General Information

The 5th Annual Supplier Diversity Summit is a networking event designed to facilitate connections with diverse suppliers and meet State Fund’s procurement team, prime suppliers, procurement professional from other companies, and supplier diversity business advocate organizations.

State Fund aims to increase procurement with diverse suppliers through the following features:

Supplier Exhibits
B2B Networking
Business Matchmaking

Customized Educational Workshops
Overview of State Fund Procurement Process
How to Get Seen, Selected, and Selling

Event and Participation Details
Participation is limited to two individuals per company
Minority, Women, Disabled Veteran, LGBTE Entrepreneurs that’s 51% owned, controlled and operated
Certification with WBENC, NVBDC, NMSDC, NGLCC or Department of General Services (SDVBE only) is highly preferred, but not required

Registration Information
Admission is FREE
No on-site registration

*First come, first served (limited number of reservations are available)
*Registration does not guarantee participation, confirmed attendees will be notified via email

For more information about the summit, please contact us at

Event Agenda

Special Guests

Cecil Plummer

Cecil Plummer

Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council

Plummer formerly worked with Robert Half for 17 years and left his most recent position as the Director of CSS Strategic Solutions to join the Council. He has over 15 years of executive leadership experience and possesses a solid background in strategic sourcing, change management, performance and process improvement, Supplier Diversity, strategic planning, and risk management. Plummer also holds a Project Management Certification (PMP) and has a strong track record of success in small business entrepreneurship, communications strategy, process reengineering, contract negotiation, and relationship management.

Heather Cox

Heather Cox

Certify My Company

As president of CMC, Heather works with both diverse businesses and corporations. She assists diverse businesses with all aspects of certification, helps to increase their visibility in supplier markets, and connects certified businesses with the corporations eager to do business with them. Heather educates corporations about diversity practices and collaborates with managers of supplier diversity programs to help them reach their diversity goals, including a coveted seat at the Billion Dollar Roundtable. Heather co-founded Certify My Company after her own frustrating exposure to the WBE certification process opened her eyes to the challenges facing small, diverse businesses. She currently sits on the board of the national and regional forums for Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West , and has held past posts with the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO-NY), WBENC National Council, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Advisory Board for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Lynn Reddrick

Lynn Reddrick

Supplier Diversity Program Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Lynn Reddrick, Supplier Diversity Program Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering the program in the Twelfth Federal Reserve District. Ms. Reddrick is an advocate for fair inclusion of diverse businesses in the procurement process, which in turn increases the Federal Reserve’s involvement in the economic development of these businesses. Ms. Reddrick serves on the Board of Directors for the Western Regional Minority Supplier Diversity Council, Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Pacific, and the Financial Services Roundtable for Supplier Diversity. She is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Bay Area Business Roundtable.
Since joining the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in March 2012, Ms. Reddrick has nurtured the Supplier Diversity Program both internally and externally with diverse advocacy organizations. These efforts have significantly increased the Bank’s spend with minority-and women-owned businesses, provided valuable technical assistance, and earned many awards from regional partners of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Ms. Reddrick was named one of DiversityPlus Magazine’s “Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity” in 2016.
Ms. Reddrick comes to the Federal Reserve following more than a decade of managerial experience assessing public sector supplier diversity initiatives; developing small, local, minority, and women business policies and programs for public agencies; and planning and directing successful business community outreach campaigns. Ms. Reddrick received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and marketing from Columbia University.

Scott A.  Vowels, PhD

Scott A. Vowels, PhD


Scott A. Vowels currently manages the Supplier Diversity Business Unit for a Fortune 100 company where he and his team have elevated the company’s utilization of diverse suppliers year over year to achieve more than $1B in verifiable spend in 2016, earning a seat on the prestigious Billion Dollar Roundtable. Scott is also widely known within the Diversity & Inclusion network for his trail blazing work around the Economic Impact of small business and supplier diversity. He first made a name for himself by successfully leading both the Northern California and Alabama Minority Supplier Development Councils to national prominence as President & CEO. While leading the Alabama Council, he simultaneously operated a federal Minority Business Opportunity Center for the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency. Early in his career, Scott managed procurement and sourcing processes for manufacturing environments within General Motors and has over 30 combined years of procurement and supplier diversity experience. Scott has appeared numerous times among the 100 Most Influential in Supplier Diversity by both MBN USA and WE USA Magazines. Scott was most recently recognized as one of the NMSDC’s 45 Most Influential in 45 Years of Supplier Diversity.


April 11, 2019

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