Ten Things the National Minority Supplier Development Council Needs to Do Now

By Dr. Fred McKinne

This summer, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) made a change at the top of the organization. Change is difficult, but change provides the opportunity to reset the trajectory of any organization. I have been thinking about the things that the NMSDC should be doing for a very long time. As a certified MBE in the 1980s, as a regional council CEO from 2001 to 2015, and now as an administrator for the longest running academic program for MBE development, I have experienced the organization from many different perspectives. I have great respect for the core mission of the organization to assist corporations and large public sector organizations utilize certified minority business enterprises. I also have great respect for the past, current and future leadership of the NMSDC. The organization has been “blessed” to have had leaders who had the necessary passion and intelligence to lead us these past 45 years. It is with that respect ...

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