2019 Supply Chain Award Winners

Procurement and Supplier Diversity Professionals Honored



2nd Annual Awards to Honor Supply Chain Professionals Announces Winners

Sept 19, 2019 – Indianapolis, IN. The Second Annual Central Indiana Supply Chain Awards (CISCA), powered by BCforward, have announced their list of 2019 winners. The awards ceremony was held Thursday, September 19, 2019, at the 502 East Event Centre in Carmel, IN. The event was organized by the Institute for Supply Management – Central Indiana (ISM – Central IN) and the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council (Mid-States MSDC).

CISCA WINNERS for 2019 are as follows:

BCforward Thinking Award:

Madelyn Gentry, IU Health

Supply Management/Chain Leader of the Year:

Heather Hutchinson, OneAmerica

Innovation In Supply Chain:

Kieron Dabbs, Cummins, Inc.

Team Excellence:

Vendor Management Team, OneAmerica

Rising Star Award:

Kevin Webster, Envigo RMS LLC

Lisa Yoder Lifetime Achievement Award: 

John Dalton, Navient

Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year Award:

Bernice Walker, Duke Energy

Holli Harrington, Indianapolis Airport Authority

Top Academic:

Dr. William Moser, Ball State University

Digital Transformation in Vendor Management:

Contingent Labor Team, Anthem

CISCA was created to recognize supply chain professionals in Central Indiana who have shown innovation, perseverance, delivery of results and best practices to their businesses and/or organizations. Supply Chain management is an essential part of business and those involved in the profession are extremely valuable to corporate America and to the manufacturing, logistics and service industries in our region.

“At BCforward, we recognize that winning strategies, products, and services require diversity of thought, perspectives, and contributions. Inclusion is a practice and commitment that we are proud to be a part of; and as the largest minority-owned IT Staffing and Professional Services company in Indiana, our diversity has been one of our key competitive advantages,” says Andrea Bartlett, Vice President of Digital Strategy at BCforward. “It is that reason that we continue to support the Central Indiana Supply Chain Awards.”

The partnering organizations, Mid-States MSDC and the Institute for Supply Management – Central Indiana (ISM – Central IN) both work to advocate on behalf of and provide training and development for supply chain and supplier diversity professionals in Central Indiana. Mid-States MSDC also provides services to diverse businesses to ensure their participation in corporate procurement opportunities. 

“We are thrilled to provide these individuals with the recognition they deserve,” said Harold Wims, chair of ISM – Central IN. “CISCA is a wonderful way to spotlight the connective efforts and inclusion of the corporate supply chain in business.”

BCforward, the title sponsor for the second year in a row. IndyGo and Falcon Manufacturing are Supporting Sponsors, Fineline Printing is the Printing Sponsor, Cummins is an Award Sponsor and Tellis Executive Search is a Special Sponsor.