This week we turn our Corporate Spotlight on L. Jay Burks, PhD. I met Jay over a year or so ago. He’s been a great resource for me, and I think you’ll all benefit from learning more about Jay and his work. Jay is currently the Manager of Supplier Diversity at the Comcast Corporation, with numerous responsibilities including, of course, increasing procurement opportunities for diverse businesses.
Congratulations to Brian Tippens, on his new role at HP as Chief Diversity Officer! Brian has been with HP for over 14 years, most recently as the Global Real Estate (GRE) Director of Energy, Sustainability and Integrated Facilities Management and before that as a member of the Global Procurement Executive Leadership Team, where he built a Supplier Diversity and Small Business program that ensures a globally inclusive supply chain, and helped design and implement HP’s Strategic Supplier Development program which focuses on delivering new value from top suppliers through innovation and collaboration. HP has made a great choice!
The Walt Disney Company is known for creating magical moments that bring joy and happiness to families, but they should also be known for their commitment to ensuring Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBEs) are included as an important part of their sourcing. They make sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to share in creating the magic that Disney is known for.
I recently had the pleasure to meet and speak with Dr. Dwan Armstrong, Sr. Supplier Diversity Manager for The Clorox Company. She is the chairperson of the Georgia Women’s Business Council (GWBC) and serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) as chairperson of the Certification Committee. Dwan was kind enough to take the time to share her thoughts and offer some advice to other Supplier Diversity professionals.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Simeon Terry, Program Manager of Diversity Affairs at Austin Industries. Simeon is a recent recipient of the 2012 Champions of Diversity Award.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Colleen Mayer, Manager of Supplier Diversity & Sustainability at MillerCoors. Colleen is a recent recipient of the 2012 Champions in Diversity Award and has been at the forefront of Supplier Diversity and development since 1998.