Exchange Mentor Program
Recently, Muskogee Technology (MT) received official confirmation of having been selected as a member of Alabama Power’s 2018-2019 Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program. Brenda Young, mentor program coordinator, said, “A selection committee made up of key business unit decisions-makers from Alabama Power and Southern Company Services (SCS) have selected your company for our signature program.” The program has recently been re-tooled under a new name/concept – EXCHANGE, Where Paths Cross, which is a signature supplier development initiative. Alabama Power created the Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program in 2008 to develop a more robust supplier base and to cultivate and expand business relationships. The program pairs dedicated Alabama Power and Southern Company employee mentors, who have responsibility in the sourcing and procurement process, with supplier protégés who have the potential to cultivate lasting partnerships. “We are excited to have Muskogee Technology in our mentoring program,” said Glenda Thomas, Supplier Relations and Diversity manager. “It will require making a significant investment of time and energy. However, this company may gain new insights, share innovative ideas and build new relationships that will benefit them and us professionally and personally.”
“The Tribe is committed to its diversification efforts and I am extremely proud that Muskogee Technology was selected to learn more about the purchasing and servicing needs of Alabama Power Company,” said Stephanie A. Bryan, Tribal Chair and CEO, Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
“Acceptance into this impressive program is a testament to Muskogee Technology’s growth potential as a minority-owned business. We look forward to building relationships with such a reputable company,” said Westly L. Woodruff, President/CEO of Muskogee Technology.
By Jen Chism CIEDA Marketing Manager