Nancy H. Deskins
Director, Category Management & Supplier Diversity,
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Translates a Vision of Supplier Diversity
Nancy H. Deskins is the Director of Category Management & Supplier Diversity for Lockheed Martin Corporation.
The uniqueness of her title reflects the fact that her scope of responsibilities are extensive as she oversees an operation awarding over $2.1 billion in annual contracts.
has earned numerous awards for her
ability to successfully integrate supplier diversity initiatives in varied purchasing categories, including telecommunications, IT, technical, professional and business services, logistics and travel.
way up through positions with increasingly responsible duties in internal audit, electronic systems, ethics and compliance, a strategic vision of what true supplier diversity principles and actions should include was formed.
That vision is shared throughout the organization to convey a clear message that supplier diversity drives innovation, competitiveness and success.
success in implementing supplier diversity in a highly technical firm is reflected in the numerous prestigious awards gvien to her
, including Advocate of the Year by the Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency, and Best of the Decade by Minority Business News USA Magazine
Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies, she
is a passionate advocate of Lockheed
Martinâ€™s supplier diversity program within the organization and the community.
advice to experienced suppliers is to form strategic partnerships with emerging suppliers because they bring creativity and a breadth of experience and knowledge about new markets.
firmly believes that Lockheed Martin
benefits every time she
is able to expand the base of diversity suppliers.