Elaine N. Whittington, president of the National Association of Purchasing Management, will speak Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Tri-Arc Hotel during a meeting of the Purchasing Management Association of Utah.

A material program manager for Lockheed Aeronautical Systems, Burbank, Calif., Whittington is the 73rd president of the national organization of which she has been a member for 22 years.She is a member and past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Los Angeles, Calif., and has held numerous positions at the local, district and national levels.

PMAU is a 200-member organization of those engaged in purchasing and/or materials management. It is one of 161 local associations in the United States comprising the 28,000-member NAPM.