Marlena Salgado-Felix President, ISM-NVA
Welcome to 2015!
For many of us, the new year signals the time to develop a list of goals for the upcoming 12 months. Unfortunately, records show that many lofty goals are forgotten by the end of the first quarter as we deal with conflicting priorities and everyday life. Being an optimist, however, I have developed my list for 2015 but have strived to keep it short, sweet and achievable. One key goal is to continue to work on my professional development and ISM-NVA plays a prominent role in this. A professional organization such as ISM-NVA provides its members many opportunities and benefits, such as learning about new developments and changes in supply chain, building a strong network of peers, keeping up with potential job and growth opportunities and the ability to work on strengthening our skill sets.
I encourage you to get involved and play an active role in ISM-NVA as you work on your own professional development in 2015.
I look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events.
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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 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.
Our exciting new event for January 21, 2015 is.....
"How the Emergence of Solar as a Mainstream Energy Source is Changing the Way Electricity is Delivered and Used"
This is a very relevant topic in the age of sustainability. Many corporations are already investing in solar for their facilities - are you going to be ready when they ask for your help to deploy a solar solution? If not part of your commodity now, it may be soon!
For more details click here.
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
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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.