|Congratulations to the following individuals who achieved new certifications:
Kyra Hernandez, CPSM
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
SOURCING GROUP MEETING
The next meeting of the HR, Marketing & Travel Industry Sourcing Group will be a roundtable discussion based on submitted topics and will include corporate travel.
If you have a discussion topic email
Nancy Murray, ISM-New York Marketing, Travel & HR Sourcing Group Director.
May 18, 2012
Click here for more information and to register.
Last month ISM-New York announced the introduction of our very first Podcast, the January 24th Membership Meeting.
We now bring you this month's Membership Meeting, "Aligning CPO & CFO Savings Expectations" presented by
Eliseo T. Rojas, Vice President of Global Sourcing & Procurement, Interpublic Group of Companies.
We hope you find these FREE podcasts as
an important additional benefit of your ISM-New York membership.
To access the Podcast click the link below.
"Aligning CPO & CFO Savings Expectations"
Thanks for the memories!
I must admit there was trepidation on my part when Peter Oppenheimer asked me to join the board as a director six years ago. I'm sure if you ask, he'll tell you the same. At the very least, he was probably wondering who this nut was and what's with the verb for a last name. Is he coming or going. I could probably write quite a bit about the ways the name can be used. Ima Going, William Bob for Will B Going or Edward Zachary for EZGoing ... the list goes on for a while but I digress.
Why the concern on my part? Naturally there's the question of whether you have enough time in the calendar to take on additional responsibilities, however I was more concerned about the perception of the organization as a whole. In my mind it had gotten old, archaic, irrelevant ... geez, it was still using the name NAPM-New York. Did I really want to be involved with an organization that hadn't kept up with the changes in our profession or I wasn't sure had a true purpose?
My wife, Christine, had always said not to complain about an organization and/or a situation unless you're willing to become part of the solution. So I decided to jump in, thinking maybe we can make changes and how bad can 3 years as a director be? It should go pretty fast.
Well the time has gone fast, as I can't believe it's been 6 years, two world class bankruptcies and a term as President.
My goal in the beginning seemed pretty simple, how do we make the organization relevant. I likened it to the theme in the movie Field of Dreams, "If you build it, he will come". Well, whether you're an individual, small company or large enterprise, I felt "If we make the organization relevant, they will come". Our membership numbers as well as participation will ultimately grow.
I feel confident that, due to the hard work of many individuals, the organization is indeed much more relevant then it was six years ago. Documenting our accomplishments during the past six years will make this letter much longer than necessary so here are just a few of the highlights:
- Name change to ISM-New York, this was no small feat and could not have happened without the time and persistence of the committee handling the change.
- Sourcing Groups have been a success for many years, however we've continued to enhance their structure and purpose. For example, the groups will be managed by Committee Chairs rather than Directors as of the 2012-2013 programing year. This will allow the groups to provide more focus and address more topics as well as make it easier for the board to expand or contract the number of groups as the marketplace dictates.
- The roles and responsibilities of the Directors will change in the new program year to ensure the board is focused on strategic initiatives. Subsequently, the board will now have the following positions:
- Director of Membership Events
- Director of Affiliated Development
- Director of Membership
- Director of Professional Development
- Director of Sustainability & Social Responsibility
- Director of Supplier Diversity
- Membership meetings, need I say more. Attendance at our membership meetings has increased as we've changed both the venues and times. Morning, afternoon and evening meetings are available to accommodate the various schedules of our membership and I believe most everyone will agree the quality of services has increased immensely.
- The board has documented the goals and objectives of the organization to ensure there's true accountability in the coming years.
- Although there was a dip in the total number of members as a result of the economy and a change in large corporate memberships driven by ISM National, I'm pleased to report that our numbers are again increasing.
- The ISM-New York Report on Business is getting more coverage by the leading news outlets as we continue to tweak its focus and overall process.
- And let us not forget, ISM-New York being recognized as a "2011 Chapter of Excellence" at this year's ISM Annual International Conference in Baltimore. This is a first for our chapter and it's an honor that the work of our leadership, members and Executive Director team will be acknowledged nationally.
Although I'm proud to have played a small part in many of these changes, it could not have happened without the work of many individuals. That being said, as my term as President comes to an end, I have many to thank.
First, I want to thank my colleagues on the board both past and present. It's been a pleasure serving with all of you and I'm confident that the current slate of officers and directors will continue to take the organization in the right direction. Your officers for the next 3 years, Laura Grana, Keith Hines and Gary Smith will be excellent leaders.
Secondly, I'd like to thank the membership. We cannot succeed without your willingness to embrace change and participate in the affiliate's services and events. The board has built the ball field and you've chosen to join us. Thanks.
Third, you cannot overlook the work that Jim and Diane have done as Executive Directors. They've become true change agents and Diane's efforts have made my term as president a pleasure.
And last but not least, I'd like to thank my wife Christine for her support, understanding and motivation.
One last note, I strongly suggest that each of you give service on the board or as a committee chairperson a try. Although it does take time and dedication, you'll see that it's not what you may think and you may find, as I have, the experience to be extremely fulfilling both professionally and personally.
This is not good bye, as I look forward to my term as Director of National Affairs, nevertheless ...
Thanks for the memories.
Kenneth Going Jr.,
President, ISM-New York
May Membership Meeting
Annual Meeting - Wednesday May 23, 2012
Wednesday - May 23, 2012
5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street & Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017
The ISM-New York Board of Directors is hoping you will join us as we celebrate our programming year coming to a close, install our new officers, and honor our Davis-Kassa Scholarship Winner and J.H. Leonard winner.
The evening will be an opportunity to celebrate ISM-New York, its members for their outstanding help and assistance this past year. Our annual meeting will be a celebration, a time to look back at a year of change and value. Registration is limited to only members of ISM-New York.
Please remember when you register for the meeting we are counting on your attendance as funds are paid for your reservation.
5:30 P.M. - Registration and Network
6:15 P.M. - Meeting Presentation & Program
7:30 P.M. - Dinner Buffet
Confirmations to be sent May 18, 2012
In the event that you are not able to attend, cancelations must be made by Friday May 18th.
Announcement from the 2012-2013 Nominating Committee
In accordance with the ISM-New York Bylaws, Article VIII, Section 1 and Section 2, the nominations for office in the Institute for Supply Management-New York, reported by the Nominating Committee, to be read at the April 24th membership meeting of the Association and will be voted on by the membership at the Annual Meeting on May 23, 2012 at the Roosevelt Hotel is as follows:
Laura Grana, C.P.M. - Morgan Stanley
First Vice President:
Keith Hines - PricewaterhouseCoopers
Second Vice President:
Gary A. Smith, CFPIM, CSCP, CPSM, CPSD - NYCHA
Dennis Garcia - SKADDEN
Director of National Affairs:
Kenneth Going, Jr.
Director of Membership:
Michael Arpino - American Express
Director of Professional Development:
Stacy Ferrara, CPSM - Source Media
Director of Sustainability & Social Responsibility:
Beatriz Loizillon, CPSM, C.P.M. - J. Crew
Director of Affiliate Development:
John McNamara, C.P.M. - GNYHA
Director of Membership Events:
Nancy Murray - IMG
Director of Supplier Diversity:
Tanya Pope - Columbia University
The nominations for office in the corporation are hereby published in accordance with Article XII, Section 4 of the Bylaws of ISM-New York, Inc., which reads as follows:
"The Nominating Committee shall send to the Executive Director on or before March 15 of each year the names of its nominees for the elective offices, including directorships, next falling vacant under the Bylaws. The written consent of each nominee to such nomination shall be forwarded to the Executive Director together with such names. At least four days before the April meeting of ISM-New York, the Executive Director shall mail to the members the nominations made.
The above slate is submitted to the membership by the Nominating Committee. Click here for short bios of the nominees presented in this slate.
Message from Board of Directors
As a last and official notice to the membership at the Annual Meeting on May 23, 2012 the members in attendance will be considering a few ISM-New York Bylaw revisions.
As members of ISM-New York this information is being shared with you for your review and consideration. Click here to read the official recommended revisions
If you have questions regarding the revisions please contact ISM-New York Executive Director, Diane Martin at (800) 975-0725.
Professional Development - Upcoming Seminars
(Click class title for more information & registration form)
NEW - Contract Drafting Workshop for Supply Management Professionals
May 24, 2012 (7 Continuing Education Hours)
Statement of Work
June 5, 2012 (7 Continuing Education Hours)
Certification Exam 3 Review Seminar
June 7, 2012
NEW - Risk Management for Supply Chain Professionals
June 13, 2012 (7 Continuing Education Hours)
Basic Information on Classes:
$350 ISM members / $400 non-members
All ISM-New York Seminars are taught at the offices of Pfizer
(42nd & 2nd Avenue, New York City)