ISM Annual Membership Vote is Open
Institute for Supply Management, Inc.® Membership Vote Information
The ISM Bylaws provide that the ISM Nominating and Governance Committee recommends a slate of individuals to serve on the ISM Board of Directors. The Bylaws further require a membership vote, either in person or by proxy, to elect the candidates proposed by the Nominating and Governance Committee. Terms for each director may be one, two or three-years as allowed by ISM Bylaw. The 2022 Annual ISM Member Meeting will be held 9 a.m. ET, August 25, 2022, in Atlanta, GA. Proxy ballots will be executed at the time of the Annual Meeting in accordance with ISM Bylaw.
The current Nominating Committee is composed of members from the Board of Directors, other ISM members appointed by the Chair and ISM’s CEO. A current Board member chairs the Nominating Committee. The Committee’s goal is to recruit leaders who come from diverse backgrounds and industries, and who bring unique qualifications and skills to lead our Institute. Individuals may be involved in supply management or other fields that the Nominating Committee believes will help the Institute with its mission to advance the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage, and contribute to a prosperous, sustainable world. Each Board member’s term is specified on the ballot and may range from one to three years, per ISM bylaws. Each term begins at the Board meeting following the Annual Membership Meeting. Your Board unanimously recommends your vote “For” these outstanding individuals.
Chief Procurement Officer, IBM
Bob Murphy has been vice president of supply chain and CPO at IBM since January 2014. His journey to procurement leadership for the multinational technology company began in 1978, when he joined IBM Greenock in Scotland.
He earned a master’s degree in manufacturing sciences and engineering from the University of Strathclyde in 1983. For the next 14 years, Murphy held various engineering and management positions at IBM Greenock. In July 1997, he moved from Scotland to North Carolina to become IBM’s mechanicals sourcing global commodity manager, a position he held through 1999.
After a brief tenure in Scotland to serve as IBM Greenock manufacturing operations director, Murphy returned to North Carolina and held the positions of OEM systems procurement director and worldwide materials operations director from 2000-04. Then, he became vice president of production procurement sourcing from 2004-07, VP of general and BTO sourcing from 2007-09 and VP of hardware global execution from 2009-14.
Murphy lives in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife Karen. They have two sons.
Executive Vice President and Chief information Officer, Red Robin
Darla Morse is responsible for leading Red Robin’s enterprise technology strategy, including implementation of digital platforms, corporate and restaurant systems, data management security and infrastructure. She leverages technology innovation to enable business strategies that elevate guest engagement, operational execution and brand affinity.
Morse has more than 25 years of experience in information technology (IT), including senior roles at Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Inspire Brands. Most recently, she served as chief information officer (CIO) at CKE Restaurants Holdings, where she led technology and strategy functions for 4,000 company and franchised Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants in 45 states and 42 countries. Prior to joining CKE, she was CIO at Inspire Brands and led technology strategy for its more than 7,000 restaurants.
She earned an MBA degree from Webster University and bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern College. Her favorite Red Robin menu item is the Guacamole Bacon Burger.
Chief Supply Chain Officer, TriMark USA
Stacey Taylor joined TriMark USA in January 2021 and is responsible for setting strategic visions for the supply chain organization, driving world-class results and ensuring optimization of the supply chain as it integrates to One TriMark.
Taylor, a member of ISM’s Board of Directors, has nearly 30 years of experience in procurement, purchasing and sourcing. She was CPO at MGM Resorts from 2015-20, providing leadership and strategic vision while implementing company-wide procurement programs inclusive of sourcing, purchasing, program management and supplier management to optimize financial savings and associated processes. Her experience also includes executive and director positions at ConAgra Foods and Tyco International.
Stacey received her MBA from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts, and her bachelor’s degree from Dowling College in Oakdale, New York. She is a board member of the Epicurean Charitable Foundation.
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Ops and Commercialization, Bath & Body Works
Susanna Zhu leads the supply chain operations and commercialization team at Bath & Body Works. In this role, she is responsible to deliver seasonal and core innovation and deliver world class product supply across the home fragrance and total body care portfolios. She joined Bath & Body Works in February 2022.
Zhu has more than 20 years of supply management leadership experience across multiple industries. Prior to Bath & Body Works, she was vice president manufacturing and supply chain leading the end-to-end supply chain and manufacturing operations, and CPO for The Hershey Company. Earlier in her career, Zhu held positions of increasing responsibility at PepsiCo and United Technologies Corporation.
Zhu has a bachelor’s degree in international finance from Shandong Institute of Economics in China and an MBA from the University of San Diego. She is also a graduate of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Miguel Gonzalez, MBA
A native of Spain, Miguel Gonzalez, MBA, started his career in supply management at General Electric Plastics. He later worked at Nalco (Ecolab) and Kraft Foods before joining DuPont in 2015. He was appointed CPO in 2017.
Gonzalez is a board of directors member at Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Minority Supplier Development Council. Also, he is part of the Howard University Supply Chain School advisory board and chairs ISM’s Talent Management Committee.
He has an MBA from Universidad Camilo Jose Cela, as well as master’s degrees in small to midsized enterprise management from ESERP Business School and management and strategic communication from European Communication School.
Gonzalez enjoys coaching and mentoring, speaking at events and teaching at universities. In his free time, he likes travel, learn about other cultures and collect antique books and documents.
Vice president, Global Information Services, Nasdaq
Jeff Kimsey is vice president, global information services and head of core products for investment intelligence at Nasdaq, responsible for ongoing growth and development of current and new market data products and services globally. His team manages outbound dissemination of products, including equities, commodities, mutual funds and fixed income products.
During the last 10 years, Kimsey’s team has been a driving force behind such new products as Nasdaq Basic, a real-time market data solution which has saved the industry more than US$400 million. In recent years, Kimsey was instrumental in the formation of Nasdaq’s market-data thought leadership, including TotalMarkets, and he continues to work on executing market-data policies.
Before arriving at Nasdaq in 2001, he worked at Micros Systems in many aspects of R&D, including testing, development and product management.
Kimsey received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA degree from Loyola University. He lives in Herndon, Virginia, with his wife and three children.
How You Can Cast Your Vote
To ensure the complete confidentiality of the voting process and the accurate tallying of the votes, ISM has partnered with an outside election company, Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS), to administer the 2022 membership vote.
Vote on the Web Starting July 7, 2022, 9:00 a.m. ET, USA. Click on the link provided in the election notice that will be emailed to you July 7, 2022.
Go to https://www.directvote.net/ism to access the online ballot.
You will need your ISM Member Number and your Election Passcode that will be emailed to you between July 7. You need both numbers to access the online ballot.
Once you have logged on, follow the online voting instructions.
If you need help logging onto the web ballot or you do not have your ISM Member Number and Election Passcode, you may contact Survey & Ballot Systems by phone, email or live chat, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. MDT, USA. (The phone number, email information and live chat link is posted on the website, https://www.directvote.net/ism.)
Online voting opens on July 7, 9:00 a.m. ET and ends at 9:00 a.m. ET, USA, on August 25, 2022.