ISM-Pittsburgh, Inc.

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

Pittsburgh's Leading Supply Chain Management Organization

Welcome to ISM—Pittsburgh's new and expanded website. This new site includes the latest chapter information, as well as ISM Global offerings and updates. ISM—Pittsburgh and ISM have worked collaboratively to enhance the customer service experience that all members have. And, the results of this newly-launched website is just another example of our joint efforts to bring increased value to supply managaement professionals.

With approximately 400 members in the chapter, we remain true to our mission to serve "the education, certification, communication and networking needs of supply management professionals in the Greater Pittsburgh area. We will do this to enhance the supply management profession, its image and ethical standards to maximize membership value".  

Through November ISM—Pittsburgh will have successfully hosted nine events, awarding 30 CEH's and included topics of Leadership, Sourcing, Negotiations, Contracts, and Collaboration to name just a few.  These events were offered both virtually and in-person.  And, we are excited to move into December with a webinar on "End Your Year  Strong: Be The Change You Want To See" with Dr. Renee Galloway, author, entrepreneur, coach and consultant.  This webinar is scheduled for noon on December 12.  On January 16, we will host a Lunch & Learn on The Power of Diversity in Supply Chain with Ms. Tricina Cash, EMSDC.  To conclude the program year in 2023, we will offer a webinar on December 12 at noon.  The webinar is titled "Learning Leadership from Anything" with Dr. Michael Urick, Dean of the McKenna School of Business, St. Vincent College. 

The Women Who Lead Conference was highly successful and we want to thank and recognize our sponsors, The University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business, Duquesne University, and St Vincent College, as well as our presenters and attendees.  It was an amazing day and we are already planning for WWL6.0!

ISM—Pittsburgh successfully hosted in collaboration with Duquesne University three procurement focused seminars on "the fundamentals.  We covered Negotiation, sourcing and Contracts.   The feedback was incredibly positive and we are planning to offer three advanced sessions in the new year.  Stay tuned for more information.  For more information contact Lisa Romango, ISM—Pittsburgh Executive Director at

ISM—Pittsburgh will offer numerous opportunities to earn continuing education hours toward your certification requirements.  Continue to visit the website for the latest information on offerings and opportunities.  And as a reminder, SAVE the DATE of November 10 for the fifth annual Women Who Lead Conference.  More details to follow.  We look forward to meeting and exceeding the professional development needs of all supply management professionals in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

Upcoming Events




Chapter Webinar

ISM-Pittsburgh Webinar Lunch & Learn Session

Lunch & Learn Session

Speaker TBD

Are you a full-time student? Contact ISM Member Services for special pricing.



Sponsor: 510 ISM—Pittsburgh, Inc.




Chapter Meeting

ISM-Pittsburgh Lunch & Learn Session on The Power of Diversity in Supply Chain

Are you a full-time student? Contact ISM Member Service to ask about special pricing.

Sponsor: 510 ISM—Pittsburgh, Inc.
Tricina Cash




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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.

Thomas Derry, Bindiya Vakil


On behalf of the ISM—Pittsburgh Board of Directors, I want to welcome you to the newly launched website, and I encourage you to take some time and explore.

In early June, the newly elected Board of Directors held its strategic planning session. At this annual meeting, we brainstormed and collaborated to develop a strong professional development program for the coming program year. I also want to take a moment and ask all members to share their ideas for programs, events, site visits, etc...  We value your input and want to ensure you that we are here to listen and meet your supply management needs both personally and professionally.  

The theme for the 2023-2024 program year is "Forging Connections: Building Strong Foundations for Supply Chain Excellence.  We will host over 10 events both in-person and virtual between August and December, all supporting the theme for the year.  And, we will contnue the start of the new year with an in-person Lunch & Learn on January 16, 2024.  We hope to see you at an event as the Board works to meet your continuing education requirements.

If you are not yet a member of ISM—Pittsburgh, I invite you to join. If you'd like further information on the numerous benefits of membership, please contact ISM—Pittsburgh's Executive Director at

Lori Goetz
ISM—Pittsburgh President

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