Leading global advancements and innovations for supply chains
Our leadership team is dedicated to creating opportunities for end-to-end supply chain innovation and meaningful networking for our members and customers worldwide.
The 2023 board of directors is composed of industry leaders who have been nominated and elected to serve. They volunteer their time and skills to bring diverse points of view that help to drive ASCM's strategic direction.
Lisa Veneziano has more than 34 years of experience in automotive aftersales across a broad range of roles, including supply chain, warehousing and packaging operations, logistics, aftermarket sales, and industrial engineering. Veneziano managed more than 95 warehouses and packaging facilities in 22 countries as executive director, global supply chain, warehousing and logistics, for General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales. Veneziano is also a member of the board of directors Leadership Team and previously served as chair of ASCM's Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. In 2017, she was honored with the Women of Excellence Community Service Award from the National Association for Female Executives. Veneziano has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Penn State and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Pamela Dow is vice president, global supply chain planning, analytics and technology at Tenneco, a global leader in ride performance, chassis, underhood maintenance and clean air products for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment customers. She has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing operations, supply chain process and technology enablement. Prior to joining Tenneco, Dow spent more than 18 years at Johnson Controls International Plc, serving in progressively senior roles in supply chain. Her key focuses included leading teams of people dedicated to customer satisfaction and achieving supply chain excellence. She holds a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management from Michigan State an MBA in finance and operations management from Wayne State University.
Lars Magnusson, SCOR-P, is a digital transformation enterprise architect at Ericsson Sweden, where he has served in roles of progressively developing responsibly for more than 25 years. Currently, he is responsible for the deployment of information technology and information architecture processes. In addition, Magnussen is the program lead for the deployment of connected logistics in Ericsson’s supply chain. He is also an associate professor at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia and conducts annual lectures and workshops at universities in Sweden with key focuses on supply chain management and the Supply Chain Operations Reference Digital Standard. Magnusson has a SCOR-P endorsement and holds a Master of Science from Lund University in Sweden, with a major in industrial engineering and a minor in logistics.
Amy T. Augustine, CSCP, is senior director of network supply chain at UScellular, where she successfully led an organizational transformation of the company’s network supply chain operations. She is responsible for a team of 25 associates and 30 contractors and has ownership of, and responsibility for, all procurement activities. In addition, Augustine oversees 13 warehouses across the United States with approximately $100 million in average inventory. A dynamic industry leader, she was honored with ASCM's Award of Excellence - Supply Chain Leader in 2022, which recognizes an executive who exhibits extraordinary team and organizational leadership; provides dedicated coaching, mentoring and support of fellow professionals; and makes lasting contributions to the advancement of the supply chain profession.
Christine Barnhart, CPIM, is the vice president of product marketing and go-to-market for Nulogy, a supply chain technology innovator focused on multi-enterprise supply chain orchestration and optimization. Prior to this role, Barnhart was the vice president of strategy and go-to-market for Verusen and senior director of product and industry market strategy for Infor’s supply chain solutions. She has more than 20 years of hands-on expertise in manufacturing, purchasing and planning at companies including Berry Global, Mead Johnson Nutrition and Whirlpool. In addition, Barnhart is president of TwiSTEM, a nonprofit organization that provides professional development, networking and outreach opportunities for women in STEM fields. She holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from University of Evansville and an MBA from the University of Louisville.
Pedro A. Neto is a supply chain data scientist in the strategic planning and modeling team at HP Inc., where he leads HP Personal System’s supply planning optimization engine. With more than 10 years of industry experience, Neto is passionate about leading and implementing advanced projects in data science and supply chain analytics, as well as creating models based on complex decisions to recommend actionable insights to stakeholders. He has served on several ASCM committees, including the Research, Innovation and Sensing Committee and the Sensing subcommittee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in operations research and industrial engineering - both from Penn State.
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Olive Sikem Ngah, CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P, is global demand manager at DuPont de Nemours, where she leads the interconnect solutions demand management function. She has more than 20 years of experience with DuPont and Johnson and Johnson (now Noramco). Ngah has volunteered with ASCM in a variety of roles, including membership vice president and education vice president for the ASCM Baltimore Chapter, an APICS Certified Instructor, a member of the APICS Supply Chain Integrated Business Planning special interest group, and a member of the APICS Supply Chain M4SC — Supply Chain Strategy committee. Ngah holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Howard University; Oliver Wight certificates in integrated business planning, integrated supply chain management, master scheduling and demand management; an APICS Risk Management certificate. She is also a Certified Demand Driven Leader and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Michael L. Bunge, CPIM, CSCP, is vice president of global supply chain and operations at Hamilton Beach. He has more than 20 years of dedication to organizational excellence through cost reduction, process improvement, and strategic planning and implementation. Bunge’s ASCM involvement includes serving as a member of the ASCM Toledo chapter’s board of directors, a China delegate on the APICS Professional Membership Advisory Board, an APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management instructor, and a member of the APICS Supply Chain Council board of directors. Bunge holds an associate degree from Orange Coast Community College; a bachelor’s degree in business administration; and an MBA from California State University, Fullerton; as well as a variety of purchasing and supply chain certifications and designations.
Katherine Szabo Fowler is head of integrated business planning at Signify, a leader in connected LED lighting systems based in the Netherlands. In this role, she improves, streamlines and innovates about her company’s sales and operations planning (S&OP) process and manages the implementation of SAP integrated business planning solutions. She has more than 15 years of experience working in the United States and United Arab Emirates as a planner and buyer, master scheduler, materials manager, global supply chain transformation manager, and vice president of supply chain. In addition, she has served as director and treasurer of the APICS Supply Chain Council and as a member of the APICS Research and Innovation in Supply Chain team. Fowler holds a bachelor’s degree in logistics and international business from the University of Tennessee and a master's degree in engineering in supply chain management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
James D. Hess, CSCP, is global supply chain manager of audiovisual (AV) and information technology (IT) hardware for Google LLC. He is responsible for the world’s largest fleet of AV and collaborative IT assets, composed of 20,000 connected locations in more than 200 countries. In addition, he manages the production and delivery of AV assemblies, the life cycle entry of proprietary technologies and fleet sustainment to retirement. Prior to his tenure at Google, he served in the United States Army for more than 20 years, climbing to the rank of colonel: director of operational sustainment. Hess holds a bachelor’s degree in history and communications from the University of Toledo, a master’s degree in logistics management from the Florida Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in military studies from the United States Marine Corps University, and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Nisa Moore is the business area vice president, diplomacy at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). She is a performance-driven senior leader with more than 20 years of government contracting and profit-and-loss leadership experience. Moore leads a portfolio valued at more than $3.5 billion for the Department of State Supply Chain Program, which encompasses the areas of global supply chain management, security engineering, cloud, cyber, threat reduction and leadership of 500 employees. Moore graduated from the Leadership Foundry through Women in Technology and the inaugural Leadership Catalyst at GDIT. She is also GDIT's executive sponsor for ForWARD (For Women’s Advancement, Recognition and Development). Moore holds a bachelor’s degree in merchandising management from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in supply chain management and logistics from Michigan State.
Jonathan Webster is the chief transformation officer at Envoy Solutions, a specialized distributor and solution provider supporting office, manufacturing, food service and retail operators. In just two years, he helped the company grow to a $2.5 billion business, primarily through acquisition. Prior to this role, Webster was senior vice president and chief streamline officer at Univar Solutions. He is a strategic, innovative, and results-oriented operations executive who believes in developing the organization and systems necessary to succeed. Webster's 30 years of professional experience span diverse industries in both consultative and executive roles, including fast-moving consumer goods, high-tech, chemicals, automotive and global logistics services. He holds a bachelor's degree in business logistics from Penn State and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
The ASCM executive staff is composed of a team of professionals who work alongside the ASCM board of directors and volunteer leaders to further our mission.
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Chief Executive Officer
Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE is chief executive officer at ASCM, the largest organization for supply chain and the global pacesetter of organizational transformation, talent development and supply chain innovation. During his tenure, ASCM has significantly expanded its services to corporations, individuals and communities; its revenue has more than doubled; and three mergers were completed in response to heightened industry awareness and the vast and ongoing global impact of supply chains. Previously, Eshkenazi was managing director of the Operations Consulting Group of American Express Tax and Business Services. Eshkenazi holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management; a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University; and a bachelor’s degree in business from Northeastern Illinois University.
Executive Vice President of Innovation and Business Intelligence
Peter A. Bolstorff, CSCP, SCOR-P, is executive vice president of innovation and business intelligence at ASCM. He oversees event content and programming, advanced analytics and business intelligence, customer support, and B2B operations. The author of "Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model," Bolstorff has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations management. Prior to joining ASCM, he was the founding principal of SCE Limited, a consulting firm focused on providing supply chain program management and SCOR-based education. He also held supply chain and operations management leadership roles at Pragmatek Consulting Group, Imation and 3M. Bolstorff has a master’s degree in industrial education from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, education and psychology from St. Olaf College. He is a SCOR-certified instructor and is certified in six sigma.
Executive Vice President, Marketing
Sherri Goodlove is executive vice president of marketing at ASCM, where she oversees the organization's brand, communications, digital and analytics functions. With more than 20 years of experience in digital transformation and technology, she has consulted on and led innovative marketing and digital transformational programs for Fortune 500 companies including Grainger, DeVry and UScellular. Most recently, Goodlove served as the senior vice president of digital communications for Dairy Management Inc. Goodlove was named one of the top 25 social business global leaders by The Economist, and she was one of IBM’s VIP Futurists reimagining the future of work. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Executive Vice President of Corporate and Strategic Alliances
Douglas J. Kent is the executive vice president of corporate and strategic alliances at ASCM. He oversees ASCM’s corporate member community, global training partners, North American chapters, academic relationships, and industry and technology collaborators. He is also responsible for growing and strengthening ASCM’s alliances with nongovernmental organizations and its community-based objectives. Kent has more than 35 years of transformational advisory and practitioner experience with large multi-national organizations. He specializes in transformations based on the Supply Chain Operations Reference Digital Standard (SCOR-DS), supply chain strategy and segmentation, supply chain planning, enterprise risk optimization and supply chain visibility. As an APICS certified SCOR-DS master instructor, he leads workshops, education and transformational programs around the globe. Kent holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University and a master’s degree in international business from Pepperdine University.
Executive Vice President, Products and Services
Lisa Sallstrom, CAE, PMP, is executive vice president of products & services with at ASCM with more than 18 years of executive-level association experience. She heads the certification and standards, membership and education teams, which includes volunteer committee management and profit and loss oversight for more than $30 million. During her tenure at ASCM, Sallstrom has led several strategic initiatives, including the migration of worldwide exam delivery to online testing, a restructure of both the professional and corporate membership business models, the creation of a new educational product portfolio, and conducted the strategy for certification product integration through two corporate mergers. Sallstrom holds a master’s degree in computer science from Illinois Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Valparaiso University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer
Jeff Zettek is the executive vice president and chief financial officer at ASCM, where he is responsible for the accounting and financial aspects of planning, reporting, governance and strategy initiatives. He also oversees information technology, human resources and facilities. Zettek has more than a decade of diversified finance and accounting experience, having worked in a wide variety of industries and enterprises, ranging from small, privately held organizations to large, multinational public companies. His previous experience includes acquisition and divestiture due diligence; planning and analysis; strategy, financial and management reporting; internal and external audit functions; and fraud investigations. Prior to joining ASCM, Zettek worked in KPMG’s transaction services practice group after transferring from its risk advisory service group. Zettek has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the Northern Illinois University - College of Business.
Vice President of Digital Marketing and E-commerce
Joseph F. Babcock is vice president of digital marketing and e-commerce at ASCM. He is responsible for developing strategy and managing the execution of ASCM’s digital and performance marketing. In addition, he creates and optimizes the ASCM.org online experience, which drives direct channel revenue, generates leads for other ASCM channels and advances the organization’s supply chain voice of record. With more than 30 years of financial, technology, digital marketing and e-commerce experience, Babcock excels at developing best-in-class, data-driven customer experiences and consistently driving results. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Iowa.
Vice President of Technology
Chris Carrier is vice president of technology at ASCM, which involves overseeing information technology (IT) activities, as well as developing and executing customer-focused internet solutions and strategic business plans. With extensive experience in web design and development, Carrier began his work at ASCM by designing, coding and implementing the organization website and microsites, eventually moving into project and technology management. During his tenure, the IT team has doubled in size and continues to expand to facilitate increasing digital needs. Carrier is certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library, Scrum Alliance SMC and Microsoft — and is a Certified Association Executive. He holds a political science degree from the University of Kentucky.
General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources
Gina DeCiani, J.D., is ASCM’s general counsel and vice president of human resources. During her tenure, she has revamped and revitalized the human resources function; led the implementation of new human resources information, performance management and contract life cycle management systems; developed succession plans; and conducted compensation studies. In 2016, she spearheaded the organization’s effort to obtain its first certification as a Great Place to Work, which has been maintained since that time. In 2020, DeCiani took over the role of interim general counsel and assumed the role officially the following year. She is coauthor of several texts about professional ethics, including “Legal Ethics for Nonlawyers” and “The Law Office.” She holds a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign and a masters in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University.
Vice President of Corporate Development
Josh Meyers, CSCP, is vice president of corporate development at ASCM, where he is responsible for performance improvement, process management and talent development programs for ASCM clients. He leads a global sales team that is focused on enhancing the overall business-to-business experience and delivering year-over-year growth while driving sales strategy. Applying his expertise with performance-driven learning, Meyers has assisted hundreds of clients around the world in successfully delivering predictable business value and achieving supply chain excellence. Meyers holds a Bachelor of Science in communication studies from the University of Kansas.
Vice President of Certification and Standards
Gabriela Welch is vice president of certification and standards at ASCM, where she develops and directs the strategies, tactics and activities associated with the successful execution of domestic and international credential programs, including courseware, exam development and operations. She has established department quality measurements, oversees the operational details of integration from mergers and acquisitions, and drives ongoing process improvement. Prior to her current role, Welch was director of credentialing services at the Center for Credentialing and Education and served in the United States Navy as an aviation electronics technician. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and a master’s degree in public administration in nonprofit management and leadership from Walden University.