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Session Title: Building an effective supplier development program
Speaker:  Marilyn Johnson, Principal Consultant, M H Johnson & Associates Inc.

Short description: This session focuses on the key issues needed to be considered when developing and/or managing a
supplier development program. Learn the different program structure and management suggestions as well as the pros and cons of running a sustainable program.

Bio: Marilyn is a seasoned business professional with a consistent track record of developing and implementing strategic plans that have met, and often exceeded budgetary expectations. Marilyn is an industry leading consultant specializing in creating unique mentor/protégé programs, business plan competitions, entrepreneurial learning institutes, curriculum development, and fostering strategic alliances between large and small businesses. Over 300 small and medium-sized businesses have participated in the programs Marilyn created. Marilyn is a Dean’s List MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Marketing, Strategy, and Organizational Management, and has a B.B.A. from Iowa State University in Marketing and Communications.


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