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
Touring Leesburg's Vanish Brewery
ISM recently had the chance to tour one of Northern Virginia's local breweries just north of Leesburg. Members took in the beautiful Loudon County scenery while learning about the operation's supply chain and the state's burgeoning brewing industry. Most importantly we had the chance to sample several of Vanish's excellent beverage offerings!
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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.
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.