Council Of The Year
Recognizes an exemplary Affiliate Council demonstrating the programs, activities, and accomplishments which establish-es it as a model of organization, operation, and success. The Affiliate Council is reviewed for image, accomplishments, activities, and leadership over the previous calendar year.
Serving New Mexico, Oklahoma
and Southwestern Texas
Supplier of the Year
Recognizes Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises for their business growth and development, operational success, support of other minority businesses and active participation in the community. The honorees are divided into four categories, based on annual sales: Class I is for firms with less than $1 million in sales; Class II is for firms with $1 million to $10 million in sales; Class III is for firms with $10 million to $50 million in sales; and Class IV is for firms with more than $50 million in sales. One company from each class is named National Supplier of the Year.
Annual Sales Less than $1 Million in Sales
CEO & Creative Director
Twice Media Productions, LLC
Annual Sales Between $1 million to $10 million
The JPI Group LLC
Annual Sales Between $10 million to $50 million
United Mechanical and Metal Fabricators Inc.
Annual Sales Greater than $50 million
Janice Bryant Howroyd
Founder and CEO
Harriet R. Michel Chairman’s Award
This award recognizes individual(s) that are trailblazers in advancing the economic inclusion, development and advancement of minority business
The late Bernard J. Tyson
Former Chairman and CEO of
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals
Bernard had over a 30-year career with Kaiser Permanente and served in the role of Chairman and CEO between 2014 -2019. Accepting this award will be his widow, Denise Bradley-Tyson. Congratulations to this pioneer that served diligently in the world of Supplier diversity.
Learn more about this inspirational leader!
President’s Legacy Award
The President’s Award recognizes contributions which the President has chosen to highlight because of their significant work towards minority business inclusion and supporting the vision of the President and CEO of the National Minority Supplier Development Council in the past year.
The President’s Award in 2020 was given to executives who have retired from the NMSDC Board of Directors or will be retiring in 2020
Robert W. Noel – Retired
ExxonMobil Global Services Company
Board of Directors from 2015-2020
Frank Sanders – Retired
Corporate Strategic Procurement
Board & Executive Committee, 2016-2020
Debra Jennings-Johnson – Retired
Senior Director, Supplier Diversity
Member of our Board, 2019-2020
Joan Kerr – Retiring
Director, Supplier Diversity
& Supplier Development
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Board and Executive Committee Member, 2015-Present
Terrez Thompson – Retiring
Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity
The Coca-Cola Company
Board member, 2017-Present
Corporate Plus Management Committee