Competitive Edge - Monthly E-Newsletter - Volume XXXIX - XII

"Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition."     
                                                     H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

In This Issue:

President's Letter 
Michael Arpino

Dear Members:

June was a busy month at ISM-New York! We held our Annual Member Meeting on June 7th 
and the 34th Annual Conference - Procurement Risk Management - Balancing Change and Innovation on June 14th.

Annual Member Meeting 

We had a great turn-out for the Annual Member Meeting at Pride Global's stunning Flight Deck location. We enjoyed a perfect mix of networking, great speeches and delicious food from JPO Catering, while enjoying the beautiful space and skyline views.

During the Member Meeting portion, we announced the following award recipients:
* The Davis - Kassa Scholarship -Scott Steingart
* J.H. Leonard Award -Shendora Pridgen, Executive Director - Global Head of Supplier Diversity at Morgan Stanley
* Supplier Diversity Company of the Year - Ines - Eden Santana and New York University
* Volunteer of the Year -Donna Giorgio, Vice President Sales - Duggal Visual Solutions
* The Institute of Supply Management's Award for Education and Learning Person of the Year - Jill Zunshine

We gave special thanks to Jim Martin, Stacy Ferrara, Lucia Pang and Jill Zunshine for their dedication and service on the ISM-New York Board and then we voted in our New Board of Directors for 2017-2018: Melissa Wahl, Melissa Drew, Tandra Davis,
 Ines Eden-Santana, Issac Fang, Beatriz Lozillon, Juan Moreira and Ed Sanders.

We also announced the decision to have The Berman Group  manage ISM-New York's operations effective starting July 1st. We thanked Julienne Ryan for her hard work, dedication and service over the past two years. We wished her the best as she transitions and leaves her role as ISM-New York Executive Director on June 30th.

ISM-New York's 34th Annual Conference - Balancing Change and Innovation

We held ISM-New York's Conference at the New York Executive Conference Center location. We had a record turn-out for this event that was attended by a diverse cross section of our members. Once again I want to give special thanks and recognition to our speakers: Greg Iaquinto from Dun & Bradstreet, Kim-Berney Bourke from Bloomberg, Jim Kelly JV Kelly, LLC, Jim Martin from MUFG and Karla Robertson from Shifting Gears for their informative presentations.

This event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors. A big thank you went to The Creative Source, Dun & Bradstreet, JV Kelly, Inc., The Millennium Group, MRA Global, Swiss Post, the Millennium Group, and Rapid Ratings for your support and contributions.

Finally, we thanked all our ISM-New York volunteers and to the New York Executive Conference Center's team for making this conference a great success and a job well done. 

Michael S. Arpino
President - ISM-New York

Executive Director's Letter
Julienne B. Ryan

Dear ISM-New York Members:

I would like to take this opportunity to send you a thank you note to express my  grateful reg ards to you, the ISM-New York membership for the opportunity to get to know and work with you over the past two  years. 

I enjoyed learning about your career aspirations, as well as your personal and professional updates. 
It's been an honor and a pleasure to work with our membership developing programs and events that provide opportunities to educate as well as connect.  This affiliate has so much good talent. My hope is that the talent and networking continue to grow and make this organization one of the best;  I am grateful that I had  a part in building it.

Keep me posted on your continued good work and stay connected. 

Julienne B. Ryan

J.Ryan Partners - Be engaged at work
Mobile: 914-310-1638

 ISM-New York  Awards and Scholarship Recipients 
ards and Scholarship Recipients 
   Extending a Heartfelt Congratulations to all  ISM-New York's Award                                       Recipients o n behalf of our Board of Directors! 

J. H. Leonard Award 
Shendora Pridgen,
Executive Director and Global Head of Supplier Diversity - Morgan Stanley  
Supplier Diversity Company 
of the Year 

Ines - Eden Santana and New York University 

Volunteer of the Year
Donna Giorgio, Vice President Sales - Duggal Visual Solutions

Institute of Supply Management's - Education and Learning Person of the Year Award 
Jill Zunshine,
Former Director of
Professional Development 

The Davis - Kassa Scholarship Scott Steingart,
University Of Rhode Island
ISM-New York

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