ISM-Memphis 2016/2017 Educational Event Series

Speaker 2: Pat Hopper, CPCM, CPM

Topic: FedEx Procurement & Logistics

November 15, 2016, at the FedEx Institute of Technology

Your Speaker for the evening will be Pat Hopper. Pat joined FedEx in 2001, and has been a Director of Sourcing since 2013 with category and supplier relationship management responsibilities across all FedEx entities. These categories include: Information Technology, Professional Services, Operational Supplies, Supplier Diversity, Supply Chain Sustainability, and Risk. Pat is a three-time recipient of the prestigious FedEx Express Five Star award.

Prior to joining FedEx, Pat was a Captain in the US Air Force responsible for the acquisition of GPS Satellites and Classified Space systems. He began his career in 1993 as an Operational Contracting Officer at a B-1 Bomber base in Rapid City, SD, and spent his last 4 years in the Air Force at the Space and Missile Systems Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. 

Pat is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1993, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Management. Pat earned a Master of Science in Contracting Management in 1996 via a full-time, scholarship program at the AF Institute of Technology in Dayton, OH.

In 1997, Pat earned the Certified Professional Contract Manager designation from the National Contract Management Association, and in 2002 earned the Institute of Supply Management’s Certified Purchasing Manager certification.

Passionate for the Memphis community, Pat is a graduate of the New Memphis Institute Fellows and Leadership Development Intensive programs, a youth leader at Germantown United Methodist Church, and a 2008 recipient of the Memphis Business Journal’s Top Forty Under 40.

Please come network and learn about FedEx procurement practices. As always, one continuing education hour (CEH) credit is given for attending a general meeting.

TIME:              5:30 p.m. – Registration & Networking
                        6:00 p.m. – Meal Service
                        6:45 p.m. – Presentation: Mr. Hopper
                        8:00 p.m. – Adjournment

LOCATION:    FedEx Institute of Technology
                       365 Innovation Dr, Memphis, TN 38152           
COST:              No Charge  – Students
                        No Charge – ISM Members
                        $10 – Guests of ISM Members
                        $10 – Non-Members

REGISTRATION:  To register for this event, please fill out the registration form on the ISM-Memphis website.