CPO Summit – In This Together: The Future of Minority Business Development

2020 NMSDC Virtual Conference

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The 2020 NMSDC Conference +
Business Opportunity Exchange (BOE) is now virtual!
October 26 – 29, 2020

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The Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the supply chain and has caused particular devastation within the minority business community. This session takes a deep dive into how minority businesses have been impacted and explore what leaders can do to help stabilize operations for diverse suppliers.

Adrienne C. Trimble, President and CEO, National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
Adrienne C. Trimble
President and CEO
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.

Adrienne Trimble is the President and CEO of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). She is a known thought leader for advancing corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Prior to her role with NMSDC, Ms. Trimble was General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at Toyota Motor North America, responsible for leading and executing diversity & inclusion strategies across Toyota’s North American operations.

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Paul Ashley, Director, Strategic Engagement, Global Procurement, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Paul Ashley
Director, Strategic Engagement, Global Procurement
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Paul D. Ashley is a seasoned procurement executive with over 20 years of Industry Experience. Paul is currently Director Strategic Engagement within the Global Procurement group at Bristol- Myers Squibb. In his role, Paul is responsible for strategic advising on global category strategies, performance management, professional development, communications and Market Intelligence.

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Shelley Stewart Jr.
Billionaire Dollar Roundtable

Shelley Stewart Jr. retired as the Chief Procurement Officer at E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. In that role, he reported directly to the Chief Executive Officer in leading procurement, global sourcing and logistics, as well as real estate and facility services, with a focus on delivering benefits through a strategic approach to supplier management and assuring efficient facility utilization and maximizing the real estate footprint.

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Tony Abate, Anthony (Tony) Abate, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Cigna
Tony Abate

Anthony (Tony) Abate
Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer

Tony Abate is a nationally known and respected procurement executive in the Insurance and Financial Services industry with a track record of leading large organizational transformations to radically reduce the cost of operations across Fortune 100 companies. He has been able to combine his deep financial background and experience with his career in the Procurement discipline to create business partnerships that drive value across very complex enterprises.

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Clifford A. Bailey, President & CEO, TechSoft Systems, Inc.
Clifford A. Bailey

NMSDC National Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (NMBEIC)
President & CEO
TechSoft Systems, Inc.

Clifford A. Bailey is President & CEO of TechSoft Systems, Inc. an IT Support Services Provider specializing in network management and monitoring, cybersecurity, and outsourcing. TechSoft Systems also specifically emphasizes providing and integrating Internet Security to clients for applications and content. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1983, TechSoft Systems offers a wide range of services to maximize customers’ technological investments.

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Farryn Melton, SVP, Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)
Farryn Melton

SVP, Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)

Her team is responsible aligning with company’s business strategy to optimize value, drive efficiency and manage the company’s external spend. With revenues in excess of $35B, her team is responsible for managing the company’s external spend of ~ $12B from early research to distribution. In addition to Global Procurement and Supplier Relationship Management, she is responsible for strategy-to-pay processes, global travel and fleet operations. She leads a diverse team of over 400 + colleagues around the world and manages large external partnerships.

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Brad Pomerleau, Vice President, Indirect Sourcing and Procurement COE Target Corporation
Brad Pomerleau

Vice President, Indirect Sourcing and Procurement COE
Target Corporation

Brad Pomerleau is accountable for creating competitive advantage and achieving operational excellence through cost and process optimization for Target through its indirect sourcing and procurement organization. Brad leads his global team by effectively and efficiently managing the end to end “source to pay” function across 33 categories including construction, corporate services, marketing, property management, supply chain and technology. Brad is also responsible for the Supplier Diversity function
within Target.

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

Ian Shea, Managing Director, Head of Sourcing, JP Morgan Chase
Ian Shea
Managing Director, Head of Sourcing
JP Morgan Chase

Ian Shea and his team help the firm buy the goods and services from 3rd party suppliers that are needed to both run and grow the bank. The Sourcing & Procurement team is focused on leveraging the bank’s size and scale with the best suppliers from a quality, risk, cost and diversity perspective. Ian and his team spend most of their time managing the supplier onboarding process in driving the highest value to the bank as efficiently as possible.

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Shelley Stewart, III, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Shelley Stewart, III

McKinsey & Company

Shelley is a leader within McKinsey’s Marketing & Sales Practice and focuses primarily on serving B2B clients. He has worked with numerous privately held and publicly traded companies across the automotive, chemicals, diversified industrial, technology, and medical-device industries to help clients identify opportunities for accelerated growth, design new go-to-market models, improve effectiveness of sales-force deployment, and improve margin through comprehensive pricing programs.

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Ken Yearwood, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
Ken Yearwood
Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company

Ken is a leader within McKinsey’s Procurement & Product Development Practice, with broad Operations expertise and a focus on clients across the advanced industries sectors. He partners with aerospace, automotive and other industrial companies to enable global operations transformations and create value, especially through digital procurement tools. In addition, Ken co-leads McKinsey’s Supplier Diversity Service Line.

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