Bellwether League Foundation Launches New Initiatives in 2024

Jan. 16, 2024
BLF announces key initiatives for 2024

Bellwether League Foundation (BLF) rings in the New Year with a flurry of announcements and initiatives designed to extend its ongoing mission to promote supply chain performance excellence and shine a light on bellwether leadership.

Among the key developments:

  • BLF announces its elected Board of Directors (BOD) and Board-appointed Advisory Council (AC) members for 2024. The BOD includes Barbara Strain, Bellwether Class of 2021, principal, Barbara Strain Consulting, Charlottesville, VA, as chairman; Rick Dana Barlow, president, Wingfoot Media Inc., Schaumburg, IL, as secretary; and Michael T. Langlois, Healthcare Supply Chain Resource, Langlois & Associates LLC, Detroit, MI, as treasurer. On the AC, Gary Rakes, Bellwether Class of 2021, retired system vice president and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Aspirus Inc., Wausau, WI, serves as chairman, and is joined by the following 13 executives:
    • Rachel K. Anderson, Future Famers Class of 2023, Corporate Director, Supply Chain, Baptist Health, Montgomery, AL
    • Ryan R. Burke, Future Famers Class of 2022, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, Pandion Optimization Alliance, Fairport, NY
    • Fred Crans, Bellwether Class of 2020, Business Development Executive, St. Onge Co., Cleveland, OH
    • Teresa L. Dail, R.N., CMRP, Bellwether Class of 2022, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mt. Juliet, TN, and President, Vanderbilt Supply Chain Solutions, Vanderbilt Health Purchasing Collaborative and Carefluent Connect
    • Jacob J. Groenewold, Bellwether Class of 2021, Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, WI
    • Thomas P. Harvieux, Bellwether Class of 2021, Chief Supply Chain Officer, BJC HealthCare, St. Louis, MO
    • Thomas M. Lubotsky, Bellwether Class of 2022, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Allina Health, Minneapolis, MN
    • Carl P. Meyer, Bellwether Class of 2019, Executive Vice President, The Wetrich Group, Southlake, TX
    • Jessica Rinderle, Future Famers Class of 2019, Senior Director, Spend Management, Vizient Inc., Irving, TX
    • John W. Strong, Bellwether Class of 2011, Co-Founder and Chief Consulting Officer, Access Strategy Partners Inc., Fontana, WI
    • Susan M. Tyk, Bellwether Class of 2022, Independent Supply Chain Coach, SMT Supply Chain Innovations, Grafton, WI
    • Mark A. Van Sumeren, Bellwether Class of 2021, Managing Advisor, Healthcare Industry Advisor, Ann Arbor, MI

Bellweather League Foundation has more key developments and the full press release.

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