May 2018 – The IBA is thrilled to announce our newest Silver Corporate Partner: Bristol-Myers Squibb!
With their commitment to supplier opportunity, access, development and community impact generating extraordinary results, BMS is a perfect fit with other IBA Corporate Partners. They are a presenting sponsor of the NGLCC Conference here in Philadelphia, and their participation in the NGLCC mentorship program introduced them to the winner of last year’s PNC Bank LGBT Small Business Award, Jayne Keyser from Bustard Advertising.
Over the past several years, BMS leadership grew the company’s overall diverse spend and advocated for greater inclusion of LGBT-owned businesses within the supply chain. Rondu Vincent, Director of Supplier Diversity, has also inspired the Global Procurement team and others to embrace supplier diversity as a core business strategy and standard business practice company-wide. It’s no wonder that Vincent was named NGLCC’s 2016 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year.
The IBA looks forward to growing our relationship and deepening our involvement with Bristol-Myers Squibb – and we thank them for their generous support.