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

CPO Summit
October 29, 2020
1:00 PM-2:30 PM ET

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

Clifford A. Bailey is an advocate for small businesses and a driving force in community reconciliation and development. Mr. Bailey is a leader devoted to education, employment, and economic development, and is active with organizations that share these same passions. He is recognized as a frank, candid, and honest leader. He has the skills, ability, and experience to inspire, motivate and lead.

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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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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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