Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council Announces Priscilla Wallace as New VP of Corporate & MBE Development

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council announced that Priscilla Wallace will serve as the organization's new Vice President of Corporate and MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) Development, effective Oct. 1, 2012. Previously, Wallace served as the National Supplier Diversity Manager for the American Red Cross, a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and one of the largest nonprofit institutions in the world.

Wallace brings both corporate and nonprofit Procurement and Supplier Diversity experience to the position at CMSDC. During her 12-year tenure with American Red Cross, she built a highly recognized Supplier Diversity Program from inception and also mentored and developed MBEs for greater inclusion in sourcing activities throughout the organization. Wallace holds a Bachelor of Arts from Delta State University and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt for quality and business solutions. She also was recognized as a Top 2012 Supplier Diversity Executive by Professional Woman's Magazine.

Evette Beckett-Tuggle, CMSDC president and CEO said, "Priscilla Wallace is a welcome addition to our team, and her role will be instrumental in adding value to the supply chain requirements of corporations while facilitating the development of a level playing field for minority business enterprises. We look forward to the great leadership and depth of experience Priscilla will bring to CMSDC and to the Charlotte Minority Economic Development Initiative."

Farad Ali, CMSDC board chairman said, "We're pleased to welcome Priscilla Wallace to the CMSDC team, further advancing our efforts to provide value to corporate members and new business opportunities to minority businesses within the CMSDC network."

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

SOURCE Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council