About the Leadership Awards

Leadership is not easy to define, but it is an essential element in achieving success and inspiring others to maximize their potential. A leader establishes a vision, sets direction and provides the guidance needed to reach a goal.

The 2014 NMSDC Leadership Awards recognizes the dynamic corporate executives, minority business owners and NMSDC affiliate council presidents for outstanding leadership that has a positive impact on their companies and resonates throughout the NMSDC network.

For the past 25 years, this highly-anticipated spring event has attracted more than 1,200 minority business owners, corporate CEOs, chief purchasing officers, and other business leaders. This year’s event takes a fresh, new approach—offering a more personal acknowledgment of industry icons, influencers and rising stars whose unyielding commitment shaped the past and now frame the future of minority supplier development. Videos and personal testimonials will showcase the honorees and their achievements.

We look forward to sharing this exciting and memorable evening with you.

Location

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

Special room rates available for this event. Book by April 16th!

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Honorees

Richard A. Hughes
Clarion Award

Richard A. Hughes

Chief Purchasing Officer
The Procter & Gamble Company

Joan N. Kerr
Trailblazer Award

Joan N. Kerr

Director, Supplier Diversity
Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Diane Lin
Catalyst Award

Diane Lin

Director, Global Procurement
Starbucks Coffee Company

Bill Mays
Clarion Award

William G. Mays

Chairman and CEO
Mays Chemical Company

Roderick Rickman
Trailblazer Award

Roderick Rickman

Chairman and CEO
Rickman Enterprise Group

Daniel Sung Park
Catalyst Award

Daniel Sung Park

President and CEO
Eclaro International

Fernando Hernandez
Robert M. Stuart Leadership Award
Fernando Hernandez
Supplier Diversity Director
Microsoft Corporation

Vanguard Award
Vanguard Award
Presented to an NMSDC Affiliate Council President

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