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Information systems and supply chain alumni honored

Information systems and supply chain alumni honored

Information systems and supply chain alumni honored

Alicia Carlson (BBA '14) (center) received the Rising Star in Supply Chain Management award during the 2018 ISSCM Alumni Awards.

Earlier this year, the department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (ISSCM) presented its first annual alumni awards during a reception for alumni and friends. 

The awards recognize up-and-coming and established professionals in supply chain and information systems management who reflect the Ignatian spirit in their daily lives.

2018 award winners

Rising Star
in Supply Chain Management
Alicia Carlson (BBA ’14)
Senior Consultant, CGN Global
Rising Star
in Information Systems
Joseph Gendusa (BBA’14)
Data Analyst, Expeditors
Alumnus of the Year
in Supply Chain Management
Patrick Larmon (MBA ’79)
CEO, Bunzl
Alumnus of the Year
in Information Systems
Nishant Upadhyay (MSISM ’04)
Vice President, Information and Data Management, American Family Insurance

Event photos

View photos from the awards reception in the gallery below or on Quinlan’s Flickr page.

ISSCM Alumni Awards 2018

About the award winners

As a Loyola student, Alicia Carlson was in the Interdisciplinary Honors Program, as well as a participant in Enactus and APICS. After her graduation, Alicia worked at PepsiCo in a variety of roles in manufacturing and warehousing, maintenance and engineering, and supply chain capability and continuous improvement, and process improvement engineering. She is currently a senior consultant with CGN Global and works on projects related to supply chain management.

Joseph Gendusa double-majored in information systems and finance and graduated summa cum laude. While a student, he was a member of the Quinlan Honors program and Beta Gamma Sigma. After graduation, Joseph joined Expeditors, a global logistics company, as a business intelligence analyst on the Network Management Center team. In 2017, he was promoted to data analyst on the Enterprise Data and Analytics team where he does intensive work with databases and data warehouses.

Patrick Larmon has been a part of Bunzl since 1990 after they acquired the company that he owned, Packaging Products Corporation. Patrick held a number of senior management positions at Bunzl before becoming president of North America in 2003 and chief executive officer in 2004. In recent years, he has championed the reduction of environmental impacts at Bunzl by focusing on sourcing and finding green packaging alternatives for customers.

Nishant Upadhyay joined American Family Insurance in 2007 as a data warehouse designer in the Business Intelligence group. He also served as a metrics manager in the Claims area and director of Business Intelligence. In 2017, he was appointed vice president of information and data management. He is focusing on executing a strategy to migrate data assets to the cloud and build a foundation to leverage data across the enterprise.

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