Rev. Jesse Jackson to receive Lifetime Award for Minority-Owned Business Excellence at NYC Gala

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MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES & FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES CELEBRATE EXCELLENCE IN SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

WHAT: National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC®) Leadership                              Awards gala, “The State of Minority Business: The Business and Economic                          Impact”.

WHO: NMSDC®, the nation’s most prolific matchmaker for minority-owned                                  business enterprises and major corporations, is honoring leaders for the                            commitment to minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs). Honorees                              include:

  • President’s Economic Impact Award: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson
  • CEO of the YearJohn Donovan, CEO, AT&T Communications
  • CPO of the Year: Tony Tomczak, Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Procurement Officer, DTE Energy
  • Supplier Diversity Professional of the YearLance Hyde, Diversity Manager, EQT
  • MBE of the YearSidd Ahmed, Founder and President, VDart
  • Lifetime AchievementSidney Johnson, Vice Chair of NMSDC and Former Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management, APTIV
  • Vanguard Award: Jacqueline Marie Matos, President & CEO, Puerto Rico Minority Supplier Development Council

Award recipients will be available for interviews.

WHEN:   Thursday, May 16, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Ballroom New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas                              New York, NY 10019 (between West 53rd and 54th Streets)

WHY:     Because of NMSDC’s work, minority business is no longer synonymous                              with small business. Mutually beneficial connections between MBEs and                              corporations has resulted in $400 billion in economic output and 2.2 million jobs.