Supplier Diversity Series: Best Practices 7 & 8

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The 2020 NMSDC Conference +
Business Opportunity Exchange (BOE) is now virtual!
October 26 – 29, 2020

Supplier Diversity Series: Best Practices 7 & 8
October 29, 2020
3:00 PM-4:30 PM ET

Energize your strategy for implementing NMSDC’s Best Practices with expert insight and examples from the supplier diversity community.

#7 | Establish a Continuous Improvement Plan
#8 | Establish a Second Tier Program

Sherry Diccion, Senior Manager, Global Supplier Diversity, Adient
Sherry Diccion
Senior Manager, Global Supplier Diversity

Sherry Diccion is Adient’s senior manager of global supplier diversity. She is responsible for the company’s $1.5 billion diverse supplier portfolio worldwide and has helped position Adient to receive numerous awards and recognition for its supplier diversity achievements. These awards include three consecutive “America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises” awards from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a “100 Corporations of the Year” award from Women’s Enterprise magazine, and several supplier diversity excellence awards from various auto manufacturers.

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Jennifer Good, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Jennifer Good
Supplier Diversity Program Manager
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Jennifer Good is the Executive on Loan to the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) and is also a Supplier Diversity Program Manager at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Auburn Hills, Michigan. In her roles she is responsible for promoting the sourcing of diverse businesses through various internal and external program initiatives.

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Kimberly Marcus, Director, Supplier Diversity, AARP
Kimberly Marcus
Director, Supplier Diversity

Mrs. Kimberly Marcus is the Director of Supplier Diversity for AARP. Mrs. Marcus is responsible for redefining supplier diversity at AARP. Mrs. Marcus comes to AARP with over 20 years of combined experience in both the corporate and non-profit worlds. Prior to AARP, Mrs. Marcus was a presidential appointee for the Department of Commerce. Mrs. Kimberly Marcus was appointed in July 2012 to serve as Associate Director for the Office of Legislative, Education & Intergovernmental Affairs (OLEIA) at the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

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Tanya Nixon, Manager, Supplier Diversity, Kaiser Permanente
Tanya Nixon

Manager, Supplier Diversity
Kaiser Permanente

In her current role as Manager for the Impact Spending team Tanya is responsible for helping to procure between $1.9 and $2.3 billion annually in goods and services from diverse suppliers. Tanya leverages her deep expertise to help Fortune 500 companies develop and expand their supplier diversity programs in support of Kaiser Permanente’s supplier diversity goals.

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Raul Suarez-Rodriguez, Director, Global Economic Inclusion and Supplier Diversity, Merck
Raul Suarez-Rodriguez
Director, Global Economic Inclusion and Supplier Diversity

Raul Suarez-Rodriguez currently serves as Director, Global Economic Inclusion and Supplier Diversity at Merck. In this role, Raul is responsible to drive diverse supplier inclusion, innovation and economic growth through lens of the company mission by partnering with internal business leaders and external advocacy groups to grow mutual value, and create a lasting impact on the business and communities where we live and work

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