“Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves”. -Adrienne Clarkson

It has been an adventure working on the Board of Directors for ISM-SFV. I wasn’t sure if I was up for the task given to me by our beloved Elaine Whittington that summer night in 2011. What could I do? She had been brave and bold in being the first in her field. She had the vision to start this wonderful organization. How could I contribute?

I could learn from the best. “Knowledge” is the tool that sticks out in my mind when I think of my time on the board. Before joining ISM-SFV and the board I had skills that I felt would be helpful. I knew a little about web design and was trying to start an alumni association for my high school. Being on the board honed my skills and increased my knowledge of design and the inner working of a Board of Directors. I learned how to be a better designer, marketer and communicator.

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others? “My answer, all I can. During my six years of service I have met many new people and had a lot of amazing experiences in the service of others. Service has been an important part of my life and a constant source of satisfaction and joy. I hope after you read this you will consider joining the board to take on the challenge that Elaine gave me and give back to ISM-SFV, Our Supply Chain Community.  Kristi Toney


Join the Institute For Supply Management – San Fernando Valley in celebrating the 2017 Scholarship Winner at our

16th Annual Supplier Night

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Join us for our  16th Annual Supplier Night to celebrate the Elaine Whittington Scholarship winner. This is a great opportunity for  local suppliers to network with purchasing and supply chain professionals in the area while giving back to the community.


This year’s event will be held at the

Marriott Warner Center Grand Ball Room

21850 Oxnard St, Woodland Hills CA 91367.

This will be a fresh look and great venue.


If you want to meet Suppliers or Supply Chain Professionals then you won’t want to miss this important networking event.  SPACE IS LIMITED so make reservations early and take advantage of this opportunity to meet local purchasing and supply chain professionals!

Please feel free to share this event with coworkers and suppliers

Follow this Link to register as an attendee

Only $10

If you have any questions, you can call 818-993-0995, or submit your questions to info@ismsfv.org

We look forward to seeing you on May 10, 2017!