OUR HONOREES

 

SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR WINNERS

Recognizes Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises for their business growth and development, operational success, support of other minority businesses and active participation in the community. The honorees are divided into four categories, based on annual sales: Class I is for firms with less than $1 million in sales; Class II is for firms with $1 million to $10 million in sales, Class III is for firms with $10 million to $50 million in sales and Class IV is for firms with more than $50 million in sales. There is potential for one company from each class to be named NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council Supplier of the Year.

 

Class II
  • Zebra Strategies
Class III
  • CQfluency
Class IV
  • Synasha

 

CORPORATION OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
(LOCAL AND NATIONAL)

Recognizes exemplary achievement in the area of minority supplier development. These awards are regarded as the most significant honor to major corporations for the utilization of Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American Companies. The company(ies) demonstrates exceptional strength in all areas critical to maintaining a solid, minority-supplier-development process/policies; procurement, particularly growth in dollars and percent; MBE development; and leadership and engagement.

 

National Corporation of the Year Finalists

Citi
Morgan Stanley
United States Tennis Association

 

Local Corporation of the Year Finalists

Columbia University
Consolidated Edison
University Hospital

 

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Presented to a supplier diversity professional at a regional or local corporate member company who has gone the extra mile to make a significant impact in the field of minority supplier development. This individual recognizes the importance of developing and nurturing partnerships with diverse suppliers and the potential for those relationships to drive change and foster inclusion. As a leader within their organization, this individual provides minority supplier development training to other managers, buyers and key procurement executives within their organization and demonstrates measurable progress or increase in their company’s spend with NMSDC-certified minority suppliers.

 

Advocate of the Year FINALISTS

Pauline Gebon
Melanie Gunn-Nieves
Sheri Shafir