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Awards & Accomplishments

Supply Chain Diversity Awards, Recognitions and Organizational Involvement:

Awards

  • Ranked in Top 50 of America's Corporations for Women and Minority Business Enterprises by DiversityBusiness.com from 2000 to 2010 (Ranked 5th - 2009 & 2010)
  • America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises - Women's Business Enterprise National Council from 2001 to 2008
  • Preeminent Partner of the Year by State of Florida Office Supplier Diversity for 2009
  • Shari Francis honored as Women in Power by Diversity Plus Magazine for 2008 & 2009
  • Robert McCormes-Ballou honored as a Champion of Diversity by Diversity Plus Magazine for 2009
  • Shari Francis honored as a Champion of Diversity by Diversity Plus Magazine for 2007 & 2008
  • Best Companies for Hispanics in Supplier Diversity by Hispanic Network Magazine for 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Best Companies for Hispanics in Workforce Diversity by Hispanic Network Magazine for 2007, 2009
  • Best Retailers & Manufacturers by Hispanic Network Magazine for 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Robert McCormes-Ballou honored as the Top Diversity Advocates by DiversityBusiness.com for 2007
  • Shari Francis honored as Best of the Decade in Supplier and Workforce Diversity by Women's Enterprise Magazine in 2007
  • Robert McCormes-Ballou honored as one of the Top 100 Men Impacting Supplier Diversity by Minority Business News USA for 2006
  • Shari Francis honored as one of the Top 100 Women Impacting Supplier Diversity by Women's Enterprise for 2006
  • Applause Award - Women's Business Enterprise National Council
  • Corporation of the Year - Florida Regional Minority Business Council
  • President's Award - Florida Regional Minority Business Council
  • Corporation of the Year - Florida Regional Minority Business Council
  • Advocate of the Year - Florida Regional Minority Business Council
  • National Corporate Partner of the Year - National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Corporate Award - Association of Women Business Centers
  • Top Corporation for Minorities - Hispanic Network Magazine 2006
  • Primary Vendor of the Year - Bank of America
  • Supplier Diversity Corporate Advocate of the Year Award - Bank of America
  • Minority Business Development Corporate Advocate of the Year - Bank of America
  • Primary Vendor of the Year - Bell Atlantic
  • Majority Supplier of the Year, MBE HUB Organization - Procter and Gamble
  • Corporation of the Year - Vanguard Chronicle

Organizational Involvement

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (www.nmsdcus.org) - Corporate Member, Board Member(2002-2010), Supplier Diversity Professional Advisory Council (2007-present), Former Chair - Chairperson's Committee, Vice-Chair - Chairperson's Committee (2004-2007), Executive Committee Member, 2007 Conference Host Committee Member, Chair - 2007 Program Conference Committee
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (www.wbenc.org) - Corporate Member, Board of Directors (2001-Present), Finance Committee Vice-Chair (2009-present) and Finance Committee Member (2007-present), Board Vice-Chair (2004), Women in Business Conference Planning Committee (2005, 2006)
  • National Veteran Owned Business Association (www.navoba.com) - Corporate Advisory Council
  • Women's Business Development Center of Florida (www.womensbusiness.info) - Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair (2006-present), Board of Directors (2000-present), Chair-Annual Conference and Business Expo (2008, 2009, 2010), Past Board Chair (2001-2005)
  • Florida Association of Minority Business Enterprise Officials (FAMBEO) - Corporate Member
  • Alliance for Supplier Diversity Professionals (ASDP) - Member
  • Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (www.sfmsdc.com) - Board of Directors (2000-2007), Former Chair of Finance Committee and Buyers and Coordinators Committee, Business Expo Committee Chair (2001-2004)
  • Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (www.fmsdc.org) - Board of Directors (2003-present), Board Chair (2004-2005, 2007), Vice Chair (2002-2004)
  • Florida Minority Business Opportunity Center (www.floridamboc.org) - Board Chair (2005-2007)
  • Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (www.gmsdc.org) - Board Member
  • Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (www.smsdc.org) - Board Member (2007-present), Executive Committee Member (2008), Chair of the Programs Committee (2010), Chair of the Education Committee (2008-present)
  • Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (www.hmbc.org) - Board Member, SDAC (Supplier Diversity Action Committee) Member, Chair of the Training and Development Committee, Programs Committee Member
  • Greater Women's Business Council (www.gwbc.biz) - Former Board Member
  • Diversity Information Resources (www.diversityinforesources.com) - Board of Directors(2000-present) - Former Vice Chair, Education Committee Member, Marketing Committee Member (Past Marketing Committee Chair)
  • National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (www.nglcc.org) - Corporate Member (2009-present)
  • Institute for Supply Management (www.ism.ws) - Minority and Women Business Development Group, Member, Former Board Member
  • Economic Development Corporation - Former Board Member
  • National Association for Female Executives (www.nafe.com)