Congratulations to Adrienne Trimble for her selection as the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2018. The NMSDC is one of America’s leading certifying agencies, connecting 1,750 corporate members with over 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses.
Adrienne Trimble’s is the former General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at Toyota Motor North America. From 2005 to 2012, Trimble led the company’s Supplier Diversity initiative culminating in Toyota achieving Corporation of the Year honors from the NMSDC “and a number of local affiliate regional councils.” Trimble leadership at Toyota “where she directed the development of essential supplier relationships with Toyota’s North American operations and diverse businesses across the country” were instrumental in her success and appointment as the new head of the NMSDC.
In addition to diversity and inclusion, Trimble also has prior experience in “Human Resource leadership roles in financial services, media and healthcare industries.”
NMSDC’s Board Chairman, Joseph Hinrichs announced the selection stating “On behalf of the NMSDC Board of Directors, we are pleased to have a leader of Adrienne’s caliber join our team. This is an exciting chapter for NMSDC and I have no doubt that Adrienne’s skills and experience will help shape the future of our organization.”
Mr. Hinrichs, in his statement, thanked Ms. Trimble’s predecessor, NMSDC Interim President Louis Green, noting, “We also thank Louis Green for his service and for helping us stay on track during this important transition.”