Supplier Diversity @ Purdue: Awards

Head-shot of Jesse Moore, Director of the Office of Supplier Diversity

Since our last issue of The Catalyst, the Office of Supplier Diversity Development’s Director, Jesse Moore, has been recognized not once but twice for his long history of championing diversity and meritorious service.

Monday, December 12, 2016, Jesse was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash, for his service throughout the state as an advocate for diverse businesses and his service on the Governor's Commission on Minority and Women's Business Enterprises.

The Sagamore of the Wabash is the highest honor, which the Governor of Indiana bestows. It is a personal tribute usually given to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state or to the governor. Among these who have received Sagamores have been astronauts, presidents, ambassadors, artists, musicians, politicians, and ordinary citizens who have contributed greatly to our Hoosier heritage.

Wednesday, March 30, 2017, Jesse was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award, by the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), at NAEP’s annual national convention in Reno, Nevada.

The Volunteer of the Year Award acknowledges and recognizes the voluntary achievements of a current Member who has contributed time and re-sources to benefit the overall goals of NAEP

Jesse was recognized for overseeing the development of the NAEP’s Supplier Diversity Institute from 2006-2016, as well as being a thought leader and mentor to new supplier diversity professionals.

Bill Sullivan Treasurer & CFO Purdue University

“It is no surprise to anyone who knows Jesse that he would be celebrated for his commitment to serving others, inspiring others and being a champion for diversity.  His most recent honors are richly deserved, and we at Purdue join in congratulating Jesse not only for these awards, but also for what he does every day to make Purdue and the broader business community aware and appreciative of how diversity enriches all of us in so many ways.”

Bill Sullivan
Treasurer & CFO
Purdue University

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