Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) recently announced that Regina Edwards has been named head of Corporate Supplier Diversity for the company. Edwards will be based in Charlotte, N.C., and will report to Greg Schmid, head of Supply Chain Management at Wells Fargo.
Edwards will lead Wells Fargo’s Supplier Diversity program, which works to develop and engage certified minority, women, disadvantaged and small business enterprises (MWDSBEs) to integrate them into the company’s sourcing and procurement processes. She will also work closely across the Wells Fargo enterprise to expand the company’s use of first- and second-tier diverse suppliers.
“Diversity is a competitive advantage and a core value at Wells Fargo, and a diverse supply chain is critical to our success as a company,” said Schmid. “Regina’s years of experience as a leader in this field and her deep connections to the business community uniquely position her to further lead our company toward our supplier diversity goals.”
Edwards joins Wells Fargo from Capital One Financial Corporation, where she held a leadership role in influencing supplier diversity strategy and was accountable for corporate real estate category sourcing. Prior to that, she served as Director of Global Supply Chain Compliance at MeadWestvaco, a global packaging and packaging solutions company.
Edwards is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and earned her J.D. from North Carolina Central School of Law. She serves as a national board member for the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization, as well as an Advisory Board Member for the Clark Atlanta School of Supply Chain Management. She has received numerous awards for her leadership in supplier diversity, including honors from Minority Business News.