President's Message
2015 Officer Elections
Professional Development
Career Services
Emerging Professionals Group
Supplier Diversity Group
Houston Business Report

We have a great list of candidates for two positions that will open up at the end of this program year. Please go to the 2015 Officer Elections page for information on who is running and to find a link to our on-line ballot.

The James O. Cox Outstanding Member Award was created by the Purchasing Management Association of
Houston, the present-day ISM-Houston, as a tribute in honor of this Houston procurement pioneer. The award recognizes members who have performed exceptional service to our organization, exemplifying true professionalism both on the job and within the community.

Please go to the James O. Cox Award page for more information and to nominate a deserving member of our affiliate.

This year's ISM-Houston Golf Outing will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Cypresswood Golf Club in Spring. The format will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start. 

Click here for more information and to sign up.

ISM-Houston affiliate members Wesley Whitney, Christina Butterworth, and Katy Conrad Maynor have been named to this year's ThomasNet/ISM/Inbound Logistics "30 Under 30" Supply Chain Stars list. This prestigious list includes Supply Chain leaders from around the globe. 

Katy Conrad Maynor isn't just a rising star—she's a rock star, says nominator and ISM-Houston Past President David Allen. A superb negotiator and born leader, Maynor displays a special flair for uniting people with conflicting goals, guiding them toward solutions that pay off for all.

"Katy has a passion for connecting new professionals with experienced supply chain practitioners," says Allen. That's why, as part of the ISM-Houston affiliate, she took a lead role [working with fellow “30 Under 30” award recipient Christina Butterworth] in creating the organization's first Emerging Professional's Group (EPG), building a network of 250 members. "We want to encourage a constant pipeline of new talent coming into ISM and into the supply chain management discipline," Maynor says. The Houston group now serves as a role model for other ISM affiliates.

Christina Butterworth is a strong, influential leader notes her nominator Jami Bliss of Teva Pharmaceuticals.  She goes on to say “Throughout her career, Christina has been able to gain trust, articulate a vision, and lead a team to success”.

In her “30 Under 30” biography, Christina notes that her most significant career accomplishment to date was her successful involvement in the startup of ISM Houston's Emerging Professionals Group. Along with her Houston colleague, Katy Conrad Maynor, Butterworth played a major part in launching ISM-Houston's 250-member Emerging Professionals Group (EPG). Butterworth chaired the EPG committee in its first two years, and helped spread the word on how to create such a group at ISM's Affiliate Leadership training events in 2012 and 2013. 

One reason Wesley Whitney is so good at his job is because he knows how to connect. "His communication skills are unmatched by anyone I have ever worked with," says nominator Claire Allison. "He can relate to our contractors in the field, then turn around and have an executive-level meeting in the blink of an eye." That talent is crucial to Whitney's job at Enterprise Products, where many products and services he sources are used in blue-collar environments.

"A contract isn't worth the paper it's written on if the end user and suppliers aren't willing to execute what we put in place," Whitney says. But when you're sitting in a skyscraper in Houston, it can be hard to understand the needs of people turning wrenches in the field. So, when he starts a new project, Whitney always sits down with his stakeholders to learn exactly what they're looking for. Then he crafts a contract that delivers.

The pictures and quotes above are excerpts from the recent “30 Under 30” article in Inbound Logistics. Go to ThomasNet.com or Inbound Logistics for more information.

ISM-Houston, Inc. is the Houston Texas affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management. We are currently 1,100 members strong with plans to grow in pace with our bustling Houston economy.   Our members represent the thriving area industries of Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Healthcare, Construction, and many others.  

The mission of ISM-Houston is to support and drive the success of supply management professionals through highly effective training and development programs and by providing strong leadership and networking opportunities. 

We welcome anyone interested in supply management to join us today!

03/10        March General Meeting Pre-Meeting Training Opportunity

03/10        March General Meeting

03/16        Development Assessment Program Training Starts

05/3-6       ISM2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

05/13        ISM-Houston Annual Golf Outing

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