Awards & Scholarships 

Institute for Supply Management® Honors 30 under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars

Winners represent future innovative leaders, as standout and passionate problem-solvers

TEMPE, Ariz. (March 22, 2022) – The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) announced the winners of the 2021-2022 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program to honor global emerging leaders across various industries and supply management disciplines. The top nominee or “megawatt” winner from the 30 Under 30 is Emily Fugleberg, a global sourcing manager at Boston Scientific.

“The accomplishments and talents of this group are extraordinary,” said Thomas W. Derry, Chief Executive Officer of ISM. “They stand out for their initiative, leadership and abilities to drive and showcase value across their organizations.”

Now in its eighth year, the ISM program honors individuals who are 30 or younger and demonstrate leadership, innovation, collaboration, and other outstanding attributes--at work and through their professional associations. Intended to help bridge the talent gap in procurement and supply management for younger generations, the program highlights role models for aspiring supply chain practitioners and students.

Hundreds of applications are received annually, and a rigorous review process assesses candidates based on detailed nominations provided by professional peers, leaders, and executives.

“The latest 30 Under 30 winners exemplify the new generation of supply chain leadership and demonstrate how high-performers can make an impact on the profession,” said Derry.

The supply chain management profession has been in the global spotlight through the pandemic, with numerous winners managed various elements of COVID-19 specific projects for their organizations.

Working in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and Slovakia, the honorees are making their mark on the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, automotive, oil and gas, energy, aerospace and defense, and retail industries, among others.

Megawatt winner Emily Fugleberg, a motivated 29-year-old, for example, has quickly advanced at Boston Scientific. A highlight in Fugleberg’s career was the launch of a device used in Bronchoscopies, including for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, that provides access to treatment and address clinical gaps that are not currently supported in the market. Fugleberg’s work to find low-cost, high-quality sources during pandemic-related supply chain challenges made for a successful launch.

ISM - Kansas City very own member, Tyler Johnson, CPSM, senior inventory analyst, MilliporeSigma (Lenexa, Kan.) is one of the 30 Under 30 winners. 

Congratulations Tyler!!