For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Naheed Elyasi
Leadership Transition at NMSDC
Interim President, Louis Green, Named
Effective July 13th, The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) named an interim executive director in the role previously held by Joset Wright-Lacy. Louis Green, formerly chair of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and now CEO, Supplier Success, LLC. will serve as interim President. Additionally, Sidney Johnson Senior Vice President of Delphi Global Supply Chain Management has been elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, succeeding William Kornegay. Both will step into position effective July 14, 2017.
“On behalf of the executive committee and the NMSDC, I want to thank Joset Wright-Lacy for her efforts and what she was able to accomplish during her tenure,” said Joe Hinrichs. “We wish her much success in her future endeavors.”
Moving forward, the Board will be focused on three key items:
1) Continuing to build on teamwork that supports the network/affiliates.
2) Establishing and maintaining a framework of leadership and organizational structure that provides value to all key stakeholders:
- Our MBEs
- Corporate members
- Communities in which the NMSDC makes an economic impact
- Employees and staff who are viable to ensuring that the mission and vision of NMSDC are carried out in a customer centric way.
3) Reviewing NMSDC’s global initiatives and re-establishing linkage with existing global affiliates.
In the midst of all of this is NMSDC’s celebration of 45 years as a leader in Minority Business Development.
Much focus will be placed on the 45th Anniversary of the NMSDC and the pending annual conference to be held in October in Detroit, Michigan. The organization is looking to the conference as one which reshapes and redefines the NMSDC as a leader in minority business development, demonstrates the excellent training and development of supply chain leaders within the existing network; and spotlights an affiliate network that aligns with the collective success of the organization as the go-to leader for supplier diversity and development.
This latest change represents a new opportunity for the NMSDC to move from its past with a renewed focus on technology and our various constituent groups.