Venky Arun

Sr. Analytics Manager

A.T. Kearney

James M. Baehr

Group Lead

Sourcing Strategies Group LLC

Jim Barnes

Managing Director

ISM Professional Services

Brad Berke

Global Managing Partner, Supply Chain &Operations Officers Practice

Heidrick & Struggles

David W. Berson

SVP & Chief Economist

Nationwide Insurance

Krystelle Bilodeau

Director, Retail and Wholesale Debt

Bank of Canada

Cynthia Bilodeau, Ph.D.

Professor, Counseling and Psychotherapy

Saint Paul University

Jami Bliss

Senior Director, Program Management, Global Procurement

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Roger Blumberg

Chief Commercial Officer


Paul Boyer

Site Procurement Head


Christie Breves

Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer

US Steel

Lane Burkitt


ISM Professional Services

Shawn Burkle

Purchasing Development Executive

Rolls-Royce North America

Helen Carter

Senior Sustainable Procurement Consultant

Action Sustainability

Maria Centeno

Director, Strategic Sourcing, Marketing & Events


Thomas Y. Choi, Ph.D.

Professor and Executive Director

ASU and CAPS Research

Toi Clarke Jones

MBA, Senior Associate

Paladin Associates

Aaron Cleavinger

Managing Partner & Executive Recruiter

Murdoch Mason Executive Search Group

Mark Clouse

Senior Partner, Procurement and Analytics Solutions Practice

A.T. Kearney

Lt. Colonel (Ret) William “Chip” Colbert

Principal Consultant

Strategic Alignment Partners, Inc.

Patrick Connaughton

Senior Research Director

The Hackett Group

Todd Cooper

Managing Director, Procurement & Supply Chain

KKR Capstone

Shantanu Das

Expert Associate Partner

McKinsey & Company

John Davitt

Senior Partner

Korn Ferry

Diego De La Garza

Associate Director

Source One Management Services

Bill DeMartino

General Manager, North America


Scott Dever

VP, Member Development

Corporate United

Manisha Dhakad

Senior Manager, Payment Solutions Operations


Paige DiChira-Bowen


Seelye Acquisitions, Inc.

William Dorn

Vice President, Operations

Source One Management Services, LLC

Sam Dowell

Vice President, Commercial Procurement


Lisa Edwards

EVP, Global Corporate Services


Sven Uwe Erber

VP Procurement Electronics & Drives

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Bamberg

Carrie Ericson

Vice President

A.T. Kearney

Robert Ernst

Director, Firmwide Procurement


Trevor Faure, LLB.Hons., Barrister

Global Adviser, Legal Transformation & Management

Kristi Ferguson

VP, Business Management & Governance, Enterprise Real Estate

TD Bank

Dion Ferrell

Vice President, Strategic Sourcing

Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC

Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, CPSD

Former SVP Supply Management, CPO & 2016 Shipman Gold Medal winner

Amy Fong

Associate Principal

The Hackett Group

Mel Foody

Director of Business Intelligence


Colby Fuser

Vice President – Business Development


Beverly Gaskin

Executive Director, Global Purchasing

General Motors

James Gellert

Chairman & CEO

Rapid Ratings International

Amy Georgi

Program Manager

Fluke Corporation

Christina Gill

International Supply Chain Leader


Elizabeth Green

Sr. Manager, Consultants, EPS Procurement, Process & Support

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Mark Grieco, J.D.


Grieco & Scalera, PA

Ines Grund

Associate Partner

McKinsey & Company

Carl Hafele

Chief Investment Officer

Lanier Asset Management

Mark Hales

Senior Partner, Operations and Performance Transformation Practice

A.T. Kearney

David Handley

Vice President

Business Partnerships, Business Initiatives & Support Services, Vancouver Coastal Health

Carmen Harris

Senior Sourcing Specialist

Duke Energy

Brad Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD


ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee

Matthias Höpfl

Director Purchasing Strategy

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Bamberg

Steve Hrubala

Global Head of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

The Carlyle Group

Min (Anthony) Hu

Head of the Core Expert Group of CFLP's Specialized Committee for Purchasing and Supply Chain Management


Susan Huang

Procurement Executive

IBM Great China Group

Bernd Huber, Ph.D.

Head of Sourcing, Center for Excellence


Michael Irgang

CPA, MBA, Executive Vice President

Global Risk Management Corp

Tom Jackson

Senior Manager, Supply Chain Operations


Wanda Jackson-Davis

VP of Supply Management


Steven Jeffrey

First Vice President, Strategic Sourcing

SunTrust Bank

Alpar Kamber

Executive Vice President

WNS Global Services (Denali)

Jerri Kapelka, CPSM, CPSD

Manager Professional Credentials

Institute for Supply Management

John Kerr

Global Sourcing Operations & Finance Leader

Owens Corning

Claudia Knowlton-Chike

SVP, Supply Chain

Emerald Performance Materials

Doug Kortfelt

Chief Procurement Officer


Ashish Kothari


McKinsey & Company

Anya Kroupnik

Director, Indirect Sourcing


Robert Kuhn, J.D.


ISM Committee on Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Thomas J. Kull, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management

Arizona State University

Steve Lai

Honorary Chairman

Supply Management Institute (SMIT)

Mariano Legaz

SVP & Chief Procurement Officer


Howard Levy

VP, Global Sourcing

Zimmer Biomet

Thomas Linton

Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer


Sadia Lorentz, CPSM, C.P.M.

Director, Supply Management for Biomedical, Freight & Fleet

American Red Cross

Jeannie Maddox

Supplier Diversity


Petya Madzharova

Director of Energy Intelligence Group


Tom Martin

Director, Learning Solutions

Institute for Supply Management

Christopher E. Martus, C.P.M., CPSM, CPSD

Vice President of Procurement

The Mosaic Company

Tammy Matthews

Program Manager

Institute for Supply Management

Mike McDonald

Executive Vice President, Business Development & Marketing

Prime Advantage

Erik J. Meader, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Global Procurement


Scott Miller

VP, Sales


Steve Miller


Sourcing Fuel, LLC.

Grayson Mitchell

Area Sales Manager

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Raj Nath

VP Procurement

Brooks Brothers

David Natoff

Head of Procure to Pay


Nora Neibergall CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M.

Senior Vice President, Certification and Professional Standards

Institute for Supply Management

Lara Nichols

SVP, Head of Procurement

NFP Corp

Ryan Nied

Executive Leader

State of Flux

Anthony S. Nieves, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CFPM


ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, Five Star Home Health, Inc., Riviera Hospitality, LLC, Convergence Investments, LLC

Chris O’Brien

Chief Commercial Officer

C.H. Robinson

John Oppold

Chief Financial Officer


Mike Ozmeral

Chief Procurement Officer

Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.

Drake Paden

Director, IT Procurement


Mark J. Palla

Supplier Diversity Advocate


Daniel Perry

Senior Account Executive


Geoffrey Pollak

Managing Director

Alvarez & Marsal

Mark Pringle

Senior Vice President

Dell EMC

Kris Pugsley

Senior Manager, Global Communications

ON Semiconductor

Sundar Raghavan

Director of Product Management

Amazon Business

Alston Reece

Global Procure to Pay Process Owner for Direct Material & Vendor Master


Jeanne Rineer

Senior Group Manager


Tim Robb

EVP, General Counsel

NFP Corp

Dale Rogers, Ph.D

Professor, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Interim Chair, Supply Chain Management Department

Arizona State University

Mercedes Romero

Senior Director, Latin America

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Edda Rottscheidt

Director, Market Planning

LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Andrew Sabo, MBA

Senior Manager, Global Procurement

Dentsply Sirona

Christie Sander

HR Business Partner


Joe Sandor

Professor of Purchasing and Supply Management

Michigan State University

Chris Sawchuk

Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader

The Hackett Group

Khalil Sayed

Senior Director, Head of Growth Markets Indirect Procurement

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Sandro Scharlibbe


Brose Group, Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Bamberg

Tania Seary

Founder & CEO


Eric Shobe, CPSM

Vice President, Procurement Worldwide R&D


Brian Slobodow

Operating Executive

Golden Gate Capital

Brian Smith


John Hopkins University

Emily Socha

Sourcing Process Analyst

General Mills, Inc.

Adriano Solis, Ph.D.

Director, School of Administrative Studies

York University

Patric H Stadtfeld

Head of Supply Chain Management

Siemens Corporation

Ken Stanick

Director of Customer Success

Amazon Business

Deborah Stanton

Executive Managing Director

CAPS Resarch

Paul W. Stasko

Sr. Director, Supply Chain Management


Jaime Steele

Senior Director of Procurement Operations


Joseph Stephens

Director Operations Excellence, Global Supply Chain

Northrup Grumman

Russ Steward, JD

Contract Compliance Consultant


Shelley Stewart, Jr.

Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer


Geneva Taylor

Managing Director

Tellis Executive Search

Sheryl Tockerman, CPSM

Senior Manager, Global Procurement Professional Services


Douglas Truchan

Director, Advisory Operations

PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory LLC.

Kara Tuttamore

Director, Operations, CBRE

TD Bank

Chae-Ung Um

Corporate Senior Vice President, Global Procurement Strategy & General Procurement Function Division

LG Electronics

Michael J. Urick, PhD, MBA, MS

Graduate Director of Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence and Assistant Professor of Management & Operational Excellence

Saint Vincent College; Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government

Nina Vaca

Chairman & CEO

Pinnacle Group

David Vallejo

Senior Director, Direct Spend

SAP Ariba

Vanessa Van Edwards

Lead Investigator

Science of People

Remko Van Hoek

Former CPO, The Walt Disney Company, Advisor to LogicSource

Linsey Vasilenko

Director, Global Procurement

Schneider Electric

Katherine Vigneau, CAFM

Director of Professional Development

NAFA Fleet Management Association

Kate Vitasek

Author, Faculty

University of Tennessee

Susan Vzrak

Director, Global Supply Chain Compliance

Northrop Grumman

Beth Wagener Gutweiler

Supply Chain Ambassador Leader


Richard Waugh

VP, Corporate Development

Zycus, Inc.

Richard Wertsching

VP Strategic Sourcing

Disney, Theme Parks and Resorts

Richard Wertsching, C.P.M.

VP Strategic Sourcing, WDP&R

The Walt Disney Company

Jeffrey P. Wincel


ON Semiconductor

Susanna Zhu

Chief Procurement Officer

The Hershey Company

Natalia Zoubtsova

Procurement Advisor

ExxonMobil Global Services Company