DRAFT sponsors 2019

For updated sponsor levels and benefits, click here.


Thank you to these outstanding companies for their support.
More sponsors will be announced soon.

Welcome AWESOME Connectors

XPO is sponsoring the annual AWESOME reception on September 15, the opening night of CSCMP Edge 2019 in Anaheim; Clarkston Consulting will sponsor an AWESOME Regional Event in November 2019; and CH Robinson is the sponsor for the Regional Event in February 2020. (Dates and locations to be announced)

We’re also welcoming Connectors ABM, Bayer Crop Science, C&S Wholesale Grocers, and Cisco.

ALL Award Supporter

The 2019 ALL Award Supporter is Intel.

Learn more about the AWESOME Legendary Leadership ALL Award

Scholar Supporter

As the 2019 Scholar Supporter, Expeditors will host a special gathering for AWESOME Scholars who attend the 2019 CSCMP EDGE Conference – September 15-18 in Anaheim, California.


Many thanks to these companies supporting AWESOME at the Visionary level of sponsorship:

These Visionaries are sponsoring special features at the 2019 Symposium:

    The Ulta Beauty Bar: Ulta professionals will provide complimentary dry styles, cosmetic consultations and application, and other services to AWESOME Symposium participants. The Ulta Beauty Bar will take place during check-in for the Symposium, from 10 am to 2:30 pm on Day One – May 1.

    Professional Photos: Hassett Express will sponsor a professional photographer to take complimentary headshots of AWESOME participants, also during the check-in period, from 10 am to 2:30 pm on Day One – May 1.


For the third year in a row, three of the world’s most dynamic companies have stepped up to a key sponsorship level and will be AWESOME Champions. Representatives from each of these companies – as well as Host Partner Starbucks and Founding Partner DSC Logistics – will participate in a facilitated best practice sharing session on May 1, 2019 – the first day of the AWESOME Symposium.

    Host Sponsor of the 2019 Symposium is Starbucks

      “Starbucks is thrilled and I am personally excited to host the 7th Annual AWESOME Symposium in May. Starbucks is deeply committed to gender diversity. We have a strong representation of women leaders in supply chain (and, indeed, across Starbucks). Currently, 47 percent of our vp+ supply chain leaders in North America are women. This, coupled with who we are and what we stand for as a company, make us feel honored and privileged to host this signature event.”

— Hans Melotte, EVP, Starbucks Global Supply Chain

Read more about our Host Partner, one of the most admired companies in the world and a leader in diversity and inclusion.

Learn more about AWESOME’s first visit to Starbucks.

2019 Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

If you’re interested in more information about 2019 Sponsorships, please contact Tracy Drake at 847.635.4542 or tracy.drake@awesomeleaders.org.

2019 AWESOME Sponsors

Since the beginning in 1971, Starbucks has been committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive third place and to nurturing the human spirit — one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time. Today, with more than 29,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the world’s premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee that is ethically and sustainably sourced, as well as the provider of our other brands: Seattle’s Best Coffee, Teavana, Evolution Fresh and Ethos Water. It is our vision that together we will elevate our partners, customers, suppliers and neighbors to create positive change.
DSC Logistics, a CJ Logistics Company, transforms logistics and supply chain management into a critical business strategy based on collaborative partnerships, innovative thinking and high-performance operations. As a Lead Logistics Partner (LLP), third-party logistics (3PL) provider and supply chain consultant, DSC provides dynamic supply chain leadership by reducing total system costs, transforming business processes, improving service to customers and facilitating growth and change. Ready to lead in the global marketplace, we have joined with CJ Logistics, a leading global supply chain management innovator, accelerating our transformation strategy to deliver customer value. In addition to nationwide logistics center and transportation management and supply chain packaging services, DSC now offers expanded omnichannel fulfillment capabilities, international freight forwarding, cross-border transportation and global operations.
At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly-based health care company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. We are blending our heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 37,000 locations in 120 markets around the world. Its aspiration is to be recognized by customers around the world as a modern, progressive burger company. McDonald’s is committed to using its size and scale as a force for good. Within the company, that means providing inclusive work environments, training and support. Through initiatives such as the McDonald’s Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), McDonald’s has created a culture where women have significant opportunity to succeed and grow.
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, OR, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.
Intel is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of essential products and technologies. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth. Harnessing the capability of the cloud, ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education, environmental sustainability and supply chain responsibility, we create value for our stockholders, customers, and society. Intel has a global workforce with 100,000 employees in 90+ countries and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Expeditors is a Fortune 500 service-based logistics company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. At Expeditors, we generate highly optimized and customized supply chain solutions for our clients with unified technology systems integrated through a global network of 331 locations in 109 countries on six continents. As a service-based company, we don’t own the aircraft, ships, or trucks we use every day. Therefore, we can be highly flexible in our approach to supply chain management and effective at finding the best route and pricing options for our customers. We are proud of our uncompromising commitment to customer service and we believe our ability to execute on customers’ customized needs differentiates us in the marketplace.
Hassett Express, LLC, is a leader in time-definite and expedited transportation and logistics solutions. As a privately held Chicago-based WBE (Women Business Enterprise), Hassett’s success of more than 35 years is based on commitment to our employees, our customers and our community. We focus on our core strengths of industry experience, safe and reliable transportation and a high level of customer service, while at the same time supporting the changing needs of our customers through the implementation of new technologies and processes. Hassett has offices throughout the country combined with a network of over 250 agents on a global basis. We are a certified SmartWay Transport Partner in both logistics and as a carrier.
Ulta Beauty is the largest U.S. beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. In 1990, the Company reinvented the beauty retail experience by offering a new way to shop for beauty – bringing together all things beauty, all in one place — and now offers more than 25,000 products from approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty’s own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon featuring hair, skin, brow, and make-up services in more than 1,160 retail stores across 50 states and also distributes products through its website ulta.com. Ulta Beauty is recognized for its commitment to personalized service, fun and inviting stores and our industry-leading Ultamate Rewards loyalty program.
ABM is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $6.4 billion and more than 130,000 employees in 350+ offices throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include janitorial, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes – from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909.
As the world’s leading agricultural company, Bayer Crop Science offers seeds, seeds traits, crop protection & environmental science, and digital farming. In order to address the enormous challenges the world faces – from a changing climate to limited natural resources to a growing population – we are working to shape agriculture through innovation, helping to nourish our growing world while preserving natural resources, and delivering better solutions for farmers. As a leading innovation company, Bayer has been named one of the Most Reputable Companies as well as being selected for Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Large Employers,” and “Best Employers for Diversity.”
At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of our knowledgeable people, proven processes and global technology, we help our customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and managed services for 120,000 customers and 73,000 active contract carriers through our integrated network of offices and over 15,000 employees. In addition, the company, our Foundation and our employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations. C.H. Robinson is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
C&S Wholesale Grocers is the lead supply chain company in the food industry today—and the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. We supply independent supermarkets, chain stores, and institutions with over 140,000 different products from more than 50 high-tech facilities, delivering everything from seafood to soup to soap. In fact, if it belongs on a supermarket shelf, it’s probably moving through a C&S warehouse right now. With our continuing commitment to new technologies, C&S is constantly focused on delivering cost savings, service, and value to our customers. With more than 100 years of experience serving retailers as a fourth generation family business, we have the depth, expertise, and vision to help businesses run efficiently and profitably.
Cisco creates IT solutions, software and services that help companies around the world seize tomorrow’s digital opportunities today. Founded in 1984, Cisco was instrumental in building the internet, proving that amazing things can happen when we connect the previously unconnected. Since then, Cisco has been at the heart of many historic changes in technology, and that continues to be true today – creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners. Our collaborative technologies and cloud-based solutions enable different systems and remotely located workgroups to work together in sync, automating cumbersome business processes and improving workplace productivity. We believe in creating long-lasting customer partnerships and aligning solutions that ensure customer success. That’s why customers come first here.
At Clarkston Consulting, our people solve problems for the world’s leading consumer products and life sciences companies. Since 1991, Clarkston Consulting has provided a broad set of customized consulting services to help our clients achieve their strategic goals from problem discovery through project delivery. We implement proven solutions to transform the way your company thinks, innovates, and grows. Clarkston Consulting offers value-driven expertise in business strategy, supply chain operations, commercialization, enterprise technology, and quality and regulatory processes. Our 97% client satisfaction rating is more than a metric, it’s who we are.
XPO Logistics, Inc. is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 32 countries, with 1,529 cations and more than 98,000 employees. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments, transportation and logistics, and within these segments its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service. XPO’s corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France.

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