Pacific Southwest MSDC Selects New President

Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 24, 2017 – The Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council has selected Rainey A. Alben to serve as the Council’s new president. She assumes the duties of her new position on Sept. 11, 2017, and will manage the Council’s offices and resources in Phoenix, Ariz. and San Diego, Calif.

Alben stated she is looking forward to meeting all of the Council’s constituents. “I will be traveling throughout our service territory to meet existing and potential Minority Business Enterprises and learn from them what the Council can do to increase their confidence in the organization. I will also be meeting with our partners to announce a new agenda for cooperation that will synergistically benefit our organizations as we work together to advance diverse business participation in corporate business initiatives.”

As the Diversity Director for the Institute for Supply Management®, Alben was responsible for leading ISM’s diversity initiatives. ISM®, founded in 1915, is the first and largest not-for-profit supply management institute in the world serving supply management professionals in more than 90 countries. Her unique skills and talents make her qualified to lead the Council forward with an aggressive agenda to grow MBE membership and increase corporate sponsorship throughout the Council’s territory.

The Council is hosting a Welcome Reception for Alben on Aug. 30, 2017 at the SRP PERA Club, 1 E Continental Dr., Desert View Room, 2nd Floor, Tempe, AZ 85281. Please contact the Council at 602-495-9950 for details. RSVP for the Welcome Reception online.

About the Council

The Council’s mission is to grow Minority Business Enterprises by providing certification, promotion, information and resources that directly contribute to business growth. The Council was incorporated in 1993 as the Arizona affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. In 2013, the Council’s geographic reach expanded to include San Diego County.

The NMSDC and its affiliates are the premier organizations that provide certification services to those diverse businesses seeking Minority Business Enterprise certification.  More than 300 minority-owned businesses are certified in the Council’s service territory.