Kevin L. Bell, a native of Detroit, Michigan, was named Senior Manager – Supplier Diversity & Learning and Development in January 2009. In the area of Supplier Diversity, Mr. Bell is responsible for providing access, growth and development opportunities to disadvantaged suppliers. Some of his additional responsibilities include, establishing and monitoring progress toward annual minority spending and supplier participation goals, as well as interacting with leaders in the community.
Mr. Bell’s leadership interests are extensive, and include service as: Board Member of Real Life 101 Scholarship Fund, a scholarship program for at-risk African-American males; Board Member Detroit College Prep High School; Board Member and Treasurer of the Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council (MMSDC); Board Member and Vice Chair Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC); Former Board Member and Treasurer of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC); Former Board Member and Treasurer Women’s Business Enterprise National Council – Great Lakes.
Kevin has received many awards and recognitions including:
The 2007 DaimlerChrysler “Procurement Professional of the Year” award.
The Women’s Business Economic Council “2010 Corporate Volunteer of the Year”
The Michigan Chronicle “2010 Men of Excellence” award
The Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council 2011 and 2012 Advocate of the Year
2012 Automotive News “Supplier Diversity All Star”
2012 National Minority Supplier Development Council “Advocate of the Year”
Mr. Bell’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business from Wayne State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Procurement Manager.