Marlena Salgado-Felix President, ISM-NVA
July marks the start of a new fiscal year at
ISM-NVA and a newly elected Board of Directors. As your elected President I am looking forward to leading the Affiliate and the Board. 'High voltage' is my description of the energy level that I get from members and this reflects the excitement we all share as we plan new initiatives and projects to maintain our Affiliate's cutting edge status within ISM.
Remember, this is your Affiliate and we need your input so that we can continue to offer the educational events, professional networking opportunities, and career management tools that are relevant to you as a supply management professional. In a volunteer run organization such as ours, it is not just the talent of the membership that matters, but their commitment to join committees, work on projects and pursue volunteer opportunities - this is what truly makes the difference in our success as an Affiliate. Volunteering also offers our members opportunities to acquire new skills, gain experience, network and contribute to the profession.
Let's all make a new fiscal year resolution to volunteer some time to an Affiliate committee and to attend our monthly events. Getting involved for just 2 hours a month can make a tremendous difference to our success. Check out the Volunteer page to see available opportunities.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
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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 now located in 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!
Welcome to ISM-NVA's 2014-2015 Board of Directors !
Welcome to our new directors, who were installed at the Annual Meeting in June at the World Bank.
Shown from left to right are:
Vivian Karki - Secretary
Dale Bartholomew - Director of Education
Marlena Salgado-Felix - President
Clement Duquerroy - Director of Programs
Sarah Zhu - Vice President
Clayton Schettler - Director of Protocol
Aaron Poh - Director of Membership
Tim Davis - Director of Marketing and Communications.
Anu Saxena - Director of Professional Resources and Helena Kanownik - Director of Finance were unable to attend due to job duties that took them overseas at the time.
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!
ISM-NVA MAKING A DIFFERENCE
ISM-NVA was well represented by Ted Carroll, Irene Marnell, Marlena Salgado-Felix, Sarah Zhu, and Aaron Poh at the ISM Leadership Training May 3-4 that was held prior to the ISM Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Overwhelming compliments were received regarding the presentations by Ted, Irene, and Aaron on "Making Your Affiliate Thrive", by Aaron and Sarah on the topic of using social media, and by Ted and Irene on developing your own web site. ISM-NVA is quickly becoming very respected by the other ISM affiliates for their activism in helping all ISM affiliates improve their focus on keeping current with the needs of young professionals.
Results of past surveys:
1. Who handles contracts within your organization?
2. What percent of your procurmenet/sourcing team hold law degrees?
3. What is the biggest challenge your face in your role as a supply chain profession?
4. What is important to you in chosing a place to work?
5. Does your organization have standard templates for IT related services.
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.
Meet Our Members
This is a new section of our webpage to introduce to some of our members. We will be featuring a new member from time to time in this section.
Humberto Coronado, MPS-SCM; CSCP; CTL; PLS
Humberto has more than 10 years of logistics and supply chain management experience. He is not only passionate about the profession, but he also has great interest in teaching. He is currently a lecturer at Smith where he teaches the courses of Introduction to the Business Value Chain and Supply Chain Strategy. His activeness in this profession doesn't stop here. He is also a current member of the American Society for Operations Management and a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS certified instructor. With his extensive experience and strong education background, Humberto has demonstrated himself to be a leader and mentor in the supply management field.
Humberto Corando works at the Robert H Smith School of Business at University of Maryland as an Associate Director MS Supply Chain Management Program.