Brad Holcomb, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management™, writes the monthly ISM Manufacturing Report On Business® based on the survey results of approximately 350 supply management professionals across 18 different industry sectors. The Report On Business® is released on the first business day of each month, and features the PMI Index as its key measure. Brad held executive-level procurement and supply management positions at Dean Foods Company, Royal Group Technologies, Waste Management, American Precision Industries and Praxair. His mission has always been to build high-performance teams and broaden the role of procurement to substantially reduce costs and create a competitive advantage for his companies. His earlier career was with Eastman Kodak Company where he held a broad range of management positions over a 20-year period. His last assignment at Kodak was leading the project that globalized procurement through the development and implementation of worldwide processes and best practices. Based on this valuable experience, Brad went on to become Chief Procurement Officer and lead successful transformations at five companies over the course of the next 15 years.
John Tysseling, Director at Moss Adams, has more than 30 years of experience providing applied economic analyses of business transactions, market structure and performance, regulatory policy and issues, efficiency, capital investment planning, economic forecasting, and development of indexes of relative economic values. His experience analyzing business issues and economic markets related to energy and natural resource development, business transactions, regulation and dispute analyses, and all aspects of the economic value chain provides a significant additional resource to clients. He has also served as an expert witness in more than 60 judicial and administrative cases before more than a dozen federal and state courts and administrative jurisdictions. John provides consulting services with a deep, interdisciplinary understanding of the physical, public policy, legal, and financing processes in which natural resources and energy commodities are developed, transacted, and valued. A significant component of his experience and professional qualifications relates to large-scale database management and analytics, including wide-ranging skills in econometrics, data mining, and forensic analysis of transactional systems. He is a member of the American Economics Association, the APPA - Leadership in Educational Facilities, and the International Association for Energy Economics.
MINE KUBAN YÜCEL
Mine Kuban Yücel is SVP and Director of Research with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (FRBD). She has been with the Bank since 1989. Prior to becoming research director, Yücel was head of the Bank's micro/regional/energy group and Director of Publications. Mine is an advisor to the FRBD president on regional and energy issues and has published numerous articles on energy and regional growth. She is a member of the National Association for Business Economics board of directors and was president of the International Association of Energy Economics in 2011, an institution with 102 member countries. She is also past president of the U.S. Association of Energy Economics (USAEE). She has served on the executive boards of these two organizations, as well as Executive Women of Dallas, Dallas Area Business Economists, the Dallas Chapter of Women in Technology International, Inc. and the Greater Dallas Chamber’s Board of Economists. In 2006, she was chosen as one of the recipients of the Key Women in Energy—Global Award. She received the USAEE Senior Fellow Award in 2007 and the Energy Journal Best Paper Award in 2009. Before joining the Bank she was an assistant professor of economics at Louisiana State University.