Archive | Archive

NMSDC honors Microsoft’s Fernando Hernandez with Robert M. Stuart Leadership Award

Words and stories flow easily from Fernando Hernandez’ mouth, even when you talk to him for the first time. He’s definitely a people person. And it’s even clearer that he’s a visionary who is extremely passionate about supplier diversity. Hernandez, director of supplier diversity, global procurement group, Microsoft Corp., is the 2014 recipient of the … more →

Continue Reading 0

NMSDC MBE Clarion Award honoree Bill Mays exemplifies value of minority business development

Even after decades of business and community leadership, William G. Mays, founder and CEO of Mays Chemical Co. Inc., was surprised when the National Minority Supplier Development Council called to let him know that he was being considered for a MBE Clarion Leadership Award. “I haven’t done anything more than what I think anybody who … more →

Continue Reading 0

Passion for leading Starbucks’ supplier diversity initiative earns NMSDC Catalyst award

Diane Lin NMSDC Corporate Catalyst Award Diane Lin, director, global procurement – supplier development at Starbucks Corp., was honored at the National Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership Awards event in May in New York City. She received the Corporate Catalyst Award, which is presented to a member with five to 10 years of experience who … more →

Continue Reading 0

NMSDC honors Carolyn Mosby with the Vanguard Award

Carolyn Mosby, president and CEO of Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council, was honored with the Vanguard Award at the annual National Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership Awards ceremony in New York on May 21. The Vanguard Award is presented to an NMSDC affiliate council president who has exhibited leadership in driving the value proposition for … more →

Continue Reading 0

Toyota’s Opportunity Exchange provides dynamic forum

Stepping through the revolving doors into the lobby of Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center, the hum of busy downtown traffic outside transitioned into the spirited greetings and friendly chatter of attendees and guests gathering for the 24th Toyota Opportunity Exchange. It became clear right away that the next two days of seminars, networking and business connections … more →

Continue Reading 0

Capacity-Building-Perspective

Having worked with minority business owners for more than 40 years, I am often asked about the fate of minority business enterprises in the U.S. As a community of business owners, we have made progress; however, our future depends on our work today and whether or not we are able to build business capacity. Between … more →

Continue Reading 0

MOTR Grafx credits Chicago Business Opportunity Fair for its success

When this year’s 47th Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair presented by the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council takes place on April 10-11 at the Navy Pier, MOTR Grafx LLC will definitely be on deck. A veteran attendee of the oldest and largest procurement show in the nation exclusively devoted to multicultural and multiethnic businesses, the … more →

Continue Reading 0

Dell, TI discuss supplier diversity, procurement trends

MBNUSA recently had the opportunity to discuss Dell’s supplier diversity program with Cyndi Hopkins, the technology company’s director , global supplier diversity and small business liaison officer, and procurement trends with Rob Simpson, vice president of Texas Instruments Inc.’s worldwide procurement and logistics. Their answers are below . Dell discusses its supplier diversity program What … more →

Continue Reading 0
Translate »