With a firm belief that women- and minority-owned businesses are the economic engines that drive competitive advantages, Dr. Shannon Suber is a leading proponent of supplier diversity at Dallas-based Texas Instruments. Prior to her current role as operations manager for TI’s business support entity rotation programs, Shannon served as director of minority and women business development, filling the shoes of her mentor and WBE Hall of Fame inductee, the late Richard Stouffer.

During her 14 years at the helm of supply chain diversity, TI increased inclusion and sustained utilization of MWBE firms through several new initiatives, including required third-party certification, a supplier development mentoring program and a sub-tier initiative requiring TI’s prime suppliers to utilize certified MWBEs.

Catalyst Award Honoree