Thank you for reading out February edition of the ISM Northeast WI newsletter. I want to thank everyone who attended our last month's meeting. As most of you have noticed, we are starting to incorporate more webinar meetings as another way for our members to get information, just in a different way. Instead of the traditional monthly meetings every other month, or so, we host webinars so you can watch them where ever you may be at that time. I feel it gives our memebers the flexibility they need to get important career information without having to leave home or work. I believe the blend of webinars vs. monthly meetings is working and we are able to get you information more effectively.
For the next couple of weeks we will have a short survey open to you to give us this exact feedback. Please take the time to complete the survey and answer as thoroughly as possible. We are committed to bringing you the best content and with your help, we will do exactly that.
Another topic I want to cover this month is the fact that with the year going by fast we are looking for individuals now to make a difference and volunteer as an ISM board member. The positions require a meeting a month and some small projects in between but for the most part when we have a full board of directors that work is pretty light. We need people who are passionate about bringing training, networking opportunites, and information to others in their industry. It's a great way to get to expand your network. Next year we will be looking for a President/VP, Marketing, Secretary, Meeting Organizer. If you are interested in learning more please contact me at email@example.com.
President, ISM Northeast WI
Supply Chain Strategies in a Digital World
Tuesday, March 19th - noon to 1:30 PM - Live Webinar (Access for work computer)
The Emergence of the Strategic Leader
Tuesday, April 9th - 5 - 6:30 PM
Register for your spot today!
We are looking to hear from you! We need your input to keep improving the monthly meetings we offer. We put together a 9 question, short survey.
Take 3 minutes to answer our survey questions and you will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 5 - $25 gift cards! In this survey please let us know what topics you are interested in and what type of training you need.
This survey will only be open until Monday, March 11th. So complete before then for your chance to win.
We are happy to introduce a new volunteer to the board, Mary Roberts. Mary started volunteering with the board in September 2018 and has been dedicated to helping when needed and isn't afraid to dig in and learn along the way.
Mary holds a Paralegal Associate Degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and an Administrative Assistant Associate Degree from Fox Valley Technical College. Her experience includes support in the legal, manufacturing, and banking industries.
Currently, Mary is a Vendor Specialist in the Technology Sourcing Office (TSO) at Associated Bank. Although she’s been with the bank since 2011, she began her current role in 2016, and is responsible for maintaining and monitoring bank technology contracts, tracking the team’s contract work, ensuring execution and maintenance of contracts, collaborating with internal and external resources for the review of contracts, as well as collaborating with the bank’s Risk team to monitor third party vendor relationships and ensure continued contract and regulation compliance.
Being a member of the TSO at Associated Bank combines Mary’s administrative skills with her knowledge of contract law and results in an impactful contribution to the bank. Since this has become an area of support that Mary enjoys, she is motivated to learn more about Supply Management; leading her to membership in ISM in 2018.
Mary’s role with ISM Northeast Wisconsin is as a Volunteer Assistant to the Secretary. In this volunteer role, Mary takes minutes during Board meetings when needed. In addition, she collaborates with board members on topics for discussion and action items of the board.
A warm welcome from the ISM board and members.