About Us

Diverse perspectives always generate creative ideas and sustainable plans.  GM’s effort to foster growth of our diverse supply base directly correlates with our ability to deliver creative solutions, industry leading product offerings, and exceptional support services as we strive to earn customers for life.

General Motors became the first automotive OEM to establish a formal supplier diversity program in 1968.  GM currently works with over 400 certified diverse suppliers and small businesses within the U.S.A. and Canada. Supplier Diversity is more than a key performance metric, it's a unique network of professionals that drive economic parity, social relevance, and business value that impacts every industry on an international level. We need suppliers that are just as diverse as our great people, products, and customers.

Mary Barra


"General Motors values and respects individual differences. At GM we appreciate what each individual brings to the team; including background, education, gender, race, ethnicity, working and thinking styles, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, religious background, age, generation, disability, cultural expertise and technical skill. Empowering these unique perspectives keeps GM on the cutting edge of technological innovation in the fast-paced automotive industry. Learn how we drive diversity for the benefit of our customers, employees, communities, suppliers and dealers."

Steve Kiefer

Senior Vice President Global Purchasing & Supply Chain
GM Supplier Diversity Council Co-Chair

"General Motors has long been committed to doing business with diverse suppliers. For nearly 50 years we have mentored and grown this important supply base - longer than any automaker. We will continue to award business to diverse suppliers who can create value for our customers."

Reginald Humphrey

Assistant Director, Global Purchasing & Manufacturing Services (GBS)

Amanda Krogol

Supplier Diversity Program Manager

Interior and Exterior

Engine, Transmission & Thermal

Chassis & Body Structure

Electrical Systems & Advanced Technology

Pollyette Lenear

Supplier Diversity Program Manager

Customer Care and Aftersales


Tamika Walker

Supplier Diversity Program Manager

Tier 2 Lead

Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services (Indirect Product & Services)

The GM Supplier Diversity Council was created in 2001 to provide a forum for current GM information and supplier concerns to be shared. The Diversity Council consists of seven diverse suppliers along with thirteen GM executives. One supplier member and one GM Executive hold the position of Co-Chair and are responsible for coordinating the meeting agenda. The Diversity Council represents all diverse suppliers.

Dennis Archer Jr.

Archer Corporate Services, President

Jay Sandhu

NYX, Inc., President & CEO

Terri Chapman


Amish Shah

Kem Krest, President & CEO

Ron Hall, Jr

President & CEO Bridgewater Interiors, LLC

Emmett Walker

Walker International, President & CEO

Leon Richardson

ChemicoMays, LLC, President & CEO

GM Supplier Diversity Council Co-Chair