Ajamu Johnson is Senior Director of Supplier Diversity & Strategic Procurement for Comcast, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.
Since joining Comcast in 2008, Mr. Johnson has led vendor diversity and inclusion activities for the company’s cable division with a geographic footprint spanning 39 states and the District of Columbia. His duties include establishing corporate goals, policy, strategy, and objectives that ensure maximum utilization of diverse businesses in the contracting process. In 2010, he worked closely with Comcast’s executive team to establish an unprecedented series of diversity and inclusion-related voluntary public commitments in connection with the successful completion of Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal.
Mr. Johnson has been involved in minority business outreach and development for 10 years. In his previous position at the Urban Affairs Coalition he was instrumental in assisting a number of organizations in fulfilling economic development plans for capital construction projects. Additionally, he worked to cultivate and maintain strategic partnerships with the business community, grassroots associations, elected officials, and city and state government.
Mr. Johnson earned a degree in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University. In 2011, he graduated from UCLA’s prestigious Executive Leadership Development Program. Additionally, he completed the Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Emerging Leader Program in 2007. Currently, he serves on the advisory boards for the Philadelphia Urban League Center for Entrepreneurship and the National Veteran Owned Business Association. Mr. Johnson is a native New Yorker and currently resides in Philadelphia.
Michael Maloney is Vice President of Business Services for the Freedom Region which includes PA, NJ and DE. Mike is responsible for all activities related to Business Services for both the Enterprise and SMB segments for Comcast. Under his direction, Mike’s team is charged with developing one of the company’s largest growth opportunities and a strategic opportunity to further differentiate Comcast from the competition in the tri-state area.
Prior to joining Comcast in 2007, Mike spent over 13 years at Sprint in a variety of management and sales roles before taking on the challenge of VP/GM at XO Communications, a provider of voice, data, Internet, and VoIP services for business clients. In that role, Mike managed business operations for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University.
Wade Colclough serves as President and CEO of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Minority Supplier Development Council – a regional affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The NMSDC, a non-profit corporate membership organization, was established in 1972 to serve as a connection between corporate America and African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American-owned businesses to enhance diversity in the corporate procurement supply chain.
Prior to joining the Council in 2010, Mr. Colclough successfully led a number of corporate external affairs efforts working in the Corporate Affairs, Marketing, Media & Public Relations, and Government & Community Relations departments. He has led teams and departments for multi-million dollar corporations such as PECO, An Exelon Company – a utility headquartered in Philadelphia – and Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) – a municipal-owned utility in Philadelphia.
Mr. Colclough is a Leadership Philadelphia alumni – a board leadership training program for Delaware Valley regional executives. He is also the recipient of numerous honors including the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 most influential business leaders under 40; the Philadelphia Tribune’s, one of the most influential business leaders to watch in 2004 and 2005; the City of Philadelphia’s Honorable Congressman Lucien Blackwell Community Service Award in 2005; and in the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus’, Young Gifted and Black Award 2008. He is also a seasoned national speaker.
A Philadelphia native, Mr. Colclough earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Eastern University; an advance certification in corporate community relations from Boston College School of Community Relations; certification in non-profit management from LaSalle University; and certification in Strategic Alliances from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Theresa Harrison is the Director of Supplier Diversity for Ernst & Young LLP a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.
Ms. Harrison joined Ernst &Young in June of 2004 to develop the firm’s supplier diversity initiative. She is responsible for the management and oversight of the Ernst & Young supplier diversity initiative which includes the design, development and implementation of diverse supplier policies, processes, and procedures. In addition, she is a frequent public speaker and works to build awareness of the importance of supplier diversity both inside and outside of Ernst & Young.
She serves on the Board of Directors for:
- NY/NJ Minority Business Development Council
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
- Diversity Information Resources
Ms. Harrison is the Chair of the Procurement Council, NGLCC, Chair of the Membership and Revenue Generation, WBENC and Board Chairperson for Diversity Information Resources.
She has been recognized for her efforts in supplier diversity with the 2011 William J Alcorn Leadership Award from WBENC, 2010 WBENC Applause Award, 2008 Advocate of the Year by NGLCC, and The Networking Journal’s Top 40 under 40. In 2006 and 2008 Women’s Enterprise Magazine named her as one the “100 Women Impacting Supplier Diversity” .
Under her leadership, Ernst & Young has received several accolades for the firm’s support of entrepreneurs. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council named Ernst & Young as one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises. The Women’s President Education Organization named Ernst & Young as the 2009 Corporation of the Year Award and in 2008, Hispanic Enterprise Magazine named Ernst & Young as one of it’s Top 50 Corporations for Supplier Diversity.
Ms. Harrison obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Emmanuel College and a Masters of Business Administration from Bentley College.
Frederick E. Davis, Jr. is a tax partner in the New York office of Mitchell & Titus, LLP, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited. He has over 18 years of public accounting experience specializing in public companies, not-for-profit and entrepreneurial businesses. Fred leads operations for the firm’s Commercial Tax Practice.
Throughout his career, Fred provided tax consulting and compliance services in the federal, state and local, as well as international tax areas. He has served as the tax partner on numerous engagements for major consumer product conglomerates, insurance, real estate, private equity, banking, media and natural gas businesses. Many of his clients are among the Fortune 1000. Internally, Fred advises the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Group on tax and legislative changes that may affect their clients.
He has a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law, an M.S. in Taxation from Long Island University, and a BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University. Fred is admitted to the Bar in New York and New Jersey. Fred is a member of the American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA), and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Fred is a member of NABA’s Strategic Business Advisory Council; serves as co-chair of Hofstra University’s 75th Anniversary Honor Roll Selection Committee; and serves on the NYSSCPA’s Financial Instruments and Financial Transactions Committee. He is a certified public accountant in New York and Maryland. His external activities also include serving as President of Hofstra University’s Alumni Organization; he is Treasurer for Vision of Hope, a New Jersey community-based not-for-profit organization; and, is a Deacon at the New Hope Baptist Church, a Newark, NJ faith-based religious institution.
David L. Groomes has over 26 years of Executive Leadership in operations, logistics, supplier diversity, and strategic procurement at both privately and publicly held corporations. He’s managed billions of corporate spend over his career and is known in the procurement profession as a strong advocate of Supplier Diversity.
At U.S. Facilities, Inc, he is responsible for developing a national supply chain strategy that fully leverages customer experience, savings and systems integration across the company.
He is a member of the PA-NJ-DE MSDC MBEIC.
Mr. Groomes works closely with Procurement Executives, Facilities Service Leaders and Supplier Diversity advocates at Fortune 1000 companies providing solutions to Strategic Sourcing needs via U.S. Facilities’ integrated facilities management.
Before joining U.S. Facilities, Inc., Mr. Groomes held Management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation in Massachusetts, Dell in Round Rock Texas and more recently Merck & Co., Inc., at their world headquarters in Whitehouse Station N.J. where he was the Associate Director of Global Site Services Procurement.
At Merck & Co, Inc. he was responsible for the procurement of all Global Facilities Services including Site Services, Security Services, Food Services, Laundry Services, Fixed and Rotor Wing Aviation, Office Equipment, Office Supplies and other spend categories. He led the procurement of the cross functional Global Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) initiative where he established a industry leading 40% Supplier Diversity objective in prime contracts.
During his 9 years at Dell Computer, he held Sr. positions in Dell’s World Class Supply Chain organization and created Dell’s Supplier Diversity Program. In this role he helped get funding for the start up of the Central and South Texas Minority Business Development Council in Austin Texas.
As a Business Owner (and MBE) he provided supply chain, procurement and supplier diversity strategies to Fortune 1000 companies. He maintains relationships with hundreds of procurement professionals as a member of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) including Chief Procurement Officers at several Fortune 100 Companies.
Mr. Groomes holds an Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts and a Masters Degree in Management from Cambridge College in Cambridge Massachusetts.
During his military service, Mr. Groomes served in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division as an Aviation Section Chief at Fort Bragg, N.C. from 1977 – 1980.
He earned his C.P.M. certification in 1995.
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