Emmett Vaughn, DirectorDirector, Office of Diverse Business Empowerment, Exelon Corporation
In this role Emmett provides strategic direction and oversight for over $ 1.1 Billion of business done between Exelon and diversity certified businesses (DCB’s) annually. He joined the company in 2005 and has been the catalyst for much of the success in national supplier diversity and economic development initiatives that Exelon has been credited with. Over $3.7 Billion dollars in “new business” for DCB’s has been realized under Emmett’s leadership, all in alignment with corporate supply management strategies. Exelon Corporation is the nation’s largest nuclear power and electric utility company. In addition to being the parent company to Chicago based ComEd, Philadelphia’s PECO Energy, and Maryland’s Baltimore Gas & Electric Exelon owns electric generation and commercial market sales divisions that cover 47 states. In addition to his corporate experience, he is accomplished in working with Public Sector entities and Not for Profit Organizations. In 2000 he spent a year as a “loaned executive advisor” to Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow PUSH coalition on various national minority business development and civil rights projects. The foundation of his professional expertise was cultivated as a senior consultant leading the diversity practice group for RGMA Consulting, a Chicago based management consulting firm. Additional Fortune 500 corporate experiences include developing the supplier diversity strategies for Albertsons Inc. a retail grocery/drug store chain, and at RR Donnelley & Sons Co the largest U.S. based commercial printing company.
Throughout his career he has several awards for professional achievement. In 2009 Emmett was presented the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the US Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency for contribution to regional minority business growth. He was recognized in 2011 by Minority Business News Magazine USA as one of the “Best Supplier Diversity Professionals of the past decade.” The same publication has recently listed him as one the “75 most influential executives in supplier diversity – 2013”.
Emmett earned his MBA from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and currently shares his wealth of experience as a professor in the school of business at Chicago State University.
Other civic activities include being Chairman Emeritus of the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, and member of the Roosevelt University’s School of Business Board of Directors. On a national scale, he serves on the Board s of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (Washington DC) and the National Utilities Diversity Council (Los Angeles, CA). Personal affiliations include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and various ministries as a member of Salem Baptist Church of Chicago.