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August 15, 2012

Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) Selects Kate Armstrong as WBEA’s New President

The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) has just announced its new President, and it’s none other than Kate Armstrong. In addition to her work with WBENC, WBEC South, Itron and even teaching Zumba at the recent WBENC National Conference, Kate has also been a ember of the MBEConnect Team. Congratulations to Kate! The press release announcing the hire is listed below.

 

Press Release – Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 – The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) Board of Directors has selected Kate Armstrong as WBEA’s new President, effective September 4, 2012.

Armstrong is the former director of one of WBEA’s “sister” organizations, WBEC South in New Orleans. She also has worked for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in Washington, DC, which serves as the National headquarters for the WBEA and 13 other similar partner organizations around the U.S.

She will be coming to Houston directly from the Pacific Northwest where she served as the Supplier Diversity Leader for Itron, an international manufacturing company in the utility industry. She served on the Executive Committee of the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC affiliate) as the Board Secretary. During her tenure with Itron, she helped them build their supplier diversity program from the ground-up, garnering a “Prime Supplier of the Year” award from the Edison Electric Institute, and nominations of “Corporation of the Year” from the NW Minority Supplier Development Council and the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (both NMSDC affiliates).

“When I review my past ten years in the supplier diversity industry, the most rewarding and personally-fulfilling were those spent within the WBENC family,” remarked Kate Armstrong. “I look forward to combining what I have learned about the inner- workings of corporate supplier diversity initiatives with my admiration for WBENC’s nationally recognized certification program. Additionally, I have had the privilege of working with many WBENC and NMSDC affiliates in my role at Itron, so I will be bringing a bevy of advocacy ‘best practices’ with me when I arrive.”

“We are excited about Kate’s arrival to WBEA with the diverse experience she brings in the areas of WBENC, non-profits, Corporate Supplier Diversity, as well as a small business owner,” stated Kelly Mortensen, Chevron Upstream & Gas Supply Chain Advisor and WBEA Board Chairman.

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About the WBEA: The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance, a nationally recognized purchasing council, is a pacesetter in helping women business enterprises grow and develop. WBEA is strongly committed to increasing opportunities for women-owned businesses and providing qualified suppliers to corporate and government purchasers. Headquartered in Houston, the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance serves a 94-county Texas region with programs, activities, and educational opportunities designed to support and promote women-

 

Source: PR Web






 
 

 
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