Marlena Salgado-Felix President, ISM-NVA
Our Affiliate started the fiscal year with a new cadre of elected Board members. Please take an opportunity to meet them during one of our upcoming educational events. This enthusiastic group of professionals will lead us for the 2016-2017 year. But we all know that they cannot do it all alone so I would like to encourage you to volunteer to join a committee. Your support will help us develop a strong educational program featuring leading procurement related topics, host networking opportunities in creative venues and participate in projects to help the local communities. The opportunities and the rewards are many so reach out and contact a Board member today.
Dates announced for ISM's 2017 Annual Conference. Click below for details
Upcoming Events Announcement - World Bank Art Collection Tour
Announcing an exclusive tour of the World Bank's art collection Monday December 19th. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, photography, installations, video art and traditional artifacts. Since 2005 the collection has focused in on art that explores social themes with most works dating from the 20th and 21st centuries and originating from low to middle income countries across the globe
See EVENTS for more detail
Start Your Future Today by Viewing the New Interactive ISM Catalog
The ISM catalog is an indispensable resource to help you level up your professional skills. See our LEARN page for more information
Recent Event - Talking with Procurement Professional James Staton
ISM members sat down recently with industry veteran James Staton for an informal discussion and Q&A about his 30+ years in the procurement field, working most notably for the state of North Carolina and the city of Washington D.C. as chief procurement officer. Mr. Staton very eloquently and humorously recounted his professional experiences in his positions within government as well as international private sector companies throughout his impressive career.
Our Summer Tour of Cuisine Solutions
ISM members had the opportunity to visit Sterling based food manufacturer Cuisine Solutions to tour their state of the art facility and sample their delicious creations. Cuisine Solutions specializes in creating product using the culinary method known as "sous vide" in which food is sealed in airtight bags and cooked in a water bath for maximum flavor and freshness. Cuisine is one of Hilton Worldwide's partners, offering custom menu options for their hotel operations, while also supplying products to the nation's largest chains and retailers including Panera Bread, Wegmans and Costco.
Look for an additional tour coming up next year!
ISM Affiliate Excellence Award
For the third year in a row, ISM-NVA is a proud recipient of the ISM Affiliate Excellence Award.
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.