Adrienne Trimble FAQ

  1. Tell us more about our new president. With a proven HR background, she is equipped to build and lead our efforts with a strong and effective national staff. As a former corporate Supplier Diversity leader, she understands the corporate drivers for our organization and will bring invaluable insight to help MBEs grow.
  2. When will she assume office? August 1, 2018.
  3. What is Toyota’s role? We appreciate Toyota’s support of NMSDC. Other than their regular work as an NMSDC corporate member, Toyota will not be involved in council business.
  4. Will our new president be based in our New York office? Yes.
  5. Who was involved in the selection process? The Executive Committee and a Search Committee that worked with a certified WBE search firm.
  6. Will the new President be allowed to make decisions (e.g., hiring, programming, etc.)? The new president will assume all roles and responsibilities of president.  She is not in an interim capacity.  She will drive all aspects of the organization, including but not limited to, revamping processes, designing new programming, overseeing all operational functions, selecting and leading a strong national staff, and working with the board and affiliates to create and implement strategy.
  7. What is the board doing to foster an inclusive culture? Our board is committed to NMSDC’s success; as such, we are revamping our governance process to ensure we are representative of various constituents, and actively encouraging new, diverse perspectives to fulfill our mission.
  8. Why wasn’t our interim president selected as a permanent one? Louis Green is an MBE who assumed this role on an interim basis. We are grateful to Louis, his family and employees for their flexibility and help in adding stability to the organization during this time.
  9. Is there a transition period with Louis Green? Louis remains on board to assist Adrienne through October.
  10. Is there a strategy at NMSDC? We continue to strategically approach our goals of serving our corporate members, developing and driving growth for MBEs and effectively communicating our brand and value, while expanding our overall reach and impact. Adrienne will work with our Strategic Planning Committee to finalize the strategy that has been created by a cross-functional group of network leaders.
  11. How can corporate members and MBEs contribute to the success of the organization? First, thank you for your support of this great organization. We ask that you continue to work with our affiliate and national staffs to share your input and drive programming that creates more opportunities to grow and develop MBEs.


If you are asked questions that are not listed, we ask that you email Vice-Chair Sid Johnson at who can assist in providing a response.