Muñoz to serve as keynote speaker

CORPORATE UNITED PARTNERS WITH PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME, SELECTS HALL OF FAMER AS KEYNOTE FOR ITS SYNERGY CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO


Corporate United, the nation’s largest group purchasing organization, partners with Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises. As part of this collaboration, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be represented by former Cincinnati Bengal Anthony Muñoz as he presents at Corporate United’s SYNERGY conference this May as the opening keynote speaker.

“We are thrilled to partner with Corporate United, a Hall of Famer in the corporate world of purchasing, and to have Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz deliver the keynote address at Corporate United’s SYNERGY conference,” said Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises President and Chief Executive Officer George Veras. “SYNERGY 2011 will provide the perfect platform to share the news of our national marketing and sponsorship campaign with Corporate United.” “We are very proud to announce our new partnership with Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises,” said Corporate United Vice President David Clevenger.

“Securing a Hall of Famer keynote for our SYNERGY conference is just the beginning of great things to come from this new business partnership. It has been designed to provide both of our organizations many years of mutual success, while also offering Corporate United’s members an unprecedented opportunity to take part in the Hall of Fame's prestigious sponsorship programs."

This year, Corporate United celebrates the 10th anniversary of its SYNERGY spend management conference. SYNERGY, being held May 3-5 in Chicago, is one of the only complimentary supply chain conferences in the industry that offers educational sessions, best practice sharing and networking opportunities for supply chain professionals.

Corporate United Collaboration Awards

In 2011, Corporate United launched its first annual collaboration awards program (application deadline was March 31, 2011).

The Corporate United Collaboration Awards program was established to honor supply chain, procurement and other related departments that have demonstrated superior collaboration with an internal functional group and/or an external supplier. The three winners of the Corporate United Collaboration Awards will be honored during a special ceremony at SYNERGY this May. Winners will also receive complimentary SYNERGY travel and hotel accommodations (max value $800) for one person from each award winning company.

About Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises

Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises, is a for-profit organization established in 2006 to work with all members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum and the National Football League (NFL) to develop marketing programs and conduct events that enable football fans and the general public to have greater access and interactions with Hall of Famers. Enterprises, under the leadership of George Veras, President/CEO, is now engaged in the creation of commercial ventures featuring Hall of Famers, including television, new media, merchandise, sponsorships and events. Proceeds from Enterprises operations will benefit the Pro Football Hall of Fame and its Enshrinees Assistance Fund, [both 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit educational and charitable organizations], as well as the Hall of Famers.”

About Corporate United

Corporate United is a member-based organization whose mission is to advance the collective spend management efforts of its member companies; it achieves this by combining access to market-leading leveraged agreements and the application of category lifecycle management (CLM). Through its CLM process, Corporate United handles the ongoing management of the contracts and suppliers across its more than 25 pre-negotiated indirect agreements. Corporate United is comprised of more than 175 member companies, spanning every industry sector and representing over $50 billion in aggregated spend. Founded in 1997, Corporate United is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, contact us at 440.895.0938 or visit www.corporateunited.com.

Muñoz, Anthony, Cincinnati Bengals
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