Marlena Salgado-Felix President, ISM-NVA
Will you run?
The term of the current ISM-NVA Board of Directors comes to an end on June 30, 2015. Our election cycle provides the opportunity to our regular voting members to express an interest in running for election to the Board of Directors and help shape the future of the Affiliate. In accordance with our Bylaws, all Board positions are up for election for a term of 1 year.
A Nominating Committee has been formed and comprises the following individuals: Clayton Schettler, Timothy Davis, and Judy Pines. The nominating period is now open and will close on April 15, 2015. If you are a regular voting member of ISM-NVA and interested in standing for election, or wish to nominate other ISM-NVA members for election, please send your nominations to email@example.com. The Nominating committee will then contact nominees for additional information.
Members should check their email for a notice from Clayton Schettler, Director of Protocol with more details of the nominations process, requirements for candidacy, and key dates in our election cycle.
Affiliate News: A list of the candidates for election of the Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term is available on our Governance page.
April 25: CPSM Certification Review Class - Exam 2 Effective Supply Management Performance. For more information and registration visit our learn page.
April 28: ISM-NVA Monthly Meeting
Topic: Freight Forwarding Best Practices, Incoterms, Ports (including Port of Baltimore) and Freight Tracking
Presenter: Rob Hutchins from Expeditors International. For more information and registration visit our events page.
May 21: ISM-NVA Monthly Meeting
Topic: The Increasing Use of Organic Chemicals in Industry
Presenter: Roger McFadden, Vice President and Senior Scientist for Staples.
Information and registration details will be posted soon.
May 23: CPSM Certification Review Class - Exam 3 Leadership in Supply Management. For more information and registration visit our learn page.
June 2015: ISM-NVA Annual Meeting. Details to be announced soon.
Upcoming ISM Conferences
ISM2015 Annual Conference in Phoenix - celebrate ISM's 100th Anniversary with a great opportunity to network and learn! Many of us from ISM-NVA are going and would love for you to join us! For more information go to the following ISM link
ISM Supply Chain Risk Conference
June 3, 2015 - 4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
Managing risk in a world of mayhem is trying for even the best of companies. This full day conference has been designed to help you learn and implement Supply Chain Risk Management practices quickly.
For more information and to sign up, visit the ISM Risk Management Group website link.
ISM-NVA Success at the WIT Job Fair!
On April 16th, the ISM-Northern Virginia chapter participated in a Women in Technology (WIT) job fair in Arlington, VA. Since IT sourcing/procurement professionals are in such demand (.5% unemployment rate for this category in northern VA), our mission was to promote IT Sourcing as a profession. We are pleased to say we think we were successful in getting the message out and we registered new members for our affiliate! Just an example of how ISM can reach across professional organizations to help women succeed!
Congratulations, Dale Bartholomew!
Corporate Support For Our Affiliate
A special thank you to the corporations and organizations that support 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 encouragement they provide their employees in the advancement of their professional skills.