New EVP, Supply Chain of Penguin Random House will be interviewed at regional event

Annette Danek-Akey has been promoted to EVP, Supply Chain, Penguin Random House and named to the company’s U.S. board. Annette and AWESOME Executive Director Heather Sheehan will open the November 14th Regional Event in Jersey City, New Jersey, with an Up-Close Conversation. Continue reading

AWESOME educator reaches back to inform and inspire future leaders

The University of Arkansas recently hosted a two-day symposium for WISE (Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence) Future Leaders. The event was organized by Stephanie Thomas, Clinical Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Arkansas and a member of the AWESOME community. Continue reading

AWESOME announces new director of member engagement

Kirsten Castillo has joined the AWESOME leadership team as Director of Member Engagement. She brings experience as CEO of her family-owned transportation and logistics services company – Logistics Planning Services (LPS) — and as COO of GlobalTranz. She also has been actively involved in the advancement of women, including founding “Ladies of Logistics” at LPS, an initiative that was adopted at GlobalTranz. Continue reading

Distinguished Service Award Honoree engenders awe and inspiration

Since the day Johnson & Johnson’s Kathy Wengel began speaking on a panel of supply chain leaders at AWESOME’s first symposium in 2013, she has been an inspiring model of what a leader with courage and competence can do. For the many accomplishments of her 30-year career at Johnson &Johnson and her impact beyond the J&J business, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has selected Kathy to receive the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. Continue reading

Heather Sheehan takes an active role in UTK’s Supply Chain Forum

The annual Supply Chain Forum hosted by University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Haslam School of Business included participation by AWESOME Executive Director Heather Sheehan. In addition to being a speaker and holding a roundtable, she was named Outstanding Woman in Supply Chain by UTK’s chapter of the student organization NeXxus. Continue reading

Heather Sheehan receives recognition from UTK student organization

Heather Sheehan, Executive Director of AWESOME will be honored as the Outstanding Woman in Supply Chain on April 10 at the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. The award, recognizing an outstanding role model, is given by the NeXxus Chapter at the University. Continue reading

Heather Sheehan is instructor for supply chain leadership executive course at Penn State

In the upcoming session of “Developing Strategic Supply Chain Leaders” offered by Penn State University’s Executive Program, the Day 3 modules will be taught by Heather Sheehan, Executive Director of AWESOME. Dates of the course, which takes place on the main campus in University Park, PA, are March 12-14. Continue reading

Three executive program courses at Penn State offer discount to AWESOME

Members of the AWESOME community are eligible for a 20% discount when registering for any of three “short courses” in supply chain being offered this spring at Penn State University’s main campus in University Park, PA. The classes are designed for busy leaders who want to expand their supply chain knowledge over the span of two or three days. Continue reading

“Making waves” will be topic of powered by AWESOME  session at RILA

AWESOME Executive Director Heather Sheehan and AWESOME Advisor Michelle Livingstone will present a powered by AWESOME session titled “Making Waves: Actions for Supply Chain Leadership” at the RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) 2019 LINK Supply Chain Conference, February 24-29 in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

JDA’s interview with Heather Sheehan named as one of 2018’s best blogs

For its “2018 Most Valuable Posts,” the online publication Supply Chain Brief has selected an interview with AWESOME Executive Director Heather Sheehan as among the top blogs. The interview, posted on “Wednesdays for Women,” a blog series created by Beth Elkin, Group Vice President, Marketing, for JDA Software, was titled “Growing Women in Supply Chain Leadership” and appeared in April 2018. Continue reading