Joseph R. Hinrichs
Chairman, Board of Directors
Welcome to Austin!
I’d also like to extend a very special welcome to the 2018 Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)!
The Global Stage for Innovation & Impact – our Conference theme this year – speaks volumes about NMSDC, its nationwide network and the vision this Conference represents.
Is this your first Conference? Or have you been with us before? Either way, you will find the information, the resources and the rich content that will give you the tools for success as you set new goals and realize new dreams.
NMSDC is both the thought leader and the greatest agent of innovation in the world of minority supplier diversity. We are proud of the progress we have made, as we approach our 50th anniversary. At the same time, we are just as aware of the challenges that progress, and disruption create. The rapidly changing cultural and ethnic makeup of the American population offers unparalleled opportunity for minority-owned businesses. NMSDC is here to help you be a part of that.
As Chairman of the Board of Directors, I am especially grateful and proud that this Conference will introduce you to NMSDC’s new President & CEO Adrienne Trimble.
NMSDC is all about the future. Although this is my final Conference as NMSDC Board Chairman, I have renewed hope and belief in NMSDC, in the knowledge that it is moving forward under Adrienne’s strong, imaginative leadership. Thanks, as well to the NMSDC network for your confidence and patience during a year of transition. Because of your hard work, it was also a year of stability and growth!
Finally, a big thank you to the local Host Committee that organized the Conference and to all of our Co-Chairs, sponsors and program participants.
A wonderful Conference experience awaits you. Enjoy!
Corporate Plus® Co-Chairs