Corporate Spotlight: National Grid

Carla Hunter Ramsey serves as Global Senior Director of Supply Chain Corporate Social Responsibility for National Grid. National Grid, one of the largest publicly owned energy companies in the world, is also one of the nation’s largest electricity and gas delivery companies. In her role, she leads the coordination, integration, and implementation of all supply chain diversity and sustainability strategies across the global footprint. Hunter Ramsey joined National Grid after more than 20 years in procurement, leading purchasing departments in higher education.

Hunter Ramsey is committed to helping change the business world to level the playing field for diverse companies across the U.S, as well as setting National Grid’s ambition to transform the way we do business and provide a sustainable legacy. She aids National Grid’s long-term growth objectives by effectively expanding business opportunities through the creation of powerful partnerships with minority and women-owned businesses.

She leads National Grid’s Supply Chain Corporate Social Responsibility team with a commitment to:

  • Raise awareness around the existence and capabilities of MWBE’s
  • Increase MWBE supplier participation in sourcing opportunities
  • Identify subcontracting opportunities for MWBE suppliers
  • Track and support spend with MWBE suppliers
  • Mentor and strategize with MWBE suppliers
  • Invest in skills training to prepare MWBE suppliers to support and participate in today’s and tomorrow’s energy and utility sector

National Grid’s supplier diversity program has received dozens of awards for its efforts to build and develop opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. Mrs. Hunter Ramsey has been recognized as one of the top supplier diversity executives in the nation and one of the top 25 Most Influential Black Women in business from The Network Journal. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Queens College, an Executive master’s degree in public administration from Baruch College, and a master’s in divinity degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Hunter Ramsey is married with 3 children and resides in Queens, New York.