Marlena Salgado-Felix President, ISM-NVA
Our Affiliate is starting this fiscal year with a new cadre of elected Board members. Please take an opportunity to meet them during one of our upcoming educational events in October and November. This enthusiastic group of professionals will lead us for the 2015-2016 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.
November 17th - Tour Planned!
ISM-NVA is pleased to host a tour of the Serta Mattress factory in Landover, MD. Serta is the #1 mattress manufacturer in the United States and a leading manufacturer worldwide. Serta mattresses are distributed internationally in more than 150 countries. You will have an opportunity to see how mattresses and box springs are manufactured and learn about the various components that make up the supply chain. Visit the Events tab for more information.
Member Gives Keynote Speech at IFI Forum
ISM-NVA is proud of our board member, Irene Marnell, who recently gave the keynote speech at the IFI Procurement Forum 2015 on October 7th at the to Organization of American States in Washington D.C. Irene is also traveling to San Antonio, TX in October to provide training for NRECA's "Coop-U". ISM-NVA encourages all of our members to get involved and take advantage of opportunities to "play it forward".
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.
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.