Marlena Salgado-Felix President, ISM-NVA
A key challenge shared by businesses, groups and organizations centers around communication. A well articulated vision, goal or general message to the membership serves as the glue to keep everyone informed and working towards the same goal.
At ISM-NVA we consider communication to be critical to our success. Our efforts during our initial term focused on developing our website as a strategic vehicle to reach out to both potential and existing members. As the second leg of the foundation that underpins our communication strategy, I am delighted to announce the launch of 'The Links' - our newsletter for ISM-NVA members. The Links serves a twofold purpose: firstly, to keep our members informed on the Affiliate's programs, accomplishments and opportunities, and secondly, to serve as a means to exchange and share knowledge about our profession. We encourage members to visit the Members Only* page to read The Links. We are actively seeking articles and topics for upcoming issues so please share your ideas with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish you and your families a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year.
* if you don't remember your login to access the Members Only page please contact email@example.com
Free Trial Membership!
New to ISM? Try us out with a free membership for six months! This trial membership allows you all the benefits of ISM as well as ISM-Northern Virginia! Visit the "JOIN" section of this website for more information!
By-Laws and Policy, Procedure, and Operations Manual
Looking for the ISM-NVA By-Laws or the ISM-NVA Policy, Procedure, and Operations Manual? These are available through the "Members Only" Section of this web site. Don't remember the member log-on? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to provide the login information to current ISM-NVA members.
As a new affiliate there is plenty to do. We are looking for volunteers to help with some of our activities. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at email@example.com. In addition to planning of educational events, one "start up" item for which volunteers are needed is to plan a multi-day Leadership Conference. We would welcome your thoughts and involvement!
Visit our events tab for upcoming and exciting events.
IFI Procurement Forum 2014 Event
2014 ISM-NVA Scholarship Winner
This year, ISM-NVA decided to provide a scholarship to a deserving student to support him or her in completing a degree in Supply Chain. Our scholarship committee reviewed several applications and we eventually decided to award the Scholarship to Gabriela Perdomo, a deserving student in Supply Chain & Operations from Robert H Smith School of Business at University of Maryland, College Park.
Gabriela is currently doing a Logistics internship at Hilti Corporation in Arizona. In her application to the scholarship, she expressed a strong passion for Supply Chain and a clear desire to develop her skills in that domain. Apart from Supply Chain, Gabriela is involved in several activities and community work at the Board of the Latino Student Union at UMD and as a member of a Research Team called EPIDEMICs and focused on developing vaccines.
We have all been very impressed by Gabriela’s application and we wanted to support her in developing her professional skills and in completing her degree. On behalf of our affiliate,we wanted to congratulate her for her award outstanding achievements!
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) recently recognized ISM-NVA for service and member excellence. ISM-NVA received the prestigious “Affiliate Excellence” award from ISM and Dale Bartholomew, ISM-NVA Director of Education (2012-13), was recognized by ISM as “Person of the Year for Education/Learning.” Both awards were presented by ISM executives, incuding Tom Derry, CEO of ISM, at ISM’s 2014 International Supply Management Conference held in Las Vegas, NV May 4-7, 2014, a conference attended by thousands of supply management professionals from around the globe. Very few of the over 140 domestic and 12 international ISM affiliates achieve this award. For more information, see the following PRESS RELEASE
Congratulations, Dale Bartholomew!
Meet Our Members
We will be featuring a new member from time to time in this section .
Corporations Supporting Our Affiliate
A special thank you to the corporations and orgnizations that have supported our affiliate: Hilton Supply Management, World Bank, Micron Technology, University of Maryland, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. They actively support membership in our affiliate and we appreciate the fact that they encourage the advancement of their employees in their professonal skills.