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.


Norbert Dean, CPSM

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Carnival Cruise Line
(Three-year Term)

As chief supply chain officer (CSCO) for Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise line, Norbert Dean, CPSM, is responsible for the acquisition, transportation and delivery of goods and service for 27 ships as well as corporate headquarters. Dean’s extensive career experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain management, shared services, corporate real estate and finance spans multiple premier travel and entertainment organizations including The Walt Disney Co., SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Sony. 

Dean is member of the Board of Directors at Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) and is Chair of the Finance Committee. He has served on the boards of nonprofit organizations that benefit local communities in Florida (A Gift for Teaching, the Orlando Science Center and Minority Business Opportunity Center) and California (the Cypress College Foundation and the Padrinos, a support group of the Children’s Hospital of Orange County). 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and investment management from the University of Alabama and an MBA from Stetson University.


John Han

Founder at Intelage, Board Member at The Hans Company, and Strategic Consultant at Tenzing Consulting
(One-year Term)

John K. Han has more than 20 years of experience leading startups and Fortune 500 companies to sustained, profitable growth. Through driving disruptive strategies, cutting costs, accelerating time-to-market and optimizing operations, he has consistently and rapidly delivered impactful results and boosted profitability.

As founder of Intelage, a global trade management and supply chain platform, he propelled the company to year-over-year growth of 3,880 percent and built a pipeline of more than US$800 million through a dual-revenue sales strategy.

Prior to Intelage, Han founded The Hans Company, a leading global marketer and supply chain innovator. He serves as a strategic consultant at Tenzing Consulting, providing valuable insights and driving transformative change in procurement, supply chain and operations. Additionally, he is a partner at proChain Ventures, where he overhauled the organization’s approach to venture capital, attracting and retaining investors through effective brand building and digital marketing strategies.

With a commitment to social responsibility, he co-founded the Hans Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving struggling children and families in global communities. Han holds a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology from the University of Washington, where he graduated with honors.


Michelle Hawkins

Senior Vice President of Strategic Procurement
Charter Communications
(Three-year Term)

Michelle Hawkins joined Charter Communications in June 2012 to develop and transform its procurement organization; she and her team provide strategic sourcing expertise for US$18 billion in annual procurement spend. By delivering business value to functional areas across the enterprise while aligning to support organizational objectives, the procurement organization has delivered more than $2.8 billion in year-over-year savings since 2012. In addition, the organization launched Charter’s supplier diversity program, which has grown to $1 billion in diverse supplier spend annually since 2018, exceeding $2 billion in 2022.

Hawkins spent 22 years at Motorola in leadership positions in direct and indirect procurement, leading global implementation of procure-to-pay and contracting technology solutions and overseeing team members in 16 countries. She spent one year at Nokia Siemens Networks, leading the procurement integration of the former Motorola Networks business.

She holds a bachelor's degree in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She serves on the Board of Directors at Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) and is Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.  She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and holds a Global Leadership Certificate from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

In 2010, Hawkins was a board member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). She is member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and has been recognized by Cablefax: The Magazine as one of the Most Powerful Women in the cable, broadcast and digital industry for the past four years (2019-22).


Hemant Porwal, CPSM, CPSD

Executive Vice President — Supply Chain and Operations
WESCO International
(Three-year Term)

Since assuming his current position in June 2020, Hemant Porwal, CPSM, CPSD, has had responsibility for WESCO’s global product category teams that drive go-to-market strategies with a world-class supply base. He also has operational ownership of the safety, supplier diversity, sustainability, sourcing, inventory, operations, transportation and real estate functions.

Prior to this appointment, he held the role of vice president of global supply chain and operations. Porwal joined WESCO in January 2015 from Sears Holdings Corporation, where he was a vice president, leading its global procurement function. Also, he spent 13 years with PepsiCo, with roles in information technology (IT), quality, operations, procurement and finance.

He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Tatyasaheb Kore Institute of Engineering and Technology. Porwal has a master’s degrees in management information systems from the University of Texas and in finance and leadership from the Stern School of Business at New York University.  He serves on the Board of Directors at Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®).


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 10, 2023, 10:00 a.m. ET, USA

Click on the link provided in the election notice that will be emailed to you July 10, 2023.


Go to to access the online ballot.

  • You will need your ISM Member Number and your Election Passcode that will be emailed to you between July 10 and July 11. 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,
  • Online voting opens on July 10, 10:00 a.m. ET and ends at 10:00 a.m. ET, USA, on August 24, 2023.