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Corporate Member Forum – CAMSC Supplier Diversity Professional Workshop

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What is this workshop about?

Corporate and public sector supplier diversity programs have developed over the past five decades since their beginnings.

Over that time, corporations have invested in personnel and systems to report their outcomes to public entities and other corporate customers. It has become clear that supplier diversity professionals need tools that allow them to strategically target areas that can generate the greatest impact on the utilization of diverse suppliers.

Additionally, supplier diversity professionals need objective measurements other than spend to make the case for supplier diversity within the organization.

This CAMSC Supplier Diversity Professional Workshop is designed to help supplier diversity managers and (procurement professionals) analyze and improve their corporate or public sector supplier diversity programs.


The workshop is centered around the McKinney Score, an analytical tool developed by Dr. Fred McKinney.

  • The tool identifies three critical areas of supplier diversity programs: Leadership, Processes, and Outcomes.
  • Program participants will answer the questions prior to the workshop.
  • Their answers will be sent back to Dr. McKinney for evaluation (also prior to the workshop).
  • At the workshop, we will review and interpret their findings and make recommendations.
  • Participants will be able to implement specific changes that will improve their programs and generate more internal and external support for their efforts.
  • The tool will give participants a roadmap for success in supplier diversity.


Dr. Fred McKinney, Partner, BJM Solutions, LLC

Fred Warren McKinney, Carlton Highsmith Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Lender School of Business at Quinnipiac University.

Dr. Fred McKinney earned his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1983.  His dissertation, Market Determinants of Access and the Quality of Physician Services was one of the early contributions to understanding how third-party payment impacted physician behavior and healthcare in general. While at Yale, Dr. McKinney spent a year as an economist at the White House, Council of Economic Advisers (1978-1979).  After completing his graduate work, Dr. McKinney worked at the Heller School at Brandeis (1983-1987), where he was supported by the Commonwealth Fund to investigate access to the nursing and allied health professions.  In addition to teaching at Brandeis, Dr. McKinney served on the faculties of the University of Connecticut School of Business (1987-2000), and Quinnipiac University (2018-2021).  Between these academic appointments, Dr. McKinney served as the President and CEO of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (2001-2015) and as the Managing Director of Minority Business Executive Training Programs for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (2015-2018).  In 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency presented Dr. McKinney with its highest honor, the Ronald H. Brown Minority Business Leadership Award.  Dr. McKinney is a founding partner of the economic consulting firm BJM Solutions (founded 1999).