INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College’s Chief Procurement Officer, Jim Hudson, has recently been named to the Board of Directors for the Indiana Minority Supplier Development Council (IMSDC).
Hudson has been with the college for nearly five years and has implemented several statewide cost-saving efficiencies and initiatives for more than $50 million in savings. Initiatives include contracting with Follett for bookstore operations resulting in one-time revenues of $7.6 million; an exclusive agreement with Dell for personal computers saving $1.3 million annually; and statewide furniture standardization just to name a few.
He will join other business professionals on the IMSDC Board who are committed to advancing the mission and vision of the IMSDC. Board membership represents Indiana member corporations and agencies and also includes representatives from minority firms.
The Indiana Minority Supplier Development Council (IMSDC) is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and one of 36 regional councils operating in the United States. As a not-for-profit membership organization comprised of more than 130 major corporations throughout Indiana, the organization is dedicated to increasing the purchasing activity between these major corporations and Minority Business Enterprises MBEs.
The primary mission of the IMSDC is to promote and cultivate successful minority enterprises within the Indiana business community. The IMSDC serves as an advocate for the economic well-being and growth of IMSDC-certified MBEs, while also providing a direct connection for corporations who are committed to purchasing products and services from IMSDC-certified MBEs.
Prior to his position at Ivy Tech, Hudson was Vice President of Materials Management for Guide Corporation. He has also held positions as Director of Supply Chain Management at Hillenbrand Industries, Supply Chain Vice President for Finishmaster, Inc., Business Area Supply Management Leader for ABB Power T&D Company, Inc., and Purchasing Manager for Motorola Corporation’s Automotive and Industrial Electronics Group.
Hudson received his MBA in Materials and Logistics Management and BA in International Relations from Michigan State University. He also received an associate degree from Delta College in Bay City, Michigan.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.