Project Description


Making a Greater Impact through Supplier Diversity
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
9 – 10 a.m.

By infusing supplier diversity into their main business processes forward-thinking companies are leading the way in a multicultural marketplace in unique and creative ways. Some have developed strong relationships with minority business owners and are reaping the benefits.

The panel will provide insights on how they aligned supplier diversity goals and demographic trends, with strategic initiatives to help capitalize on the opportunities presented by supplier diversity.


Thomas W. DerryThomas-Derry-web-sq
Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Supply Management®

Thomas W. Derry is chief executive officer of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) in Tempe, Arizona. ISM is a not-for-profit organization with more than 45,000 members worldwide. ISM delivers market intelligence, certification, training, and professional development to the global market of procurement and supply chain management professionals.

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Michael Bartschat
Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
Johnson Controls, Inc.

As chief procurement officer, Mr. Bartschat leads an integrated enterprise global procurement function that leverages scale and optimizes the cost and value of purchased materials, products and services.

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Steven Binkowski
Group Vice President, Non-Merchandise Purchasing
and Travel Services
Macy’s, Inc

Steve Binkowski attended Michigan State University where he studied multi-disciplinary engineering and supply chain management, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988.

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Jim Gorzalski
Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer
Capital One Financial Corporation

Mr. Gorzalski has nearly thirty years of experience in the procurement field with a record of success as sourcing strategist and tactician, delivering consistent results at leading, global manufacturing and financial services companies.

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Clint Grimes
Executive Director, Procurement
and Supplier Diversity
Time Warner Inc.

Clint Grimes is the executive director of procurement and supplier diversity for Time Warner. In that role, he is responsible for the development and execution of cross-divisional procurement strategies across Time Warner’s three major divisions (HBO, Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros.).

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