Aug 6, 2019 – Indianapolis, IN. The Second Annual Central Indiana Supply Chain Awards
(CISCA), powered by BCforward, have announced their list of nominees. The awards
ceremony will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 8 a.m. at the 502 East Event
Centre in Carmel, IN. The event is organized by the Institute for Supply Management –
Central Indiana (ISM – Central IN) and the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development
Council (Mid-States MSDC).
CISCA nominees for 2019 represent 20 different corporations and are as follows:
BCforward Thinking Award:
Madelyn Gentry, IU Health
Jeff Hastings, CNO Financial Group
Arif Hussain, Calumet Specialty Products
Jim Gruwell, Cummins Inc.
Supply Management/Chain Leader of the Year:
Jim Messersmith, Mays Chemical Co.
Maureen Hughes, Envigo RMS LLC
James Duke, IU Health
Mike Gonsalves, Cummins Inc.
Heather Hutchinson, OneAmerica
Mira Bell, Endress + Hauser
Innovation In Supply Chain:
Eric Anttonen, Eli Lilly
Marcya Thomas, Anthem
Stephanie Winkel, KAR Auction Services
Denis Ford, Cummins Inc.
Kieron Dabbs, Cummins, Inc.
Talent Attraction Team, Defenders
IT Divestiture Team, Elanco
Vendor Management Team, OneAmerica
US Warehousing & Logistics Team, Cummins Inc.
Contingent Labor Team, Anthem, Inc.
Eric Black, Anthem
Joe Zelasko, OneAmerica
Kevin Webster, Envigo RMS LLC
Justin Fulford, IndyGo
Lisa Yoder Lifetime Achievement Award:
John Dalton, Navient
Chris Durnil, Bowen Engineering Corporation
Supplier Diversity Advocate:
Bernice Walker, Duke Energy
Ryan Day, Cummins Inc.
James Duke, IU Health
Holli Harrington, Indianapolis Airport Authority
Lisa Hardin, Cummins, Inc.
Dr. Kuntal Bhattacharyya, Indiana State University
Dr. William Moser, Ball State University
CISCA was created to recognize supply chain professionals in Central Indiana who have
shown innovation, perseverance, delivery of results and best practices to their businesses
and/or organizations. Supply Chain management is an essential part of business and those
involved in the profession are extremely valuable to corporate America and to the
manufacturing, logistics and service industries in our region.
“At BCforward, we recognize that winning strategies, products, and services require
diversity of thought, perspectives, and contributions. Inclusion is a practice and
commitment that we are proud to be a part of; and as the largest minority-owned IT
Staffing and Professional Services company in Indiana, our diversity has been one of our
key competitive advantages,” says Andrea Bartlett, Vice President of Digital Strategy at
BCforward. “It is that reason that we continue to support the Central Indiana Supply
The partnering organizations, Mid-States MSDC and the Institute for Supply Management
– Central Indiana (ISM – Central IN) both work to advocate on behalf of and provide
training and development for supply chain and supplier diversity professionals in Central
Indiana. Mid-States MSDC also provides services to diverse businesses to ensure their
participation in corporate procurement opportunities.
“We are thrilled to provide these individuals with the recognition they deserve,” said
Harold Wims, chair of ISM – Central IN. “CISCA is a wonderful way to spotlight the
connective efforts and inclusion of the corporate supply chain in business.”
BCforward, the title sponsor for the second year in a row.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.ciscawards.com.
ABOUT ISM- CENTRAL IN
ISM-Central Indiana serves as a center of excellence in establishing and maintaining
best-in class professional standards of competency and conduct for the Procurement
profession and its members, in matters pertaining to research, education, and
certification. ISM is the largest supply management association in the world and is
known for its standards of excellence, research and education.
ABOUT MID-STATES MSDC
The primary mission of the Mid-States MSDC is to promote and cultivate successful
minority enterprises within the Central Illinois, Indiana and Eastern Missouri business
communities. The Mid-States MSDC serves as an advocate for the economic well-being
and growth of certified MBEs, while also providing a direct connection for corporations
who are committed to purchasing products and services from Mid-States MSDC-certified
BCforward is a global IT consulting and workforce fulfillment firm that provides services
and resourcing for leading businesses and government organizations. For 20 years they
have helped clients achieve their strategic goals. Their strong culture and clear values
have enabled BCforward to become a market leader and best in class place to work.
Carolyn E. Mosby