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Senior Vice President Global Procurement
Stephane entered the hospitality industry in 1990 and has a degree in Hotel Business Administration. His career began with Holiday Inn and later he joined the Ramada/ Renaissance group to set up their purchasing department in Eschborn (Germany) covering EMEA. In 1997, Stephane was named Regional Director of Procurement for Continental Europe, overseeing Marriott’s procurement operations to drive margins optimization from contract programs and provide services and savings to our regional teams and owners. In 2002 Stephane was promoted to Vice President International Procurement, managing successfully procurement functions in London, Dubai, Shanghai, Sydney, Bangkok, Eschborn, Paris, Cap Town, Hong Kong and Mumbai. He was responsible for assisting our hotels to maximize buying leverage, providing support to ensure compliance and monitoring service levels of vendors.
As the leader of the Global Procurement Team, Stephane who is a 23-year veteran with Marriott, successfully led the team through the Starwood hotels acquisition, which added ,500 hotels to the 4,000 already supported by the team.
In 2017 Stephane was promoted to Senior Vice President and continues to develop opportunities by leading a team to manage and deploy global key procurement initiatives and strategies including an EProcurement tool which is scalable, environmentally responsible, increases synergies between domestic and international contacts and advances global supplier diversity.
Vice President, Supply Chain - Commodities Systems & Supplier Diversity
Environmental Services Director
Ryder Systems, Inc.,
Margarita Kruyff is the Environmental Services Director for Ryder System, Inc., a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions. At Ryder, Ms. Kruyff is responsible for advancing environmental sustainability throughout the organization and ensuring Ryder has the appropriate practices and controls necessary to manage environmental risks and customer needs effectively. Formerly, she served as the City of Miami Beach’s Environment & Sustainability Assistant Director, where she led the city's environmental and sustainability management programs. Ms. Kruyff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Affairs, French Literature, and International Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami. She has held leadership roles with the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Environmental and Water Resources Institute and the South Florida National Parks Trust.
Dean, School of Business
Dr. Anthony Wilbon's expertise is in strategic technology management. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Particular areas of research include technology strategy, quantitative analysis, information technology, and technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Research in sustainable environmental engineering through the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into systems design methods has also been explored through funded NOAA research projects. Dr. Wilbon has previously held positions at organizations such as the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Booz Allen and Hamilton. His professional experience and capabilities extend to business, management, and technology related topics including systems application and technology, production and operations management, project management, systems development life cycle, and research methodology (quantitative and qualitative).
National President & CEO
Adjunct Professor, Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management
Howard University School of Business Information Systems & Supply Chain Management Department
James Haddow is Director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management (CESUM) and a professor in the School of Business at Howard University in Washington DC. Currently, Mr. Haddow teaches a range of supply chain management courses to both undergraduate and graduate level students. He also supports students as faculty advisor during supply chain case competitions and participates in various CESCM activities (e.g., SCM Think Tanks, Corporate Advisory Board, Site Visits, Workshops, etc.). Mr. Haddow has made supply chain presentations at ISM, IMC, APICS, PMAC and other Global industry conferences. Mr. Haddow has previously held positions as Director of Global Procurement (Chief Procurement Officer) and a Supply Chain consultant for A.T. Kearney a global consulting firm, Cost and Financial Analyst at the Interstate Commerce Commission and Safeway Stores, Inc. His 30 years of consulting and industry experience encompass global procurement, supply chain management, business planning and commercial business development which provides hands-on teaching examples for his students.
Professor & Executive Director, Howard University School of Business Center for Supply Chain Management; SVP
Tanya Penny is a strategy and finance executive with an extensive track record across critical functions in the Fortune 50 realm. Penny held positions as Chief Procurement Officer at Verizon, with over $35 billion in spend and Senior Vice President of Real Estate, controlling a $2B budget and 3,000+ staff.
As President/CEO of TPW & Associates, a strategy consulting firm advising clients on financial and business performance, Penny continues to design and lead high-impact business transformation projects.
Penny serves on the advisory board of Ampcus, Inc., Ivy Community Charities, and leads the Board of Directors for the Redda Group.
Senior Supply Chain Management Student
Rachel Clark is a senior supply chain management major at Howard University. On-campus, Rachel serves as President of the Howard University Supply Chain Student Association and is a Fall 2020 initiate of the first African-American business and professional sorority, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated. Off-campus, Rachel serves as CEO and Founder of her nonprofit environmental service organization, Waves of Change HBCU, Incorporated; and was recognized as a 2020 Young Futurist by The Root Magazine for her sustainability work. During the summer of 2020, Rachel founded the first National Black Voter Registration Day in the United States on August 28th and was published in “Many Facets: America’s Women Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment” for her voter engagement work. Rachel recently completed her third supply chain management internship with Cisco Systems, and looks forward to working within the technology industry post graduation. Her passions include diversity and inclusion, and she seeks to diversify the supply chain management industry on a global scale.