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




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Find Your Zone of Being: All Flow No Hustle!!

The things we don’t know about ourselves are controlling our lives and we just call it fate! It is what it is. The truth is that when we intentionally align our values and live out of our superpowers we experience more flow and less hustle. When we understand WHY we do what we do, we have more influence and create greater impact in the areas the mean the most. When we live In Purpose On Purpose, we attract all the blessings, resources, and people we need to create a life of significance.

In this energizing and engaging experience, James Madison will ignite a personal awakening to your Zone of BEing that keeps you Flowing through everything you create in life! Learn how to Pivot On Purpose and align who you are with what you do for more joy, peace, and overall fulfillment. When we live our Purpose, we never work another day in our lives!

Learning Objectives:

  • You will learn the primary core values that motivate and inspire everything you do and strategies to flow in your Zone of Being.
  • You will recognize the environments, activities and circumstances that energize you and the ones that drain you.
  • You will understand how to Pivot On Purpose and align who you are with what you do.
  • You will learn how to implement a game plan to cultivate stronger personal and professional relationships.
  • You will identify how to achieve Work-Life Integration for greater personal and professional fulfillment.




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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.





Chapter Webinar

ISM-New Jersey Voice of Supply Chain with Dina Ghobrial

Please join us for our April Voice of Supply Chain featuring Dina Ghobrial, Founder & CEO of Halo Ai, with our host Sarah Scudder, Chief Marketing Officer, SourceDay.
Sponsor: 020 ISM—Arizona, Inc., 060 ISM—Carolinas-Virginia, Inc., 070 ISM—Central Florida, Inc., 670 ISM—Eastern Virginia, Inc., 410 ISM—New Jersey, Inc., 530 ISM—Rochester, Inc., 563 ISM—San Fernando Valley, Inc.
Dina Ghobrial, Sarah Scudder

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.

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Supply Management News & Reports

How to Elevate Your Company’s Talent

March 08, 2023

Demonstrating trust and gratitude can help leaders engage and retain their workers, one of the many must-know strategies supply management professionals will learn at the ISM World 2023 Annual Conference.

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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.