Marlena Salgado-Felix President, ISM-NVA
ISM-NVA – a 2014 Affiliate Excellence Award winner!
I am thrilled that our affiliate has been named, for the second year in a row, as an Affiliate Excellence Award recipient at ISM's 2015 International Supply Management Conference. From the over 150 domestic and international affiliates, ISM-NVA was one of just six affiliates to receive the 2015 Affiliate Excellence Award. This is an outstanding achievement and is a source of great pride to our affiliate and shows the dedication to the professional development of our members and our ongoing support for supply management as a profession.
ISM-NVA members Irene Marnell, Dale Bartholomew, Tim Davis and Stephen Seh attended the conference in Phoenix, AZ and gratefully accepted the award on behalf of our affiliate.
The ISM press release of all of this year’s affiliate and individual award recipients is available here.
ISM-Northern Virginia (ISM-NVA) Achieves Affiliate Excellence Award for Second Time!
The Institute for Supply Management - Northern Virginia, (“ISM-NVA”) proudly announces that it has again been named as an Affiliate Excellence Award recipient by the ISM. The award was presented at ISM’s 2015 International Supply Management Conference held on May 3-6 in Phoenix, AZ, United States. It is the second consecutive year that the award was presented to the ISM-NVA affiliate. ISM-NVA is one of only six affiliates receiving this award globally. ISM evaluated each contender against core competencies including Affiliate operations, education, membership, communication, and marketing. ISM currently has 150+ domestic and international affiliates. ISM is the oldest and largest professional organization of procurement professionals and is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year.
Marlena Salgado-Felix, President of ISM-NVA, said “The award is a source of great pride to our affiliate, and shows the dedication to the professional development of our members and our ongoing support for supply management as a profession.”
Shown at left are ISM-NVA members Stephen Seh, Tim Davis, Irene Marnell, and Dale Bartholomew who were at the conference and accepted the award from CEO Tom Derry on behalf of the affiliate at the Awards Ceremony portion of the annual conference.
Learning About Sustainability
ISM-NVA Members appreciated the great talk by Staples' Senior Scientist Roger McFadden on sustainability and "Greening The Supply Chain for Company, Customers, and Community". Roger's presentation at World Bank on May 28th addressed how organizations are making an orderly transition to innovative, safer, and more sustainable products. Shown in the picture at left are some of those who attended the monthly meeting and stayed to thank Roger McFadden, including Karen Austin, Irene Marnell, Roger McFadden, Marlena Salgado-Felix, Tim Davis, and MIke Bridges.
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! Thanks to Elizabeth Baker and Irene Marnell for their help at this event.
Learning About Freight Forwarding
At the recent April monthly meeting, ISM-NVA members learned more about freight forwarding best practices, the differences at various ports, freight, and tracking of shipments. Our thanks to Rob Hutchins for sharing his professional experiences as a sea port manager and expeditor.
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.