Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council Introduces New President Evette Beckett-Tuggle and Hosts Annual Meeting, Jan. 19 in Charlotte, NC

Jan 05, 2012, 09:18 ET from Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council will host its 2012 Annual Meeting Luncheon and MBE Scholarship Gala at the Hilton Center City and Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. The daylong series of meetings, workshops and activities will introduce new CMSDC president and CEO Evette Beckett-Tuggle and highlight business opportunities related to corporate supply chain management; the evening gala will recognize CMSDC corporate members and MBEs for their contributions and commitment to supplier diversity throughout the previous year.

The theme for this year's annual meeting is SHIFT: Exceeding Expectations, Gaining Leverage.

"Propelling forward to higher heights requires new ways of conducting business," Beckett-Tuggle said. "We must embrace a willingness to take risks, and accept new ideas, processes and technologies to gain leverage and reach our full potential as an organization." Beckett-Tuggle began her new role as CMSDC president on Jan. 1, 2012. She holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama from Tufts University. Her business leadership is underscored by both corporate and government sector experience. "The changing dynamics of our country's demographics and the subsequent rapid growth of minority-owned businesses place all of us – corporate members, MBEs and the CMSDC team – in exactly the right place at exactly the right time, to lead a national shift in our commitment to supplier diversity," she said.

The Carolinas MSDC is a non-profit corporation chartered to enhance business opportunities for minority-owned companies by providing support through developing mutually beneficial networking opportunities with corporate members and promoting minority business development. To learn more about CMSDC, visit online at

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