PHOENIX, AZ (May 10, 2017) – Institute for Supply Management® and the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation recognize Jonathan Smith from Howard University as a 2017 R. Gene Richter Scholar. The scholarship is presented annually to the top supply management students from around the United States.

Smith, a junior majoring in supply chain management, has a cumulative GPA of 3.87. Smith has held many leadership positions on campus, including Career Prep Program Fellow of Management Leadership for Tomorrow and Management Team Leader of the Howard University School of Business.

Smith, along with five other students, will be recognized at ISM2017, ISM’s Annual Conference. The Awards Reception and Dinner will be held on Monday, May 22 at 6 p.m. to honor each of the winners and their achievements.

Smith’s executive mentor is David Natoff, head of procure to pay at Google Inc. His junior mentor is Jenna Fischer.

The R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program was established in memory of R. Gene Richter, who was a galvanizing force in the field of procurement. Richter is admired for elevating the profession to world-class stature. He led the supply organizations at Black & Decker Corporation, Hewlett-Packard and International Business Machines (IBM). For information on the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program, visit or

Source: Howard University Student Recognized for Prestigious Supply Management Scholarship

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