Published: Mar 23, 2009 9:17:00 AM
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Gary Godfrey, partner in Accenture's supply chain strategy practice and 1986 Auburn University alumnus, has been named the 2009 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumnus of the Year.
During his 15 years at Accenture, Godfrey has served a diverse set of clients in many industries, including Wal-Mart, Ross Stores, Loblaw Companies Limited, JC Penney, Heineken Breweries, Hewlett Packard, Brown Forman, AT&T, Western Resources, EMI Music and Educational Testing Service. Godfrey previously served as the director of the Supply Chain Ideas Exchange, Accenture's global supply chain thought-leadership center.
Prior to joining Accenture, Godfrey held several different logistics and distribution positions with Frito-Lay, Inc. from 1986 to 1994. His areas of expertise include supply chain strategy, network design, managed supply chain services, supply chain transformation, transportation management, logistics planning and direct store distribution systems.
Godfrey earned his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Auburn and attended Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Business' Advanced Business Management Program. He was also a member of the Auburn men's basketball team from 1981 to 1986.
Godfrey has served on the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering's Alumni Council since its inception in 2000 and is a member of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Alumni Engineering Council. He is also an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Godfrey and his wife Carol currently reside in Roswell, Ga.