The Institute for Supply Management® Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors


Board members include top global leaders across multiple disciplines

TEMPE, Arizona., August 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) announced its 2022-2023 Board of Directors at the ISM Annual Membership Meeting in Atlanta on August 25, 2022. Three new board members were introduced and three members recommitted to serve for another three years. The Board of Directors is made up of business leaders representing various industries, whose ideas and careers align with ISM’s mission to advance the profession of supply chain management.

“Our new Board of Directors offers an impressive array of professional knowledge and expertise,” said ISM’s CEO, thomas derry. “With this new group of leaders, ISM remains committed to its mission and positioned to provide cutting-edge insights to the profession’s ecosystem as a whole.”

The following three new leaders join the ranks of ISM for a three-year term, which will end in 2025.

Jeff Kimsey, Vice President, Investment Intelligence, Nasdaq
Jeff Kimsey is Vice President and Head of Commodities for Investment Intelligence at Nasdaq, responsible for the continued growth and development of current and new market data products and services globally. His team manages the outbound distribution of products, including stocks, indices, options and funds.

Over the past 10 years, the Kimsey team has been instrumental in creating new products like Nasdaq Basic, a real-time market data solution that has helped the industry save more than 400 million US dollars. In recent years, Kimsey has been instrumental in shaping thought leadership on Nasdaq market data, including TotalMarkets, and he continues to work on executing market data policies.

Prior to joining Nasdaq in 2001, he worked at Micros Systems in many aspects of R&D, including testing, development, and product management. Kimsey received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Loyola University.

“I am honored to join the ISM Board of Directors to help drive the growth of the organization,” Kimsey said. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the ISM Board of Directors as it plays a critical role at this pivotal time for the supply chain industry.”

Darla Morse, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Red Robin
Darla Morse is responsible for leading Red Robin’s enterprise technology strategy, including the implementation of digital platforms, enterprise and recovery systems, security, and data management infrastructure. It leverages technology innovation to enable business strategies that improve customer engagement, operational execution and brand affinity.

Morse has over 25 years of information technology (IT) experience, including leadership positions at Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Inspire Brands. Most recently, she served as CIO at CKE Restaurants Holdings, where she led the technology and strategy functions for the business and franchised Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants in 45 states and 42 countries. Prior to joining CKE, she was CIO at Inspire Brands and led the technology strategy for its restaurants.

She earned an MBA from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree South Florida College.

“I am honored to join the Board of Directors of ISM, which has a long history of delivering exceptional value to supply management and procurement professionals through a variety of training, networking, leadership and certification,” Morse said. “I look forward to leveraging my technology and leadership experiences to help ISM achieve its goals and mission.”

Bob Murphy, Purchasing Director, IBM
Bob Murphy has been vice president of supply chain and CPO at IBM since January 2014. His journey to purchasing leadership for the multinational technology company began in 1978, when he joined IBM Greenock in Scotland.

He earned a master’s degree in manufacturing science and engineering from the University of Strathclyde in 1983. For the next 14 years, Murphy held various engineering and management positions at IBM Greenock. In July 1997he moved from Scotland at North Carolina to become IBM’s global head of mechanical procurement, a position he held until 1999.

After a brief tenure in Scotland to serve as director of manufacturing operations for IBM Greenock, Murphy returned to North Carolina and served as Director of OEM Systems Sourcing and Director of Global Hardware Operations from 2000 to 2004. Then he became Vice President of Production Sourcing from 2004 to 2007, Vice President of general procurement and BTO from 2007 to 2009 and vice president of global hardware execution from 2009 to 2014.

“I am honored to serve on ISM’s Board of Directors and look forward to contributing to their mission to drive value, competitive advantage, prosperity and sustainability,” Murphy said. “As procurement and supply chain leaders ourselves, the Board has an extraordinary opportunity to help train new professionals, inspire others in our field, and have a positive impact on the world through responsible sourcing and supply chain management.”

In addition, the following directors continue their mandate by guiding the ISM and the profession.

  • Kristopher PinnowCPSM, (Chair) is Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Collins Aerospace.
  • Norbert DeanCPSM, (Vice-president) is Vice President, Sourcing, Supply Chain and Site Services at Carnival Cruise Line.
  • Thomas W. Derry is CEO of ISM.
  • Miguel Gonzalez is the purchasing manager at DuPont.
  • michelle hawkinPMP, is senior vice president, strategic purchasing at Charter Communications.
  • Joseph Matthew is Vice President, Head of Purchasing and Diversity at GENTEX Corporation
  • Hémant PorwalCPSMis Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations at WESCO Distribution, Inc.
  • Stacey Taylor is the Director of Supply Chain at TriMark UNITED STATES.
  • Judy Whipple is a Bowersox-Thull Endowed Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at University of Michigan.
  • Susanna Zhu is Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations and Marketing at Bath & Body Works.

The ISM Board of Directors represents a dedicated group of senior leaders who are leading the transformation of supply chain management. For more information on the ISM Board of Directors, please visit:

About the Institute of Supply Management® (ISM®)

Supply Management Institute® (ISM®) is the world’s first and leading professional non-profit procurement management organization. Its 50,000 members in more than 90 countries around the world manage approximately US$1 trillion into the corporate and government supply chain every year. Founded in 1915 by practitioners, ISM is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to generate value and competitive advantage for its members, thereby contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM empowers and leads the profession through ISM® Business report®, its highly regarded certification and training programs, business services, events, ISM Supply Chain Capability Model and ISM Advance™ digital platform. ISM® Business report®, Manufacturing, services and hospitals are three of the most reliable economic indicators available, providing guidance to supply management professionals, economists, analysts and government and business leaders. For more information, please visit

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