TCGi to Co-Chair National Minority Supplier Development Council's Leadership Award Hosted by MSNBC’S Richard Lui

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Technology Concepts group International LLC (TCGi), is the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) co-chair for this year’s National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) Leadership Awards. The event is held on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30 PM in the Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton in Midtown.

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Technology Concepts group International LLC (TCGi), is the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) co-chair for this year’s National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) Leadership Awards. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30 PM in the Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton in Midtown.

The black-tie awards gala recognizes and celebrates the corporate executives, minority business owners and NMSDC council presidents of whom have uplifted their companies and the NMSDC network. MSNBC dayside anchor Richard Lui is the Master of Ceremony. The awards also coincide with the 45th anniversary of the NMSDC organization.

This year’s winners include:

  • Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year Award - Jackie LaJoie, Supplier Diversity Manager, Ingersoll Rand.
  • MBE of the Year Award - Anjali Ramakumaran, Chief Executive Officer, Ampcus Inc
  • CPO of the Year - Peter Kiriacoulacos, CPO and Executive Vice President, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal
  • Leaders for the Future Award - Gene Waddy, CEO, Diversant, and Gary Kallenbach, Chief Procurement Officer, UPS
  • Robert M. Stuart Leadership Award - Dr. Leonard Greenhalgh, Director of Programs for Minorities and Women-Owned Businesses and Director of Native American Business Programs, Dartmouth.

“TCGi is proud to co-chair such an event from an organization that has helped us grow into the company we are today,” says TCGi CEO Avis Yates Rivers.

NMSDC President Joset Wright-Lacy echoes those sentiments, “Doing business with minority-owned companies is good for America, as these MBEs contribute over 1 billion dollars to the US economy per day. We’re honored to be part of this substantial progress for minority business leaders.”

The Corporate Co-Chairs for the 2017 Leadership Awards are Toyota and MetLife, the Corporate Plus Co-Chair is World Wide Technology and the MBE Co-Chair is Technology Concepts Group International (TCGi). Northrup Grumman is the pre-awards reception sponsor. Black Enterprise is the media partner for the event

As part of their sponsorship, each company created and will debut a 90 second film at the awards for NMSDC’s “#WeAreNMSDC” campaign. The videos will share how NMSDC has helped each company grow.

About Technology Concepts Group International (TCGI)
Technology Concepts Group International (TCGi) is a $50 million asset, expense, and procurement management firm with offices in New Jersey, Chicago & Singapore. TCGi enables companies to drive costs out of their procurement operations by simplifying and automating processes, reducing the supply base, efficiently managing supplier invoice payments, and implementing extended payment terms.

TCGi Solutions include: Comprehensive Tail Spend Management, Leasing and Financing Service, Integrated IT Procurement Service, Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Software License Management (SAM) and eProcure™, a cloud-based, collaborative, procurement platform.

TCGi is as both a WBE and MBE diverse company.

For more information, please visit http://www.technologyconcepts.com.

About NMSDC
The NMSDC advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. One of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes. The NMSDC Network includes a National Office in New York and 23 affiliate regional councils across the country. The network also includes five international partner organizations located in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China and South Africa.

To meet the growing need for supplier diversity, NMSDC matches its more than 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses to our network of more than 1,750 corporate members who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions. NMSDC, a unique and specialized player in the field of minority business enterprise, is proud of its unwavering commitment to advance Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers in a globalized corporate supply chain. For more information, visit http://www.NMSDC.org.

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