October 20 – 22
10:00 – 11:30am EST

This year’s FREE 3 day virtual conference will bring together existing and prospective corporate members and certified MBEs. Our goal is to continue to deliver impactful sessions and networking opportunities that prepare, position, and propel you to the next level. Participants will have access to:

  • Workshops, round tablespanel discussions led by knowledgeable experts
  • Networking opportunities between GNEMSDC certified businesses and corporate supplier diversity and procurement specialists

 

Our Speakers

Scott C. Baker

Scott C. Baker

Managing Member

RTD Logistics

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Ingrid Beckles

Ingrid Beckles

Manager of Supplier Diversity

Mass General Brigham fka Partners HealthCare

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Veronica Cook

Veronica Cook

Executive Program Director for the UConn Supplier Diversity Program (USDP)

University of Connecticut

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Martha Crawford

Martha Crawford

Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO)/Supplier Diversity Manager

 

Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin

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Tracy Fraatz

Tracy Fraatz

Manager of Administration

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

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Keith Greenaway

Keith Greenaway

Managing Director, MBE Services Group

GNEMSDC

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Peter Hurst

Peter Hurst

President & CEO

GNEMSDC

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Saken Khokhar

Saken Khokhar

Supplier Diversity Manager

Boston Scientific Corporation

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Monika Mantilla

Monika Mantilla

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

 

Small Business Community Capital

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Sidney McLaurin

Sidney McLaurin

Partner

Material Impact

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Kimberly Quintana

Kimberly Quintana

Inside/Outside Sales Executive

Quintana Supply

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Greg Smith

Greg Smith

President & CEO

Connecticut Lottery Corporation

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“We’re All in this Together”

 

AGENDA:

Tuesday, October 20 (Day 1)

10:00 – 10:05am 

Welcome

10:05 – 10:45am  

Fireside Chat with Greg Smith, CEO, The Connecticut Lottery Corporation

10:45 – 11:30am 

Joint Session: Post-COVID Partnerships

  • Scott C. Baker, RTD Logistics
  • Ingrid Beckles, Mass General Brigham
  • Tracy Fraatz, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • Kimberly Quintana, Quintana Supply
  • Moderated by Peter Hurst, GNEMSDC

 Wednesday, October 21 (Day 2)

10:00 – 10:45am 

Welcome

Pivoting in a Post-COVID World

  • Veronica Cook, University of Connecticut
  • Martha Crawford, Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin
  • Saken Khokhar, Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Moderated by Peter Hurst, GNEMSDC

10:45 – 11:30am   

Access to Capital

  • Monika Mantilla, Small Business Community Capital
  • Sidney McLaurin, Material Impact
  • Moderated by Keith Greenaway, GNEMSDC

Thursday, October 22 (Day 3)

10:00 – 11:00am

Concurrent Meetings

  • Corporate Roundtable
  • MBE Input Committee Meeting

11:00 – 11:30am

Zoom Networking

Our Event Sponsors

Special thanks to the sponsors of the GNEMSDC Annual Business Opportunity Conference.

GNEMSDC Annual Sponsors