J. Shipman Gold Medal Award

Recognizing Supply Management Leaders and Mentors

Nominate your role model or mentor for the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award and recognize the leaders you admire the most.

This prestigious award is presented to an individual whose career accomplishments have promoted the advancement of the procurement and supply chain management profession. Those chosen for the award have also assisted, mentored and guided other members of the profession to excel in their own endeavors.

Nominees should be individuals with lengthy careers full of distinguished service to the advancement of procurement and supply chain management. They should be viewed by others as innovators, community leaders, mentors and teachers. Nominees do not have to be ISM members.

The winner of the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award is announced at the ISM Annual Conference.

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About the J. Shipman Award

Johnson Shipman was a pioneer member of the New York affiliate of the National Association of Purchasing Agents, now Institute for Supply Management ®, well-known for giving liberally of his time and counsel. 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 procurement and supply chain management field. Following in the award namesake’s tradition, those chosen for the award have also assisted and guided members of the profession in their endeavors.

Our Newest Shipman Medalist

With her blueprints guiding sourcing and procurement transformations at multiple companies, cross-industry innovator Sue Spence, MBA, is honored with the 2020 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. Spence is the fifth woman to receive this honor among the 89 recipients of the Shipman Award, which was first presented in 1931. She is the Vice president, sourcing, procurement and disbursements at FedEx Corporation (since 2013). 

It’s an incredible honor to receive the recognition, not just for me, but for our team. If not for them and the hard work they’ve done on the transformation (at FedEx), this wouldn’t have been possible.

Past J. Shipman Medalists

2000-2019 Shipman Gold Medal Winners

2019 — Thomas Linton
2018 — Christie Breves
2017 — Thomas H. Slaight
2016 — Timothy R Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M.
2015 — Bradley Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD
2014 — Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P.
2013 — Lisa Martin, CPSM, C.P.M.
2012 — Joseph L. Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M.
2011 — Shelley Stewart, Jr., CPSM
2010 — Anthony S. Nieves, C.P.M., A.P.P, CFPM
2009 — Richard D. Rich, C.P.M.
2008 — Robert M. Monczka, Ph.D., C.P.M.
2007 — Norbert J. Ore, CPSM, C.P.M.
2006 — R. David Nelson, C.P.M., A.P.P.
2005 — Robert A. Kemp, Ph.D., CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P.
2004 — H. Ervin Lewis, C.P.M.
2003 — Richard L. Jackson, C.P.M., A.P.P.
2002 — Ralph G. Kauffman, Ph.D., C.P.M.
2001 — Raymond A. Clayton, C.P.M., A.P.P.
2000 — Elaine N. Whittington, C.P.M., A.P.P.

1980-1999 Shipman Gold Medal Winners

1999 — Alan R. Raedels, Ph.D., C.P.M.
1998 — Henry F. Garcia, C.P.M., A.P.P.
1997 — R. Jerry Baker, C.P.M.
1996 — Rene Yates, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P.
1995 — Paul K. Moffat, C.P.M.
1994 — Robert J. Bretz, C.P.M.
1993 — William A. Bales, C.P.M.
1992 — Harold E. Fearon, Ph.D., C.P.M.
1991 — J. Andrew Sutton, C.P.M.
1990 — Kenneth H. Killen, Ed.D., C.P.M.
1989 — John H. Hoagland, Ph.D., C.P.M.
1988 — Ted Thompson
1987 — Donald W. Dobler, Ph.D., C.P.M.
1986 — May Warzocha, C.P.M.
1985 — Floyd Hedrick, C.P.M.
1984 — Charles T. Haffey, C.P.M.
1983 — Charles L. Blue, C.P.M.
1982 — Paul Farrell, C.P.M.
1981 — James M. Hill, Jr.
1980 — Harold Bloom, C.P.M.

1979-1960 Shipman Gold Medal Winners

1979 — Frank Winters
1978 — Victor Pooler
1977 — Alfred E. Jones
1976 — Harry N. Wada, C.P.M.
1975 — W. B. Brown, Jr.
1974 — R. W. Brick

1973 — Thomas O. English
1972 — H. E. Cross
1971 — Russell T. Stark, Sr.
1970 — Kenneth Cruise
1969 — W. B. England
1968 — J. R. Megliola
1967 — Gordon B. Affleck
1966 — Paisley Boney
1965 — G. W. Howard Ahl
1964 — Harold Berry, C.P.M.
1963 — E. F. Andrews
1962 — G. L. Wilson
1961 — Harold F. Jones
1960 — Chester Ogden

 

 

 

   

1959-1940 Shipman Gold Medal Winners

1959 — H. W. Christensen
1958 — Ralph O. Keefer
1957 — Harry J. Graham
1956 — T. A. Corcoran
1955 — B. R. Newbery
1954 — E. H. Weaver
1953 — George W. Aljian
1952 — R. C. Swanton
1951 — H. M. Cosgrove
1950 — Joseph W. Nicholson
1949 — Julian C. Davies
1948 — F. A. Hayes
1947 — R. C. Haberkern
1946 — G. E. Price, Jr.
1945 — S. F. Heinritz
1944 — Dr. F. W. Russa
1943 — T. D. Jolly
1942 — E. B. Hendricks
1941 — D. M. Nelson
1940 — Dr. H. T. Lewis

1931 - 1939 Shipman Gold Medal Winners

1939 — F. J. Heaslip
1938 — T. W. Harris, Jr.
1937 — E. T. Gushee
1936 — Donald G. Clark
1935 — Walter N. Kirkman
1934 — Russell Forbes
1933 — George A. Renard
1932 — Lewis A. Jones
1931 — L. F. Boffey

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