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On Thursday, March 18, Penn hosted its first Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo. This event brought together local and diverse suppliers, Penn buyers, local agencies and organizations to celebrate supplier diversity; showcase the resources available to local, diversity, and small businesses; and provided an excellent opportunity for business networking.

Hosted by Penn's Executive Vice President, Craig R. Carnaroli, the day's program began with the Forum featuring a panel discussion with business and community leaders regarded as agents of change driving community and economic development across Philadelphia neighborhoods. Panelists included:

  • Beth Bayrd, Marketing Manager, Bon Appetit Management Company:
  • Della Clark, President, the Enterprise Center;
  • Garry Maddox, CEO and Majority Owner, A. Pomerantz & Co;
  • Gabriel Mandujano, Founder and President, Wash Cycle Laundry; and,
  • Todd Rose, President, Telrose Corporation

An outdoor Expo on College Green along Locust Walk immediately followed the Forum, which brought together local and diverse suppliers showcasing their services before the Penn buying community.

The Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo proved to be a tremendous success, and we look forward to planning the next event.


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