Senior Vice President, Head of Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo & Company
Regina O. Heyward is Senior Vice President and head of Supplier Diversity for Wells Fargo. With more than 17 years of multi-industry global supply chain and supplier diversity strategy experience, she leads a team that is responsible for developing and engaging certified diverse suppliers to integrate them into the company’s sourcing and procurement processes. Ms. Heyward joined Wells Fargo in 2014.
Throughout her career, Ms. Heyward has developed high impact supplier diversity programs and led strategic supply chain initiatives globally in regions including Asia, Latin America and Europe. Prior to her current role, she served as the director of enterprise supplier management for Capital One, a role in which she led the supplier diversity team and was responsible for corporate real estate category sourcing. Prior to that role, she served as the director of global supply chain compliance at MeadWestvaco, where she implemented a supplier diversity program and was responsible for global supplier risk management.
Ms. Heyward, a native of Thomasville, Georgia, is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and earned her J.D. from North Carolina Central School of Law. She serves as a national board member for the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the US Business Leadership Network National Council as well as an Advisory Board Member for the Clark Atlanta University School of Supply Chain Management, Advisory Board Member for MBNUSA magazine and a member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors.
She is a member of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Conference Board and, from 2010 to 2013, was Chair of ISM’s Diversity Committee, where she implemented a diversity undergraduate student mentoring program focused on increasing diversity within the supply chain management profession.
Ms. Heyward has been featured three times by DiversityPlus magazine as one of the “Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity,” and has received numerous other awards for her leadership in supplier diversity, including honors from Minority Business News and DiversityInc. Magazine.