Marie has more than 25 years experience in operations and organizational development with extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of purchasing supply chain management. After having worked directly with Fortune 500 companies for 15+ years, in 2004 Marie founded Klopf Enterprises and then in 2007, iSupplyCon to independently share her knowledge of supply chain process development. Numerous companies, both established and start-up, have profited from her expertise. Marie's current role as President of the Ann Arbor Art Center brings her business skills to a non-profit organization focused on bringing visual arts to life. Additionally, Marie is co-founding the launch of a new start up, memloom, which is focused on safely sharing media in a story-telling context. memloom is expected to launch in 2013. Marie holds a BS in Engineering from Michigan State University, an MS in Administration from Central Michigan University, and most recently in 2009, secured the title of Certified Professional Supply Manager (CPSM) from the Institute of Supply Management.