Gina Jackson Ensures NYPA Supplier Pipeline Reflects Communities Served

Spearheading the procurement strategy as the Supplier Diversity Program Administrator at the New York Power Authority, Gina Jackson has one overarching focus, which is to ensure the supplier pipeline reflects the communities served. Always pursuing continuous improvement, she actively engages diverse suppliers, offering resources and support to help them grow. Resources include mentorship programs, training workshops, and networking opportunities. Gina regularly evaluates the performance of diverse suppliers based on KPIs, providing feedback and support.

Responding to rapid technological and societal changes within the supplier community, Gina integrates technology more deeply into supplier support mechanisms. She leverages virtual outreach events to maintain dialogue, educate stakeholders, and strengthen relationships. Gina is proud of the success of her advocacy for a prompt payment term for diverse and small businesses. Having received support for this advocacy exemplifies leadership’s commitment to supporting a diverse supplier base and demonstrates a dedication to fostering an environment where diverse businesses thrive. Gina works closely with leaders at NYPA and the New York State Canal Corp. to support DEI as a core value and key driver of innovation, community engagement, and economic progress.

Favorite Quote: Embracing our unique backgrounds, perspectives, and talents creates a vibrant tapestry of human experience. - Gina Jackson