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Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, Houston, TX

May 2–4, 2023


The acceleration of technological and process advancements have magnified the impact of procurement and strategic sourcing leaders.

An increasingly efficient global marketplace offers procurement and strategic sourcing executives with a growing series of opportunities to boost corporate value. But the modern economy offers risks that require just as much attention.

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Advisory Board

  • Neil Aronson (Uber Technologies, Inc.), Head of Global Strategic Sourcing, Logistics and Staff Augmentation
  • Antione Bennett (Gap Inc.), Head of Supply Chain/Transportation Sourcing
  • Sandra Brummitt (NiSource), Senior Vice President Admin Services & Chief Procurement Officer
  • Joanne Couture (Dentsply Sirona), Vice President, Procurement
  • Rachel Henney (Atlassian), Head of Supplier Management & Risk
  • Mike Ozmeral (Reyes Holdings L.L.C.), Chief Procurement Officer
  • Jason Shumrak (Kaplan North America), Vice President, Procurement
  • Keith Woody (Fulton Bank), Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer

Topics for discussion include:

  • Resetting Priorities: How to Strategically Align with Influential Stakeholders
  • Effective Contract Management: Identify Gaps, Find Savings Opportunities, and Build Better Partnerships
  • Recession Playbook: Maximizing Value in an Ever-Changing Environment
  • A More Inclusive Direction: Starting and Growing Your Supplier Diversity Program
  • Staying Ready: Monitoring and Mitigating Supply Chain Risk
  • ESG Success Stories: From Setting Targets to Measuring Progress
  • AI and Automation in Procurement: Findings from Real Life Implementations
  • Sourcing and Procurement Trends to Watch in 2023
  •  Working Together: A Strategy Checklist for Successful Supplier Collaboration

Rotating Roundtable Discussions:

  • Tailspend’s Quiet Yet Great Potential: Extracting Value from an Unexpected Category
  • Blockchain in the Supply Chain and Predictions for Practical Uses
  • The Case for Agile Procurement: Promoting Innovation in a Changing Industry
  • IT Sourcing Best Practices for 2023 and Beyond

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Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

Hear from and interact with some of the most influential voices in this space.

Jeromie Atkinson

Director, Supply Chain

UC Health

Amy Augustine

Senior Director, Network Supply Chain


Antione Bennett

Head of Supply Chain/Transportation Sourcing

Gap inc

Thomas Broussard

Director of Supply Chain Services and Materials Management

El Paso Electric Company

Sandra Brummitt

Chief Procurement & Corporate Services Officer


Michaela Dempsey

Chief Marketing Officer


Vanessa Elkins-Rogers

Vice President, Enterprise Procurement

Mutual of Omaha

Ama Erbynn

Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

ASM Global

James Ford

Vice President Procurement

Warner Bros. Discovery

Doug Fullenkamp


Insight Sourcing Group

David Kern

Vice President, Global Procurement

TripAdvisor Media Group

Francesca Haeri

Vice President, Procurement Manager


Tracy Hardin

Director of Supply Chain


Rodney Harris

First Vice President - Strategic Sourcing - Corporate Functions


Patrick Higgins

Principal, PSCM Advisory


Suzette Hendrick

Executive Director, Technology Sourcing


Rachel Henney

Head of Supplier Management & Risk


Quang Ho

Manager, Procurement and Contracts


Raven Howard

Principal SaaS Consultant


Selena Kam

Director, Procurement Center of Excellence (COE)

Danone North America

Chris Lang

Senior Manager, Supplier Programs


Anders Lillevik

Chief Executive Officer

Focal Point

Valerie Longs

Senior Director, Value Stream Mapping


Christine Mack

Chief Procurement Officer

Cushman & Wakefield

Egwu Nwankpah

Global Head of Supplier Diversity

Cushman & Wakefield

Henal Patel



Chris Phillips

Vice President, Procurement and Vendor Risk

Lendmark Financial Services

Srini Raghavan

Former Vice President, Supply Chain and Procurement

PrimeSource Building Products

Dr. Adil Salam

Head of Procurement

Groupe Dynamite Inc.

Sammeli Sammalkorpi

Chief Executive Officer


Allen Schramm

Vice President and Procurement Category Manager

Key Bank

Robert Swearingen

Head of Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain


Adi Talwar

Senior Director, Global Indirect Procurement and Travel Management


Biko Taylor

Chief Procurement Officer

City of Portland

James Thornton

Head of Global Procurement

National Instruments

Kelly Toombs

Senior Director, Sourcing & Procurement Operations

Waste Management (WM)

Danny Uhlemann

Industry Principal


Srividhya Vaidyanathan

Global Head, Supplier Excellence


Elvin Zung

Head of Strategic Procurement

Under Armour

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