images-5 “A unicorn is somebody who knows they’re magical and isn’t afraid to show it.”- Brittany S. Pierce

In my LinkedIn Influencer newsletter, I came across a post by Ryan Holmes, CEO at Hootsuite on “5 Signs You Are a Unicorn Employee” and I thought “Unicorns are hard to find”. In fact, most people would say that they didn’t exist. I was intrigued. Was I a unicorn?!? I read on (you can too, click here or above for full article).

5 Signs You Are a Unicorn Employee

Not limited by your job title

Thinks big and small

Shows true grit


Gets things done

I guess I can say I definitely believe that people can be magical like unicorns in that some people enjoy what they do enough to give it 110% and more. Are you a unicorn?  Kristi Toney



Join ISM-SFV for our next Dinner meeting on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 download-5

 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant in Van Nuys

“Why Procurement Matters” presented by Brad Dunn




Topic – Why Procurement Matters

·         What is Procurement?

·         The role of Procurement in organizations

o   Procurement transcends industries

·         Why does Procurement exist?

o   Procurement is not a profit center, so how do we demonstrate our value?

·         Challenges for Procurement

·         Establishing the right structure to overcome competing priorities

o   Ensuring agility, adaptability

·         How success is measured in Procurement

brad-dunnBrad Dunn  Head of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Brad Dunn joined Farmers in April of 2014 as the Head of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement (SS&P) and currently has management responsibilities for SS&P and Contingent Workforce Management (CWM).

With nearly 20 years of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement experience, Brad led Strategic Sourcing efforts for a Group Purchasing Organization (CoreTrust) in Nashville, TN and worked in various Strategic Sourcing leadership roles with The Walt Disney Company, Raytheon and Boeing in Los Angeles.