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Supplier Diversity Program

For more than 32 years, EEI's Supplier Diversity Program has created opportunities for diverse businesses to take part in the growth of the electric utility industry. EEI and its members aim to establish long-term relationships with diverse suppliers who provide products and services that help our industry succeed in a highly competitive environment. 

EEI and its members continue to build close alliances with diverse suppliers, knowing that a business practice today will impact business development tomorrow. 

Our mission is to provide guidance and leadership to members using a dynamic 360º vision, managing a myriad of needs and sustaining full industry alignment in a changing business environment.

The Annual EEI Supplier Diversity Conference

Whether you're a supplier looking for customers, or a customer looking for a supplier, EEI's Annual Supplier Diversity Conference is a must-attend event. The conference includes case studies, industry speakers, and business networking opportunities. All utilities are invited to participate in this utility-specific conference. For additional information email
The Conference was a huge success, thanks to all of our member utilities, primes and diverse business owners that participated.  We hope to see you in 2016.
Comments from the 2015 Conference 
“Thank you so much for encouraging me to attend the SD conference in Albuquerque. And Dave was so impressed and glad he attended with me. Truly, we experienced better networking than at ANY previous similar event; plus, networking with the SD managers and other managers on Thursday was truly helpful and a positive experience; they all were truly helpful and just plain nice folks.”  The presentations were also very good—especially the Cybersecurity, What is Your Supplier Diversity IQ, and Understanding Culture and Building Community. Dave and I had a lot of time to discuss our current sales, past projects,and what we should consider going forward.”   
It was my first time to attend the EEI Supplier Diversity conference and it was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for your hard work, your leadership in making the 2015 EEI Supplier Diversity conference a success and a wonderful experience for me. I made some really good contacts and am looking forward to the follow ups. Richard Miles, VP Business Development, LegalWATCH 
I wanted to take a moment and commend the EEI  team and all of your volunteers on hosting such a  successful conference last week in New  Mexico. I gained invaluable insights about trends  occurring in our industry as well as in corporate supplier diversity.  The workshops were robust,  the networking was great, and I can say that this was truly time well spent!  Veronica Walton, MBA,  Supplier Diversity Executive, Ameren Missouri 
Comments from 2014 Conference
"Many thanks for everything you did to make this year's conference such a great success.  I was able to meet with 11 Utilities during the match making sessions which I feel was quite accomplishing as they were quality one on ones and I expect future opportunities to bid to come from those meetings."
"Congratulations on another outstanding and successful conference. As always I am looking forward to next year’s event in Albuquerque. The supplier I invited to attend the conference was extremely impressed and was successful in obtaining many new contacts. There is even the possibility of a partnership with one of the other suppliers that I introduced them to."
Imagine the possibilities!