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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA                                                                                              6/06 – Present 

Director Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, Global Procurement Group

     • Formulated Microsoft’s $2.3B supplier diversity strategic plan. Increasing diversity spend from $622M to $2.3B

     • Produce teaming and subcontracting deals with diverse suppliers enabling Enterprise and Public Sector Sales revenues of $2.5B to date

     • Forge alignment with key business units in the development and implementation of strategies, policies, and programs related to the enterprise-wide supplier diversity initiative

     • Champion Microsoft’s supplier diversity efforts to internal and external constituencies 

     • Manage external relationships with vendors and partners and effectively represent Microsoft at relevant conferences and trade shows

     • Negotiate details of inclusion of diverse suppliers in the procurement process resulting in over 1,400 diverse vendors

     • Develop team members and provide ongoing professional guidance and direction

     • Chaired the Business and Economic Development Center at The University of Washington 


Achievements:

     • Earned membership in the Billion Dollar Roundtable — an elite gathering of 18 global companies with more than $1B in annual diversity spend

     • Won Gold Star Award — Microsoft’s highest recognition of performance for achieving $1B in diversity spend

     • Awarded Microsoft’s Circle of Excellence Award for assisting in closing a $7M deal with the State of New York

     • Received Annual Diversity Award as recognition from Robert Youngjohns, President of North America Sales & Marketing for Microsoft, for assisting in closing a $50M deal with the State of Maryland


Washington Mutual, Seattle, WA


Chief Diversity Officer                                                                                                            2/05 – 6/06

Senior VP, Multicultural Markets Strategy             

     • Aligned multicultural marketing strategy with corporate five-year growth plan

     • Identified multi-billion-dollar emerging market opportunities for the Retail Banking & Home Loans divisions and successfully penetrated emerging markets in five key high growth states

     • Established marketing strategies that effectively address complexities of multicultural markets in advertising/promotions, pricing, distribution channel management, business plan development, and tactical plan execution

     • Partnered with Business Units, Human Resources, and Law and Government Affairs

 

AT&T, Basking Ridge, NJ 

                                                                                                      10/90 – 2/05  

Executive Director Supplier Diversity Programs, Global Procurement                                             2/02 – 2/05  

     • Directed AT&T’s $1B+ annual Supplier Diversity Program 

     • Drove strategic alignment between AT&T’s Global Procurement organization and business 

Master of Science in Information Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 


Executive Development Program, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania


Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Saint Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ


PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION


(Northwest) NMSDC Corporation of the Year Award – 2012


Recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor – 2011


Inducted into the Billion Dollar Roundtable – 2009 


Women’s Business Enterprise National Council – Top Corporations for 2009


Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s Hall of Fame – 2009


United States Hispanic Advocacy Association – Top 25 Corporation 2008


Hispanic Business – 100 Most Influential Hispanic List 2006


Hispanic Business – Top 40 Companies for Hispanics for 2005


Family Digest – Best Companies for African Americans for 2005


Essence 35 Great Places for African-American Women for 2005


Hispanic Magazine – 100 Best Companies for Hispanics for 2005


Hispanic Magazine – Top 50 Vendor Program for Latinos for 2005


Hispanic Trends – Top 50 Companies for Supplier Diversity for 2005


Women’s Business Enterprise National Council – Top 11 Corporations for 2004/2005


Diversity 2003 – Top 20 Corporations for Multicultural Business