Welcome to ISM-Nashville, Inc.

 Member Spotlight: Rick Mathis


Rick Mathis works at LifeWay Christian Resources as the supervisor of the Corporate Procurement Section in the downtown Nashville headquarters.  In his 25 years with LifeWay he has worked as a trainer and technical support agent, a procurement specialist for technology items, a purchasing agent, and for the past eight years, as the supervisor of the Procurement Section – the best of the best people at LifeWay.   As a part of the Logistics Department, his section purchases a very wide variety of commodity groups, everything from commodity printing papers, corrugate and packaging supplies, promotional items and apparel, technology items and furniture, event production equipment and services, to paintball equipment, and arts and crafts supplies for student events.  In addition, Rick is active in providing leadership to the purchasing profession at LifeWay, leading LifeWay’s purchasing community of practice and serving as a subject matter expert related to purchasing in Oracle ERP 11i.   

Rick earned his B.S. in Management and Information Systems from Carson-Newman University in 1989, his ISM A.P.P. and C.P.M. certifications in 2002, APICS CPIM certification in 2004 and his ISM CPSM certification in 2009.  Rick has also participated in Belmont University’s Executive Leadership Program.

Rick has been married to Myra for 22 years – they have two sons – Jacob, a senior at Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet High School and Daniel, a freshman at Hillwood High School.  Outside of work Rick is actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America Troop 87 where his son Jacob recently earned the rank of Eagle.  Rick also is an active member of First Baptist Church Nashville where he serves as a Deacon and is very active in every facet of the music program.  When not busy with work and other groups, Rick enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities such as camping and hiking.

Rick attends ISM-Nashville monthly dinner meetings and you can too.  Please review our schedule for upcoming events.