CSCMP Elects Officers, Appoints Chairs to 2015-2016 Board of Directors

September 30, 2015

Members of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) elected officers and appointed chairs to its 2015-2016 Board of Directors during the association’s annual business meeting held today in conjunction with its annual conference in San Diego, California, USA.

Kevin F. Smith, president and chief executive officer, Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting, was elected to the office of Chair. He previously served as senior vice president and corporate sustainability officer for CVS Caremark where he was responsible for developing and implementing an environmental sustainability program for the entire CVS Caremark enterprise. Prior to this, he was senior vice president of supply chain and logistics for CVS/pharmacy, the retail arm of CVS Caremark.

Theodore (Ted) P. Stank, Bruce Chair of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at The University of Tennessee (UT) was named to the office of Immediate Past Chair. Dr. Stank assumed the Bruce Chair following nearly six years in administration as department head for marketing and logistics, associate dean for academic programs, and associate dean of the Center for Executive Education. Prior to his roles at UT, he worked for Michigan State University, Iowa State University, and the University of Texas at El Paso after spending time as an officer in the US Navy and in sales and marketing with Abbott Labs.

Mary C. Long, vice president logistics and network planning, Domino’s, was elected to the office of Board Chair Elect. She leads the Global Equipment and Supply, Engineering, Supply Chain Systems, and Logistics teams responsible for creating innovations that produce top- and bottom-line results. Prior to joining Domino’s, she served in various supply chain roles for Campbell’s Soup, General Mills, Pillsbury, and Quaker Oaks/Gatorade.

Remko van Hoek, senior vice president sourcing and procurement for The Walt Disney Company, was elected to the office of Board Vice Chair. Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company, he was the global procurement director at PwC. He has also served in chief procurement officer roles in two other organizations, and was part of Nike’s EMEA supply chain organization. In addition, he is a visiting professor of supply chain management at the Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom, and member of five editorial advisory boards of international journals. He coauthored the book Logistics Management and Strategy, which is now in its fifth edition.

Mark Baxa, vice president, global procurement strategy for Monsanto, was elected to the office of Secretary and Treasurer. Previously, he served in a number of leadership capacities within Monsanto Company, most recently as the global trade operations and compliance lead. He also served as director, global customer service and logistics, international marketing manager, regional business manager, and national accounts manager within the Ag Division of the Upjohn Company.

Immediately after the election, Chair Smith announced the appointment of the remaining chairs that complete the 2015-2016 board of directors’ slate.

Ben Cubitt, senior vice president, engineering and consulting, Transplace, was named to the position of Roundtable Chair; Michael D'Angelo, manager of port operations, Volkswagen Group of America--Young Professionals' Chair; Heather L. Sheehan, advisor, sourcing and logistics, Danaher Corporation--Member at Large Chair (AWESOME liaison); Brian Hancock, executive vice president and chief of marketing, Kansas City Southern Railroad--Member at Large Chair (Member Lifecycle); Timothy Stratman, president, Stratman Partners Executive Coaching, Inc.--Member at Large Chair (Talent Development); and Eric Peltz, associate director, National Security Research Division, RAND Corporation--Member at Large Chair (Annual "State of Logistics" Report).

Brian Gibson, Wilson Family professor of supply chain management, Auburn University, was named to the position of Certification Chair; Stanley Griffis, associate professor of logistics, supply chain management department, Michigan State University—Academic Strategies Chair; Morgan L. Swink, professor, Eunice and James L. West chair of supply chain management and executive director, Supply and Value Chain Center, Neeley Business School, Texas Christian University—Research Strategies Chair; Debbie Lentz, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer, Toys “R” Us—Program Chair; and Kevin O’Meara, senior vice president, operations, Interline Brands, Inc. Rick D. Blasgen serves as president and chief executive officer of CSCMP.

Traditionally, the transition of CSCMP’s new board of directors begins immediately following the annual business meeting. Under recently revised CSCMP Bylaws, members of the 2015-2016 board of directors will now begin serving their terms of office at the close of the organization’s annual board meeting held each December. This action was undertaken to better align board governance with CSCMP’s financial budgeting and reporting processes. New board members will begin their leadership roles on December 4, 2015.

Since 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has been the leading worldwide professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession. With more than 9,000 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 62 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management. CSCMP on social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

For more information, please contact:
Amy Thomasson
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
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Lombard, Illinois  60148-5617 USA