Our Members

Our Members

The KCPRT Supplier Diversity Committee is a committee comprised of supplier diversity champions from KPCRT member corporations. Collaborators and advisors belong to government entities, civic groups, and the academic community.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Cherie Williams
Supplier Diversity Manager- Legal Sourcing Ops, Senior



Valerie Coyazo (Co-Chair)
Supplier Diversity Senior Manager
“We are committed to increasing opportunities for diverse suppliers and enhancing the competitiveness of the supply base. A community is only as strong as the businesses that support it. When we contribute to the success of diverse suppliers, we start a cycle where the supplier, our company and the local economy all benefit.”

Hallmark Cards Inc.

Angelique Hill
Supplier Diversity Manager

Isle Of Capri

Santos Madrigal
Purchasing Manager
“We encourage diversity not just at our Kansas City property, but at our properties across the state on a continuous basis.”

JE Dunn Construction Company

Kisha Bausby
Senior Diversity Specialist
“We are committed to building diversity and inclusion throughout the company. Not only do we recognize the significant impact in creating diverse partnerships, but we take pride in helping identify and eliminating barriers for our partners’ success.”

Metropolitan Community College

Christine (Chris) Kelly
Program Coordinator, Supplier Diversity
“We encourage diversity and create solutions to foster long term partnerships between small and/or diverse businesses and members of the Greater Kansas City procurement community.”

Commerce Bank

Renita Gee (Chair)
Senior Program Manager Supplier Diversity
“We are committed to building strong and sustainable relationships with viable diverse-owned businesses throughout the community in which we work and live. Our promise—Count on More—means we fix our sights on delivering service that exceeds expectations. More helps businesses and consumers achieve their goals and dreams for the future. That’s our focus, day in and day out.”



“We work to include small and diverse partners in our supply chain. Diversity strengthens our business, which benefits our employees and members.”

Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies

Karen West
Small Business Program Manager
“We all have a stake in the performance of our small business suppliers. Our leadership team recognizes the importance of small business to achieving our mission and embraces each small business transaction as an opportunity to both support our customer’s expectations, and stimulate our national economy.”


Sharon Cruz
Supplier Diversity Manager

Kansas City Southern Railway Company

Mel Smith
Manager Procurement


Vicki Moreno
Strategic Sourcing Analyst
“We recognize that purchasing goods and services from qualified small and diverse suppliers is one of the ways we can foster competitiveness and support the communities where we work and live.”

Terracon Consultants Inc

Aimee Bergmann

Mel Waters
(Web Admin)
Strategic Sourcing Analyst