Project Description


Expanding the Supplier Diversity Conversation Beyond the Procurement Organization
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
9 – 10 a.m.


Shelley Stewart, Jr.
Vice President, Sourcing and Logistics and Chief Procurement Officer


Sid Johnson
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Management

Quentin Roach
Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Supplier Management Group and Global Supply Business Development
Merck & Co., Inc.

James Moise
Senior Vice President, and Chief Sourcing Officer
Fifth Third Bancorp

Sheila S. Tierney
Vice President, Product Management HVAC and Supply Solutions
Ingersoll Rand


In this roundtable discussion, chief procurement officers from leading corporations share their views on developing supply chains that can be engines for economic growth. The group will address the actions, tools and resources their companies use to break down barriers to growth for minority business enterprises (MBEs)—particularly access to capital, capacity building and certification.

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