Senator Reuven Carlyle to open the 2018 Annual Conference

Sen. Reuven Carlyle (Image from

Sen. Reuven Carlyle (Image from

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (JUNE 7, 2018) – The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) made an announcement on Thursday that Sen. Reuven Carlyle is the guest speaker at the 2018 Annual Conference’s Opening Session.  Senator Carlyle represents Washington State Senate’s 36th Legislative District and serves as Committee Chair for the state’s Energy, Environment & Technology Committee.

Sen. Carlyle is one of Washington State’s proponents for Environmental Sustainability.  On a recent blog post on his website, he called for state action to “plan for the future and invest in our own methods of recycling and reusing materials” and urged the general public to learn best practices of waste reduction, recycling and utilizing renewable technology.

Joining Senator Carlyle at the Opening Session are Fernando Martinez, President and CEO of Northwest Mountain MSDC, and Sharon S. Lucas, Program Manager, Integrated Services | Indirect Supply Chain, Supply Chain and Operations at the Boeing Company and Board Chairperson of Northwest Mountain MSDC.

The 2018 Annual Conference: “Sustaining the Future of our Communities” will feature Bobby Herrera, President of Populus Group and Luncheon Keynote Speaker; Clay Atkins, of Intel Corporation; Richard Chacon of MUFG Union Bank; Tim Hopper of Microsoft Corporation; Diane Lin of Starbucks Corporation; Chi Pak of T-Mobile USA; Vlad Poppel of Intel Corporation; Shay Reed of Costco Wholesale; Nelson Reyneri of Liberty Power; Mike Russell, Jr. of Vulcan Products Company; Gary Sheneman of Harmony Consulting; and, Alex Thyne of The Boeing Company.

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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.