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Michele Thompson
Director (Exp. December 2017 )


Phone: 734-604-1580

Michele is a strategic leader with extensive experience in Sourcing, Procurement, Supplier Management and Finance for a large global information services company.  She has sourced a variety of commodities in complex settings including global and virtual environments, acquisitions, divestitures, major reorganizations, off shoring and outsourcing.

Michele has led a variety of sourcing initiatives during her Sourcing & Procurement career.  Some of her most notable achievements include the following:

  • Creating a centralized purchasing function for her company.  She assembled the purchasing team and constructed all policies and procedures including the design, implementation and deployment of the Purchase Order system.  She also led the teams that delivered all companywide communications, change management and training to employees.
  • Led many large global capital projects in excess of $50 million per year.
  • Building and maintaining successful partnerships with key stakeholders in the business by breaking down barriers and selling the overall value of sourcing to the business.

Michele has led multiple teams during her sourcing career and has supported her team’s involvement in ISM as well as ISMs mission to provide continuous learning and development to all sourcing professionals.

In 2015 Michele was a member of the ISM Southeast Michigan board of directors and is interested in taking on a leadership role and feels her experience, leadership; management and relationship building skills and ability to create and implement programs would help ISM achieve their 2016 goals.  She is also interested in revamping several aspects of the organization.

Michele is a member of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, a member of Inforum a Professional Women’s Alliance, plays USTA tennis and has been an active supporter and participant in the Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure since 2010.

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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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