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Lunch With the Experts: AARP Supplier Diversity
August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch with the Experts: AARP Supplier Diversity
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
An overview of supplier diversity programs along with specific opportunities available with AARP.
Kimberly N. Ayers
Director, Supplier Diversity, Procurement and Contract Management, AARP
As AARP’s Director, Supplier Diversity within Procurement and Contract Management, Kimberly Ayers is responsible for managing and fostering partnership opportunities between AARP internal stakeholders, the procurement team, and small and diverse suppliers to drive increased awareness and usage of small and diverse businesses enterprise wide. Ms. Ayers ensures that AARP stays connected to the community by: championing continuing educational opportunities for entrepreneurs, the promotion of minority and small business certification opportunities, and sponsoring diverse initiative opportunities provided by AARP diversity partner organizations to bring greater visibility and awareness to the issues facing small and diverse businesses.
Kimberly joined AARP in 2018 after working for National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), Verizon, and XO Communications where she held a variety of audit and procurement related positions of increasing responsibility.
Kimberly has a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Law from the University of Connecticut and is currently a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC). She is also on the Board of Directors for Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC) Metro NY Greater DMV.
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.
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