MBE Input Committee

The Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) is the leadership group of Certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) within the Mountain Plains MSDC. In addition to serving on the MBEIC, the MBEIC Chair serves on the Mountain Plains MSDC’s Board of Directors.

Our Committee

The Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) is the leadership group of Certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) within the Mountain Plains MSDC. In addition to serving on the MBEIC, the MBEIC Chair serves on the Mountain Plains MSDC’s Board of Directors.

The MBEIC is a critical component in the Mountain Plains MSDC and helps to assist the Mountain Plains MSDC with various issues concerning the MBE community. The MBEIC takes on many tasks throughout their term including:

  • Acting as an advocate for issues related to minority business development
  • Providing a platform for suppliers to network and partner for future business opportunities
  • Supporting the mission of the Mountain Plains MSDC
  • Recommending and developing programs for the Mountain Plains MSDCs MBEs and our diverse partners
  • Serving as a liaison between the MBEs and the Mountain Plains MSDCs Board of Directors

Vision

The MPMSDC-MBEIC is a highly motivated group of Certified MBEs who come together in a committee structure and volunteer their time, energy, and resources to advocate, advise and support the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council on behalf of the MBE body. The MBEIC is not a charted organization. The MBEIC operates as a standing committee of the MPMSDC.

These operating guidelines shall serve as a working document, support the day-to-day operations and provide for orderly and efficient processing of MBEIC business over the next two years. The MBEIC may deviate or take exception to these interim guidelines by a simple majority vote. Permanent changes to these guidelines shall require a three-fifth (60%) approval vote of the MBEIC committee. These guidelines cannot anticipate all future contingencies. As such, it is expected that the MBEIC Chair will develop and recommend courses of action to the MBEIC committee for requirements that are not covered by these guidelines. All changes to these operating guidelines require approval of the Council’s Board of Directors.

Purpose

The Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) is a combination of elected or appointed certified minority business enterprise representatives who provide counsel, input and recommendations for programs and projects implemented by the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council (MPMSDC). The MBEIC, with the approval of the MPMSDC Board, provides a program of activities that further the goals and objectives of the MPMSDC and are relevant and in support of the certified MBE community.

The MBEIC shall have officers that provide for an organized structure through which input and recommendations can be shared with the MPMSDC Board, standing committees and the MBE community.

The Mountain Plains MSDC truly appreciates the MBEIC’s contribution to the Council!

 

Dicran “D” Arnold

Area Vice President- Business Development Global Enterprise Sales

World Wide Technology

“D” joined World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) team in 2004. As WWT’s Area Vice President, Business Development for WWT’s Global Enterprise Sales division, “D” and his team is responsible for building strategic relationships with WWT’s customers, foster partnerships with local Women and Minority Business Enterprises, lead WWT’s relationship with the NMSDC regional councils, MSDUK, local STEM and community outreach.

“D” is currently serving on the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NWMMSDC) Board of Directors, the NWMMSDC’s Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBIEC) as Vice Chair, the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council’s MBEIC and the Western Regional Minority Supplier Diversity Council (WRMSDC) Executive Advisory Committee. Previously, he also served on the WRMSDC’s Board of Directors and the MBEIC as an Ad Hoc member and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area’s Board of Directors.  

 Before joining WWT, “D” was Director of Procurement for a publicly traded- third party logistic company in Duluth, GA, where he and his team brought and maintained inventories on behalf of fortune 1000 customers like BellSouth, PacBell, Porsche and Coca Cola, just to name a few. Prior to that, he worked at the Athlete’s Foot Group as a shoe planner and assistant accessory buyer. He also has several years of inventory management experience as a Store Manager for Pizza Hut and the Athlete’s Foot Group.  In the early 2000’s he started his own company, DYK Enterprise a real estate and janitorial company before coming to working for WWT.

 “D” has been married for 18th years and has a 12-year-old son. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ole Miss.

Dicran.arnold@wwt.com

 

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