AWESOME Advisor Betsey Nohe begins new professional chapter

Betsey Nohe, whose career at Morton Salt spanned 10 years – most recently as Vice President Supply Chain, Quality and R&D, Americas – is beginning a new professional venture as Executive Supply Chain Partner (ESCP) with Gartner. Over the past two years, while fulfilling those responsibilities with Morton, Betsey earned both a master’s degree and a PhD in Philosophy. … Continue reading

EY puts focus on lower-carbon futures

As supply chain organizations increase their interest in reducing their environmental footprint, one of AWESOME’s 2021 sponsors – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US)– has reached a major sustainability milestone and is now carbon negative. The global EY organization achieved carbon neutrality at the end of 2020; in January of 2021, EY leadership issued an ambition to be carbon negative in 2021 by setting targets to significantly reduce the organization’s absolute emissions and remove and offset more carbon than it emits. To reach the goal, EY followed through on seven key elements. Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson’s Kathy Wengel shares thoughts on supply chain trends

There’s no one better-positioned to talk about the challenges of 2020 than Kathy Wengel, the Vice President and Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson. In her AWESOME Out-In-Front Talk, Kathy spoke about how J&J is building a resilient, and flexible supply chain ecosystem that’s committed to digital transformation. Continue reading

AWESOME LIGHTNING Round focuses on growing and strengthening authentic leadership

At the September 17th AWESOME LIGHTNING Round, leaders talked about what they’ve learned over the past year-and-a-half and how they’re moving forward with their teams. One of the participants said, “Let’s be honest…it’s a struggle.” Some of their team members are facing burn-out, leaders are trying to accommodate diverse concerns and situations while keeping their supply chain up and running,… Continue reading

AWESOME will present 2021 Legendary Leadership Award to Lillian Dukes and Jamie Rhee

For the first time since 2014, when the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award was created, the award presentation will take place at an ALL Award Luncheon, which will be held on October 7 from 11:30 to 2:30 pm at the University Club of Chicago. The 2021 honorees areLillian Dukes Lillian Dukes, SVP Technical Operations, Atlas Air Worldwide, and Jamie Rhee, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation. Continue reading

AWESOME Transformative Leadership Panel focuses on storytelling for business leaders

Storytelling has become an important leadership skill for many business situations. AWESOME presented a Transformative Panel on “Using Stories to Drive Change, Engage Your Team and Succeed” to help leaders develop, improve, and apply their storytelling abilities.
The discussion led by Irene Birbeck, a partner with Clarkston Consulting who, in addition to specializing in the implementation and optimization of complex,… Continue reading