About Us

The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (The Council), established in 1973, is a vital link between major corporations and minority business enterprises (MBEs). Serving the New York and New Jersey region, The Council is one of the 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC).

Board of Directors

The Council is committed to advancing supplier diversity initiatives to a world-class level — and it all starts with our dedicated Board of Directors.

Executive Committee

Angela M. Guzman
Angela M. Guzman


Senior Vice President, Head of Supplier Diversity (Americas) - Dentsu International

Ellen Jameson
Ellen Jameson

Vice Chair

Director, Supplier Diversity - Pfizer Inc.

Darrien Pinkman


Senior Director, Global Corporate & Property Management Procurement, Head of Supplier Diversity and Economic Inclusion - Tishman Speyer

Carla Hunter Ramsey


Global Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability Global Procurement - National Grid

Cheryl McCants

MBE Input Committee Chair

President & CEO - Impact Consulting Enterprises

Terrence Clark
Mr. Terrence Clark

President & CEO

President & CEO - NYNJMSDC


Shendora Pridgen
Shendora Pridgen

Executive Director, Global Head of Supplier Diversity - Morgan Stanley

Trung Tieu

Associate Manager of Supplier Diversity Global Procurement - PepsiCo

Rondu Vincent

Executive Director, Global Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement - Bristol Myers Squibb

Laurinda Thomas

Director, Supplier Diversity, Global Procurement - ADP

Jeanine Pedoto

Vice President - Prudential, Global Enterprise Services

Melanie Gunn-Nieves
Melanie Gunn-Nieves

Manager, Supplier Diversity - WarnerMedia

Marisol Ramirez
Marisol Ramirez

Supplier Diversity Manager - Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)

Wesley W. Joseph
Wesley W. Joseph

Senior Director, Procurement - Johnson & Johnson

Sheri Shafir
Sheri Shafir

Director, Supplier Diversity - AMC Networks

Rose Hatcher
Rose Hatcher

Director, Supplier Diversity - Paramount

Greg Michel
Greg Michel

Chief Procurement Officer - NBA

Swati Scanlonn
Swati Scanlon

Vice President, Head of Governance & Supplier Diversity - New York Life Insurance Company

Dawn Wells

Senior Director, Supply Chain - Northwell Health

Daniel Sung Park
Daniel Sung Park

President - eClaro International

Jessica Johnson

President - Johnson Security Bureau, Inc.

MBE Input Committee (MBEIC)

The MBEIC is a collective of minority business owners whose mission is to help NYNJMSDC certified minority owned businesses grow and expand by providing counsel and specific program recommendations to The Council.


Cheryl McCants
Impact Consulting Enterprises

1st Vice Chair

Gigi DeJesus
Salsa Industrial Supply

2nd Vice Chair

Vijay Mehta
Arkview Capital


Stephanie Armstrong
J2 Medical


Lee Evans
ReWire Group

Jessica Johnson-Cope
Johnson Security Bureau

Yudita Markovich
Integrated Resources

Efrain Gorre
CTS Logistics

Azra Khalfan-Kermali
Plaques by Azra

Jeannette McClennan
McClennan Group

Thomas Garrett Jr.
National Affordable Solutions

Cheryl Leader
DatRose, Inc.

Hsing Hsing Li

Barry Lites, Esq.
Law Offices of Barry D. Lites

Emilio Mohamar
Resilient Media

Peniel Ortega

Daniel Sung Park
eClaro International

Amit Shah

Our Team

Like so many of our affiliate chapters, The Council is driven by our passionate team of consummate professionals.

Terrance Clark
Terrence Clark

President & Chief Executive Officer


Jacqueline Smith
Jacqueline Smith

Vice President, Operations, Strategic Planning and Development
212-502-5663 x1015


Dora Reddick
Dora Reddick

Senior Director, MBE Services and Constituency Relations
212-502-5663 x1006


Colin Allum
Colin Allum

Director, Communications and Certification Administration
212-502-5663 x1007


Lizette Santos
Lizzette Santos

Director, Corporate and Recertification Services
212-502-5663 x1003


Maria Rosa
Maria Rosa

Director, Finance and Operations Administration
212-502-5663 x1012


Council Consultants

Lizette Santos
Clifton Clark, III

IT Consultant and Virtual CIO

Vickie Hsi
Vickie Hsi

MBE Technical Assistance Consultant

Interested in learning more about The Council? We invite you to check out our frequently asked questions or drop us a line!

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