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Corporate Member Forum: Supplier Diversity – Sharing Best Practices
November 9, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
**Please note that this event is for CAMSC Corporate Members Only**
Save the date for the CAMSC’s Corporate Member Forum, “Supplier Diversity – Sharing Best Practices”! Join Ford and BGIS on Wednesday, November 9th at 2pm for their best practices on supplier diversity.
Our panelists will share best practices to build a robust Supplier Diversity program with a live Q&A segment.
If you are looking to implement a Supplier Diversity Program or are looking to improve its engagement and efficiency, this is the event to help you!
Meet Our Speakers
Brian Lloyd is a Program Manager on Ford Motor Company’s Supplier Diversity and Inclusion team. After almost a decade in automotive, Brian has had successful stints in program management, purchasing, strategy, and now supplier diversity, throughout his Ford career. Brian has an M.B.A. with a focus on management from Wayne State University in Detroit, and he is currently expanding his education even further by pursuing a Doctoral in Business Administration (D.B.A.) advanced degree from Walden University.
Fred McKinney is the co-founder and principal of the economic consulting firm, BJM Solutions, LLC. BJM Solutions works with large and small organizations since 1999. BJM specializes in corporate supplier diversity and minority business development. Dr. McKinney earned his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1983. Before retiring from Quinnipiac University, Fred served as the managing director at the Tuck School of Business Minority Business Executive Leadership Program. From 2001 to 2015, Fred was President and CEO of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council. Fred served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, The Greater Bridgeport Community Foundation, the Fairfield Community Foundation, The Federal Reserve Board of Boston Community Advisory Board, and several other for-profit and not-for-profit boards. Fred received the Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency for his work promoting minority businesses. Fred has authored four books on supplier diversity, contributed chapters in several books on the subject and in an internationally recognized thought leader on the subject. Fred writes a bi-monthly column for the CT Hearst newspapers where he covers issues of race, equality, economics, and public policy. Fred lives in Trumbull with his wife Ivy and two dogs, Rory and Bentley. Ivy and Fred have two adult children who live in Minneapolis and Washington, DC.
John Castelhano is a charismatic, passionate, innovative, and accomplished professional with over 30 years of Sourcing Leadership experience who is stimulated by challenges and diversity.
Since 2012 John has led the BGIS Strategic Sourcing team through several large-scale positive changes bringing innovation and energy to the way BGIS manages their supply chain. He has brought to life the vision of having his team be leveraged as a competitive advantage in securing new business opportunities and strengthening existing business relationships.
John has played an integral role in establishing and advancing the sustainable and diverse procurement program, guiding BGIS towards integrating social considerations in purchasing decisions to promote a more sustainable way of doing business. John’s leadership has been integral in advancing the BGIS Supplier Diversity & Inclusion program and initiatives which have exhibited steady year-over-year progress. As a Corporate member, BGIS have supported numerous initiatives, events, matchmaker sessions that have been organized and hosted by CAMSC and the other certification organizations. In 2020 John ensured the BGIS executive’s support and commitment to Supplier Diversity & Inclusion which greatly contributed to the BGIS advancement in the field. Each year, since 2016, BGIS spend with Diverse Suppliers has doubled – achieving $78.7M in 2021.
Most recently, John took on the role of Chair of the CAMSC Corporate member committee.