2016-2017 ISM-7 COUNTIES OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
President and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nick is currently the Director of Global Procurement for Coach, where he drives sourcing process improvement initiatives around the world. Prior to Coach, Nick served as a Director, Profit Improvement & Procurement for Hudson’s Bay Company, Senior Procurement. Nick is a graduate of Villanova University and has spent a good amount of time abroad – both in his studies at the London School of Economics & Political Science and during his tenure as a Finance/Marketing Analyst for Ipsos in Beijing, China.
Al Perreca, C.P.M., A.P.P., CMRP
President Emeritus, Executive Board Member
Al is currently serving ISM-7 Counties as President Emeritus and an Executive Board Member. Al has also served as President for three terms and as President Emeritus, and chairman of the Professional Development and Scholarship Committees. He has been a member of 7 Counties since September 1997. Al is the Purchasing Agent at Rockland County Community College in Suffern, NY.
Karen is currently serving ISM-7 Counties as Vice President and Membership Activities Chair. A member of ISM-7 Counties since December, 1991, she has served on the International, Pro-D and Dinner Committees and as Director. Karen is employed by E. T. Browne Drug Company, Englewood Cliffs, NJ as Purchasing Expeditor.
George Yarusavage, C.P.M., CTL
George Yarusavage is the Treasurer and Joint Program Coordinator of ISM-7 Counties, where he has been on the Board since 2002. He is also Chairman of the American Society of Transportation & Logistics, and Treasurer of both the ISM Logistics & Transportation Group & the ISM NY/NJ Forum. As a Fortress Consulting principal, his assignments have included providing supply chain training in the Middle East and across the U.S., plus he: is a Guest Lecturer for the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Certificate Program at Burlington County College; is the GLA Logistics Certification Instructor at Union County College; recently joined the faculty of the American Management Association.
Robert is currently serving ISM-7 Counties as Director at Large, a position. He is currently employed by PepsiCo, Inc., as a Sr. Manager – A&M Procurement. A graduate of Villanova University, with a BS in Chemistry, Robert also holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Fordham University.
Linda is currently serving ISM-7 Counties as Co-Chair of Communications. She is excited to be in this role and, while a 20 year member of national ISM, this is her second year with this chapter. Linda is Executive Director of Media Relations for ThomasNet, an information and technology company serving manufacturing and supply chain.
Helen Salov, MBA, C.P.M.
Helen is currently a Senior Manager of Strategy and Sourcing for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she leads multiple spend categories. She has over 20 years of experience in procurement in Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining PwC, Helen was a Procurement Manager for Altria Group, where she led a team in the sourcing and contracting of all indirect commodities and services. Her other significant work experience includes Product Manager at Arrow Electronics, global trade and the US Government. She is a C.P.M. and holds a B.A. from Syracuse and an M.B.A. in Finance from Loyola University of Chicago.
Bev is currently serving ISM-7 Counties as Career Network Chairperson. A member of ISM-7 Counties since 1992, she has served on the Board of Directors for over 5 years providing job postings and career resource information to its affiliate members.
Ric is currently serving ISM-7 Counties as Director at Large, a position. Ric is currently employed by Seacoast Electric Company, as the Director of Purchasing.
Jennifer has been a member of ISM-7 for several years. She is currently employed as a Buyer at Omega Engineering Inc. located in Stamford, CT. Jennifer graduated from Holy Faith with a degree in Accounting & Economics. She has past experience in Government purchasing and accounting as well as the Banking industry and finance. Jennifer is currently pursuing a CPSM certification.
Bashir currently serves ISM-7 Counties as Technology Chairperson having joined in October 2014. Bashir is the Vice President of Marketplace Strategy at ServiceChannel, a SaaS company serving the facility maintenance and supply chain software needs of global commercial chains. He holds a BA from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Hayley is an energetic and proactive supply chain professional, with experience in international project management, logistics, and supply chain. She is also Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Currently, she is a Senior Supply Chain Consultant for Third Party International, helping Aerospace and Space clients better manage their supply chains. Hayley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Clothing and Textile Marketing from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.
Carl currently leads Professional Development for ISM-7 Counties focusing on the optimal alignment of procurement skills with industry/market needs.