Project Description

Kendra Burris-Austin, Supplier Diversity, Express Scripts

Supplier Diversity
Express Scripts

What Does MBE Mean in this Current Political Environment?
Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
11:30 AM

With a procurement background of 20+ years, Kendra Burris-Austin started her supplier diversity career at Ameren.

She grew the business and corporate services departments through relationship building, bringing a fresh outlook to existing structures while contributing to programming.

In 2014, Express Scripts hired her to build out their nascent diversity program.

She began with a 3 year strategy that included gaining executive sponsorship, creating corporate goals and aligning with business lines. With a team of two, she has built a sustainable program that is rapidly picking up speed.

She currently serves on the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council, is Chair of the St. Louis Minority Business Council and also sits on the Woman’s Business Development Advisory Council.