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Welcome to ISM-Philadelphia

One of the nation’s largest and most active ISM affiliates!

ISM-Philadelphia has served the purchasing and supply management professionals of the Greater Philadelphia area since 1915. The local association is a not-for-profit professional educational association, affiliated with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and offers seminars and educational meeting programs designed to meet the needs of today’s supply management professionals. Read more...


A Message to Our Members and Community,

Given the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the efforts to control spread, we are immediately implementing program changes to comply with the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, ISM Global guidelines and CDC guidelines and mandates.

For your safety, the safety of our speakers, guests and your board, we have already rescheduled the March Mega meeting to October, are working on rescheduling the April diversity meeting to June and will be working on moving the May ½ day seminar to September. At this time the annual board elections will be held but will be done virtually in May. As of the date of this release, the June event date may shift but the new board installation will occur at that time.

In order to remain consistent with our mission to provide educational opportunities and resources to our members, we are working on establishing online webinar events which will qualify for CEH status. Stay tuned for the first such event tentatively scheduled for May.

For all future educational dinner events, ISM Philadelphia will continue to recommend attendees to practice safe social distancing and correct hygienic procedures to ensure both your health and the health of your fellow attendees. We will ask that any person wishing to attend an event but exhibiting Coronavirus symptoms (cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, fevers), have recently traveled to an area with active Coronavirus infections within the last two weeks, or have been in contact with family members who present with similar symptoms and/or have traveled to areas with Coronavirus over the last two weeks, decline to attend.

We will also be working with our meeting venues to ensure that they are compliant with CDC guidelines related to hygiene and disinfection of common areas and meeting rooms.

Thank you and Be Safe!

Rene Polutan, C.P.M.
President, ISM-Philadelphia


Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Board of Directors!

We’re excited to announce the 2020-2021 Board of Directors-- 

President: Erica S. A. Patterson Ph.D., M.A., M.M. – Philadelphia Gas Works
1st Vice President: Christopher Robert, CPSM, CPSD - Comcast
2nd Vice President: Michael Oliveri, C.P.M. - BidOp
Secretary/Treasurer: Jim Moran, CPSM, C.P.M., CPCM, CCMAP – JRM Consulting
Past President: Rene Polutan, C.P.M. - IKEA
Director: Rachel Caruso, CPSM - Philadelphia Gas Works
Director: Sharon Manker, M.Ed. - American Water
Director: Jeffrey Petrosky
Director: Denise Pugliese - Commonwealth Capital Corp.
Director: Steve Schwartz, C.P.M., CPSM, A.P.P. - Arkema
Director: William Twohig, C.P.M., CPSM - TW Metals

NEW! Introducing our Refreshed Member of the Year Campaign!

The official Nomination Form can be found here. The 2019-2020 Member of the Year will be recognized at our June dinner meeting. Questions, please contact us at [email protected]

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Welcome New Members

Devin Coyne
Alex Brown
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Mary Lynne Bercik
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Todd Dudas
Melanie Fino
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