REGISTER NOW! TSMSDC’S 2021 ‘RAISING THE BAR’ MINI-SERIES… Featuring Trane Technologies, University of Louisville, GE Appliances, Element Fleet Management, and University of Kentucky

2021 VIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL MINI-SERIES
WHAT
The signature ‘Raising the Bar’ Mini-Series was created to assist MBEs to develop, know, and grow their business. Each unique session is designed for attendees to learn how to conduct business with corporations, government buying agencies, and other major purchasers. The participants learn, firsthand, the actual requirements necessary for conducting business with the specific member corporation. It is an informative, productive and value-add forum with take-a-ways for business success.
WHEN
Thursday, April 29, 2021
11:00am – 12:30pm EST
10:00am – 11:30am CST
WHO
TRANE TECHNOLOGIES… is an international company with U.S. headquarters in Davidson, North Carolina. The company creates comfortable, energy efficient indoor environments for commercial and residential applications. Brands include: ThermoKing, Trane, and the Brand Family of… American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, AmeriStar Heating & Cooling, Trane, Frigoblock, ICS Cool Energy, Nexia, OxBox HVAC, RunTru HVAC and Thermocold.
For additional information visit: www.tranetechnologies.com
PRESENTERS:
Jackie LaJoie – Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity
Julie Miller – Director, Factory Operations Procurement Team
Trane Technologies’ speakers will share information about their Indirect Procurement Categories – including:
  • Marketing
  • PR
  • Communications
  • Contingent Labor
  • Consulting
  • HR
  • Facilities – Janitorial, EH&S, MRO, Packaging etc.
FEE:
TSMSDC Certified MBEs | TSMSDC Corporate Members – FREE
MBEs (Non-Certified) | Corporate (Non-Member) | Others – $50.00
WHEN
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
11:00am – 12 Noon EST
10:00am – 11:00am CST
WHO
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE… is a state-supported nationally recognized metropolitan research university located in Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area of Louisville. The University has three campuses, and houses 12 colleges and schools – with an operating budget of $1.2 billion.
For additional information visit: www.louisville.edu
PRESENTERS:
Marc D. Ellis, M.S. – Assistant Director
Procurement Diversity & Inclusion
FEE:
TSMSDC Certified MBEs | TSMSDC Corporate Members – FREE
MBEs (Non-Certified) | Corporate (Non-Member) | Others – $50.00
WHEN
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
11:00am – 12 Noon EST
10:00am – 11:00am CST
WHO
GE APPLIANCES… is headquartered in Kentucky. Since the early 1950s, Appliance Park – a massive and thriving 750-acre “city within a city” that boasts its own zip code – has been part of the Louisville community. Home to GE Appliances’ headquarters and five (5) manufacturing plants, the complex builds Made in America clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and other appliance components. GE Appliances also has operations across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, India, China, and South Korea.
For additional information visit: www.geappliancesco.com
PRESENTERS:
Kirby L. Watson, CPSD, PMP – Principal Program Manager, Supplier Diversity & Citizenship
Rob Lidster – Chief Procurement Officer
FEE:
TSMSDC Certified MBEs | TSMSDC Corporate Members – FREE
MBEs (Non-Certified) | Corporate (Non-Member) | Others – $50.00
WHEN
Thursday, August 19, 2021
11:00am – 12 Noon EST
10:00am – 11:00am CST
WHO
ELEMENT FLEET MANAGEMENT… provides an end-to-end suite of fleet management services that spans the total fleet lifecycle, from acquisition and financing to program management and vehicle re-marketing. Element’s headquarters and regional offices are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.
For additional information visit: www.elementfleet.com
PRESENTERS:
Julia Muller – Assistant Vice President, Sales
Sheri McGrath – Head of Diversity and Inclusion
FEE:
TSMSDC Certified MBEs | TSMSDC Corporate Members – FREE
MBEs (Non-Certified) | Corporate (Non-Member) | Others – $50.00
WHEN
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
11:00am – 12 Noon EST
10:00am – 11:00am CST
WHO
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY… located in Lexington, Kentucky, is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. The University has a broad range of resources centered on a single campus in the heart of the Bluegrass – with an operating budget of $4.4 billion.
For additional information visit:
PRESENTERS:
Marilyn Clark – Supplier Diversity Manager
Barry Swanson – Chief Procurement Officer
FEE:
TSMSDC Certified MBEs | TSMSDC Corporate Members – FREE
MBEs (Non-Certified) | Corporate (Non-Member) | Others – $50.00
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