Kenyatta Z. Lewis
Executive Director of Supplier
Diversity & Sustainable Procurement
Kenyatta is the Executive Director of Supplier Diversity & Sustainable Procurement and oversees enterprise-wide supplier diversity initiatives, sustainable procurement. For 20 years, she has successfully designed, implemented and expanded MGM Resorts’ world-class supplier diversity program to include new developments and acquired resorts. This award-winning program has spent over $4 billion with certified diverse owned businesses since 2000. In 2016, Kenyatta developed a customized 6-month mentorship program which pairs MGMs certified diverse suppliers with MGM Resort executives and provides critical business coaching to elevate overall business efficiencies. As a resident expert in Supplier Diversity, Kenyatta is recognized nationally for her knowledge, dedication and innovative approach to coaching and connecting diverse suppliers through the procurement process. Additionally, Kenyatta manages the Company’s environmental preferable purchasing program to track environmental, social and economic impacts within the supply chain. Most notably MGMs oyster shell recycling program where she coordinated routing more than 1.6 million oyster shells into the Chesapeake Bay to replenish depleted coastal oyster reefs.
Kenyatta currently serves as a charter member and Advisor for Disability: IN’s newest Nevada Affiliate and ISM’s Sustainability Committee. She has served as Co-Chair of the MGMs Inter-Faith Employee Network Group, Chair for Clark County Regional Business Development Advisory Council, Board Secretary for the Western Region Minority Supplier Development Council, Chair of The Consumer Working Group, Hospitality Industry Group, Advertising, Entertainment Media & Sports Working Group, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Resource Council and The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Purchasing Advisory Council. Additionally, she served two terms as secretary of governing board at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy.
Kenyatta holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and served 8 years in the United States Army Reserves.