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ISM-7 Counties, Inc. - Norwalk, CT

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Supply Chain and Sustainability: Working Together Toward the Triple Bottom Line

Press release date: May 1, 2014

Executive from Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide to Share Insights and Provide Case Study on How Triple Bottom Line Approach Succeeds

Tarrytown, NY — Attention procurement professionals: Hear first-hand how a successful triple bottom line approach can work in your organization. ISM 7-Counties, along with the CSCMP NYCONN Roundtable and APICS Tappan Zee Chapter are sponsoring a special dinner program on Thursday, May 15th to help area procurement professionals. Sustainability in the supply chain is increasingly seen among high-level executives as essential to delivering long-term profitability and is rapidly becoming a dominant topic of discussion among purchasing and supply chain professionals.

As sustainability continues to rise in pertinence within organizations, its impact and points of integration increase. This impact and intersection is pronounced notably within the supply chain arena on aspects aligned with the Triple Bottom Line approach to the procurement of goods and services on aspects such as environmental, risk, and waste (end of life) costs.

Kirby Brendsel, Associate Director of Sustainability – Global Citizenship at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., will be sharing his background and examples associated with how supply chain and sustainability have worked in conjunction to successfully support a Triple Bottom Line approach at Starwood.

When and Where:
5:30 PM Registration and Networking
6:00 PM Presentation
7:00 PM Dinner

Cooper’s Mill Restaurant @The Westchester Marriott, 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY, (914-631-2200)

Presentation and Dinner (cash): Members - $30; Non-Members - $35; In-Transition Members and Students - $15
Presentation only (cash): Non-Members - $15; Members - Free
*Credit cards are accepted for an additional $1 surcharge

To Register:
Jennifer O’Brien at or call (914) 309-2774

About the Speaker:
Kirby Brendsel is an Associate Director of Sustainability – Global Citizenship at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., where he supports the strategy, integration and management of Starwood’s sustainability program into its nine brands and three global divisions (over 1,100 hotels in 100 countries) including development, implementation and global reporting of Starwood's sustainability goals, policies and programs. He works collaboratively with the Global Citizenship (GC) community programs/Starwood Foundation team on CSR strategy and reporting. Prior to Starwood, Mr. Brendsel spent nine years at Deloitte Consulting where he assisted in the creation of Deloitte’s Federal Sustainability practice. His career has focused on Strategy & Operations, Energy & Resources and Sustainability, and his background has encompassed business process improvement, shared services, supply chain, marketing, strategy, information management, e-business, leadership development, training, as well as personnel and project management. His experience includes work in public and private sectors, Alternative Energy, Engineering, Finance, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Sustainability, and Transportation. Mr. Brendsel’s other past roles include active duty service as a Military Intelligence Corps Major in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Brendsel graduated with distinction and honors from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Business and the Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University with an M.B.A. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. Additional honors include his selection as the first Consulting participant in the exclusive (top 25% of peers) Energy Industry Management Development Program where he worked with national and international practice senior leadership and further developed a specialization in the energy industry.

About ISM-7 Counties
ISM-7 Counties is an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), rich in history and dedicated to educational excellence. As our name indicates, we serve the professional, educational and networking needs of supply chain colleagues in the six New York Counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster, plus Fairfield County in Connecticut. In 2007, we formally changed our paradigm by changing our name from NAPM-7 Counties to ISM-7 Counties in order to align ourselves with the new 21st century Supply Chain methodology and principles. The mission of ISM is: To Lead Supply Management. ISM’s membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals with a network of domestic and international affiliated associations. ISM-7 Counties, an affiliate, is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge.


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