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Minority Business Enterprise Certification w/ TriState Minority Supplier Development Council
For the first time ever - join the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) covering Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia together with the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center (WVSU-EDC) for this FREE inaugural joint minority 'Meet and Greet' event - A PARTNERSHIP THAT WORKS... FOR BUSINESSES!'

Minority business owners will learn how TSMSDC and WVSU-EDC can help their businesses to develop and grow, and be ready for contract opportunities!

West Virginia State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact (304) 204-4305 or email extension@wvstateu.edu.

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Jun 16, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The West Virginia State University Economic Development Center is a co-working space, micro-enterprise incubator and training facility that offers a fully equipped multimedia production studio and business development training.
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Susan Martson
Regional VP @Tristate Minority Supplier Diversity Council
Susan Marston is the regional vice president for the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council, and is responsible for the states of Kentucky and West Virginia. She is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of global business and executive management experience, having developed national and international strategic collaborations/ partnerships in numerous countries, including Hungary, United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa and USA. She has extensive experience in business management consulting with major corporations, international government entities, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales Business Leader Forum, nonprofit organizations, and the small business sector, with particular focus on supplier diversity. A native of England, Susan holds an MBA degree from the University of Huddersfield.
Cheri Henderson
President & CEO @TriState Minority Supplier Development Council,
Cheri Henderson, President and CEO of the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council, is responsible for making connections among minority-owned businesses and major corporations through programs, events, forums, and activities. With more than 30 years in supplier diversity, she is an ardent advocate on behalf of minority business owners and assists major purchasers with their supplier diversity programs. Previous positions include Executive Director of the Minority Business Opportunity Committee; Procurement Advocate for minority and small businesses in Tennessee State Government – Office of Minority Business Enterprise, and an educator in the Knox County Public Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Derrick Dowell
Vice President @TriState Minority Supplier Development Council
Former undergraduate and professional school recruitment veteran, Derrick Dowell maintains his connection to colleges and universities through his work with the TMSDC Education Foundation. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded over $2.0 million in scholarships to 362 graduating high school seniors, made possible from donations OF (from) corporations, minority businesses, and individuals. As vice president of the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council, Derrick is responsible for the oversight and management of the council’s certification program; and the implementation of standards to meet NMSDC compliance. He currently serves as a member of the NSMDC Certification Task Force Committee.