When National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) recently announced the selection of Adrienne Trimble, general manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Toyota Motor North America, as president and CEO.
NMSDC’s Board Chairman Joseph Hinrichs stated, “On behalf of the NMSDC Board of Directors, we are pleased to have a leader of Adrienne’s caliber join our team. This is an exciting chapter for NMSDC and I have no doubt that Adrienne’s skills and experience will help shape the future of our organization.”
In her statement, Ms. Trimble said, “I am honored to be taking on this leadership role with NMSDC and look forward to ensuring our organization and our stakeholders remain positioned for sustainable growth and success.”
Trimble’s appointment marks a unique, significant milestone in NMSDC’s long and close relationship with Toyota. She led the company’s supplier diversity initiative from 2005 to 2012, where she directed the development of essential supplier relationships with Toyota’s North American operations and diverse businesses across the country.
Toyota received numerous accolades under Trimble’s direction, including Corporation of the Year by the NMSDC and a number of local affiliate regional councils. Ms. Trimble joined Toyota in 2000 to establish the company’s recruitment strategy and organization design, succession planning and labor cost management efforts. Her previous experience included Human Resource leadership roles in financial services, media and healthcare industries.
“All of us at Toyota are especially appreciative that NMSDC has tapped one of our outstanding executives, Adrienne Trimble, to be its president,” said Al Smith, group vice president of Social Innovation, Toyota Motor North America. “This is a singular opportunity for her and for us, and as such demonstrates Toyota’s commitment to NMSDC and minority supplier development.” ADRIENNE TRIMBLE»
Mr. Hinrichs, in his statement, thanked Ms. Trimble’s predecessor, NMSDC Interim President Louis Green, noting, “We also thank Louis Green for his service and for helping us stay on track during this important transition.”
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