UC Supplier Diversity Advisory Council

Purpose

The University of California Small & Diverse Business Advisory Council provides a forum for businesses, business affiliate organizations and business trade associations to provide input and feedback on UC policies and practices that impact small and diverse business utilization and participation in UC contracts and projects.

The Council is chaired by UC Chief Procurement Officer, Paul Williams, and meets on a quarterly basis. It reports to the UC President’s office, the UC Procurement Leadership Council (PLC) and other key University channels.

Mission

The Council's mission is to foster, promote, increase and retain University of California spend among small, diverse, disadvantaged and local businesses.

Contact the Council

Council Members

Anda Draghici

Anda Draghici

Chief, Small Business & DVBE Services, State of California, Department of General Services
Anthony Singleton

Anthony Singleton

Small Business Officer, UC San Diego
Avis Yates Rivers

Avis Yates Rivers

CEO, Technology Concepts Group International
Cassie Jazmine

Cassie Jazmine

Visionary Catalyst, Strategic Economies
Cecil Plummer

Cecil Plummer

President, Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
Cheryl Lott

Cheryl Lott

Attorney, Buchalter
Damian Dwin

Damian Dwin

Lafayette Square
Darrel Sauceda

Darrel Sauceda

President and COO, ASC Group
Donna Ruff

Donna Ruff

Vice President - Supplier Diversity and Development Manager, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Doug Parrish

Doug Parrish

President and CEO, Red Dipper
Frank Louie

Frank Louie

Chief Operating Officer, CA Asian-Pacific Chamber of Commerce
Gil Vasquez

Gil Vasquez

Manager Partner, Vasquez and Company LLP; Chairman of LA Latino Chamber of Commerce
Gordon Lee

Gordon Lee

President, CEO and Founder, Princeton Credit
Jasmine Ali

Jasmine Ali

President and CEO, Bay Systems Inc.
Lawrence C. Manson Jr.

Lawrence C. Manson Jr.

NextGen Holdings, LLC
Marc Spencer

Marc Spencer

CEO, Summer Search
Marliz Copado

Marliz Copado

Strategic Sourcing Professional and Anchor Institution Mission Procurement Lead, UCSF
O.T. Wells

O.T. Wells

Chief Procurement Officer, UCLA
Phillip McCants

Phillip McCants

Small Business Officer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dr. Rita Ohaya

Dr. Rita Ohaya

SFO Airport
Sandra Escalante

Sandra Escalante

President and CEO, Laner Electric Supply Co., Inc.
Shaila Mistry

Shaila Mistry

Co-Founder and President, Jayco mmi, Inc
Soraya Wright

Soraya Wright

Founder and CEO, SMW Risk Management Consulting
Tong Qin

Tong Qin

Partner at CFOs2Go
Ulili Onovakpuri

Ulili Onovakpuri

Managing Partner, Kapor Capital

Working Committees


Access to Capital Committee

Cassie Jazmine

Visionary Catalyst, Strategic Economies

Damian Dwin

Lafayette Square

Darrel Sauceda

President and COO, ASC Group

Lauren Friedman

UCOP Executive Director of Capital Asset Strategies

Lawrence C. Manson Jr.

NextGen Holdings, LLC

Tong Qin

Partner at CFOs2Go

Ulili Onovakpuri

Managing Partner, Kapor Capital

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