SOURCE: International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

February 18, 2009 13:16 ET

International Association of Outsourcing Professionals Names Three Leaders to Outsourcing Hall of Fame

Prestigious Recognition Honors Outsourcing Achievements to Business and Society

CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals™ (IAOP™) today inducted three leaders into its Outsourcing Hall of Fame, one of the industry's highest professional recognitions for contributions to business and society.

The newest inductees into the prestigious Hall of Fame are: Lynn Blodgett, president and chief executive officer of Affiliated Computer Services (ACS); Marty Chuck, founder and managing partner, The CXOs LLC; and the late Peter F. Drucker, management consultant and author.

The inductees were honored at a luncheon ceremony during The Outsourcing World Summit® here.

Established in 2006, The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals not only for their contributions to the management practice and industry of outsourcing, but also for their contributions to community-based economic development, socially-directed investments, and career development, education and training through outsourcing.

IAOP Chairman Michael Corbett said, "These individuals represent the highest quality of outsourcing professionals globally, who are leaders in business and in society. Practicing outsourcing with social responsibility is one of the top and growing interest areas and these Hall of Fame inductees are at the forefront of advancing practices that are a model for all companies."

"It's been a privilege to be part of such a dynamic industry," said Blodgett, a pioneer in the BPO (business process outsourcing) market.

"Successful outsourcing enhances value and can build a sustainable competitive advantage," said Chuck, a Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP.)

Rick Wartzman, director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University in California, accepted the award on behalf of the Drucker family.

Prior year inductees include executives from Capgemini, Procter & Gamble, Accenture, Applied Materials, TPI, Infosys and General Motors.

Nominated by peers, the recipients were selected by the IAOP Advocacy and Outreach committee chaired by Atul Vashistha, chairman of neoIT. Open to outsourcing customers, providers and advisors globally, IAOP is currently accepting applications for the 2009-2010 program via an online nomination form until Feb. 28.

About IAOP

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With 40,000 customer, advisor and provider members world-wide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. www.outsourcingprofessional.org.

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