Senior Vice President Sourcing
C-Suite Plenary Session: Beyond Procurement: Weaving Supplier Diversity into the Corporate Ecosystem
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
9 – 10 a.m.
Cheryl A. Harris, C.P.M. is senior vice president of Sourcing & Procurement Solutions at Allstate Insurance Company. Cheryl is responsible for optimizing value and mitigating risks associated with Allstate’s $8B spend portfolio.
Cheryl oversees Allstate’s Supplier Diversity program, which is focused on increasing the participation of minority-, LGBT-, veteran- and women-owned businesses in Allstate’s supply chain. This aligns with Cheryl’s focus on investing in the ongoing growth of diverse businesses and engaging their support in driving positive economic impact in the communities where we work and live. Cheryl serves on the board of directors for The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), boards of directors of Teen Living Program, the Chicago Humanities Festival Board and the Florida A&M Foundation Board.
Cheryl is a Florida A&M University graduate and serves as senior executive sponsor for Allstate’s relationship with the university helping hundreds of students find employment in corporate America. Additionally, she is on the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Chicago United Business Leaders of Color.