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Melissa Countryman, CPSM, C.P.M., MBA
Immediate Past President (Exp. December 2017 )

E-Mail: mcountryman@cobx.com

Phone: 313-225-7716

Melissa has built her career in procurement and supply chain management. She has a solid foundation in customer service, human resources, systems implementation and project management. She has over 20 years of experience in the automotive, consumer goods and health care industries.

Melissa is currently at Manager in Vendor Oversight and Contract Administration, at a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM).

Prior to her current role, she was a Buyer on the health care team at BCBSM. Her experience at the Blues has covered facilities, administrative services and health care services.

Prior to joining BCBSM in 2009, Melissa has held various positions of increasing responsibility in the procurement and supply chain management areas. She implemented a strategic plan to deliver significant cost savings and streamline processes for Key Plastics. As Supply Chain Manager at Wolverine Advanced Materials, she oversaw the purchase of MRO, capital equipment and contracted services for three manufacturing facilities and led her team thru the filing of and emergence from chapter 11.

Melissa is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.). She holds a BS in Business Management and an MBA. She also has professional certificates in Information Technology and Human Resources.

Melissa has served on the ISM-SEM Board since 2006. Her positions have included: Immediate Past President (2011), President (2010, 2015 & 2016), Treasurer (2008-2009), and Director (2006-2008). She currently serves as a Director at Large (2012 – present), spearheading the Legal Briefing educational program. In addition to ISM, she also served on the Board for the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) – Great Lakes Chapter as Director of Programs. She is a member of the National Management Association and Inforum.


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special announcement

Congratulations to our newly elected and appointed Board of Directors!

President: David Rodriguez
Vice President: Lori Sisk
Treasurer: Colleen Lang
and Directors:
Kristen Bennett
Pam Smith
Michele Thompson
Joel Weina
Bob White

and thanks to
Melissa Countryman our Immediate Past President

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