Unleash Opportunities Through Diversity Supplier Partnerships

The Summit For Diverse Suppliers And Their Partners

Learn And Grow

Get exclusive insights for – and from – minority-owned, women-owned, and/or veteran-owned manufacturers and distributors.

Build Partnerships

Leverage a key setting to connect diversity suppliers with your organization, be it a healthcare provider, government agency, manufacturer, distributor, or GPO.

Key Topics

  • Federal procurement and contracting
  • State and local government procurement
  • Diversity procurement initiatives at health systems
  • Marketing strategies for diversity-owned companies.

Who Should Attend

  • Healthcare supplier diversity professionals
  • Corporate strategists and business development executives
  • Local, state, and federal government agency executives
  • Independent distributors
  • Small business owners
  • Diversity and inclusion officers
  • Procurement and supply chain professionals
  • Anyone interested in leveraging supplier diversity for business growth
Diverse supplier leaders of minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses

Supplier Diversity Summit Agenda

Tuesday, September 10, 2024
2:30 – 2:40pm
Welcome And Opening Remarks
2:40 – 3:10pm

Building The Business Case For Supplier Diversity: A Strategic Value Proposition
In an increasingly competitive marketplace, supplier diversity is no longer just a social responsibility initiative – it's a strategic imperative. Join this session to learn the importance of supplier diversity and how it can benefit your business. Supplier Diversity expert Lamont Robinson will share insights on why supplier diversity is more than just a good deed, but a smart business move. You'll learn how working with a variety of suppliers can lead to new ideas, cost savings, and a stronger company reputation. We'll also hear how companies have benefited from diverse suppliers and provide practical tips on how to start or improve your own supplier diversity program. Whether you're new to this concept or looking to strengthen your approach, this session will give you the insights you need.

Lamont Robinson
President & CEO
Robinson LaRueCo Consulting

3:15 – 4:30pm
Supplier Diversity Networking Forum
Join the Supplier Diversity Networking Forum to connect with businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, and other diverse suppliers. During the event, diverse suppliers will be stationed at high-tables while distributors, manufacturers, and IDNs rotate every 15 minutes. Meetings are brief, so it is recommended to bring a capability statement or something similar and schedule follow-up appointments. Additionally, various roundtable discussions on supplier diversity topics will be available for participation.
4:35 – 5:20pm
Panel Discussion: Partnering With Diverse Suppliers To Reach Government Markets
Join us for an engaging session on how partnering with diverse suppliers can help businesses tap into local, state, and federal government contracts. We'll discuss the benefits of working with suppliers from various backgrounds and how it can open doors to new opportunities in government markets. You'll learn practical tips on finding and collaborating with these suppliers. Whether you're new to government contracts or looking to enhance your approach, this session will provide you with valuable insights and strategies to succeed.
5:20 – 5:30pm
Closing Remarks And Next Steps

Hosted By HIDA’s Supplier Diversity Council

Tedra Baskerville
Project Manager, Supplier Services
McKesson Medical-Surgical 

Lance Brown
Rhino Medical Supply 

Kimberly Carmines
Sr. Manager, US, AWM Gross To Net Revenue Team
Smith & Nephew

Dan Cheever
VP of Global Sales
UMF Medical 

John DeWit
Sales Representative
Cardinal Health 

Jackie Dula
Chief Strategy Officer
Capstone Health Alliance 

Jackson Gong
Founder, COO
Aptitude Medical Systems 

Dennis Hoeft
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Globe Scientific, Inc. 

Shekila Johnson
Director, Strategic Sourcing

Jonathan Kendall
Chief Operations Officer
LabTECH Environments By SDVOSB Materials 

Calvin King
Account Executive
NDC, Inc. 

Kara Kramer
Business Dev. Director
GOJO Industries 

Sam Kumar
Founder & CEO
MYCO Medical 

Chris Lee-Longacre
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
CoSo Health 

Alex Liu
Director of Sales
GMAX Industries 

Vicky Lyle
VP of Industry Associations
Owens & Minor 

Steve MacPhee
VP of Sales Distribution
ASP Global 

Mara Maddocks
Executive Vice President
MAC Medical Supply Company 

Andrea Reubel-Walker
Director, Marketing & Key National Accounts
Kerma Medical Products, Inc. 

Joel Rich
Vice President, GOJO Healthcare
GOJO Industries 

Randy Soboul
RAS Enterprises LLC 

Brian Sturkie
VP of US Sales
A&M Scientific Supply 

Angie Thomas
VP, Account Management
Cardinal Health 

Emily Wilburn Andrews
Chief Executive Officer
Wilburn Medical USA 

Pernell Williams
District Healthcare 

Supplier Diversity Summit Sponsor

Owens & Minor

“This is the best conference to connect manufacturing and distributors to collaborate on emerging topics and work towards results.” Distributor Attendee