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2019 List of Most Influential Board Members Includes Awesome Leader

Valerie Bonebrake, an AWESOME leader and former Senior Vice President, Tompkins International ,has been named to WomenInc.’s 2019 list of Most Influential Board Members. Valerie serves on the Board of Directors for Forward Air Corporation. Continue reading

Awesome Welcomes Three New Advisors – Leaders from McDonald’s, Morton Salt and NIKE

AWESOME has named three new members to the Board of Advisors: Francesca DeBiase, Elizabeth Nohe and Amy White. The Board of Advisors provides leadership for the AWESOME mission to advance and transform the future of supply chain leadership for women. Continue reading

Two upcoming events feature AWESOME’s executive director

Heather Sheehan, AWESOME Executive Director, will be featured as a panelist and panel moderator and at two events in January. On January 16, she will moderate a powered by AWESOME panel of supply chain leaders at a CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) Round table in Southern California. On January 28, Heather will serve as a panelist at the SMC3 Jump Start 20 Conference in Atlanta. Continue reading

AWESOME leaders participate as panelists for global webcast

Regenia Sanders, Partner/Principal, EY Advisory, and Melanie Nuce, SVP, Corporate Development at GS1 US, talked about their careers and views on how companies can increase the number of women in their leadership ranks in a webcast for VF Corporation. The webcast, titled “Leaders of Change – Women in Supply Chain,” appeared in 150 locations globally. Continue reading

Michelle Halkerston sets sights on new technology

Speaking at the FreightWaves LIVE conference in November, AWESOME Advisor Michelle Halkerston called her company, Hassett Express, “the biggest domestic freight forwarder that you never heard of.” In an article on yahoo! Finance, she goes on to describe technology integration investments she views as game-changers for her business. Continue reading

Conversation focuses on prospects of women’s supply chain leadership

AWESOME Advisor Susan Pellechio was interviewed recently in a fireside chat with Mark Yeager, CEO of Redwood Logistics at an event for “Women in Logistics.” Susan was asked about her own career, which started in finance and moved into supply chain positions for Staples, Starbucks, and currently C&S Wholesale Grocers, where she is SVP of Transportation. Continue reading

Young supply chain professionals give candid comments in UTK whitepaper

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) has released a whitepaper titled “Young Women’s Perspectives on Supply Chain Diversity and Inclusion.” AWESOME Advisor Mary Long, managing director of GSCI’s Supply Chain Forum is co-author of the report, along with Dr. Diane Mollenkopf and Ted Stank, who served as contributing editor. Continue reading