Alex Moore

Senior Partner, Stratagon

Leader of the Marketing and Technology practice at Stratagon, Alex has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and business management. With extensive experience resolving both corporate and local business challenges, Alex is well-seasoned in helping clients across a diverse set of industries meet their sales and marketing goals and objectives. Read More

Andrew B. Grier

Supplier Diversity Lead, Duke Energy

Andrew Grier is Supplier Diversity Lead for Duke Energy Renewables and Transmission & Distribution operations for Supply Chain Strategy. During his tenure with the company he has served in various capacities including Supply Chain Management, Information Technology and Human Resources. Read More

Cindi Rourk

Director of Business & Community Loan Officer, LDC

The LDC is a community-driven nonprofit, dedicated to growing the local economy by providing flexible, affordable, and customizable loans to small businesses that are unable to find traditional funding. The LDC’s mission is to foster economic development and job creation through providing capital to entrepreneurs and small businesses in South Carolina. Read More

C. Ryan Burkett

Senior Partner, Stratagon

With more than 20 years of experience in strategic initiatives, solutions design, and global delivery, Ryan leads the Strategy and Solutions practice at Stratagon. His experience has centered around a key tenet: to develop an appropriate solution for a relevant challenge and execute successfully. Ryan ensures Stratagon’s focus on client satisfaction and success. Read More

Colon Abraham

President/CEO, CMA Services, Inc

Living in a 6’6 frame, business owner and former Clemson basketball standout, Colon is an authority on altitude. Read More

Derek Cantey

Senior Manager
Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo

Derek Cantey is a Supplier Diversity senior manager for Wells Fargo. With over 30 years of experience in supply chain and supplier diversity, he leads a team that is responsible for increasing diverse spend growth across the enterprise and developing initiatives to enhance the growth. Read More

Doug Harris

CEO, The Kaleidoscope Group

For almost 30 years, Doug Harris has impacted the American workplace with his work in Diversity & Inclusion (D&I). In fact, his work extends back far enough that he was a part of the movements and conversations that birthed and developed the industry that has grown from what was once called. Read More

Ethan Jennings

Manager, Services Purchasing NA – Michelin North America, Inc.

With a career focused on supply chain sales and purchasing, Ethan spent eight years with Ferguson Enterprises before joining Michelin. Read More

G. Winston Smith

President, NMSDC Business Consortium Fund, Inc.

G Winston Smith has over 35 years of experience in corporate management, business development, banking, and real estate development. During his supplier diversity leadership roles at AT&T and Microsoft, Mr. Smith served on the boards of the NMSDC, the BCF, USPAACC, DIR, the Advisory Committee of the MBDA, the Diversity Advisory Committee of ISM. Read More

Herbert L. Drayton, III

President/CEO, Vertical Holdings

Charleston native Herbert L. Drayton, III serves as President and CEO of Vertical Holdings; a privately held management group located in Charleston, South Carolina that currently manages the following companies under its portfolio: Carolina Correctional Healthcare Management, Luxi, Dale Carnegie South Carolina, and Productivity Solutions & Training of Charleston (PST). Read More

James H. Sills, III

President & CEO, Mechanics and Farmers Bank

James H. Sills, III-President and CEO of Mechanics and Farmers Bank headquartered in Durham, NC. M&F Bank has total assets of $265 Million and seven branch locations in 5 major markets within North Carolina. M&F Bank is the 2nd oldest African American owned bank in the U.S. Mr. Sills’ background includes a unique combination of executive experience within large-scale banking operations. Read More

LaSonya Berry

CEO, McPherson|Berry

LaSonya Berry is an award-winning HR consultant, author, and speaker. She is also the founder of McPherson|Berry – an industry award winning firm that provides HR consulting services, leadership development, champion diversity, equity & inclusion, and capacity building solutions to grow organizations. She is an HR thought leader that helps businesses Read More

Ron Carey

Founder & CEO, Tilt Creative + Production

Ron has had a diverse career; spending time in consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, media and advertising.
He began his career with M&M/Mars, during his tenure with Mars he spent significant time in both Sales and Human Resources. Read More

Tammie Hall

Director, Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses, NC Dept. of Administration

Tammie serves as Director for the Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) and Assistant to the Secretary for HUB Outreach for the State of North Carolina. She began service on June 1, 2017. Tammie is responsible for developing policy and guidelines for the State’s HUB program and is the authority in the field of minority business development. Read More

Vanessa Matthews

Founder & Chief Resilience Officer, Asfalis Advisors

Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, Founder & Chief Resilience Officer of Asfalis Advisors, a Business Resilience Advisory Firm, is also a self-proclaimed Foodie, Travel Enthusiast, Pet-Lover & avid fan of hit TV show, The Profit. Asfalis Advisors, was created after Mathews took a particular interest in crisis management, when as a young woman, she found herself caught up in a natural disaster. Read More

Will Manning

Senior Vice President
Market Manager – Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America

Will Manning is a Business Banking Market Manager, responsible for managing a portfolio of commercial clients in the Greenville SC, Columbia SC and Augusta GA markets. In this capacity, he serves Business Banking entities with annual revenues that range from generally $5MM to $50MM. Read More