ISM - National Capital Area

Dear Members and Prospective Members of ISM-NCA:

As President of ISM-NCA for the 2016-2017 term, I look forward to a professionally rewarding and enriching year. In addition to several outstanding Speakers scheduled to address our monthly Dinner Meetings, there are also several in-depth educational “Early Bird” sessions planned, as well as a Supplier Night event, which continues to be one of the key events on the ISM-NCA calendar. In addition, ISM-NCA intends to offer an ISM Certification review program--if you’re seeking formal certification in Purchasing, ISM-NCA can be a great resource!

Attending ISM-NCA Chapter Dinner Meetings is an outstanding way to connect with Purchasing contemporaries, meet new friends, and enhance awareness of developing trends in the proud profession of Purchasing. When conferring with colleagues and friends in the Purchasing profession during ISM-NCA Meetings, I often realize that the challenges and issues that I encounter in my role are not unique. ISM-NCA has exposed me to different perspectives and approaches on how best to negotiate price and terms, how to effectively collaborate with internal stakeholders, and ultimately how to add strategic value to my organization.

ISM-NCA also provides a great forum to help define, build, and expand your career goals in the Purchasing profession. We plan to schedule career-focused events and speakers to help expose Members to new career opportunities, hiring trends, and practical job-seeking information. In addition, the Networking Events serve as an excellent way to be introduced to and connect with others in all realms of Purchasing.

ISM-NCA is here for you, the Member, and I encourage you to get actively involved. You never know where an opportunity may take you! If you’re not a member yet, please plan to attend one of our forthcoming Dinner Meetings.

Don’t hesitate to contact me directly to share your thoughts and ideas for events that you’d like ISM-NCA to schedule. I look forward to meeting you at the next ISM-NCA Dinner Meeting.

Warm regards,

Michael Zazaian