The Complete Winners List: Northwest Mountain MSDC Leadership & Advocacy Awards

Announcements | Alex Llorente


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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (MARCH 9, 2018) – Microsoft Corporation won the National Corporation of the Year Award at the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) 2018 Annual Awards Dinner & Silent Auction on Thursday, March 8th.  Enterprise Holdings won Regional Corporation of the Year and Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Tacoma Business Center won Public Agency of the Year.

Every year, the Northwest Mountain MSDC presents Leadership Awards to corporate and public agency members to recognize their supplier diversity excellence in the Northwest Mountain region. The awards criteria is based on information including, but not limited to dollars spent with certified MBE suppliers, outreach to the MBE community, and the firm’s overall supplier diversity strengths and efforts. 

The Northwest Mountain MSDC also presented: Supplier of the Year Awards to Council-certified minority business enterprises (MBEs); and, Advocacy Awards to individual supplier diversity advocates who tirelessly work to support member and MBE growth.

President’s Awards came last.  Fernando Martinez, President and CEO of Northwest Mountain MSDC concluded the awards ceremony with the presentation of four awards.  “The President’s Award is the only Award presented at the discretion of the President,” he said.  “The award is simply based on the premise that we need to recognize individuals, companies, organizations, or entities that selflessly serve our Council Community.  I am very pleased to close out tonight’s Awards Program by recognizing and acknowledging several individuals and one of our corporate members’ efforts over the years.”

Here is the complete list of winners at the 2018 Annual Awards Dinner & Silent Auction.

 

Leadership Awards:

 

2017 National Corporation of the Year

Microsoft Corporation

 

2017 Regional Corporation of the Year

Enterprise Holdings

 

2017 Public Agency of the Year

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Tacoma Business Center

 

Supplier of the Year Class I

inlingua Utah

 

Supplier of the Year Class II

Magellan Architects

 

Supplier of the Year Class III

Eagle Beverage & Accessory Products, LLC

 

Supplier of the Year Class IV

Zones, Inc. 

 

Advocacy Awards:

 

2017 Robert L. Ryan Award

Diane Lin

Director, Global Sourcing and Supplier Relations – Ethical Sourcing and Supplier Diversity

Starbucks Corporation

 

2017 Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney Award

Bramby Tollen

Purchasing Manager

Snohomish County

 

2017 John A. Gilmore Award

Earl W. Overstreet II

President

General Microsystems, Inc.

 

2017 President’s Award:

 

T-Mobile USA, Inc.

 

Richard Chacon

Director, Supplier Diversity and Development

MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

 

Fernando J. Hernandez

Director, Supplier Diversity and Sustainability

Microsoft Corporation

 

Diane Lin

Director, Global Sourcing and Supplier Relations – Ethical Sourcing and Supplier Diversity

Starbucks Corporation

 

About the Council

 

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) is a Washington nonprofit established in 1978 to aid in growth and development of minority-owned businesses, serving the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. We are an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), providing Council membership and supplier diversity support to corporations and public agencies.  The Council manages Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification and development services.  To learn more, visit www.nwmtnmsdc.org.