Printer Friendly
The Free Library
22,741,889 articles and books

GMSDC Makes History with Appointment of First Asian-American as Chairman of the Board.

New Board Leaders and South Coast Events Underscore Council's Focus on Ethnic-Minority Businesses in Response to Evolving 'Diversity' Playing Field

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (GMSDC GMSDC Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) ) announces the election of Dr. Rengen Li, Supplier Diversity Supplier Diversity is a business program that encourages the use of previously underutilized minority owned vendors as suppliers. It is not directly correlated with supply chain diversification, although utilizing more vendors may enhance supply chain diversification.  Manager at The Coca-Cola Company, as Board Chairman.

A native of China, Dr. Li worked for many years in supplier diversity for The Coca Cola Noun 1. Coca Cola - Coca Cola is a trademarked cola

cola, dope - carbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States)
 Company. He helped increase the diversity spending threshold at The Coca-Cola Company by more than 450 percent. Rengen will support GMSDC's Board, leadership and staff in carrying out its mission and strategic plan in compliance with the goals of its constituents and other key stakeholders.

"As the face of 'Diversity' evolves in the supplier diversity marketplace, GMSDC remains committed -- more than ever -- to our core of building competency and capacity for ethnic minority business enterprises in the mix," said GMSDC President & CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  Stacey J. Key. "We anticipate Rengen's expertise, experience and leadership will support us in mobilizing against our mission and maintain our leadership position in minority business development," said Key.

Rengen has served held a variety of leadership positions with the Council including most recently as First Vice Chair; Committee Chairman for several committees including Long Range Planning To comply with Wikipedia's , the introduction of this article needs a complete rewrite. ; and Corporate Supplier Diversity Coordinators' Forum. Li's two-year term was effective on September 1. Ruby Patton of Cox Communications Cox Communications is a privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television and telecommunications services in the United States. It is the third-largest[2] cable television provider in the United States, serving more than 6.  and GMSDC's outgoing Interim Chair will serve as First Vice Chairperson on the Board.

"I am honored to hold this position during such an exciting time for minority business development," said Li. "With hot trends such as globalization globalization

Process by which the experience of everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world. Factors that have contributed to globalization include increasingly sophisticated communications and transportation
 presenting challenges as well as enhanced opportunities for both corporate supply management and minority businesses, I'm committed to helping the organization deliver world-class services that help them compete in today's changing business landscape and maximize all the benefits of supplier diversity partnerships," Li added.

A testament to his great works in supplier diversity, Rengen has been recognized with multiple honors from organizations across the globe including the Top 50 Asian Americans in Business by Asian American Business Development Center of New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 and 100 Men Impacting Supplier Diversity by Minority Business News.
COPYRIGHT 2008 Business Wire
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion




Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Business Wire
Date:Sep 16, 2008
Previous Article:Akamai Enables Outspark to Deliver High Quality Free-to-Play Multiplayer Games Online Globally.
Next Article:Duos Technologies Launches Partner Program.

Related Articles
The new bottom line: to reach ethnic markets, you need to fine-tune your marketing strategy and appreciate the power of diversity.
UBS appoints Per E Larsson CEO of Middle East and North Africa.
UBS appoints Per E Larsson CEO of Middle East and North Africa.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters