Ilitch Business supply chain alum Jack Floyd receives prestigious David D. Henry Award

Each year, the David D. Henry Award is given to two Wayne State University students completing their studies who have made contributions to WSU in the areas of leadership and service while maintaining high scholarship. One of this year’s awardees is Mike Ilitch School of Business alumnus Jack Floyd, who graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Global Supply Chain.

The WSU Alumni Association oversees the application submission and selection process for this prestigious award. During the interview portion with the selection committee, Floyd discussed how he is attempting to make more co-op opportunities available for WSU students with his current company. He also expressed interest in starting a Mike Ilitch School of Business alumni group in Atlanta, where he currently works as sourcing process improvement analyst for Georgia Pacific.

In 2017, Floyd was among the inaugural cohort of Ilitch school 25 Under 25 recipients. The following year, he was a member of the WSU team that finished second in the Denver Operations Stimulus Case Competition. He also co-authored a research report on sustainability in the automobile industry.

As a student, Floyd served on the board of the Global Supply Chain Management Association (GSCMA) and the Business Student Senate. In those roles, he was known for bringing fresh perspectives and setting high expectations. As a freshman, he acquired a GSCMA board position where he completely overhauled the membership accountability process, coordinated events and meetings, and improved membership outreach.

He and other award winners were honored at WSU’s fourth annual Golden Jubilee event on June 4.

About the David D. Henry Award

In 1945, David Henry became the third president of what was then known as Wayne University. His tenure through 1952 was a time of tremendous growth on campus, with the construction of three classroom buildings—including State Hall—two libraries and a student center to accommodate the massive post-war increase in enrollment. The David D. Henry award was established in 1948 in his honor as an annual student award recognizing two undergraduates completing their studies who have made contributions to WSU in the areas of leadership and service while maintaining high scholarship.