For 32 years in the PRMSDC, former PR Purchasing Council and PR Supplier Development Council, Jacqueline Marie Matos has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Council. She has had a magnificent career full of enriching, rewarding and learning experiences. She has served corporate members and certified suppliers, as well as to have contributed to the advancement of the mission of the Council. In her journey, she has positioned the PRMSDC in a prominent space within NMSDC Network and Puerto Rico. In 2009 the Council ranked 6th at the top quadrant the 38 Councils and moved to 2nd category in 2011; in 2015 it ranked 6th in the constituents satisfaction survey score; and in 2018, as 3rd of the 5 top performers of the 23 councils. As the president of a nonprofit 501 c3 organization, she have built a solid organization.
Being recognized as an Advocate of Minorities Business Enterprises by the US Department of Commerce and acknowledged by the SBA regional office that “the PRMSDC continues to be a State leader in innovation for Hispanic Minority & inclusion in government and corporate procurement and building the overall capacity of Minority Businesses”; and the recipient of the Vanguard Award, conferred by NMSDC at the Leaderships Awards Gala. These achievements are the best rewards for a work done well. Nevertheless what gives her the greatest satisfaction is having witnessed how the Puerto Rican enterprises have grown into more competitive suppliers, providing goods and services to our buying organization members.
She has vast experience in the manufacturing culture and businesses in Puerto Rico. In areas such as; Strategic Planning, Supplier Certification, Puerto Rican Industries, Exports, Solid Waste Management, and Marketing . Former member of the External Committee for the Development of the Land Use Planning in PR.
Paraphrasing, Ralph Waldo Emerson … the reward of a thing well done is to have done it … and nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm, has enlightened her, all these years at the Council.
Previous to this position as , Planning Director of a Municipality in PR , she has expertise in conducting research studies and plans for public policy formulation; related to urban , economic development , social services, transportation, recreation and development, ,rehabilitation and rental housing among others.
She has a BBA in Economics at the University of Sacred Heart, a Master Degree in Planning at the Graduate School of Planning of UPR and a Certificate of Higher Education in Post-Graduate Studies in Commercial Education with a concentration in Consumer Behavior of