Marlena Salgado-Felix President, ISM-NVA
Summertime usually indicates a slowdown of activities as we tend to focus on enjoying the warm weather in the company of family and friends. At ISM-NVA we have focused on the latter, with a crab feast in July and the upcoming Nationals ball game in August. These types of events provide a great opportunity for our members to network while enjoying some summer traditions.
In July we also conducted the second annual membership survey. A big thank you to all our members who took the time to respond. The ratings indicate you are very satisfied with the overall performance of our Affiliate, as well as with the speakers and programs we have offered. The overwhelming majority of members prefer the current format of rotating locations around the metropolitan area. We also found out that you actively use LinkedIn for your professional social media communications. During the Board planning meeting held in July we reviewed the survey responses and identified specific suggestions that align with the Education, Programs and Professional Resources Committees. They will be part of the foundation as we formulate the programs for the 2014-15 year. We will post a summary of the survey results in the Members only section. Please take a moment to view it.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
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By-Laws and Policy, Procedure, and Operations Manual
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.
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
This is a relatively 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.
Adebola Ogunkoya, MBA Grad
Adebola Ogunkoya is “Bilingual” Leader, Fluent in Payroll Accounting, Supply Chain and Business Languages. A recent (May, 2014) MBA graduate from Howard University, School of Business Adebola has 6+ years of solid achievements focused on developing solutions, driving client satisfaction and enhancing processes and operations.
His interest in Supply Chain Management was birthed through a field trip to a manufacturing facility back in his undergrad days. Adebola was curious about the decisions and the moving parts that resulted in a finished product or service. His immediate career plans includes becoming a Certified Professional in Supply Management which he believes will help him be of great asset to the Supply Chain Management Industry.
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.