Speakers

Lottie Holland
Head of Supplier Diversity & Purchasing Communications
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
Lottie Holland is an executive with nearly 20 years of experience in strategic planning, supply management, diversity sourcing and project management in various industries. Currently, Mrs. Holland is the Head of Supplier Diversity & Purchasing Communications at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) where she manages a $9B Diversity Supplier Development initiative. In addition, she serves as the Co-Chair of the Fiat Chrysler African Ancestry Network.         

While leading the Supplier Diversity Organization, it has been recognized and awarded by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, Great Lakes Women’s Business Council and Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Read More


Remsen Parrish
Purchasing Manager
Spartanburg Water
Remsen Parrish served as the Director of Purchasing Operations for Extended Stay Hotels prior to joining Spartanburg Water in 2012 as the Senior Procurement Specialist. Remsen was promoted to Purchasing Manager in 2014 where he currently oversees the procurement process for the organization. Read More

Daryl Hammett
Chief Operations Officer
Co-Owner & General Manager

ConnXus
Daryl joined ConnXus as General Manager/COO & investor in early 2014. After retiring from being Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sears Optical, N.A., a licensed brand owned and operated by Luxottica Group, Daryl founded Peabody Executive. Read More

Jonathan Wilkins
Program Manager of Supplier Diversity
Lenovo
Jonathan Wilkins is the Program Manager of Supplier Diversity for Lenovo. As Program Manager of Supplier Diversity, Jonathan administers all of Lenovo’s supplier diversity efforts to support internal and external customer needs. He works closely with Lenovo’s Procurement groups. Read More

Priscilla Wallace
Supplier Diversity Champion
Compass Group
Business executive with over 18 years of experience building, nurturing and growing supplier diversity programs to include an award-winning program within corporate organizations. Determined leader who has assisted numerous minority businesses in obtaining and maintaining multi-million-dollar contracts. Read More

Sumalya Sundaram
Client Relations Director
VIAVA USA
Sumalya Sundaram is Client Relations Director for VIVA USA, Inc. and is responsible for managing the suite of Supplier Diversity Solutions VIVA has to offer. Sumalya has 10+ years of experience in branding and marketing.She believes in the power of connection – both personally or professionally. Read More

Susie Weintraub
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Envision Group
a division of Compass Group
CEO of Envision Group for Compass Group USA, Susie spearheads development of growth, innovation and storytelling strategies for the company and recently architected the re-engineering of the Business Excellence team. The Envision Group supports development of organic growth and business retention strategies for over $10 billion of Compass Group’s managed revenue. Read More

Alain Glehello
VP Category Development SES
Foodbuy
Alain Glehello, VP Category Development SES at Foodbuy. Alain has an impressive 40 years of foodservice industry experience with a heavy focus on SES, After graduating in France with a degree in Hotel Management, Alain worked in Operations (Business & Industry) in Europe, before transitioning to Procurement in 1991. Read More

Dominique Milton
President & CEO
Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier
Development Council
Dominique Simpson Milton is President & CEO of the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC / The Council). Prior to assuming this role in June 2018, Milton served as the Director of Corporate Services for CVMSDC, overseeing an affiliate office of the Council in Charleston, South Carolina. Read More

Amy Shaffer
Vice President of Purchasing
Foodbuy
Amy Shaffer is the Vice President of Purchasing supporting key Compass sectors. Amy joined Foodbuy in 2011 has served in various category development, sourcing, and member support roles. Prior to joining Foodbuy, she worked in supply chain for General Dynamics and Sunoco Inc. Read More

Perjetta K. Hightower
Manager of Continuous Improvement
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
P. K. Hightower earned a B. S. degree in Physics from Jackson State University, a M. S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from The Ohio State University and a M. S. in Project Management from George Washington University. PK started her career at the Savannah River Site as a reactor. Read More