2019 MMSDC ACE Awards Advocate of the Year Nominees

The MMSDC Jethro Joseph Advocate of the Year ACE Award is presented to the individual who is not a buyer but drives the process that promotes the economic development of Minority Business Enterprises, such as a VP, director, or manager. This award acknowledges the individual that goes above and beyond in their efforts to not only source and mentor MBEs but also help their company and community understand why it’s so important to do business with minority suppliers.


CompanyAdvocate Name
AdientSherry N. Diccion
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganLynn Garrison
Consumers Energy Brenda K. Ruffing
Continental AGMichael Harris
DTE EnergyKathe Tocco
FCALottie A. Holland
FCAMarcia Hunter
Flex Brian Moore
Ford Motor CompanyAngela Henderson
General Motors Reginald Humphrey
General Motors Pollyette Lenear
Herman MillerKavy Lenon
KelloggDebra Quade
Kelly ServicesBrenda Marshall
Nissan Marcella McCullough
The Auto Club Group (AAA)Anand Kumar
Valeo Art McClellan
ToyotaStephanie Burton
WalbridgeJacquelyn (Jackie) Jackson
Wayne State University Ken Doherty
Yanfeng Automotive InteriorsJacinto Blanco

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