TIG Leadership Team
Alex Alvarez facilitates supplier diversity efforts at Apple. Alex has 15 plus years experience as a change agent primarily in supply chain, procurement and supplier diversity in both the public and private area.
Nino serves as the Supplier Diversity Sr. Program Manager with Oracle Corporation for the past 6+ years. He actively manages the $300+ Million annual Supplier Diversity spend initiative at Oracle.
As Supplier Diversity Manager for Ericsson Regional North America, Anisha Jackson manages the strategic development and implementation of the organization’s Supplier Diversity Program. Jackson is committed to ensuring Ericsson includes the utilization of Minority, Women and Disabled Veteran Businesses in a “best in class” supplier diversity program.
Currently, Deb is responsible for overseeing and managing 10 local chamber/regional business advocate organizations and 4 national organizations at AT&T.
Adrianna Samaniego leads Googles Supplier Diversity Initiative on the Diversity Markets Team. She joined Google five years ago as an Account Manager consulting large B2B corporations on their marketing strategies.
Fernando Hernandez serves as Supplier Diversity Director for Microsoft Corporation. In this capacity, he drives Microsoft’s strategies to achieve supplier diversity objectives. He is responsible for Microsoft’s $2.2 Billion annual Supplier Diversity initiative.
Ajamu Johnson was named Executive Director of Supplier Diversity and Strategic Procurement for Comcast and NBCUniversal in February, 2014. He leads the team responsible for all supplier diversity activities for one of the world’s leading providers of media and entertainment.
Megan is responsible for the development, strategy and implementation of T-Mobile’s enterprise programs for Supplier Diversity and Sustainability.
Benchmarking Tri Chair
Denise currently leads Supplier Diversity for Cisco, where she is responsible for the overall architecture of the program and the execution of Global Procurement Services Supplier Diversity program. Denise also Co-Leads the San Jose Connected Women’s Community Outreach pillar, which is focused on increasing young women’s excitement and awareness around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers. She received the Teacher of the Year award from Citizen Schools 2013.
Along with managing the TIG website, Zach has been responsible for supporting Nino Campos in growing the Supplier Diversity program at Oracle for the last 3 years.
Recently, Zach has accepted a new role at Oracle where he is now the program lead for indirect Sustainability Procurement. This is a brand new program that will be built from the ground up.
Mark Artigues is the Sr. Director of Supplier Diversity for Nokia. Mark has been in this role since January of 2012. Mark served on the Board of Directors for the National Minority Supplier Development Council from 2012-2015, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and on the Boards of the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council where he serves as Secretary, and the Women’s Business Council Southwest where he serves as Treasurer.
Recruitment & Retention Chair
Social Media Chair