Director, Category Management & Supplier Diversity
As the Director of Category Management, she is responsible for leveraging the Corporation's infrastructure and services category spend through supply chain efficiencies and best practice implementation.
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The infrastructure and services scope includes categories such as technical, professional and business services, telecommunications, information technology, travel and logistics.
for an operation that awards over $2.1B in contracts annually.
As Director, Supplier Diversity, Ms. Deskins is the corporation's primary advocate for supplier diversity and is responsible for establishing corporate policy, goals, and objectives to maximize Lockheed Martin's utilization of small businesses through subcontracting and partnering initiatives.
This role focuses on internal corporate initiatives as well as outreach efforts associated with small and minority businesses organizations, political contacts, and government entities.
for all categories of supplier diversity, which includes small disadvantaged business concerns, women-owned small business concerns, Historically Underutilized Business Zone
(HUBZone) small business concerns, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.
has held a variety of increasingly responsible
positions with the Corporation, including Senior Manager, Systems & Services
, Corporate Internal Audit and Electronic Systems'
Senior Manager, Ethics, Compliance
and Supplier Diversity
throughout a career that has included experience in diversity, ethics, compliance, supply chain management, and quality.
Ms. Deskins diversity recognitions include Advocate of the Year by the Department of Conmmerce Minority Business Development Agency; Best of the Decade by Minority Business News USA magazine; Champion of Diversity by DiversityBusiness.com; and, Best of the Decade by Women's Enterprise magazine
Ms. Deskins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies: Political Science and Public Administration, from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
husband David and son DJ reside in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.