For two decades, Tom Goldsby has served the Distribution Business Management Association (DBMA) and provided countless scholarly contributions to the organization, its journal and its programs and initiatives.

Goldsby’s legacy of service was recently recognized as the DBMA presented him with its inaugural Supply Chain Leaders in Action Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Tom Goldsby has enriched the DBM Journal with his brilliant articles, played a key role in making the conference substantive and meaningful, and has distinguished himself as one of the founding members of Supply Chain Leaders in Action,” said Amy Thorn, executive director of the DBMA. “We are grateful for everything he has done and look forward to greater things in the future.”

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Tom Goldsby with Amy Thorn, executive director of the Distribution Business Management Association.

Goldsby is the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professor in Business and chairs Fisher’s Department of Marketing and Logistics. In addition to his contributions to the DBMA, Goldsby serves as co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Business Logistics, which was founded at The Ohio State University in 1978. At Fisher, he is a thought leader whose regular contributions benefit research centers including the Center for Operational Excellence and the National Center for the Middle Market.

“I would like to thank the DBMA for this generous recognition,” Goldsby said. “DBMA and the Supply Chain Leaders in Action program offer rich opportunities for engagement between academics, like me, and practitioners who are on the forefront of strategic supply chain management. I started attending DBM events in my first year as a professor and found the blend of theory and practice not just invigorating, but fulfilling.”

“As for the recognition, it’s important to note that I thrive on collaboration — collaboration with colleagues at Ohio State and abound, as well as with industry leaders, including Jack and Amy Thorn of DBMA. Also essential to effective collaboration is the support of Fisher College of Business and the backing of the Mangurian Foundation. Finally, I have a distinct and profound advantage of an incredible support system at home, with my wife and life partner, Kathleen, and children Emma and Aiden who lend to the efforts of Team Goldsby every day. Without the support of family and friends, none of it would be possible and it wouldn’t mean nearly as much.”