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Event Information

Date: April 6, 2017
Check-in: 8:30am-9:30 am
Time: 9:30am –2:00 pm
Location: State Compensation Insurance Fund
State Fund’s Learning Center, 1010 Vaquero Circle, Vacaville, CA 95688

Event and Participation Details: Participation limited to two individuals per company
Certification with WBENC, NMSDC , NGLCC or Department of General Services (SDVBE only) is highly preferred, but not required.

Registration Information:

  • No on-site registration
  • On-line registration available until March 24
  • Registration does not guarantee participation – confirmed attendees will be notified via e-mai
  • For questions contact:


Time Topic Discussion Leader
8:30-9:25 am Registration & Coffee Meet & Greet
9:30-9:40am Welcome and overview of State Fund’s Supplier Diversity Initiative Praneet Rangarajan, Technology Category Manager
9:45 - 9:55am Opening Remarks Andreas Acker, Executive VP t and Chief Administrative Officer
10:00 - 10:10 Insurance Diversity Initiative Overview Amorette Yang, Chief, Community Programs and Policy Initiatives, California Department of Insurance
10:15-10:25 Impact of Supplier Diversity Cecil Plummer, President & CEO , Western Regional Minority Supplier Diversity Council
10:30-10:40 BREAK
10:45-11:00 Importance of Tier II Program Lisa Castillo, Associate Director AT&T Supplier Diversity
10:50-11:30 Economic Impact Analysis Dawn Marchand, Helenistic Inc
11:30-12:00pm LUNCH
12:00-12:30pm Panel Discussion: Success stories Moderator: Brian Walsh, Technology Category Lead
Salvador Peineda, CSAA
Betty Lau, Blue Shield of California
12:45-2:00pm Matchmaking Session Facilitator: Tomas Moncivais , My Business Matches