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2017 Supplier Diversity Award Winners

AARP hosted its 2nd Annual Supplier Diversity Awards and Recognition Program to recognize diverse suppliers that have done outstanding work with AARP as well as acknowledge internal departments, business units, team members and strategic partners that have demonstrated an organizational commitment to support, engage and sustain diverse suppliers. The event took place on November 15th at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC.

External Award Winners

Pictured in the front row left to right: AARP - Kimberly Marcus, Director, Supplier Diversity; Burrell Communications Group – Fay Ferguson, Co-CEO; Ampcus Inc. – Ann Ramakumaran, CEO; KGO – Selva Gunenc, Principal; Back row left to right: AARP - Robert Khan, VP, Procurement and Contract Management; Aquent LLC – John Chuang, Co-Founder & CEO; The Consortium, Inc. – Michael Thron, Senior Partner; Market Probe, Inc. - Dr. TR Rao, President & CEO; JPA Health Communications – Michael O’Brien, Managing Director


Internal Award Winners

  • Highest Annual Spend
    Lola Snaps Photography

    Business Unit Award: Highest Annual Spend with Diverse Suppliers

    Integrated Communications & Marketing ($37.5 million in spend) (2nd consecutive year) Barbara Shipley, SVP, Brand Integration; Martha Boudreau, EVP & Chief Communications & Marketing Officer; Kimberly Marcus, Director, Supplier Diversity; Sami Hassanyeh, SVP, Digital Strategy & Membership

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  • Highest Percentage of Spend
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    Business Unit Award: Highest Percentage of Spend with Diverse Suppliers

    AARP Foundation (37.4%) (2nd consecutive year) Robert Khan, VP, Procurement and Contract Management; Demetrios Antzoulatos, VP, Finance & Operations; Kimberly Marcus, Director, Supplier Diversity

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  • Greatest Number of Suppliers
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    Business Unit Award: Greatest Number of Diverse Suppliers

    Community, State, and National Affairs (257 diverse vendors) (2nd consecutive year) Kimberly Marcus, Director, Supplier Diversity; Edna Kane-Williams, SVP, Multicultural Leadership; Robert Khan, VP, Procurement and Contract Management

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  • Greatest Increase in Suppliers
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    Department Award: Greatest Increase in Number of Diverse Suppliers

    Integrated Communication/Integrated Communications & Marketing (additional 36 diverse vendors/90 total) Kimberly Marcus, Director, Supplier Diversity; Barbara Shipley, SVP, Brand Integration; Robert Khan, VP, Procurement and Contract Management

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  • Greatest Increase in Spend
    Lola Snaps Photography

    Department Award: Greatest Increase in Spend with Diverse Suppliers

    Information Technology/Operations & Finance (additional $2.8 million in spend/$18.7 million total) (2nd consecutive year) Kimberly Marcus, Director, Supplier Diversity; Amy Doherty, SVP & Chief Information Officer; Robert Khan, VP, Procurement and Contract Management

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  • Greatest Percentage Increase in Spend
    Lola Snaps Photography

    Department Award: Greatest Percentage Increase in Spend with Diverse Suppliers

    Brand Strategy/Integrated Communications & Marketing (97.8% increase) Kimberly Marcus, Director, Supplier Diversity; Barbara Shipley, SVP, Brand Integration; Robert Khan, VP, Procurement and Contract Management

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  • Supplier Diversity Champion
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    Champion Award

    Pictured left to right: Robert Khan, VP, Procurement and Contract Management; Janice Howroyd, President and Founder, AllSource PPS; Maria Lee, User Experience and Site Operations Manager; Edna Kane-Williams, SVP, Multicultural Leadership; Kimberly Marcus, Director, Supplier Diversity; Dr. Randal Pinkett, President and CEO, BCT Partners

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  • Champion Award
    Lola Snaps Photography

    Champion Award

    Edna Kane-Williams, SVP, Multicultural Leadership

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  • Champion Award
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    Champion Award

    Tana Younger, Procurement Analyst

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  • Champion Award
    Lola Snaps Photography

    Champion Award

    Maria Lee, User Experience and Site Operations Manager

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