RICK D. BLASGEN

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COUNCIL OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

Rick D. Blasgen is the president and chief executive officer of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Prior to CSCMP, Rick served as vice president, supply chain, at Nabisco, vice president, supply chain, for Kraft, and as senior vice president, integrated logistics, at ConAgra Foods.

At CSCMP, Blasgen is responsibility for the overall business operations and strategic plan of the organization.  His efforts support CSCMP’s mission of leading the supply chain management profession through the development and dissemination of supply chain education and research.

Blasgen was recently designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce to serve as the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, providing the Administration advice and counsel on issues and concerns that affect the supply chain sector. He is a member of Northwestern University’s Transportation Center Business Advisory Committee, and past chair of the Grocery Manufacturers Association Logistics Committee. He is a graduate of Governors State University, earning his degree in business administration and majoring in finance.