Skip to main content


ISM-Central Ohio is an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management 
We are committed to bringing our members the best in education, professional development, networking and community involvement related to the supply management profession.
Stay Current with ISM Central Ohio. Please take a moment to update your member profile with your current contact information. This will ensure you stay connected to all of the happenings such as dinner meetings, education sessions, etc. Click "Member Log In" from the left side menu. You can also request your username and password if forgotten.

Another season has come to an end for ISM-Central Ohio, as we look forward to exciting events and opportunities to come.   2015 marked the 100th Anniversary of ISM (formerly NAPM) in Central Ohio, and we are pleased that it remains a vital professional organization in the region.  The planning for 2016-2017 has already begun, and will be finalized over the summer.   We greatly appreciate the input and requests from our members, allowing for programs that are relevant, motivating and educational to those in the supply management profession.


I want to thank everyone who helped with our last session.   Many thanks to the Board Members who stepped in and helped with our ‘Interim Leadership Team’ over the past year, and to the several new Board Members who have brought an additional infusion of enthusiasm to our affiliate during that time.  We were able to have Officers in place, and ample time for the required mentoring and the transition of roles and responsibilities, anticipating the new Officers’ confident leadership for the 2016-2017 season and beyond.  Past President Holly Miller-Downour and I will be leaving the Board as our terms expire, but will of course remain available to assist and advise as needed.


Also, a welcome and thank you to our newest Advisors, who bring many years of experience in supply chain management and related areas.  Our Senior Advisor, Angie Boggs, who has been an invaluable resource and reference over many years, has graciously agreed to remain as an Advisor to our Board.


The success of professional organizations such as ours relies on the dedicated volunteerism and enthusiastic spirit of its members.   The Officers, Directors and Advisors of ISM-Central Ohio certainly understand the time constraints and shuffling of conflicting obligations involved between work, family, community and personal development.   We have worked as a team to support each other and to ensure that our affiliate moved forward to accomplish the goals and promote the purpose of the organization as expected by our membership.   We invite you to help us to continue in the growth and success of ISM-Central Ohio, recognizing that even the smallest individual contributions can add up to great achievements.   Please take the time to consider the value of ISM-Central Ohio, what it means to you and to others in your profession, and how you will make your contribution.


Best wishes to all of you for health, happiness and success in your endeavors,


Shane M. Gill

Interim President, 2015-2016

ISM – Central Ohio




News- Board of Directors Updates
terms beginning June 2016
Erin Smith was recently sworn in as President 
Allyson Huskey was recently sworn in as 1st Vice President 
Cynthia Thompson was recently sworn in as Treasurer
Cindi Flack was recently sworn in as Secretary
Aaron Boeke was recently sworn in as Director

Scholarship Program for Family of Members

The ISM-Central Ohio Board of Directors has allocated funds for two $1,500 scholarships to assist members’ family members during the 2016-2017 academic year.



Scholarship recipients will be honored during ISM-Central Ohio regular professional development meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016.

  • Scholarship funds are disbursed directly to the institution where the awardees are attending.
  • Scholarship awards must be used to defray the cost of college tuition and fees.
Please click the link below for additional information and scholarship forms.

Join ISM Central Ohio's Board
and Make a Difference

ISM Central Ohio is now accepting nominations for volunteers to its Board. Being part of this great organization offers you the ability to contribute your skills and experience to promote and expand the supply chain profession within the Columbus area through education, certification, networking and collaboration. Board members earn an additional 7 CEH's annually.

Our Objectives

  •  To foster and promote the interchange of ideas through networking and professional interaction

  •   To develop and apply efficient supply management methods and practices

  •  To collect and disseminate information of benefit to members regarding fundamental marketing, production, manufacturing practices, material and product uses, and logistic channels

  •  To prevent trade abuses

  •  To support the educational needs of members

  •  To advance the supply management profession through seminars, workshops, national conferences, via professional development dinner meetings and various special social gatherings

    With more than 48,000 active members worldwide, ISM is the largest global organization dedicated to advancing the practice of procurement and supply management. ISM is the leader in supply chain, driving value to its members with its two widely renowned certifications, the Report On Business®, countless educational resources and extensive networking events around the globe.


    If you or someone you know has a desire to make a difference, please contact us at Nominees will be announced at the March 14th Professional Development Dinner Meeting. For additional information on the many benefits of being a ISM Central Ohio Board Member, please visit