ThomasNet® and Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) today unveiled the winners of their first “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Recognition Program, a jointly sponsored initiative to advance the future of the supply chain profession.
Natalie Andrasko, ConAgra Foods, Inc. of St. Louis is among the 30 professionals being recognized. Natalie grew up in Pennsville Twp. and graduated from Pennsville High School. She then went on to attend Penn State University where she graduated in 2008 at the University Park campus with a focus in Biological Engineering.
At age 30 or younger, these outstanding professionals have made significant contributions to their organizations, professional associations and the supply chain industry at large.
“The caliber of the nominations we received was truly inspiring. These ‘30 under 30’ are representative of a generation that’s ready to lead and make a difference. Their accomplishments demonstrate that Millennials are clearly capable of driving real results for their employers,” said Tom Derry, Chief Executive Officer, ISM.
In May 2014, ThomasNet and ISM launched the “30 under 30” program to generate awareness among Millennials (age 18-32) about the rewards of a supply chain career. The program spotlights those professionals whose initiative, collaboration, innovation, and/or leadership are impacting this sector.
“Having exceptional people in supply chain positions is critical to the health and vitality of individual businesses, and the strength of our economy. These rising stars are making significant contributions to their organizations every day—saving them millions of dollars while improving their performance,” said Mark Holst-Knudsen, President of ThomasNet®.