Formalized voices added to the Council structure.
In 1995, the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) and Corporate Coordinators Committee (now Supplier Diversity Professionals Working Group) provide voice and input for MBEs and Supplier Diversity Professionals, respectively.
The Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (originally known as MIC) would become a prime advocate and voice of the MBEs associated with the Council. H. Ron White, White & Wiggins LLP, would draft the first guidelines and election procedures for the committee. Charles Griggsby (Facilities Interiors) would help champion these guidelines for adoption by the NMSDC National MBEIC network. Still in effect today, the MBEIC mission to promote, translate and advocate the needs, issues and benefits of MBEs to corporate and public sector buying entities remains strong and visible thanks to these MBE leaders. Strong MBE leadership would continue to participate and help shape the Council’s direction during the 90s – Charlie Chen (DFW Technology), Don McKneely (Minority Business News), B.D. Hill (The Wilson Group), Dianne Ferguson (Business Control Systems), Albert Komutsu (Komutsu Architects) and more.
The Corporate Coordinators Committee (which eventually morphed into the Supplier Diversity Professionals Working Group) would share best practices, benchmarking and suppliers in regular meetings of its members. The SDPWG continues to be one of few supplier diversity focused groups in the NMSDC network delivering education, training and benchmarking to dedicated professionals in the supplier diversity space.
In 1994, the Council created a relationship with the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. The university would build a curriculum designed to help minority businesses improve and grow their businesses.