NMSDC Welcomes Dorothy Kauffman as Vice President of Development

Jul 24, 2013, 11:14 ET from National Minority Supplier Development Council

NEW YORK, July, 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.® (NMSDC®) today announced that Dorothy Kauffman has joined the organization as Vice President of Development. Most recently Ms. Kauffman served as the Director of Communications and Marketing at Birthright Israel, the highly successful international educational nonprofit.

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"NMSDC is pleased to welcome Dorothy Kauffman to our senior leadership team," said NMSDC President Joset B. Wright-Lacy. "Her leadership and expertise in fundraising and revenue generation in the non-profit and private sectors will be a terrific asset to our membership recruitment efforts at NMSDC. She also brings a wealth of experience in marketing and communications that will help us better serve our constituents."

Ms. Kauffman has been a leader in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, excelling in a variety of business environments from complex multinational corporations to small start-ups. At BMG Entertainment, the second largest media and entertainment conglomerate at the time, she led the world's most profitable direct mail classical music club, adding other niche clubs – Jazz, Latin and Christian music – to her strategic portfolio.  She also served at the Chief Marketing Officer at RosettaBooks, the pioneer e-book publisher.

The high-profile marketing roles in the corporate sector led to Executive Directorships with all fundraising, marketing, communications, business development and budgetary responsibility in prominent international non-profits including The Royal Academy of Arts and The Jerusalem Foundation. Ms. Kauffman's expertise in strategic planning, revenue generation, Board stewardship, Web-based outreach member services, and brand management helped revitalize and refocus the organizations that she led. At Birthright Israel, she created and launched the first-ever integrated direct marketing campaign that helped propel the organization's donor base from 2,000 to nearly 25,000.  She is also a seasoned public speaker and advocate with expertise in engaging a range of audiences, including internal and external stakeholders, trustees, the press and media, and the general public.

A native New Yorker, Ms. Kauffman has a distinguished academic background that includes a bachelor's degree from Barnard College (Phi Beta Kappa), a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and an MBA from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business. 

The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American 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. We are celebrating our 40th anniversary this year.

The NMSDC Network includes a National Office in New York and 36 regional councils across the country. There are 3,500 corporate members throughout the network, including most of America's largest publicly-owned, privately-owned and foreign-owned companies, as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions. The regional councils certify and match 16,000 minority-owned businesses with member corporations that want to purchase their products and services.

SOURCE National Minority Supplier Development Council