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