Bellwether League, Inc.Nominate an innovator, leader, pioneer for healthcare supply chain hall of fame
New awards for “Future Famers” and top-tier supply chain operations also announced

Bellwether League Inc. seeks nominations for the Bellwether Class of 2012.

DEADLINE for nominations: Monday, February 13, 2012

Honorees will be inducted October 2, 2012, at its 5th Annual Honoree Induction Dinner Event in Chicago.

Nominees represent five distinct categories: Education & Media, Supply Chain Management, Group Purchasing, Supplier and Consultant.

Bellwether League Inc.’s Board of Directors selects deceased, retired and currently active professionals with a minimum of 25 years of exemplary service and leadership performance in supply chain operations that meet its criteria to be publicly recognized. Honorees demonstrate their qualifications through advancing the profession, work experience, work performance and active participation in professional organizations.

Click on www.bellwetherleague.org for more information and on www.bellwetherleague.org/nominations.html for the official nomination form.

Contact: Rick Dana Barlow, (847) 466-7425, rickdanabarlow@bellwetherleague.org


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS

Chairman
Jamie C. Kowalski
CEO
Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting LLC

Secretary
John B. Gaida
Senior Vice President,
Supply Chain Management
Texas Health Resources

Treasurer
Mary A. Starr
Assistant Vice President, AdvantageTrust
HealthTrust Purchasing Group

Executive Director
Rick Dana Barlow
President
Wingfoot Media Inc.


MEMBERS

James R. Francis
Chair, Supply Chain Management
Mayo Clinic

Michael Louviere
Vice President, Supply Chain
Baptist Health System

Vance B. Moore
Senior Vice President, Operations
Mercy

Richard A. Perrin
President and CEO
AdvanTech Inc.

Jean M. Sargent
Director, Supply Chain
USC Health Sciences

John W. Strong
Principal
John Strong LLC


CO-FOUNDERS

Jamie C. Kowalski
Rick Dana Barlow


Founding Sponsors:

Owens & Minor Inc.
Hospira
Premier Purchasing Partners
Kimberly-Clark Health Care
MedAssets


Bellwether League Inc. (BLI) is a non-stock, not-for-profit Illinois corporation, tax exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(6). BLI donations and sponsorships are not deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes, but may be deductible as a business expense.