Adam Moore is the Strategic Supplier Diversity Manager for SunTrust Banks, helping to promote the inclusion of small and diverse business in in the supplier base at the Bank. He is considerably active in the supplier diversity space as it relates to technology and the financial vertical. Adam is often sought as a speaker and moderator and he also writes for a blog on supplier diversity: diversitymanagementsourcing.com. Adam is a true advocate for supplier diversity and works tirelessly to create opportunities for diverse business. Adam is also very involved in several mentoring programs to include the Emerging Young Entrepreneurs, the Georgia Mentor Protégée Connection (GMPC), and the Greater Women’s Business Council’s (GWBC) mentor programs.
In 2019 Adam is serving as the Corporate Chair for the GMPC’s year of the Alumni advanced mentoring program. He also serves as a board member for TAG’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and has been recently elected as the Committees Chairperson and will start his new role in 2020. Adam is an active member of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council’s (GMSDC), Supplier Diversity Leadership Committee as well. In all of these roles, Adam works to create new and innovative ways to further the conversation on supplier diversity and how it positively impacts business and communities. Adam is a member of the Financial Services Roundtable for Supplier Diversity (FSRSD) and serves as Co-Chair on the Marketing and Communications committee. As Co-Chair he is also a member of the Executive Council for the FSRSD.
Adam’s efforts in Supplier Diversity have been recognized by several industry groups, winning the 2017 Buyer of the Year and Vision Awards from the GWBC. In 2018 Adam was honored as the Advocate of the Year from the United Stated Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce – South East. Adam’s efforts and dedication as a mentor were honored in 2018 as was awarded the Power of Partnership award. As an integral member of the Bank’s supplier diversity team, Adam’s efforts lead to the team being recognized in 2018 and 2019 by the GWBC as one of their Top Corporations. Additionally, in 2018, the Bank was named as The Corporation of the Year by the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, due to all of the work the supplier diversity team did to promote minority owned business.
Dr. Lissa J. Miller is the interface between SunTrust and the diverse supplier community and is responsible for working with its lines of business and functions to expand the company’s utilization and development of qualified minority, women, veteran, disabled, LGBT-owned and small businesses and ensure that the bank is in compliance with federal guidelines concerning diverse supplier inclusion in procurement activities. She brings with her over 20 years of collective experience and expertise in Supplier Diversity, Procurement, Sales and Logistics from Georgia-Pacific, Scientific Games International and Kennesaw State University.
Lissa is the Board Chair of the FSRSD (Financial Services Roundtable for Supplier Diversity), USPAACC-SE (US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce- SE) and 1st Vice Chair and Mentor/Protégé Committee Chair of the GWBC (Greater Women’s Business Council) and also actively participates with the GMSDC (Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council) where she also served as board chair in years past. She’s been recognized for advancing diverse businesses by Atlanta Magazine, the Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection, National Black and Latino Council, Greater Women’s Business Council and the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council. She mentors small businesses and volunteers with organizations such as Cool Girls Inc. and Junior Achievement of Georgia.
Lissa has a BBA in Marketing from The University of Georgia, MBA in International Business from Mercer University, PhD in Business Administration from Warren National University and is a GA licensed associate real estate broker, certified Zumba instructor and entrepreneur at heart.
Inspirational, influential, creative, dynamic communicator, are words most often used to describe Littie Brown. Through her years of employment and community involvement Littie has helped individuals personally and professionally realize their dreams. Because of her investment in their lives, many persons have been promoted, taken on new opportunities and realized the potential in their personal lives.
Professionally, Littie has successfully led sales organizations for three top Fortune 500 Companies. She began her successful career in sales leadership with Xerox Corporation and there she held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and customer service for 26 years. From there, she went to Dunn & Bradstreet, were she once again lead a successful sales organization as the Vice President of Marketing TeleWeb and completing her corporate career with eight years of leadership at Grainger, Inc. as the Regional Sales Vice President for both the Commercial and Government sales divisions in the Southeast.
Today, Littie is in her sixth year as an entrepreneur. She is the President/Owner of LittKare, LLC (dba) SpeedPro Marietta, specializing in large format printing. From banners to vehicle wraps, SpeedPro Marietta helps companies bring visibility to their business or organization. Her motto is “if you can image it, they can print it.” Since becoming an entrepreneur, Littie has become active in the business community. Having served on several boards, Littie is the Past President of National Association of Women Business Owners Atlanta Chapter (NAWBOAtlanta), the Past President of East Cobb Business Association, and Past Vice Chair for MBEIC (Minority Business Enterprise Industry Council) Currently she serves as the 1st Vice Chair for PIAG (Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia) and a Board Member for the Zion Baptist Academy. Littie is a graduate of Leadership Cobb class of 2018 and a member of the alumni association.
Littie is known as a mentor, teacher, advocate and now an author. She published her first book, “Leadership Lessons from the HART.” Keys, tips and insights on successfully leading in business and in life. You will have to read the book to understand the meaning behind the word HART. She has spoken to both primary and secondary students at numerous high schools and universities. Most notably, she was a guest panelist for the Cole School of Business at Kennesaw State University and guest lecturer at the University of Alabama Birmingham Business Management Class.
Throughout her corporate career, Littie was an advocate for diversity, Littie was a guest speaker at McDonalds Corporation’s Black History Program, a panelist participant for Sodexo’s Diversity & Inclusion Client Symposium, and for the National Sales Network. She is a Past President for both Grainger’s African American Business Resource Group (AABRG) and Xerox’s Black Women’s Leadership Council (BWLC). in each instance, she brought visibility to the skills, competencies and career desires of African American employees, supporting each company’s inclusion and diversity goals.
As a business owner, Littie continues to share her knowledge, passion and insights wherever she is asked. She was a panelist for the Women of NABA Empowerment Forum, a panelist for the 17th Annual Phenomenal Women’s Conference at Kennesaw State University, a guest speaker at the East Cobb Business Association monthly luncheon, a guest presenter/teacher for the NAWMBA conference (National Association of Women M.B.A.) a guest panelist for BWLC’s Summit, and a guest speaker for PMI (Project Management Institute) of Atlanta’s annual meeting just to name a few.
Littie earned a B.B.A. in Management from Texas State University. She is single and very active in leadership roles in her church, Turner Chapel AME in Marietta, GA and the community. She is an active member and officer of the Rho Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her interests include travel, golf, movies, sports, and spending time with friends and family. She resides in Mableton, Georgia.
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Roz Lewis is President & CEO – Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC®), a regional partner organization of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and a member of the WBENC Board of Directors.
Previous career roles at Delta Air Lines included Flight Attendant, In-Flight Supervisor and Program Manager, Corporate Supplier Diversity.
During her career she has received numerous awards and accolades. Most notable: Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 Diversity & Inclusion award; 2017 inducted into the WBE Hall of Fame by the American Institute of Diversity and Commerce and 2010 – Women Out Front Award from Georgia Tech University.
She has written and been featured in articles on GWBC® and supplier diversity for Forbes Magazine SE, Minority Business Enterprise, The Atlanta Tribune, WE- USA, Minorities and Women in Business magazines. Her quotes are published in The Girls Guide to Building a Million Dollar Business book by Susan Wilson Solovic and Guide Coaching by Ellen M. Dotts, Monique A. Honaman and Stacy L. Sollenberger. Recently, she appeared on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s BIZ on 11Alive, WXIA to talk about the importance of mentoring for women.
In 2010, Lewis was invited to the White House for Council on Women and Girls Entrepreneur Conference for the announcement of the Small Business Administration (SBA) new Women Owned Small Business Rule approved by Congress. In 2014, she was invited to the White House to participate in sessions on small business priorities and the Affordable Care Act.
Roz Lewis received her BS degree from Florida International University, Miami, FL and has the following training/certifications: Certified Purchasing Managers (CPM); Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD), Institute for Supply Management (ISM)of Supplier Diversity and Procurement: Diversity Leadership Academy of Atlanta (DLAA), Negotiations, Supply Management Strategies and Analytical Purchasing.
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The Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC®) is at the forefront of redefining women business enterprises (WBEs). An increasing focus on supplier diversity means major corporations are viewing our WBEs as innovative, flexible and competitive solutions. The number of women-owned businesses is rising to reflect an increasingly diverse consumer base of women making a majority of buying decision for herself, her family and her business.
GWBC® has partnered with dozens of major companies who are committed to providing a sustainable foundation through our guiding principles to bring education, training and the standardization of national certification to women businesses in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.