AMBASSADORS CHAMPIONING EXCELLENCE

IN MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT

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Presenting Sponsors

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December 9, 2021

A Virtual Event

The MMSDC's annual A.C.E. Awards celebrates the business relationships between major corporations and minority-owned firms.

Hall of Fame Legends

Sponsored by

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We are announcing the following Trailblazers of Economic Change as our 2021 Hall of Fame Class. Stay tuned for more details as we will share how these Supplier Diversity legends were torchbearers in creating the high-growth Minority Business Enterprises we know today in the auto industry.

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J. David Allen

Director of Supplier Development
General Motors

John-Barth

John Barth

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Johnson Controls (retired)

Tony-Brown

Tony Brown

Senior Vice President, Global Purchasing
Ford Motor Company (retired)

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Renaldo (Ray) Jensen

Director of Supplier Diversity
Ford Motor Company (retired)

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Burt Jordan

Vice President, Global Vehicle and Indirect Purchasing and Supply Chain Sustainability
Ford Motor Company (retired)

Jethro-Joseph

Jethro Joseph

Senior Executive, Diversity Supplier Development
Chrysler (now Stellantis) (retired)

Harold-Kutner

Harold Kutner

Group Vice President, Worldwide Purchasing
General Motors (retired)

Carlos-Mazzorin

Carlos Mazzorin

Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, and South American and Asia Pacific Operations
Ford Motor Company (retired)

Robert-Rossiter

Robert (Bob) Rossiter

Chairman and CEO
Lear Corporation (posthumous)

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Thomas W. Sidlik

Executive Vice President, Global Procurement & Supply
DaimlerChrysler (retired)

Online Auction Now Live!

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BOB YOUNG
Incoming MMSDC Board Chair
Group Vice President, Purchasing Supplier Development
Toyota

Bid today on the opportunity to make powerful connections at one of the Executive Lunches available for auction, such as the Executive Luncheon with Bob Young, incoming MMSDC Board Chair and Group Vice President, Purchasing Supplier Development, Toyota NA Inc.

Hau-Thai-Tang

HAU THAI TANG
Chief Product Platform and Operations Officer
Ford Motor Company

Or, if you're up for a cool experience, there are several of those too, like the "All-Electric Ford F150 Lightning Drive and Ride" experience with Hau Thai Tang, Chief Product Platform and Operations Officer, Ford!

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Click below for a full list of the exciting auction items and experiences available for bidding - just in time for the holidays!

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Scholarship Opportunities

This year, the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council is excited to announce that deserving scholars will have two scholarship opportunities to compete for! In addition to MMSDC’s traditional $5,000 scholarships, Google has generously partnered with the council to add the Google Scholar opportunity.

These opportunities will award scholarships to minority high school seniors as well as college undergraduate students majoring in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Mathematics and Medicine (STEAM) and Business curriculums. They will assist minority students from Michigan to achieve their academic and professional goals while providing the business community access to a talented pool of students from which to recruit and employ.

Please feel free to review the following guidelines and invite a deserving scholar to apply today! The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to Friday, October 8th. There will be no further extensions.

Application deadline is October 13th, 2021