Fifth Third Sponsors National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference

Oct 25, 2023 12:45 PM ET
Fifth Third is a vanguard sponsor of the NMSDC Conference.
Fifth Third's Kala Gibson will moderate a panel on supplier diversity at the NMSDC conference in Baltimore.

Fifth Third is proud to be a vanguard sponsor of the 2023 NMSDC Conference & Exchange on Oct. 22-25 in Baltimore, Maryland. The title of this year’s conference is Closing the Equity Gap. With a mission to “act now, accelerate growth and achieve equity,” the NMSDC and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will lead a full agenda of relevant topics, speakers and discussions to facilitate the inclusion and development of thousands of minority business enterprises into the U.S. economy.

Fifth Third Executive Vice President Kala Gibson, chief corporate responsibility officer, will moderate a panel discussion with chief procurement officers as they share their vision for expanding supplier diversity, driving business inclusivity and shaping procurement's future.

The panelists are:

  • Barbara Kubicki, chief procurement officer, Wells Fargo.
  • Sally Macaluso, chief procurement officer, indirect services procurement, Johnson & Johnson.
  • Susanna Webber, chief procurement officer, Merck.

Gibson is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.