Bellwether League, Inc.Hall of fame for healthcare supply chain leadership seeks noteworthy professionals
New awards for “Future Famers” and top-tier supply chain operations also announced

Bellwether League Inc. invites nominations of innovative, pioneering and visionary professionals for the Bellwether Class of 2014 to join 62 bellwethers already inducted into its hall of fame for healthcare supply chain leadership.

DEADLINE for nominations: Friday, February 21, 2014

Honorees will be inducted on Monday, October 6, 2014, at the 7th Annual Bellwether 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
John B. Gaida
Senior Vice President
Supply Chain Management
Texas Health Resources

Secretary
Patrick E. Carroll Jr.
President
Patrick E. Carroll & Associates

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

Jamie C. Kowalski
CEO
Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting LLC

Michael Louviere
System Vice President, Supply Chain
Ochsner Health System

Vance B. Moore
Senior Vice President, Operations
Mercy

Jean M. Sargent
Director, Advisory Solutions
MedAssets

John W. Strong
Principal
John Strong LLC

Mark A. Van Sumeren
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Owens & Minor Inc.


CO-FOUNDERS

Jamie C. Kowalski
Rick Dana Barlow


Founding Sponsors:

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

Platinum Sponsor:

McKesson


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.