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(1/28/2015) Congratulations to the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars

All of the winners are members of the Millennial generation (age 18-32) and have an average age of 28. Their dedication and leadership in supply chain has set them apart from their peers, many of which have gotten a bad reputation for having a poor work ethic. Tom Derry, Chief Executive Officer of ISM, said of them in an official statement, “The caliber of the nominations we received was truly inspiring. These ’30 under 30’ are representative of a generation that’s ready to lead and make a difference. Their accomplishments demonstrate that Millennials are clearly capable of driving real results for their employers.”

Millennials are finding their way into the workplace in the wake of exiting ‘Baby Boomers’, a huge generation of workers born between 1946 and 1964. Their retirement has created an opportunity for Millennials in terms of the volume of openings as well as in their ability to quickly adapt to today’s technologically enabled business climate. Boomers learned to use new technology in order to keep up with the competition. Millennials, on the other hand, have never known life without laptops, smartphones, and tablets. They will adopt new solutions faster and push their development further as they ascend into management positions.

These particular future leaders represent 15 industries with companies in 16 states. The group is also predominantly in the private sector, although two are in the public sector. The recognition was overwhelmingly won by female professionals, who make up 20 of the 30 recipients. It was also a female that was selected as the one “megastar”, Kathryn Conrad Maynor. She also represents the state (TX) and industry (Energy) with the greatest number of recipients.

Buyers Meeting Point would like to offer our congratulations and best wishes for bright futures in the supply chain profession to all of the winners. Well done!

To read more about the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars program on Buyers Meeting Point, click here.


And the winners are...

Nicholas Ammaturo, Hudson’s Bay Company, New York, NY

Natalie Andrasko, ConAgra Foods Inc., St. Louis, MO

Alejandra Baptista, NuStar Energy, San Antonio,TX

Matthew Bauer, City of Mesa, Mesa, AZ

Stephanie Bedard, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ

Jenna Benkula, Glanbia Foods, Twin Falls, ID

Paul Boyer, Genentech, Inc. (F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd), South San Francisco, CA

Christina Butterworth, Halliburton, Houston, TX

Erica Canlas, Johnson & Johnson, Skillman, NJ

Robert Cassin, Ingredion Incorporated, Westchester, IL

Erin Clancy, Mars Chocolate, North America, Hackettstown, NJ

Brian Dean, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, AZ

Laura Dearborn Stearns, Cisco, San Jose, CA

Christina DeKoning, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, CA

Aubrey Edwards, CBRE, Dallas, TX

Leah Halvorson, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis, MN

Stephanie Kessler Thayer, Panera Bread, St. Louis, MO

Sarah Klemsz, The Boeing Company, Portland, OR

Andrew Lattof, Xcel Energy, Denver, CO

Kathryn Conrad Maynor, Shell Oil, Houston, TX

Ryan Mulcrone, DuPont, Wilmington, DE

Arun Raman, Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL

Thomas Raterman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD

Tania Santiago-Mirabal, Millicom International Services, Coral Gables, FL

Amy Schwantner, CBS Corporation, New York, NY

Pamela Ton, Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, El Segundo, CA

Maren von Platen, Bayer Health Care, Whippany, NJ

Jamie Walker, Lititz, PA

Wesley Whitney, Enterprise Products, Houston, TX

Jennifer Wolff, Masco Cabinetry, Ann Arbor, MI


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