INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College’s Chief Procurement Officer, Jim Hudson, has been named treasurer of the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council.
The Mid-States MSDC promotes corporate purchases from minority businesses in an effort to create successful minority organizations and enterprises. The organization advocates for the economic growth of minority business enterprises (MBEs) and provides its members with opportunities for networking and communication.
The Mid-States MSDC—which encompasses Central Illinois, Indiana, and Eastern Missouri—is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). It is one of 24 regional councils in the United States. The Indianapolis business community created the council in the mid-70s to support the development of minority businesses.
During his time with Ivy Tech over the past six years, Hudson has implemented several cost-saving initiatives and programs statewide which total more than $50 million in savings.
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.