2021 NMSDC Board of Directors

For more than four decades, NMSDC’s commitment to meeting the procurement needs of America’s leading corporations, universities, hospitals, and government organizations has changed the trajectory of minority suppliers. As a result, minority business is no longer synonymous with small business.

We’re grateful to our Officers, Executive Committee and Board of Directors members for their thought leadership and support in making a difference towards MBE economic inclusion and parity.

*Executive Committee Member

Officers


Jose Turkienicz, Chief Procurement, Real Estate and Global Business Services Officer, UPS
Chairman
Jose Turkienicz*

Chief Procurement, Real Estate and Global Business Services Officer
UPS

Guy Schweppe, Senior Vice President, Indirect Technology & Software Procurement, Dell
Vice Chairman
Guy Schweppe*
Senior Vice President
Technology & Software Procurement
Dell

Clint W. Grimes, Executive Director Global Sourcing & Supplier Diversity, Warner Media
Treasurer
Clint W. Grimes*
Vice President, Global Sourcing & Supplier Diversity
WarnerMedia

Gabriel Castro, Senior Vice President Business Markets Vistra Corp
Secretary
Gabriel Castro*
Senior Vice President
of Business Markets
Vistra Corporation

NMSDC
President and CEO
Vacant
National Minority Supplier Development Council

Executive Committee Members


Derek B. Cantey, Senior Vice President, Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo & Company
Derek B. Cantey*
Senior Vice President, Supplier Diversity
Wells Fargo & Company

Kala Gibson, Executive Vice President, Head of Business Banking Fifth Third Bank
Kala Gibson*
Executive Vice President
& Head of Business Banking
Chief Enterprise Corporate Responsibility Officer
Fifth Third Bank, N.A.

Jim Holloway, General Manager, Toyota Motor North America
Jim Holloway*
General Manager
Toyota Motor North America

Stacey Key, President & CEO, Georgia MSDC
Stacey Key*
President & CEO
Georgia MSDC

Farryn Melton, SVP & CPO Bristol Myers Squibb
Farryn Melton*
SVP & CPO
Bristol Myers Squibb

Tanya Nixon, Manager, National Supplier Diversity, Kaiser Permanente
Tanya Nixon*
Manager, National Supplier Diversity
Kaiser Permanente

Carlton O'Neal, Managing Partner LightSpeedEDU, Inc.
Carlton L. Oneal*
President
LightSpeedEdu, Inc.
and National MBE Input
Committee, Chair

Brad Pomerleau, Vice President, Indirect Sourcing and Procurement COE Target Corporation
Brad Pomerleau*
Vice President
Indirect Spend &
Procurement Center
of Excellence
Target Corporation

Anthony Tomczak, Vice President, Corporate Services & CPO, DTE Energy

Chair of Field Operations Committee
Anthony Tomczak
Vice President
Corporate Services
& Chief Procurement Officer
DTE Energy

BOD - John Vazquez, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Real Estate, Verizon
John Vazquez*
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Real Estate
Verizon

Board Members


Sue Bhatia, Chairman and Founder, Rose International
Sue Bhatia
Chairman/Founder
Rose International

Keith Browning, Managing Director, Supply Chain Management, Delta Air Lines
Keith Browning
Managing Director, Supply Chain Management
Delta Air Lines

Kendra Burris-Austin, Director, Supplier Diversity Centene Corporation
Kendra Burris-Austin
Director, Supplier Diversity
Centene Corporation

Harvey Butler, Vice President, Global Head of Supplier Diversity, Barclays
Harvey Butler
Vice President, Global Head of Supplier Diversity
Barclays

Michael Byron, Senior Director, Supplier Inclusion, Walmart Inc.
Michael Byron
Senior Director, Supplier Inclusion
Walmart Inc.

Bashar Cholagh, Board Chair designee for Scott Thiele, Stellantis (formally FCA)
Bashar Cholagh
Head of Supplier Diversity Development
and Purchasing Communications
Stellantis

Craig Cuffie, SVP and Chief Procurement Officer, SalesForce
Craig Cuffie
SVP and Chief Procurement Officer
SalesForce

Brian Downer, Executive Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Truist
Brian Downer
Executive Vice President
and Chief Procurement Officer
Truist

Jackie Dyess, President, Inter-City Supply Co., Inc.
Jackie Dyess
President
Inter-City Supply Co., Inc.

Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders, Global Support Services Executive, Bank of America
Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders
Global Support Services Executive
Bank of America

Stephen Freeman, Chief Procurement Officer, Chevron
Stephen Freeman
Chief Procurement Officer
Chevron

Miguel Gonzalez, Chief Procurement Officer, DuPont
Miguel Gonzalez
Chief Procurement Officer
DuPont

Heather Herndon Wright, MCA, CPSD, CPSM Director, Supply Chain Diversity Vistra Energy
Heather Herndon Wright
MCA, CPSD, CPSM

Director
Supply Chain Diversity
Vistra Corporation

Stephen L. Hightower, President & CEO, Hightowers Petroleum Co.
Stephen L. Hightower
President & CEO
Hightowers Petroleum Co.

Vickie Irwin Avery
Chairpersons’ Committee Representative

Vickie Irwin-Avery
General Manager of
Supplier Sustainability
& Equity
Southern Company

Jonathan Jennings
Jonathan Jennings
Vice President
Global Commodity Purchasing
and Supplier Technical Assistance
Ford Motor Company

William Kapfer, Global Head of Supplier Diversity, JP Morgan Chase
William Kapfer
Global Head of Supplier Diversity
JPMorgan Chase

Chris Layden, Senior Vice President, Manpower North America, ManpowerGroup
Chris Layden
Senior Vice President
Manpower North America
ManpowerGroup

Maria Lepore, Chief Procurement Officer, Huntington
Maria Lepore
Chief Procurement Officer
Huntington

Thomas Lutz, Chief Procurement Officer, US Bank
Thomas Lutz
Chief Procurement Officer
US Bank

Shashi Mandapaty, Chief Procurement Officer - Corporate, Johnson & Johnson
Shashi Mandapaty
Chief Procurement Officer – Corporate
Johnson & Johnson

Jamie Martin, VP and CPO Supply Chain, PG&E
Jamie Martin
VP and CPO Supply Chain
PG&E

Nancy McGuire, Vice President, Americas Indirect Sourcing, International Business Machines
Nancy McGuire
Vice President, Americas Indirect Sourcing
International Business Machines

David McMurray, North American Chief Procurement Officer, Kellogg Company
David McMurray
North American Chief Procurement Officer
Kellogg Company

Carolyn E. Mosby, President & CEO, Mid-States MSDC
Carolyn E. Mosby
President & CEO
Mid-States MSDC

Thomas Nash, C.P.M., CPIM Head of Supply Management, American Red Cross
Thomas Nash, C.P.M., CPIM
Head of Supply Management
American Red Cross

Bonnie Nijst, President and CEO, Fidget Branding
Bonnie Nijst
President & CEO
Fidget Branding

Craig Reed, CPO Corteva Agriscience DowDupont
Craig Reed
CPO
Corteva Agriscience

Leon Richardson, Founder, President and CEO Chemico Group
Leon Richardson
President & CEO
The Chemico Group

George Richter, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Cox Enterprises Inc.
George Richter
Senior Vice President,
Supply Chain Management
Cox Enterprises Inc.

Regenia R. Sanders, Americas & US Central Region Supply Chain Leader, EY
Regenia R. Sanders
Americas & US Central Region
Supply Chain Leader
EY

Stan Sena, President & CEO, Mountain Plains MSDC
Stan Sena
President & CEO
Mountain Plains MSDC

Melani Wilson Smith, Global Chief Procurement Officer, PepsiCo
Melani Wilson Smith
Global Chief Procurement Officer
PepsiCo

Susanna Webber, Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer, Merck & Co., Inc.
Susanna Webber
Senior Vice President
Chief Procurement Officer
Merck & Co., Inc.