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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The month of May brings the  ISM-Houston 2013-2014 Program Year to a close.  I would like to express my gratitude to our current Board members for their dedication, hard work and steadfast support to make this program year successful.    

I also wish to thank our membership for the opportunity to serve as President of ISM-Houston.  It has been a wonderful and enriching, as well as educational experience for me.  I am pleased that our affiliate remains one of the strongest and most capable of the ISM affiliates.   We have seen growth in membership, as well as an increase in the strength of our programs and professional development.  Our relationships with key universities and with the Houston business community continue to expand and I remain committed to and excited about the future of ISM-Houston.  I am confident that our incoming President, Pat Goodrum, and his new Board will work hard to make ISM-Houston even stronger and better positioned to serve our members and our member companies. 

The focus for May is on the very important topic of Supplier Diversity.  You will have the opportunity to participate in a “Clinical Assessment of Your Company’s Supplier Diversity Program” during the pre-meeting session.  A medical theme will be carried through the dinner meeting session and will help you focus on ways to improve the health of your company’s Supplier Diversity Program.  I thank Rose Berbarian and her team for leading the way in educating our members and promoting the importance of Supplier Diversity programs.  

Remember to mark your calendar for the following upcoming events:

May 14            Annual Golf Tournament

May 17-18       CPSM Review

May 19            CPSM Bridge Review

Thank you for your efforts and participation in ISM-Houston activities.  Please encourage your colleagues to attend upcoming ISM-Houston events with you.      


David A. Allen C.P.M.
President
ISM-Houston Inc.
Phone:(713)-241-8464
email: david.a.allen@shell.com