Leadership & Staff


Cheri K Henderson – President & CEO
Derrick Dowell – Vice President
Susan A. L. Marston, MBA – Regional Vice President, Kentucky and West Virginia
Paula Nelson – Office Manager, Tennessee
Joyce Tabb – West Tennessee
Benjamin Bluitt – MBE Services Manager



Chairman – Dr. Herman Williams, Chief Physician Executive Managing Director, Healthcare Advisory – BDO USA, LLP
Vice Chair – KeeKee Mathis, Supplier Diversity Manager Purchasing CP – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Chattanooga Operations
Treasurer – Stanford T. Williams, Vice President/Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer – Messer Construction Company
Legal Counsel – Attorney Richard Manson, President – SourceMark USA (Vice Chair, MBEIC)
MBEIC Chair – Maria Teresa “Tera” Vazquez, President & CEO – Guy Brown
President & CEO – Cheri K. Henderson – TriState MSDC


Name: Keith Hamilton
Company: LB Manufacturing, LLC (MBEIC-KY)
Title: President
Name: Jackie LaJoie
Company: Ingersoll Rand
Title: Sr. Supplier Diversity Manager
Name: Anthony Mathis
Company: Norton Healthcare
Title: Director, Energy & MWBE Initiatives
Name: Warren Sawyers
Company: Atlas Management Corporation
Title: President & CEO
Name: Attorney Kim Stagg
Company: Dickinson Wright, PLLC
Title: Attorney