SVP, Head of Supplier Diversity
Suntrust now Truist
Lissa is the interface between Truist and the diverse supplier community and is responsible for working with its lines of business and functions to expand the company’s utilization and development of qualified minority, women, veteran, disabled, LGBT-owned and small businesses and ensure that the bank is in compliance with federal guidelines concerning diverse supplier inclusion in procurement activities. She brings with her over 20 years of collective experience and expertise in Supplier Diversity, Procurement, Sales and Logistics from Georgia-Pacific, Scientific Games International and Kennesaw State University.
Lissa is the Board Chair of the FSRSD (Financial Services Roundtable for Supplier Diversity) and the USPAACC-SE (US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce- SE), 1st Vice Chair and Mentor/Protégé Committee Chair of the GWBC (Greater Women’s Business Council) and board member of Operation HOPE while also actively participating with the GMSDC (Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council) where she served as board chair in past years. She’s been recognized for advancing diverse businesses by Atlanta Magazine, Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection, National Black and Latino Council, Greater Women’s Business Council, Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council and the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce –SE. She mentors small businesses and is passionate about helping them to achieve long term success. Lissa has a BBA in Marketing from The University of Georgia, MBA in International Business from Mercer University and PhD in Business Administration from Warren National University.