Program Managers’ Seminar

Program Managers’ Seminar

Join Us – July 14 – 29!
Participate in NMSDC’s Annual National
Program Managers’ Seminar Virtually!

These two weeks of virtual programming will offer:
  • Best practices in Supplier Diversity. These sessions are for newer supplier diversity professionals and those wanting to refresh their supplier diversity development, as well as Corporate Plus® members.
  • Content focused on innovation, career development and learning solutions for more experienced supplier diversity professionals. New this year, we will be offering industry group breakouts for more intensive connection and sharing within industries.
  • Soft skill development in: executive presence, board development, career acceleration, technical skills, business case creation, supply chain management, and available certifications that help support career goals

We look forward to sharing exceptional learning and connection opportunities with you.

Meet you in the virtual room!

Adrienne C. Trimble, President and CEO, The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.Sending You the Best,
Adrienne C. Trimble
Adrienne C. Trimble
President and CEO
NMSDC


Pricing

National Corporate Member
· First attendee from a company: Complementary
· Any additional from the same company: $600
Corporate Plus Member
· First person from a company: Complementary
· Any additional from the same company: $300
Local Corporate Member
$750.00

Check Out Our Virtual Series Line Up


Tuesday, July 14, 2020


11:00 AM  –  12:30 PM (EDT)

Directed Tier 1 Spending: What is it and How Does it Impact Your Company and Industry?
Part 2 from Leadership Week Series: Directed Tier 1 by Industry will be held during our program manager series leveraging the insights from this session to create an industry view of how the spend can be accounted for.

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

Senior Director of Supplier Inclusion
Walmart, Inc.
View bio >


Diane Lin
Panelist

Director, Global Sourcing & Supplier Relations
Starbucks
View bio >


Paige Adams
Facilitator
Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity
PepsiCo


James Hing
Facilitator
Manager, Retail IT Procurement
& Supply Chain Operations
Starbucks


Debra Quade
Facilitator
Supplier Diversity Manager
Kellogg


Priscilla Wallace
Facilitator
Vice President of Supplier Diversity
Compass Group


Wednesday, July 15, 2020


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Supplier Diversity Series: Best Practice 1
This session is for new program managers with 1-3 years’ experience, as well as, experienced program managers who are interested in a refresher. Participants will receive pre-course reading material covering each best practice in preparation for the session.

This session will focus on the following NMSDC Best Practice:

Best Practice 1: Establish corporate policy and top management support.

Tanya Nixon, Manager, Supplier Diversity, Kaiser Permanente
Tanya Nixon
Moderator
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Kaiser Permanente
View bio >

Carol Attak, Senior Manager, Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability, BMO Financial Group
Carol Attak
Presenter

Senior Manager, Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability
BMO Financial Group
View bio >

Eugene Campbell, Director of Supplier Inclusion & Sustainable Procurement, Allstate
Eugene Campbell
Presenter

Director of Supplier Inclusion & Sustainable Procurement
Allstate
View bio >

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

What’s Next After Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?
Lack of access to the PPP funds has left our MBEs without the much-needed capital to survive and grow. Learn about financial programs and various other sources of capital funding available to MBEs. These programs are important to maintain the viability and stability of our MBEs and their participation in corporate supply chains.

Senior Vice President, Head of Supplier Diversity, SunTrust now Truist
Dr. Lissa Miller
Moderator

Senior Vice President
Head of Supplier Diversity
SunTrust now Truist
View bio >

TJ Hughes, Head of Speciality Lending, Suntrust now Truist
TJ Hughes
Presenter

Head of Speciality Lending
Suntrust now Truist
View bio >


Thursday, July 16, 2020


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)

Introducing Minority Money Managers to Corporate Treasury Departments
Members of the Omni Research Group (ORG) will discuss the challenges that exist in providing minority money managers access to opportunities in the treasury department of major corporations. ORG will provide examples of organizations and strategies that have been effective in providing access to minority managers to corporate pension funds.

Darien Nunez, Director of Research, OmniResearch Group
Dorien Nunez
Moderator
Director of Research
OmniResearch Group
View bio >

Fred Warren McKinney, Chair Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Director of the People's United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Quinnipiac University School of Business
Dr. Fred Warren McKinney
Panelist
Chair Innovation and Entrepreneurship;
Director of the People’s United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship;
Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy
Quinnipiac University School of Business
View bio >

Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity Officer, City Of New York Comptroller’s Officer
Wendy Garcia
Panelist

Chief Diversity Officer
City Of New York Comptroller’s Officer
View bio >

Angela Matheny, Director of Investment Staff and Head of Diverse Manager, Equity Colonial Consulting, Inc
Angela Matheny
Panelist

Director of Investment Staff
and Head of Diverse Manager Equity
Colonial Consulting, Inc
View bio >

Nadia Quarles, Esq., Assistant Vice President for Business Diversity, University of Chicago
Nadia Quarles, Esq.
Panelist

Assistant Vice President for Business Diversity
University of Chicago
View bio >


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

Supplier Diversity: Best Practices 2
This session is for new program managers with 1-3 years experience, as well experienced program managers who are interested in a refresh. Participants will receive pre-read material covering each best practice in preparation for the session.

This session will focus on the following NMSDC Best Practice 2: Develop a corporate minority supplier development plan.

Tanya Nixon, Manager, Supplier Diversity, Kaiser Permanente
Tanya Nixon
Moderator
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Kaiser Permanente
View bio >

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

Director, Supplier Diversity
Centene Corporation
View bio >

Reginald E. Humphrey, Assistant Director, Supplier Engagement General Motors, Global Purchasing & Manufacturing Services
Reginald E. Humphrey
Presenter

Assistant Director, Supplier Engagement
General Motors, Global Purchasing & Manufacturing Services
View bio >


Tuesday, July 21, 2020


11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

Supplier Diversity Return on Investment (ROI): An Industry Perspective
Challenges, opportunities and innovation explored by industry groups in these virtual breakout sessions.

The session will be an Industry Group focused discussion on how to calculate Supplier Diversity ROI, and industry specific best practices.

Hosted by: Hubbard and Hubbard Associates

Edward E. Hubbard, President & CEO, Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc
Edward E. Hubbard
Presenter

President & CEO
Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc
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Kimberly Coffman, Manager, Supplier Diversity, Delta Air Lines
Kimberly Coffman
Facilitator
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Delta Air Lines
View bio >

Angela Guzman, Director, Supplier Diversity, NBC Universal
Angela Guzman
Facilitator
Director, Supplier Diversity
NBC Universal
View bio >

Kavy Lenon,Sr Supplier Diversity Manager, Herman Miller
Kavy Lenon
Facilitator
Sr Supplier Diversity Manager
Herman Miller
View bio >

Leonard K. Spencer,Head of Supplier Diversity and Supplier Sustainability, The Walt Disney Company
Leonard K. Spencer
Facilitator
Head of Supplier Diversity
and Supplier Sustainability
The Walt Disney Company


Wednesday, July 22, 2020


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Understanding Your NMSDC Membership Benefits: NMSDC Supplier Diversity Program Support
This session will focus on the tools and benefits available as a member of NMSDC to support supplier diversity professionals as they develop themselves, programs and identify business opportunities for MBEs.

Program assessment tools, e-learning, virtual matchmaker technology, available certifications and programming.

Pauline Gebon, Vice President, Corporate Relations, National Minority Supplier Development Council
Pauline Gebon

Panelist
Vice President, Corporate Relations
National Minority Supplier Development Council
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Reginald K. Layton, Vice President, Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Sustainability, Johnson Controls International
Reginald K. Layton
Panelist
Vice President, Supplier Diversity
& Supply Chain Sustainability
Johnson Controls International
View bio >

Maria Prince, Vice President, NMSDC Academy
Maria Prince
Panelist
Vice President
NMSDC Academy
View bio >


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

Growth Initiative: The Game Has Just Changed for MBEs

This session will be presented to our Corporate Program managers and Affiliate Presidents to detail the changes in the Growth Initiative. The expected outcome is our members should be in a better position to discuss financing and growth strategies with their respective MBE’s.

Madison Gunter, Director of Supplier Diversity and Sustainable Procurement Programs, Salesforce
Madison Gunter
Moderator
Director of Supplier Diversity
and Sustainable Procurement Programs
Salesforce
View bio >

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

Presenter
Global Head of Supplier Diversity
Barclays
View bio >

Mark Harrison, President & Managing Member, Totem Enterprises
Mark Harrison
Presenter

President & Managing Member
Totem Enterprises
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Thursday, July 23, 2020


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)

Telling the Story: Making a Compelling Case for Supplier Diversity
This session will focus on soft skills needed for program managers to remain relevant within the corporate structure. We will discuss data development, presentation and communication needed to present a compelling supplier diversity business case.

Walter Freeman, Corporate Procurement and Supplier Diversity, Apple, Inc
Walter Freeman
Corporate Procurement
and Supplier Diversity
Apple, Inc
View bio >

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

Ken Yearwood, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company
Ken Yearwood
Engagement Manager
McKinsey & Company


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

Supplier Diversity Series: Best Practice 3
This session is for new program managers with 1-3 years’ experience, as well as, experienced program managers who are interested in a refresher. Participants will receive pre-course reading material covering each best practice in preparation for the session.

This session will focus on the following NMSDC Best Practice:

Best Practice 3: Establish comprehensive internal and external communications.

Tanya Nixon, Manager, Supplier Diversity, Kaiser Permanente
Tanya Nixon
Moderator
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Kaiser Permanente
View bio >

Keya Grant, Director of Global Supplier Inclusion, WestRock
Keya Grant
Presenter

Director of Global Supplier Inclusion
WestRock
View bio >


Alicia Rahaman
Presenter
Global Communications Manager, Supplier Diversity & Inclusion
Intel Corporation
View bio >


Tuesday, July 28, 2020


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)
1:00 PM –2:30 PM (EDT)

Leveraging Supplier Diversity for Career Advancement Series

  • D&I Executives
  • CPOs
  • Sustainability Leaders
  • MBEs

This session will be a part of the series of conversations on how to leverage your supplier diversity position into new career opportunities.

The morning session will be a discussion of the roles, responsibilities, and skillset required for positions in D&I and Sustainability. We will continue the conversation in the afternoon with a discussion of the attributes required to become a CPO or fulfill your dreams of being a successful MBE.

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

Moderator
President and CEO
NMSDC

View bio >

Audra Jenkins, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Randstad North America
Audra Jenkins
Panelist

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Randstad North America
View bio >

Kenyatta Z. Lewis, Executive Director of Supplier Diversity & Sustainable Procurement, MGM Resorts
Kenyatta Z. Lewis
Panelist

Executive Director of Supplier
Diversity & Sustainable Procurement
MGM Resorts
View bio >

Michael Hoffman, Vice President of Global Procurement, Pfizer
Michael Hoffman
Panelist

Vice President of Global Procurement
Pfizer
View bio >

Carla Preston
Carla Preston
Panelist

Vice President Global Supply Chain Management
Stanley Black and Decker
View bio >

Varchasvi Shankar, CEO, V2Soft, Inc
Varchasvi Shankar
Panelist

CEO
V2Soft, Inc
View bio >

Icy Williams, Founder & CEO, Legacy 83 Business
Icy Williams
Panelist

Founder & CEO
Legacy 83 Business
View bio >


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

What’s Next After Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?
Lack of access to the PPP funds has left our MBEs without the much-needed capital to survive and grow. Learn about financial programs and various other sources of capital funding available to MBEs. These programs are important to maintain the viability and stability of our MBEs and their participation in corporate supply chains.

* Corporate Plus® Members Only

Lissa Miller, Senior Vice President, Head of Supplier Diversity, SunTrust now Truist
Lissa Miller
Moderator

SVP, Head of Supplier Diversity
Suntrust now Truist
View bio >

TJ Hughes, Head of Speciality Lending, Suntrust now Truist
TJ Hughes
Presenter

Head of Speciality Lending
Suntrust now Truist
View bio >

Thomas Stith, III, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
Thomas Stith, III
Panelist

District Director
U.S. Small Business Administration
View bio >


Wednesday, July 29, 2020


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Supplier Diversity Series: Best Practice 4
This session is for new program managers with 1-3 years’ experience, as well as, experienced program managers who are interested in a refresher. Participants will receive pre-course reading material covering each best practice in preparation for the session.

This session will focus on the following NMSDC Best Practice:

Best Practice 4: Identify opportunities for MBE’s in strategic sourcing and supply chain management.

Tanya Nixon, Manager, Supplier Diversity, Kaiser Permanente
Tanya Nixon
Moderator
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Kaiser Permanente
View bio >

Heather Herndon Wright, Director, Supply Chain Diversity, Vistra Corporation
Heather Herndon Wright
Panelist

Director, Supply Chain Diversity
Vistra Corporation
View bio >

Sheri Shafir, Head, Supplier Diversity, Novartis Business Services
Sheri Shafir
Panelist

Head, Supplier Diversity
Novartis Business Services
View bio >


1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (EDT)

The Future of Supplier Diversity
Join this engaging session where various supplier diversity organizational leaders gather to discuss the current political and economic landscape as well as their forecast for the future of supplier diversity. We will discuss how the role will and must adjust as a result of these changes.

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

Moderator
President and CEO
NMSDC

View bio >

James H. Lowry, President, James H. Lowry & Associates
James H. Lowry
Panelist

President
James H. Lowry & Associates
View bio >

Sidney Johnson, Vice PresidentProcurement and Automotive Sourcing, HARMAN International
Sidney Johnson
Panelist

Vice PresidentProcurement
and Automotive Sourcing
HARMAN International
View bio >

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

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

Tony Tomczak, Vice President Corporate Services and Chief Procurement Officer, DTE Energy
Tony Tomczak
Panelist

Vice President Corporate Services and Chief Procurement Officer
DTE Energy
View bio >


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