Joan Kerr, SecretaryDirector of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Joan Namahana Kerr joined PG&E as Director of Supplier Diversity and Development in November, 2009. Joan brings to PG&E 24 years of leadership experience in the utility industry. At AT&T (formerly Pacific Bell and SBC), she served as Executive Director of Supplier Diversity Programs where she led the creation of a best-in-class program. Joan has received multiple prestigious awards and recognition for her work in Supplier Diversity and is a three time winner of the NMSDC’s Corporate Coordinator of the Year Award. She has served on the Board of Directors for numerous industry associations, including the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Joan is the current Chair of the Institute for Supply Management’s Supplier Diversity Group. She is also the Co-Chair of WEConnect International and the California Utilities Diversity Council Procurement Committee.