ISM-Florida Gulf Coast Welcomes You!!

November 20th ISM-FGC Dinner Meeting

Please join us at the Centre Club for our next educational/networking event being held Thursday, November 20, 2014.   Please invite other guests to attend this terrific presentation.
Irene Marnell

We are privileged to host Irene G. Marnell, presenting:

What’s New in Diversity?  What the changes in global demographics mean for you, your work environment, and your suppliers.  Not just development of diverse suppliers, Irene will present changes in demographics and their impact on the workplace, communications, and how you might look at suppliers differently.

Irene Marnell, CPSM, CPSD, CTL, MPS-SCM&L, CPCM Irene is a frequent speaker on negotiations and contracting, supplier management, leadership, diversity, career development, and future trends at various venues, most recently at the International Financial Institutions (IFI) Procurement Forum, the Virginia State Government Procurement Forum, and the Florida Electric Cooperatives Association 2014 Finance and Accounting Conference.  

Irene is a past-president of ISM-Northern Virginia.  She has been active in ISM in NJ, Philadelphia, and National Capital Area affiliates, including board positions.   Irene is presently also on the Board of the ISM Risk Management sub-group.  Irene is a trainer for ISM’s CPSM certification.  She holds a Masters in Supply Chain Management and Logistics from Penn State and is certified as a Certified Transportation and Logistics (CTL) from the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL), and Certified Professional in Contract Management (CPCM) from the National Contract Management Associations (NCMA).

Irene’s experience includes several Fortune 100 companies including AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies, Wyeth (now Pfizer) Pharmaceuticals, and AmerisourceBergen.  She is presently a Sr. Director at National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) responsible for supplier sourcing and contract administration.

Please make every effort to attend this presentation which is or soon will be directly relevant to your duties at your company.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Networking begins at 5:30PM and dinner will be served at 6PM. Your program begins at 6:45PM.

Your registration includes dinner and drawings for door prizes.



ISM-Florida Gulf Cost is very excited to offer CPSM and CPSD classroom review sessions starting in November 2014 using the latest training materials from ISM.


These classroom review sessions are designed to cover key points found in each of the three CPSM® exams. Each review session includes sample test questions, CPSM® Study Guide excerpts, and bonus supplemental content and advice from Karl Stevens, would has assisted in developing the exams and writing questions for those two exams. It is meant to help you get the most out of your study time.

NOTE:  This is not a teaching class; it is a REVIEW class.  You must study prior to attending the class, so the review reinforces what you have already read.

 It is very important that you get the latest study materials (CPSM Study Guide, 2nd Edition ) to help you prepare for the CPSM® Exams or the CPSM® Bridge Exam.  You will need to order these materials AT LEAST two weeks before each class, so you have time to read through the material that will be covered in the Review Course (for example, the first review class on November 25, 2014 will review the material in Module One of the CPSM Study Guide). 

These review classes will be held at the Centre Club, 123 S. West Shore, Eighth Floor, Tampa, FL from 8:30am – 12:30pm on the following dates:

11/25/14 (Tuesday – Module 1)

1/20/15 (Tuesday – Module 2)

3/25/15 (Wednesday – Module 3)

5/20/15 (Wednesday – Module 1 with CPSD)

The room setting will be a large screen TV hookup, AVI projector, serving fresh brewed coffee, herbal tea, unsweetened iced tea, iced water, and assorted sodas.  Any participants will be allowed stay to have lunch after the review course, at the Centre Club, at their own expense.

The room will hold a total of 10 people (including the Instructor).   An email registration will be sent out to members two weeks prior to the event and you must register to attend, so the count can be confirmed at the Centre Club. Early registration is suggested, since there is very limited seating capacity.

Participants will be charged $150.00 per module, payable by check ONLY. That will be the only form of payment accepted, and all checks for your reservation are strictly due NO LATER THAN 72 HOURS PRIOR TO EACH EVENT.   Payments by check made out to ISM-FGC will be accepted by mail, to Karl Stevens, 512 Courtney Drive, Temple Terrace, FL 33617, or on the day of the event.

NOTE:  Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours before the starting time/date of the event.  Cancellations made within the 48 hour window will be non-refundable, since ISM is required to pay for the class accommodations.

Any questions, please contact Karl Stevens at one of these numbers:   813-988-0824, 863-904-1637



Looking for Additional Committee Members!!

Do you have a couple of hours a month to volunteer?
Want to add skills to your resume?
Ever wanted to know how to run a non-profit organization?

This is YOUR ISM affiliate. If you want to help us become The best affiliate in ISM, we need your skills and leadership experience.

It only takes five to ten hours a month to make new friends, learn about different companies or commodities, and give back to the profession that feeds your family. The variety of skills you can develop will support your upward progression throughout your career.

To Volunteer – please complete the Committee Member Volunteer Form


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Affiliate Sponsor Meri M. Stockwell LLC

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Meri M. Stockwell LLC