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Hello ISM–New Hampshire!

That’s right….you read it correctly, ‘ISM-New Hampshire’. Several years ago we began a journey; that journey was to change our name to ISM-New Hampshire to better reflect what NAPM-NH stood for – that being the NH State affiliate of ISM. Through the work of past and present Directors and Officers of our affiliation, the ISM Board of Directors at its board meeting on May 2, 2015 provided full approval of our name change from NAPM-NH to ISM―New Hampshire, Inc. We will be changing everything over to our new name over the next few months, including our website address. We will keep you updated with all of the latest changes as they are completed.

With more than 45,000 active members worldwide, ISM is the largest global organization dedicated to advancing the practice of procurement and supply management. ISM is the leader in supply chain, driving value to its members with its two widely renowned certifications (Certified Professional in Supply Management and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity), the Report On Business, countless educational resources and extensive networking events. Becoming an ISM member is one of the most valuable steps you will take when advancing your career and becoming an expert in the procurement and supply management field.

I look forward to seeing you at our next ISM-NH event in September – details to come soon.

Scott DeFreitas

President ISM-NH


Continuing Education Scholarship for Members PDF Print E-mail

In support of NAPM-NH's goal of education for its members, we would like to remind you that the Continuing Education Scholarship is still available! 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  study courses or 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. Complete rules and details can be found in Scholarship | 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 .

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!





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

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

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. 

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."




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