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NMSDC invites you to join us in continuing the conversation with guest speakers from the Nation’s Capitol, as well as other experts to help you navigate through this COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
Former President and CEO
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
Adrienne Trimble is the former 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.
Chris Van Hollen
United States Senate
Elected to the United States Senate by the people of Maryland in November 2016, Chris Van Hollen is committed to fighting every day to ensure that our state and our country live up to their full promise of equal rights, equal justice, and equal opportunity. His top priorities include creating more and better jobs, strengthening small businesses, and increasing educational and job training opportunities for individuals of all ages and in every community.
Brenda L. Lawrence
Michigan’s 14th District
United States House of Representatives
Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence represents Michigan’s 14th Congressional District that includes a portion of Detroit, the City of Southfield and 16 other cities located in Oakland and Wayne counties. Living in the 14th District her entire life, she was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November of 2014 and has been re-elected in 2016 and 2018.
White House Policy Advisor
and former Acting Administrator
US Small Business Administration
Chris Pilkerton serves as a White House Policy Advisor and former Acting Administrator of the US Small Business Administration. He is also the current Executive Director of the White House Opportunity Now initiative, a government-wide program which supports economic empowerment for underserved communities.