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Abe Eshkenazi Receives 2018 Association Leadership Award from CEO Update

CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE, was named Professional Society CEO of the Year in the 2018 Association Leadership Awards.
Thomas Dolan, Ph.D., FACHE, FASAE, Executive Coach, Consultant and President Emeritus of American College of Healthcare Executives
awards APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE

CHICAGO, IL – Oct. 24, 2018 – APICS is pleased to announce CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE, was named Professional Society CEO of the Year in the 2018 Association Leadership Awards. Hosted by Leading Authorities and CEO Update, the Association Leadership Awards is the culmination of an independent and rigorous process to recognize excellence in trade associations and professional societies. Now in its fifth year, the event brings together 500 association community members from nonprofit organizations, vendors, suppliers and for-profit companies.

The award recognizes Eshkenazi as a standout executive in association leadership and advocacy. Eshkenazi was honored for his passion for supply chain and the APICS mission, proven leadership ability in and outside of APICS and commitment to an industry that supports and offers an opportunity to make a difference in the world.

Eshkenazi said of his leadership strategy, “I aim to encourage our employees and members to be confident in their decisions, stretch and take measured risks to help our organization move forward.” Eshkenazi added, “I am very fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most talented individuals that are dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives.” 

This year, CEO Update accepted Association Leadership Awards nominations from every corner of the association space, which yielded highly detailed submissions aligning to clearly defined association leadership criteria. As a result, 21 finalists were selected by an independent panel consisting of representatives from association search firms, former association CEOs and association attorneys. 

For more information and to watch videos of the honorees sharing additional insights, visit

APICS is the industry leader in supply chain certification, training and networking. For over 60 years, APICS has provided world-class supply chain training and certification to foster supply chain talent and improved end-to-end performance. Under the umbrella of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), APICS sets the industry standard for supply chain education through outstanding training, certification and community programs. This includes the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); and APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) certifications. For more information, visit and follow APICS on social media atLinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Media contact:
Shelley Nall
INK Communications Co.

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