Diversity Leaders (Construction)

Michael Herrera


Michael is an accomplished supplier diversity and supply chain professional, with experience managing compliance, rules, regulations, and public laws for various corporations. His experience also includes managing strategies, goals and programs that exceeded over $2 billion dollars’ worth of spend annually with small and diverse owned businesses, ultimately leading to being honored by various community leaders for his efforts and recognized with awards by numerous local and national business organizations. 

During his career he has also successfully led large cross functional project teams, managed multi-million-dollar budgets, negotiated large settlement agreements, led the execution of strategic sourcing efforts to include small and diverse owned businesses…in addition to other contract management activities. Including his unique experience of being employed for over a decade at a small woman-owned business. 

In his quest of helping to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all, he has also leveraged his managerial and analytical talents, to lead and support employee resource groups, at several corporations, that were focused on company wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion related efforts.

He has also served on the advisory boards of several non-profit organizations and when he is not passionately working to advocate for DEI efforts, you can find him spending quality time with his husband and foster child and volunteering as a Big Brother via the Big Brothers Big Sisters of American non-profit organization. 

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