Minority Business Entrepreneur

March/April 2014

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R egina Edwards will lead Wells Fargo's Corporate Supplier Diver- sity program, which works to develop and engage certified minority, women, disadvantaged and small business enter- prises to integrate them into the compa- ny's sourcing and procurement processes. She will also work closely across the Wells Fargo enterprise to expand the c o m p a n y 's use of first- and second- tier diverse suppliers. She will be based in Charlotte, North Caro- lina, and will report to Greg Schmid, head of Supply Chain Management at Wells Fargo. Edwards joins Wells Fargo f rom Capital One Financial Corporation, where she held a leadership role, influ- encing supplier diversity strategy and was accountable for corporate real estate sourcing. Edwards is a summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and earned her JD from North Carolina Central School of Law. She serves as a national board member for the Women Presidents' Educational Organization, as well as an Advisory Board Member for the Clark Atlanta School of Supply Chain Management. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Wells Fargo & Company is a nationwide, diversified, community- based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. With more than 264,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. C ompusave Strategic Alliance, a certified woman-owned business enterprise, specializing in delivering complete IT business solutions to a wide range of customers, an- n o u n c e d t h a t it has received the Boeing Sup- plier Excellence Award for 2013. T h e B o e i n g Company pres- ents the award annually to rec- ognize suppliers who have achieved su- perior performance. It is one of Boeing's highest recogni- tions of supplier performance, both for quality and on time delivery. As an autho- rized reseller of HP, Cisco, Dell, plus many other OEMs, Compusave sup- ports requirements across a range of Boeing programs as a value added reseller. Sandy Winston, founder and president, Compusave. Julia Winnicki, founder and vice president of Sales, Compusave. H ilton O. Smith, senior vice president, National Community Affairs at Turner Construction Company, was recently honored by 100 Black Men, Inc. of New York City—the founding chapter of the international, not-for- profit membership organization of more than 10,000 African American men. Smith received the honor at 100 Black Men, Inc.'s 34 th Annual Benefit Gala. Smith's duties include managing the company's corporate and national com- munity affairs, minority- and woman- owned business enterprise program, equal employment and educational programs. He coordinates business development and strategic marketing programs with senior executive officers within the company. This year's other honorees were: Gail Grimmett, senior vice president, Delta Airlines; Basil A. Paterson, partner, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein; and William F. Pickard, PhD, chairman and CEO, Global Automotive Alliance. Smith, left, receives the award from his son, Jacques Smith. The Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University (FMU) has announced the historic appointment of Roslyn Clark Artis as the first woman President of the 135-year-old higher education institution. Throughout her career, Ar tis' extensive academic experience and accomplishments have been marked with distinction. For nearly a de- cade, she ser ved in numerous roles at Mountain State University; including faculty member, senior academic officer, vice president for advancement, c h i e f a c a - d e m i c o f f i - cer, and the u n i v e r s i t y ' s provost. Artis is a Tr ustee Scholar gradu- ate in higher e d u c a t i o n l e a d e r s h i p a n d p o l i c y from Vander- bilt University in Nashville, Te n n e s s e e , w h e r e s h e e a r n e d h e r doctorate in higher educa- tion leadership a n d p o l i c y. She received her JD degree from West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia, and her BA degree in political science from West Virginia State College Institute in West Virginia. She has been ser ving as interim president since July 2013. Located in the City of Miami Gardens, FMU is a private, Historically Black institution offering 41 undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs to a culturally diverse student body. Artis People/Places MBE March/April 2014 35 Edwards www.mbemag.com http://mbe.magser v.com (818) 286-3171 Order Your Subscription Online! MBE MINORITY BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR ® or call

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