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.


Team Excellence:

Talent Attraction Team, Defenders

IT Divestiture Team, Elanco

Vendor Management Team, OneAmerica

US Warehousing & Logistics Team, Cummins Inc.

Contingent Labor Team, Anthem, Inc.


Rising Star:

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.


Top Academic:

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

Chain Awards.”


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.



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.



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



ABOUT BCforward

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