Nieves is also the former Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Vice President of Supply Management for Hilton Worldwide. Nieves and was responsible for end-to-end supply management services and solutions for all properties within the Hilton portfolio. A purchasing and supply management veteran for 25+ years, Nieves’ past experiences include wholesale distribution and full service restaurant management.
A recognized leader within the supply management and hospitality industries, Nieves is the 2010 recipient of the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award which is presented annually to an individual who has made a major contribution to the profession, to the Institute for Supply Management, and to his or her community. Contributions include leadership, influencing the positive recognition of the profession, publishing and teaching. It is the highest award that can be conferred by Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
Nieves serves as the chair for Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). In this role he facilitates the analysis for the monthly Non-Manufacturing Report on Business. He is the past chair of the board of directors for ISM and is the Chair Emeritus for the Purchasing Manager’s Executive Study Group of the National Restaurant Association (NRA). Nieves is the past chairperson of The Conference Board’s Purchasing and Supply Leadership Council. The council consists of 35+ chief procurement officers representing various fortune 500 companies. Additionally, he is a past Board Trustee for the Center for Advanced Procurement and Supply Research (CAPS Research), an independent global research organization.
Nieves holds the titles of Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) through ISM and Certified Foodservice Purchasing Manager (CFPM) through the National Restaurant Association. Nieves is a frequent speaker to major national and international organizations Nieves earned a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality, travel and tourism management from Florida International University.