Strategic Sourcing Executive Leadership Committee (SSELC)

Consisting of Corporate Member Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other Supply Chain Management, and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), the objective of the SSELC is to support the development and implementation of the Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP) by providing insights and understanding of Supply Chain integration challenges facing small and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs).

Among the items addressed by the SSELC are:

▪ Manufacturing Supplier Industry 4.o Digital Supply Network Integration

▪ Industry Group Supply Chain Performance Requirements

Members Include:

  • Ric Schneider, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), Abbott (Chair)
  • Trisha McRoberts, Group VP Strategic Procurement and Partner, Golden State Foods
  • Frank Sanders, VP Systems Supply Chain and Technolgy Enabling at Intel
  • Patric Stadfield, Head of Supply Chain Management in the Americas for Siemens
  • Weldon Williams, VP, Supply Chain Standards & Operational Excellence, HAVItms

  • Patrick Diakite, Senior Director, Technology & Professional Services, Global Procurement Abbott

CMP Supplier Advisory Committee (CMP-SAC)

The CMP-SAC consist of a core group of different types of engaged Suppliers that provide insights to DMSCA on the Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP) content and Supplier engagement issues. Its members currently include:

  • George Hill, President/CEO, Diversified Chemical Technologies Inc.
  • Hannah Kain, President and CEO, ALOM
  • Emmett Walker, President/CEO, Walker SCM
  • Tony Crawley, Chief Operating Officer, Diversified Synergies
  • Geoffrey Crawley, Vice President, Synasha
  • Claudell Germain, President & COO, Walker Supply Chain Management (Chair)
  • Tony Reyes, President Sr. Carton Craft Inc.
  • Aneesa Muthana, President, Pioneer Services
  • Christopher Murley, CBDO, Apparatus Manufacturing
  • Rahsaan Freemen, Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions, FreemanLundt
  • Dan Bigman, Chief Executive Officer, Gasco Industrial Corporation
  • Evan Arrindell, Director, Supply Chain Solutions, WIT LOGISTICS


David J. Burton AICP, MCRP is the CEO and Founder of DMSCA and the DMSCA Supplier Development Foundation

  • Native of Columbia, SC
  • Morgan State University, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters
  • Morgan State College, B.S.
  • University of Pennsylvania, MCRP
  • U.S. Regular Army Captain, decorated Vietnam Veteran (Special Operations, Military Intelligence)
  • Adjunct Professor, Howard University, LinkedIn and Udemy Learning Instructor
  • Advisory Board, Dept. of Information Science and Systems, Earl Graves School of Business and Management, Morgan State University
  • 40+ years Small Business, Community Planning and Development, Economic Development Experience
  • Authored groundbreaking NIST-MEP white paper: "The Strategic Intervention Of Minority Small Manufacturing Enterprise In The Manufacturing Supply Chain"
  • Numerous other articles on manufacturing supplier development, supply chain intervention strategies
  • 18 years as primary plaintiff for $577 million favorable settlement of Coalition vs State of MD" education civil rights for HBCUs
  • Recipient: Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Frank E. Parker Client of the Year Award for “Courage and Perseverance”
  • Recipient: U.S. Department of Commerce, MBDA Making a "Difference Award" for Minority Manufacturing Inclusion in U.S. Supply Chains
  • Life Member Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Angela Alston-Jenkins, LSSGB, Vice President Operations & Member Support

  • Native of Louisburg, NC

  • B.S - Industrial Technology - Electronics , North Carolina A&T State University

  • B.S. - Industrial Technology - Manufacturing Systems, North Carolina A&T State University

  • LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, LSSGB

  • 25 + years experience in operational development, continuous improvement, and change management

  • 20+ years project management experience - coordination of multiple projects in supply chain , warehousing procurement, enterprise planning and development

  • Board Secretary, National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), Carolinas, 2022- 2024

  • Program Lead, The Women in Communications & Technology (WICT) Network, 2021 - 2023

  • Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

  • NC/SC Licensed Real Estate Agent

  • Certified ISO Internal Auditor