The University's annual Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo was held on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Attendees from across campus, around Philadelphia, and beyond the City limits, were at the event, either in person or virtually.
Almost 300 attendees gathered for this year’s Forum and Expo. The Forum, moderated by Chief Procurement Officer Mark Mills, featured three speakers who offered their unique perspectives about the ways they intend to propel their respective businesses and organizations forward based on the insights gained from the past two years. They were:
- Ken Anderson, Vice President, Civic Affairs, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia;
- Joy De Jesús, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Finance and Internal Operations/CFO, Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Pennsylvania; and,
- Donna Allie, Founder, President & CEO, Team Clean, Inc.
The Forum was a followed by the Expo where nearly 40 diverse suppliers showcased their products and services before the Penn Buying Community.
The Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo was hosted by the University of Pennsylvania under the auspices of the Office of the Executive Vice President, Office of Government and Community Relations, Division of Business Services, and Facilities & Real Estate Services.