More corporations join the Council.
The 1990s opened with a faltering economy and challenges to minority inclusion programs. That did not deter the Council. It would continue to grow and thrive into the 90s with leadership from Phil Steinmetz (JCPenney), Joe Zimmerman (Texas Instruments), Bill Harris (Bank One), Jack Redding (TXU), Jerry Martin (Frito-Lay), Marian Spitzberg (Belo Corporation) and Mark Redmond (GTE).
New leaders would join the Council and begin to help make a footprint on minority business inclusion – Cheryl Stevens (TXU), Richard Stouffer (Texas Instruments), Tom Trotter (IBM), Jim Burnett (American Airlines), Bill Alcorn (JCPenney) and many others.