Board Members

Casey Oakes

Director, Global Supplier Diversity at Marriott International

Casey Oakes currently serves as Director, Global Supplier Diversity at Marriott International. In this role he oversees the company’s efforts to achieve one billion dollars in global spend with diverse suppliers.

Previously, Casey served as NGLCC Vice President of Corporate relations acting as NGLCC’s principal liaison to current and potential partners. During his time at the NGLCC, the organization has added more than 50 new partners exceeding revenue growth projections and ensuring the organization has the financial resources necessary to execute on its organizational mission. In addition to development, Casey has helped existing partners activate strategies to leverage their partnerships, maximize their return on investment, and access potential suppliers in the LGBT small business community.

Prior to joining the NGLCC, Casey worked as a constituent advocate for United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg. In this role, he served as the Senator’s principle liaison to the southern New Jersey business community, tracking relevant news and legislation, conducting outreach, and developing relationships with key stakeholders. In addition, he advised the senator on LGBT, immigration, and transportation issues. Caesy has also worked in senior management positions for Sylvan Learning and Six Flags.

Casey was raised in central New Jersey and received a BA in Political Science from the American University in 2009.