BLS: Why I partner with USPAACC
- October 22, 2019
- 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
In the world of business, regardless of industry, it is the connections and partnerships you foster that pave the road to success. The key to growth in your business is establishing yourself within a client-base and with a community that is willing to support and grow that client base. How can certification through USPAACC directly benefit your business? Join USPAACC partners Priscilla Wallace and Andy Lin to hear their success stories and why they choose to partner with USPAACC.
- Priscilla Wallace
Priscilla Wallace is a business executive with over 18 years of experience building, nurturing and growing supplier diversity programs to include an award-winning program within corporate organizations. She is a determined leader who has assisted numerous minority businesses in obtaining and maintaining multi-million-dollar contracts with Fortune 500 companies and is known in the industry as a visionary with the ability to manage cost, control overhead, and build value propositions to lead an organization's diversity goals and initiatives.
Priscilla currently oversees Supplier Diversity for Compass Group under the Foodbuy Sector. She serves as the corporate liaison with NMSDC, WBENC, Rainbow PUSH, USPAACC, ACDBE, as well as State and City certifying organizations. She works to develop continuing education classes for Foodbuy and Compass Group associates to increase awareness of Supplier Diversity initiatives while mentoring and developing key suppliers to support business needs. Priscilla regularly generates reporting and tracking tools to measure supplier spend as required by corporate clients and partners with Sales and SAG teams across the organization in drafting diversity contractual language and prepare RFP responses for client retention and new business.
She was recognized in 2005 as one of the Top 25 Diversity Professionals in Diversity MBA and in 2018 as one of the Top 25 Diversity Women in Power by Diversity Plus, Inc. She received a 2019 Corporate Nomination in the Top 50 Omni by Omnikal for her support of multi-cultural businesses
- Andy Lin
Andy Lin is an experienced Senior Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry. He is a sales professional skilled in Negotiation, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Team Building, Sales, Presentations and Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC). Andy got his start as an application engineer at ASE Group Global, eventually growing into the Senior Sales Manager.
As an entrepreneur, Andy is the creator of the innovative Yo-Kai Express Inc., an autonomous restaurant solution to enable people of all industries to enjoy international gourmet food 24/7 with a wait time of only 45 seconds.