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 for more information and on for the official nomination form.

Contact: Rick Dana Barlow, (847) 466-7425,


Jamie C. Kowalski
Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting LLC

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

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

Executive Director
Rick Dana Barlow
Wingfoot Media Inc.


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

Richard A. Perrin
President and CEO
AdvanTech Inc.

Jean M. Sargent
Director, Supply Chain
USC Health Sciences

John W. Strong
John Strong LLC


Jamie C. Kowalski
Rick Dana Barlow

Founding Sponsors:

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

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.