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USMA was established 26 years ago to be the premier alliance of utilities and suppliers in supply chain management for a competitive environment.
  • To reduce overall supply chain costs by providing a progressive forum for utilities and suppliers
  • To demonstrate aggressive and responsible leadership, responsiveness to customer needs, and continuous improvement in supply chain management.
  • To improve service and profitability of utilities and suppliers.
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Join Us May 22 – 25, 2022

for USMA's 26th Educational Conference Conference in Austin, Texas
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Immediate Past President,  Juile Elliott, President, Contracts Manager at Salt River Project
Don’t be afraid to challenge long-held beliefs and ideas. We are in a different time/place than we were a year ago.
Julie Elliott, 2020/2021 USMA President

An interview with USMA’s 2020/2021 President

In honor of USMA’s 25th anniversary, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Julie Elliott, incoming President of USMA and Contracts Manager, Salt River Project. She shared some thoughts with me on the utilities industry today: how it has been impacted by the pandemic; how USMA is pivoting in response; and how it will continue to provide the experience USMA members have to come to expect.

Tell me a little about yourself, I spent nearly 30 years in land development and construction before joining the utility industry. I have been with Salt River Project (SRP) for the last 12 years and am currently serving as the Contracts Manager for the Generation Engineering team for Major Projects. One of the most significant things I’m working on right now is retiring and decommissioning the Navajo Generating Station to turn the land back over to the Navajo Nation. It’s been quite the project, and I’m honored to be part of the team doing this important work. Read More

We Look Forward to Seeing you in Austin in 2022


Austin Marriott Downtown


Welcome to a chic urban retreat in the heart of Austin. The Austin Marriott Downtown features over 600 iconic guest rooms including 25 stunning suites, a rooftop pool with breathtaking views, two-level lobby bar, a signature restaurant, Corinne, and a rooftop tropical bar with tiki cocktails. The hotel offers over 60,000 square feet of stunning meeting space, and is located right across the street from the Austin Convention Center. Enjoy being steps away from Lady Bird Lake, popular shops, and restaurants, the Austin Marriott Downtown is the ideal location for new meeting and stay experiences in one of America’s most exciting cities.

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Future Conferences


May 21-23, 2023 at the JW Marriott, Miami Florida


May 19-22, 2024 at the Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona

Preliminary Speakers for 2022

General McRaven, retired United States Navy four-star admiral who served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
Vivek Wadhwa, Distinguished Fellow - Harvard Law School

John Sitilides, Geopolitical Strategist

Margaret Morford, Author, Speaker and CEO of the HR Edge Inc.

Kate Vitasek, Author, educator and architect of the Vested business

Alison Fragale, Professor, Speaker and Consultant

A Video Invitation from the President of USMA

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Conference Features

  • Educational

    17 hours of educational programming + session tracking form to help you record educational session attendance for certification

  • Content rich

    Over 40 Speakers

  • Choice

    25 Breakout Sessions to choose from

  • Non-Commercial Format

    We take pride that the conference is presented in a non-commercial format

  • Informative

    3 General Sessions

  • Networking Opportunities

    First Timers Reception, Welcome Reception, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & Tuesday Night Dinner Event

  • Exhibitors

    70+ Exhibitors at the USMA Table Top Session

  • Good fun for good works

    Charity Golf and Other Events

Conference Hotel

Golf Tournament

Networking Opportunities

USMA continues its mission of providing sessions focused on delivering value you can take home and apply to keep your supply chain safe and reliable.

USMA Policy on Private Events
The Utility Supply Management Alliance does not allow private events to be held during scheduled conference sessions and social functions.  Private events may be held outside of regular conference hours. Events should be kept small.  The USMA logo and name may not be used without written permission from the Utility Supply Management Alliance.

Please do not send mass emails to conference participants prior to and during the conference.

Notice of Right to Cancel – The USMA has the right to cancel this event in the unforeseen situation that the USMA Conference could not be held due to the occurrence of any circumstance beyond its control – such as acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities or a widespread health or safety emergency. If the event were to be cancelled notice would be sent to all registered participants and noted on the USMA website. USMA would not be responsible for any penalties for canceling travel or conference related arrangements.