ISM Issues Call for Nominations for J. Shipman Award

Nominations are for those who have aided the advancement of supply management

Tempe, Az—Aug. 15, 2011—Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is accepting nominations for the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award, the association’s most prominent award. ISM awards the Shipman Medal annually to an individual who has performed distinguished service for the cause and advancement of supply management as an innovator, community leader, mentor and teacher.


The 2012 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award recipient will be honored at an awards luncheon on May 8, 2012 at ISM’s 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Baltimore. Nomination deadline is Jan. 31, 2012. Nomination forms and instructions can be requested from Janis Kellerman at 800/888-6276, extension 3023 (or, for callers outside the United States, +1 480/752-6276, extension 3023), or by e-mail at [email protected]. Nominees do not have to be members of ISM.


Johnson Shipman was a pioneer member of the New York affiliate of the National Association of Purchasing Agents, well-known for giving liberally of his time and counsel. The award was established in 1931 to commemorate the contributions of Shipman, a man known for his vision, intellect and influence on important issues. The award is presented to those individuals whose modest, unselfish, sincere and persistent efforts have aided the advancement of the supply management field. Those chosen for the award have also assisted and guided members of the supply management profession in their endeavors.


For more information on previous Shipman medalists, visit the ISM website at Select About ISM, then J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.