Joe Cavinato, Ph.D.
Thunderbird School of
Ric Freeman, C.P.M.
Jerry Miller, CPSM, CPSD
Capital One Services
JDA Software Group
Brian Schulties, C.P.M.
University of San Diego
Meghan Truchan, CPSM
Ron Wilson, CPSM, C.P.M.
Wilbur Curtis Company
INSPIRE AND ENRICH AT ISM2017
Here we are in April, already more than a quarter of the way through 2017. The
first half of the year concludes with ISM2017 in Orlando, Florida, May 21-24, and
ISM Travel & Events 2017 in Miami, June 12-14.
These events are premium opportunities
to network with procurement and supply
management colleagues and enhance your skill
While attending ISM2017, invest time to converse
with young professionals. What enticed them
to choose the supply management profession?
What are their career aspirations? What challenges
are they facing in their position? Initiating these
experiences also opens the door to mentoring
opportunities. Enrich the lives of those who
represent the next chapter in the evolution of
Likewise, young professionals eager to advance
to the next level should engage with those
around them throughout the Conference for new
perspectives and insights. This year’s 30 Under 30
Megawatt Star Dan Kaskinen, strategic sourcing
manager for Premier, Inc., credits mentoring and
a thirst for knowledge for his development and
success since entering the profession. Read more
about Kaskinen’s journey on page 22.
Lastly, it’s a bittersweet time for our editorial team.
Lisa Arnseth, who has served 10 years as a senior
writer and publications coordinator for Inside
Supply Management® and other ISM publications,
is moving on to her next adventure. Lisa has
written and coordinated countless articles over
the years — including many related to diversity,
sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
We want to extend our congratulations and best
wishes to Lisa as she embarks on a new journey in
Continue providing us feedback on our new
magazine design. We’re always looking for ways
to improve your member publication. ISM
Director of Publications
Jami Bliss, CPSM