ISM-Houston has several distinct membership awards named in the honor our past members who excelled in their volunteer efforts to make our association what it is today.
In addition, our Awards committee manages our supplier awards and certificate of appreciation programs.
2019 – 2020 Awards Committee Chair:
Rose Berberian, MBA, CPSM, CMRP
Supplier of the Year
Stewart Organization was awarded Supplier of the Year for 2018 -2019. Congratulations and thank you for your continued support!
In February, ISM-Houston recognizes the Suppliers who have performed exceptionally in their realm of duties as a Supplier and should be recognized and appreciated for their efforts.
These awards are presented during the Supplier Trade Expo at our February General Meeting. Deadline for nominations is in late January.
Billie Jean Sommer Award
The Billie Jean Sommer, Outstanding New Member Award was awarded to John Atasie at the general meeting in June 2019. Congratulations John!
Established in 1988, the Billie Jean Sommer, Outstanding New Member Award was established to recognize an individual who has been a member of ISM-Houston, Inc. for less than two years and has accepted and retained a committee position for a minimum of 6 months, performing in an exemplary manner.
The Outstanding New Member Award honors the memory of Billie Jean Sommer who served as one of the first women presidents of our association during 1990-91. Mrs. Sommer exemplified volunteerism and made significant contributions to the success of our affiliate. She is still remembered fondly by those who knew and served with her.
We congratulate John Atasie as this year’s recipient of The Billie Jean Sommer, Outstanding New Member Award.
Recipients of the Billie Jean Sommer Award
2018 – 2019 John Atasie
2017 – 2018 Aigerim Zimmerman
2016 – 2017 Kelley Crawford
2015 – 2016 Mark Waddleton, MBA
2014 – 2015 Robert Davis, MBA
2013 – 2014 Ross Harvison
2012 – 2013 Talya Powers
2011 – 2012 David Flusberg, MBA
2010 – 2011 Ziba Mehra, CPSM
2009 – 2008 Filza Salim
2008 – 2009 Carleen Glasgow
2007 – 2008 Matthew Meyer
2006 – 2007 Phyllis Graham
2004 – 2005 Jami Coop
2003 – 2004 Jo Ann Prazak, C.P.M.
2002 – 2003 Steve Saunders, C.P.M.
2000 – 2001 Wayne Auzenne
1997 – 1998 Rachel Cummings
1996 – 1997 Becky Dorn
1995 – 1996 Rick Andrew
1994 – 1995 Debbie Newman
1993 – 1994 Linda Butler
1992 – 1993 Angela Laughlin
1991 – 1992 Mike Sheahan
1990 – 1991 Tom Kirwan
1989 – 1990 Kathy Silverberg, C.P.M.
1988 – 1989 Kimen Metzger, C.P.M.
James O. Cox Award
2018 - 2019 James O. Cox, Outstanding Member of the Year
Edward M. Lewis
Assistant Director Supply Chain at Texas Children's Hospital
The James O. Cox Outstanding Member Award was awarded to Edward M. Lewis at the general meeting in June 2019. Congratulations Edward!
The Outstanding Member of the Year Award was created in 1953 by the Purchasing Management Association of Houston—now ISM-Houston, Inc.—to recognize long standing members who continue to volunteer to help operate our organization while demonstrating superior leadership and managerial capabilities in achieving their assigned tasks.
In 1973 the award was renamed to honor James O. Cox who was a journalist and member of the Houston Purchasing Agents Association chronicling our growth for over 34 years. The award recognizes members who have performed exceptional service to ISM-Houston, Inc. exemplifying true professionalism both on the job and within the community.
James O. Cox, at age twenty-five, found himself in one of the most dynamic cities in America at the beginning of its growth. The times were challenging and opportune for a capable journalist. James O. Cox’s life was devoted to serving purchasing associations in this area, both by working with them and recording their activities along the burgeoning South Texas front.
His dedication never subsided. James O. Cox liked members of the Houston Purchasing Agents Association, and they liked him. It was a partnership that benefited everyone. James O. Cox chronicled both their growth and the growth of Houston for 34 years.
Never one for self-glorification, James O. Cox was interested in his friends and the group he served. Cox’s contribution to friends and colleagues far exceeded a mere chronicling of events. He gave them humor and encouragement, both by his written work and his gift of unifying people. Cox not only liked people, but wanted them to know and like each other. He broadened the horizons and friendships of hundreds of purchasers and suppliers in Houston’s industrial complex. He is remembered as the forerunner in unifying Houston businessmen and business women with one another. Cox shared a host of friends, many whom consider it an honor to have known James.
A nominee for the James O. Cox Award must be a regular member of ISM-Houston, Inc. for a minimum of ten consecutive years, must have served either as a voting member of the Board of Directors for at least two consecutive years or been Chair of a committee or combination of committees for at least 3 years. If a voting board member, they must have attended at least 7 of 10 board meetings in the same year. A sitting President is not eligible for this award during their presidential year.
The nominee must have:
a) Demonstrated leadership and managerial capabilities
b) Performed their assigned tasks
c) Attended a majority of the General Meetings
d) Active in ISM-Houston activities
Please contact Rose Berberian, the James O. Cox Nominating Committee Chair if you have any questions.
Rose Berberian Email: Rose.Berberian@gmail.com
Recipients of the James O. Cox Award
2018 – 2019 Edward M. Lewis
2017 – 2018 Sheila Smith
2016 – 2017 Gail Fuselier
2015 – 2016 Bob Engel, C.P.M.
2014 – 2015 David Allen, C.P.M.
2013 – 2014 Elayne Duncan
2012 – 2013 Jo Ann Prazak, C.P.M.
2011 – 2012 Kim Wren, A.P.P.
2010 – 2011 Mara L. Stanfield, C.P.M.
2009 – 2010 Sharon Brauner, C.P.M., A.P.P.
2008 – 2009 Michael P. Valant, C.P.M., A.P.P.
2007 – 2008 Edward M. Wahowski
2006 – 2007 Marian T. Nimon, M.B.A., C.P.M.
2005 – 2006 Linda A. Peterson, C.P.M., A.P.P.
2004 – 2005 William Gary Lyon, C.P.M.
2003 – 2004 Kathy E. Silverberg, C.P.M.
2002 – 2003 Kimen V. Metzger, C.P.M.
2001 – 2002 Laurie D. Oberhoff
2000 – 2001 Harold “Doc” Stelzer, C.P.M.
1999 – 2000 Dan Coleman, C.P.M.
1998 – 1999 Linda Butler
1997 – 1998 Richard S. Cantrell
1996 – 1997 Douglas R. Miller, C.P.M.
1995 – 1996 Sharon Malkovicz, C.P.M.
1994 – 1995 Camilia D. Ward
1993 – 1994 Earl B.Boykin
1992 – 1993 Rita C. Wardell, C.P.M.
1991 – 1992 Herb Koenig
1990 – 1991 Mark A. Langley, C.P.M.
1989 – 1990 James N. Batt, C.P.M., A.P.P.
1988 – 1989 Jackie Mohoan
1987 – 1988 Billie J. Sommer, C.P.M.
1986 – 1987 W. Allen Brumley, C.P.M.
1985 – 1986 Joseph G. Ginn, C.P.M.
1984 – 1985 Glenn W. Hudson
1983 – 1984 Donald W. McGee, C.P.M.
1982 – 1983 Betty Parnell
1981 – 1982 Max M. Marstrand, C.P.M.
1980 – 1981 P. Davis Harris, C.P.M.
1979 – 1980 George H. Stewart
1978 – 1979 Thomas C. Todd, C.P.M.
1977 – 1978 Errol D. Kramer, C.P.M.
1975 – 1976 Arnold L. Yauch, C.P.M.
1974 – 1975 Dan M. Brock, C.P.M.
1973 – 1974 Lee E. Elmore, C.P.M.
Recipients of the Outstanding Member of the Year Award ( Prior to the James O. Cox Award)
1971 – 1972 Buford Fendlason, C.P.M.
1970 – 1971 W. B. Kirkland
1969 – 1970 Joe F. Boydstrun
1968 – 1969 L. Milton Ladish
1967 – 1968 Andre Lesarte
1966 – 1967 William E. Gaddis
1964 – 1965 L. E. LaGesse
1963 – 1964 Haylett O. Neill, Jr
1962 – 1963 A. Gordon Jones
1961 – 1962 T. E. Porter
1960 – 1961 Junius F. Estill, Jr.
1959 – 1960 A. J. Sisto
1958 – 1959 A. L. Sweitzer
1957 – 1958 Roy Stockton
1957 Cecil Galbraith
1956 Frank L. Scott
1955 Gene Walker
1954 John F. Forian
1953 Paul W. Berry
Arnold L. Yauch Award
2019 Arnold L. Yauch, Achievement of Excellence Award
Shell Oil Contracting & Procurement (Retired)
In the early 1980’s NAPM-Houston, Inc. established the Arnold L. Yauch Scholarship Fund and presented the first Arnold L. Yauch Achievement of Excellence Award to long-time member and Association Secretary/Treasurer Arnold L. Yauch, C.P.M.
The award recognizes individuals who previously received the James O. Cox Award and/or served as President of ISM-Houston, Inc. and whose subsequent contribution has far exceeded succeeding norms of service.
Rather than being presented annually, this award is given when a particular individual deserves such recognition. The number of recipients are few thereby demonstrating the prestige upon which this award is presented.
Criteria for consideration when nominating a member for this award includes an “elder statesman” type quality, particularly with regard to number of years served, types of positions held, respect of the membership, accomplishments, level of participation, and leadership qualities.
Arnold L. Yauch Achievement of Excellence Recipients
2019 David Allen
2016 Marian Nimon, C.P.M.
2009 Edward M. Wahowski
2004 Sharon Malkovicz, C.P.M.
2001 Douglas R. Miller, C.P.M.
1997 Lee E. Elmore, C.P.M.
1996 Earl D.Cornelson, C.P.M.
1990 Arnold L. Yauch, C.P.M.