Keynote Speakers

Kevin Clayton

Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement
Cleveland Cavaliers

Gloria Johnson Goins

Head of Health Equity, Growth and Business Partnerships
Amazon Pharmacy

Dr. Bernice A. King (daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Chief Executive Officer
The King Center

Frank McCloskey

Former Vice President of Diversity (Retired)
Georgia Power


Tammy Browning (Moderator)

Senior Vice President and President

Lottie Holland (Moderator)

Director - Diversity, Inclusion, Engagement & EEO Compliance

Jorge Canavati (Moderator)

J. Canavati & Co. LLC

Two Eagles Marcus (Moderator)

MPWRDX Media Group

Raul Suarez-Rodriguez (Moderator)

Associate Director, Economic Inclusion and Supplier Diversity

Paula Tutman (Moderator)

Specialty Correspondent
WDIV Local 4 Detroit

Alvin-o Williams (Moderator)

President and CEO
Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council


Oscar Albin

Executive President
National Industry of Automotive Parts

Ricardo Apaez

Innovation Director
Nuevo Leon Automotive Cluster – CLAUT

Cindy Bjorkquist

Director of Well Being
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

James Bos

Vice President, Global Procurement
Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors

Jeronimo Garcia de Brahi

Founder & CEO
Disruptive Matters ©

Carrie Bridges

HR Business Partner

Crystal L. Carter

Founder & Creative Director
Make It Pretty Today

Paul Colligan

Manager, Corporate Procurement
AF Group

John Hendrix

Director of Economic Development
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Fernando Hernandez

Director, Supplier Diversity
The Coca-Cola Company

Henry Childs II

Chairman and CEO
BCF Capital

Dan Juliano

Managing Director

Dr. Michael Kobernick

Senior Medical Director of Health Plan Business
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Suk-Kyu Koh

Chairman and CEO
Chrysan Industries

Joe Matthews

Vice President of Purchasing and Diversity Officer

Tamara Maxwell

Vice President, Minority and Women Owned Business and Multiplier Outreach Division
Office of Small Business at the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank)

Chastity Melvin

Assistant Coach
Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)

Tanya Nixon

Manager, Impact Spending
Kaiser Permanente

Kris Oswold

UPS Vice President of Global Supplier Diversity

Andrea Poulopoulos

Director of Indirect and Information Services Sourcing
Spectrum Health

Debra Quade

Supplier Diversity Manager
Kellogg Company

Michelle Sourie Robinson

President and CEO
Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council

Gary Schkade

AMBE Engineering, LLC

Judy Schramm

Chief Executive Officer
ProResource, Inc.

Neeraj Shah

Founder and CEO

Varchasvi Shankar

President and Chief Executive Officer

Bob Smith

Navy SBIR/STTR and Special Programs

Michael Solomon

GSB, Inc. dba Goodman Speaker Management

Michael Sullivan

Director, Supplier Diversity
Rock Central

Scott Thiele

Head of Global Long Range Planning and Portfolio Planning

Andrey Tomkiw

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Kenny Tubby

President and CEO
Choctaw-Kaul Distribution Company