Message from Irene Marnell
Howard University Presentation
SM-NVA Vice President Marlena Salgado-Felix was invited to speak to a students from Howard University's Supply Chain Management program on April 10. Marlena reports that the information she provided was well received. We will be looking forward to having some faculty and students join our affiliate in the near future!
University of Maryland
ISM-NVA was honored to participate in a student "lunch and learn" with Tom Derry, CEO of ISM, and several UMD Supply Chain Management students. We want to WELCOME our 15 new UMD Student Members! We look forward to your participation in the ISM-NVA affiliate! Our sincere thanks to Humberto Coronado of UMD for making the connection with the students, and thanks also to ISM-NVA's Clement Duquerroy, Sarah Zhu, and Song Gao for their assistance with this event!
Join others in ISM-NVA for wonderful educational opportunity and fun time getting to know your peers! Many of us are going! We would love to have you come too! To register, click here to be directed to more conference information! Be sure to use Affilate Code 805 when registering! Hurry, early bird pricing ends April 17, 2014
Chris Browne - World Bank CPO - ISM-NVA March Meeting
Many thanks to Christopher Browne, CPO, and the team at World Bank for hosting ISM-NVA at the March meeting. Mr. Browne gave an excellent overview of his role at World Bank and operationalizating procurement in a very diverse set of countries and for many high dollar projects.
Women in Technology (WIT) Job Fair
Sarah Zhu and Tim Davis represented ISM-NVA during a recent WIT job fair. The event was a great success with more than 300 participants. ISM-NVA is proud to be one of the exhibitors at the event, promoting the supply management profession as a career path. IT Sourcing and Contracting professionals are in high demand.
Already a member of ISM-NVA? Share the benefits or ISM membership with a friend or co-worker! Sign up a new regular member between now and April 15 and get $100.00. If the new member registers for the ISM Conference in LasVegas using Affiliate code 805, get $140.00! For details, contact membership @ism-nva.org!
Results of past surveys:
1. Who handles contracts within your organization?
2. What percent of your procurmenet/sourcing team hold law degrees?
3. What is the biggest challenge your face in your role as a supply chain profession?
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.
Meet Our Members
This is a 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.
A shipping expert, logistics professional, and supply chain management, Rafik has been passionate about the these areas all of his life. It all started back in 1974 when he graduated from the National Merchant Marine Academy, Syros, Greece as a cadet deck officer. This first milestone has shaped and led to all future developments in his career. Rafik is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration, Global Operations and Supply Chain Management, expected to graduate by the end of 2014.
Rafik Labib works at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. , for the US Navy's Military Sealift Command as a Marine transportation Specialist, and can be reached at email@example.com