2013-01-10 17:38:58 - The Arkansas Mississippi Minority Supplier Development Council (AMMSDC) is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that identifies minority suppliers; certifies bona fide minority business enterprises (MBE); and facilitates procurement opportunities between corporate America and AMMSDC-certified minority suppliers. The minority supplier designation applies to Asian Indian-American, Asian Pacific-American, African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American businesses located throughout Arkansas and Mississippi.
Little Rock, AR (December 18, 2012)—The Arkansas Mississippi Minority Supplier Development Council(AMMSDC) held its annual board retreat in Jackson, MS on December 6, 2012 and elected new members to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Salah Khalaf of Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was elected Chairman of the Board, John Munson of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America was elected Vice Chair, Kedrin Edgerson of Pepsico/Frito-Lay was named Treasurer and Cyla C. Rome of Entergy was elected Secretary.
With more than 12 years at Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Mr. Khalaf is currently the senior manager for supplier diversity. His strong merchandising, operations, and negotiation skills led to increased sales and profit in the areas of responsibility. Mr. Khalaf
also sits on the board of directors for the National Minority Supplier Development Council.
“We are very excited to have Mr. Khalaf as the new Chairman of the Board for AMMSDC as we move toward our overall vision of creating mutually beneficial relationships between minority suppliers and corporate members” said Mia McNeal, President/CEO of AMMSDC.