Institute for Supply Management® Honors 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars

TEMPE, ARIZ. (March 10, 2020) — The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) announced the winners of the 2019-2020 ISM 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars recognition program to honor global emerging leaders across various industries and supply management disciplines. The top nominee or “megawatt” winner from the 30 Under 30 was Brandon Hummons, CPSM®, a consultant for Corcentric.

“The accomplishments and talents of this group are remarkable,” said Thomas W. Derry, Chief Executive Officer of ISM. “They stand out for their entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, digital problem-solving, and abilities to drive and showcase value enterprise-wide. These next-generation leaders are providing their organizations with a powerful competitive advantage.”

Now in its sixth year, the ISM program honors individuals who are 30 or younger and demonstrate leadership, innovation, collaboration and other outstanding attributes--at work and through their professional associations. Hundreds of applications are received annually, and a rigorous review process assesses candidates based on detailed nominations provided by professional peers, leaders and executives.

Intended to help bridge the talent gap in procurement and supply management, the program provides peer role models to millennials and Generation Z students seeking out exciting new career opportunities.

“The latest 30 Under 30 winners exemplify the new generation of supply chain leadership,” said Derry. “They demonstrate daily what impactful, high-performers can achieve in this profession.”

Working in the U.S. as well as Switzerland, the honorees are making their mark on the manufacturing, aerospace and defense, technology, healthcare, pharmaceutical, beverage, automotive, government and retail industries, among others.

Megawatt winner Brandon Hummons, CPSM®, a motivated 28-year-old, for example, has a reputation as a self-starter and keen collaborator. He immerses himself into client procurement projects in his consultant role, has saved millions in information technology indirect spend at one organization and helped create an optimized procurement department from the ground up at another. He chairs the Emerging Professionals Committee for ISM-Chicago, is a champion for talent diversity and inclusion, and provides procurement strategy and business coaching to minority and small business as part of his own Hummons Consulting, LLC.

The full list of the outstanding ISM 30 Under 30 winners includes:

  • Abbey Harrah, processing business unit leader, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay (Topeka, Kansas).
  • Alexandra Black, IACCM, contract specialist, Phillips 66 (Billings, Montana).
  • Amanda Lane, PMP, subcontracts manager, Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
  • Amber Marciano, manager, supply and capacity planning, The Hershey Company (Hershey, Pennsylvania).
  • Andrew Warlow, director, R&D procurement, clinical trial supplies, GSK (Warren, New Jersey).
  • Anusha Chaudhry, category manager, raw materials, United States Steel Corporation (Pittsburgh).
  • Brandon Hummons, consultant, Corcentric (Chicago).
  • Caitlyn McCarthy, strategic sourcing lead, Polaris Inc. (Medina, Minnesota).
  • Carly DeSantis, procurement analyst, United States Steel Corporation (Pittsburgh).
  • Carson Fields, senior commodity buyer - motors, GE Appliances, a Haier Company (Louisville, Kentucky).
  • Connor Mojo, IACCM, contract specialist, Phillips 66 (Roxana, Illinois).
  • Craig Cook, business planner, chassis systems and body structures, General Motors Company (Madison Heights, Michigan).
  • Daniel Calderon, procurement manager, MongoDB (New York City).
  • Dylan Gauldin, contract strategy and risk management, The Boeing Company (Gilbert, Arizona).
  • Gina Govojdean, CFE, procurement operations manager, Arconic Engineered Structures, Arconic Inc. (Niles, Ohio).
  • Hannah Kozerski, strategic sourcing specialist, Colder Products Company (Minneapolis).
  • Joe Noonan, commodity manager, semiconductors, Collins Aerospace (Cedar Rapids, Iowa).
  • Kyle Freeman, director, supply management, North American Interconnect (NAI) Group (Scottsdale, Arizona).
  • Lauren Acoba, senior group manager global sourcing, food supply chain, Starbucks Coffee Company (Seattle).
  • Le Ren, CPIM, CSCP, principal planner, Intuitive (San Francisco).
  • Marcus Lei, CPSM, senior strategic sourcing specialist, ADT (Boca Raton, Florida).
  • Mason Lingafelter, procurement manager, technology, Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, A Yum! Brands Co-op (Louisville, Kentucky).
  • Michael Kelly, CPIM, strategic buyer, Nordson Corporation (Carlsbad, California).
  • Oi Yee (Jenny) Pang, CPSM, GWCCM, team leader and contracting officer, MTE CMT, United States Postal Service (Washington, D.C.).
  • Robi Hullner, project procurement manager, General Dynamics Missions Systems (Scottsdale, Arizona).
  • Ryan Hubbert, early career development program, Chevron (Houston).
  • Sophie Lirot-Pavageau, strategic sourcing associate director, business engagement lead skin health, Johnson & Johnson (Zug, Switzerland).
  • Teresa Gazich, senior global sourcing manager, Boston Scientific (St. Paul, Minnesota).
  • Tim Mabbett, manager, raw materials, United States Steel Corporation (Pittsburgh).
  • Tri Tran, category management expert, FedEx Services (Memphis, Tennessee).

All 30 Under 30 winners receive a one-year ISM membership and complimentary admittance to ISM’s Annual Conference, ISM2020, in Boston, April 26 – 29, 2020, where all winners will be recognized and celebrated.

For more details on the winners, please visit www.ISM30Under30.org.

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About Institute for Supply Management®

Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is the first and leading not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide. Its 47,000 members in more than 90 countries around the world manage about US$1 trillion in corporate and government supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 by practitioners, ISM is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM empowers and leads the profession through the ISM Report On Business®, its highly-regarded certification and training programs, corporate services, events and the ISM Mastery Model®. Its Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® are two of the most reliable economic indicators available, providing guidance to supply management professionals, economists, analysts, and government and business leaders. For more information, please visit ismworld.org.