Partnering with Supplier Diversity Professionals to Leverage Success

CSDP Marketing Committee

Erica White is the Supplier Diversity Administrator at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She joined the Blues team in May 2013, from Ford Motor Company. She has held positions as a global buyer, program manager, and diversity support manager. She brings with her a great deal of procurement, supply chain and supplier diversity experience.

Some of the highlights of her career include:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan:

  • 2013 - Achieved 19% MBE spend, exceeding our MBE goal of 15% by 4%
  • 2013 - Achieved 16% WBE spend, exceeding our WBE goal of 12.5% by 3.5%
  • 2013 - Diverse spend was $253.8 Mil exceeding the 2012 total of $186.1 Mil by 36%
  • 2013 - Won the MMSDC Corporate One award for the 13th year in a row for our support of the council and high achievements in supplier diversity
  • 2013 - Won the MMSDC Corporation of the Year for the 6th time in 7 years
  • 2013 - Through strategic outreach, achieved $16.5M in Tier II diverse spend, exceeding the 2012 total of $9.52M by 73%

Ford Motor Company:

  • Chairperson for Diversity Council & Community Service Committee
  • Developed and implemented strategy to outsource $23.5 Million spend to a Minority Business Enterprise
  • Coordinated Supplier Diversity sourcing strategy for all of Information Technology purchasing
  • Numerous recognitions both within Ford Motor Company and externally for her work in global diversity and inclusion

Erica has also worked in Finance—Purchasing for the City of Detroit as a Purchasing Supervisor. She received her bachelor’s in business/marketing from a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Kentucky State University. She received her MBA from Wayne State University

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