The Mpower Group Conveys Next Practices Innovator Award to Lamar Chesney as Executive who Elevates the Sourcing and Procurement Role

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The Mpower Group is pleased to announce the inaugural Next Practices Innovator, Lamar Chesney, EVP and Chief Procurement Officer for SunTrust Bank. Next Practices Innovators are a distinct group of professionals singled out as leaders in Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management. As a result of their strategic impact, they have raised the level of their function immeasurably.

This year's event offers our most comprehensive, industry-leading roster of presenters yet: true visionary thinkers and executive-level presenters who are ready to share their strategies for success

The Mpower Group is pleased to announce the inaugural Next Practices Innovator, Lamar Chesney, EVP and Chief Procurement Officer for SunTrust Bank. Mr. Chesney is a seasoned financial professional with nearly forty years of diversified business experience as a senior executive in the financial services, manufacturing, audit services, educational, transportation, professional services, consumer products and energy industries. His career has spanned some of the world's finest brands including, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Mirant Corporation, Delta Air Lines, and The Coca-Cola System.

Mr. Chesney is a noted thought leader and presenter across the United States on diverse business topics.    Mr. Chesney has the further distinction of being named 2010 Keynote Speaker at Aberdeen Group's Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Summit.

Aberdeen's Chief Procurement Officer Summit is the premier event for global procurement executives to learn, network, and discuss the strategies needed to extend the broad transformation of their organizations. "This year's event offers our most comprehensive, industry-leading roster of presenters yet: true visionary thinkers and executive-level presenters who are ready to share their strategies for success," says Andrew Boyd, President, Aberdeen Group.

Next Practices Innovators are a distinct group of professionals singled out as leaders in Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management. Whether through trial-by-fire or groomed at the top universities, the executives awarded this distinction run some of the most successful supply chains in the world. These men and women create differential value for their companies by pushing the boundaries of our function; what these men and woman are doing today, the rest of us will be aiming for in the future. As a result of the success they bring to their companies, they have raised the level of our function immeasurably. For that we recognize them. The purpose of this award is to single out and take a peek into the minds of these leaders and visionaries in order to perhaps learn a few things and further the success of our own careers.

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