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2015-2016 Slate of Officers & Board Members PDF Print E-mail

The following slate of officers and board members was voted in for the 2015-2016 year, effective May 1, 2015. Welcome to new board member Michelle Farnum and a huge thank you to outgoing director, Bill Burie, who was also NAPM-NH president for four years.

President Scott De Freitas
1st Vice President Lisa Nadeau
2nd Vice President 
Treasurer Andy Gauthier
Secretary               Jeanne Robbins
Director                  Susanne Bennett
Director Tammy Dugas, C.P.M.
Director Michelle Farnum
Director Susan King
NSMG Rep Julie Hale
Member Services Gail Blanco
Our Next Meeting PDF Print E-mail

Our next meeting will be held in September, date and details to be announced. The board will be working over the summer to plan another year of interesting, educational programs. If you have any suggestions, please let a board member know! Thanks!




April/May 2015 President's Message

Greetings All,

Spring is upon us and it appears the weather is cooperating; hopefully no more fighting between Old Man Winter and Mother Nature which produced many snow events this past winter.

Thank you to all who attended the March 17th Professional Development & Networking Meeting (PDNM). We had a great turn-out and the discussion was rich and informative – we received several positive reviews. For those who couldn’t attend you should have received a copy of the slide-set presentation from Gail Blanco. If you haven’t or need it resent, please reach out to Gail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

I would like to recognize and say ‘thank you’ to William (Bill) Burie. Bill is a current board member who is relinquishing his Director seat after this present 2014/2015 year (ending April 30th); Bill was my predecessor as President of our organization for 4 years and prior to he served as a Director on the board for several years. Thank you, Bill, for your many years of service.

With regards to us as an organization, please be advised we are financially strong - we have a healthy treasury. It is unfortunate other complimentary, not competing – but complimentary, supply chain organizations within the state our closing chapters. We remain in a position to offer PDNM’s to better all of us in the organization specific to our supply chain and procurement profession. As always we openly welcome new members. Invite and bring a friend/colleague or two (or more) to a PDNM.

Lastly, we have money to give away. Yes that’s right we are giving away money to help those with continued education and/or certification. We have scholarship money to be awarded  that we would like to give away so please see our web-site and fill out a scholarship application. The NAPM-NH Continuing Education Scholarship offers financial assistance to current NAPM-NH members continuing their education and the Richard V. Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship is for the children and grandchildren of NAPM-NH members to help further their education. (NOTE: The scholarships are in process and will be announced soon.)


I hope to see you soon at a PDNM.


Scott DeFreitas, President NAPM-NH


NAPM-NH Asked to Help State Procurement Study PDF Print E-mail

NAPM-NH has been asked by the state of New Hampshire to assist in a state procurement study. "It is exciting that the legislature recognizes our organization as a valuable and respected resource to Procurement and Supply Chain expertise," states NAPM-NH president Scott DeFreitas. We were joined at our meeting on September 16th by NH House Representative David Danielson who explained this study, and how NAPM-NH can provide significant value and insight to assist the State with this initiative. Scott DeFreitas revealed that this will "help solidify the value we as NAPM-NH provide not just for members, but to those within the business world – be it public, private or government."




The National Association of Purchasing Management – New Hampshire, Inc. is a non-profit association for purchasing and supply management professionals, and for students and others who are interested in this field. Our goal is to provide education and networking opportunities for our members, and to share the importance of purchasing and supply management with the business world. We have over one hundred members who live or work in New Hampshire and bordering states.

Welcome to our website where you will find meeting and seminar information, educational resources, and the latest news. In the Members Only section, members have access to job postings, a member directory, links to other affiliates and associations, and a "Swap and Shop" forum to borrow or buy educational or related items or give a second life to items you no longer need.

If you are not a member, please consider joining. Check out the Membership page for eligibility, benefits, costs, and how to join. As a member of NAPM-NH, you will also be a member of ISM and have access to its website and benefits. 



To renew your membership, follow the instructions on your invoice or call ISM Customer Service at 800-888-6276, ext. 401. Thanks!

Continuing Education Scholarship for Members PDF Print E-mail

The Continuing Education has been extended for the 2013-2014 year!

In support of NAPM-NH's goal of education for its members, we are pleased to announce the Continuing Education Scholarship!  This will help fund training or other educational opportunities that members want to pursue to increase their knowledge in the purchasing or supply management field, or in their specific job environment related to this field.

Examples of education that may be eligible for a scholarship include:

  • College courses or courses through other accedited organizations
  • Seminars
  • Webinars
  • ISM certification exams
  • Other professional development opportunities in purchasing, supply management, or general business topics

Members who wish to apply for this scholarship must have been a member of NAPM-NH for one year. It will cover up to $500 of expenses such as registration and certain required materials during the 2013-2014 academic year. Complete rules and details can be found in Guidelines in the menu to the left, along with the application form.

Applicants will be notified if they have been awarded a scholarship and the amount. Once approved, they proceed with the course, etc. and will be reimbursed upon proof of successful completion.

If you have questions, please email Gail Blanco at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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