NMSDC Revitalizes to Embrace the Future

In 2013, the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) approved a strategic restructuring plan for its regional councils. The restructuring was deemed necessary because the NMSDC's corporate members and certified minority business enterprises believed the existing network structure was impeding "effective delivery of programs and services." The strategic goal was to create an affiliate model that was "Glocal" — global in scale and scope while better addressing local issues. It included many other strategic goals designed to improve the effectiveness of the NMSDC.

Under the leadership of Executive Director Joset Wright-Lacy, the NMSDC achieved many of the goals, but the business environment is ever-changing. Times change and goals must change too. The strategic plan's goals were to be achieved by the end of 2016, at which time a thorough review of the effectiveness of the NMSDC and its successes and failures took place. What seemed to become apparent is that ...

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