ISM-Eastern Virginia, Inc.

A Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management working together to advance the profession of supply management.

Eastern Virginia's Leading Supply Chain Management Professionals

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The ISM- Eastern Virginia, Inc. (ISM—EVA) chapter regularly engages in building the community of procurement and supply chain professionals committed to maintaining the highest level of excellence through education, networking, and shared experiences. Formed in 1982, this group has been the local leader in providing educational opportunities for our profession and the industry overall.


ISM—EVA is a vibrant and exciting opportunity for any professionals in supply chain, procurement, and contracting. Since inception, the organization has grown to 100+ members, with a passion for excellence in professional development and connecting top performers within the industry.  As a member, you will enjoy preferred pricing and gain access to exclusive ISM® opportunities. Contact us to learn more!

Upcoming Events




Member Only

Quarterly State of Risk Update

Join the executive leaders from ISM and Resilinc as they come together as part of a quarterly series to discuss the latest and emerging risks and disruptions impacting global supply chains. ISM CEO Tom Derry and Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil will also provide insights based on respective data and research from both organizations.






ISM World 2023 (In-Person Only)

The ISM World in-person only experience gives you the opportunity to be face-to-face with thought leaders, peers and suppliers and have dedicated time to build your network and expand your knowledge on critical topics impacting the supply management profession. Get inspired by amazing keynotes, interact in engaging breakout sessions and have fun swapping supply chain “wins” (and war stories) in a variety of attendee celebrations and small group experiences.


THINK YOU WANT THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS? Consider the ISM World all-access pass. Learn more. Read more about the All Access Pass

Grapevine, TX





ISM Awards Gala

The ISM Awards Gala is a black tie event to celebrate both individual and organizational award winners for the 2022 awards program. Guests will be able to rub elbows with the best and brightest of the profession and celebrating the incredible feats of both individuals and organizations.

The gala includes a cocktail reception, awards presentation and sit down dinner followed by music and dancing. Purchase individual tickets here or contact our ISM Member Services  to purchase a table for your team.

Message from the President

It would be an understatement to say the past few years have been unprecedented and challenging for many businesses, organizations, and individuals.  While ISM—EVA will continue to monitor local health requirements, we are excited to begin in-person meetings and events again in the coming year.   

Along with our traditional events you have come to expect, such as our Economic Forecast for the Hampton Roads area, and our Port Supply Chain updates, we are excited to launch more diverse events as we look to expand membership within our profession and throughout our area.  Beyond in-person events, ISM—EVA is also partnering with ISM—New Jersey, Inc. to offer an expanded calendar of webinars and CEH opportunitites (most are a member benefit!).  

From everyone on our outstanding Board of Directors, we would like to welcome you to ISM—EVA, and we cannot wait to show you the wonderful benefits of your continued support and membership, for many years to come.

James (L.J.) Ferguson, CPSM

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Your membership in ISM will provide a powerful path to stay connected, engaged, and up-to-date with everything happening in supply management. Serious procurement and supply chain professionals are dedicated to staying in the know about their profession and staying at the top of their game. An ISM membership will provide you with that and more.

More than 100 years of experience speaks for itself – ISM can help you succeed. It's our mission.

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Supply Management News & Reports

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ISM World 2023 Registration Open

Join your peers in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas May 7-10, 2023. The ISM World Annual Conference is a world-class event with the mission of providing an educational environment and experience that brings together thought leaders, supply chain and procurement professionals and the solution-driven suppliers that support them.

You'll walk away with new connections, fresh perspectives, and the support of your community.

Register today!

Recognizing Supply Management Leaders and Mentors

This prestigious award is presented to an individual whose career accomplishments have promoted the advancement of the procurement and supply chain management profession. Those chosen for the award have also assisted, mentored and guided other members of the profession to excel in their own endeavors.