SLMBE Director Towanda Livingston Nominated For Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year Award
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – October 10, 2012: Towanda Livingston, Director of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) Small, Local and Minority Business Enterprise (SLMBE) Office, has been nominated for the Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year Award by the Maryland/District of Columbia Minority Supplier Development Council (MD/DC MSDC).
The winner will be announced at the council’s Leaders and Legends Gala in Baltimore on Friday, October 12.
WSSC General Manager/CEO Jerry N. Johnson, said Livingston’s “advocacy on behalf of WSSC and women- and minority-owned businesses not only brings opportunities to these businesses and their employees, but also to the entire community.” He called Livingston “the passionate, driving force behind making SLMBE’s tagline, ‘Diversity…just the way we do business,’ into a reality.”
In Fiscal 2012, WSSC awarded $129 million, and paid 28 percent ($102 million) of its total contract payments to MBE firms, exceeding its aspirational MBE goal of 26 percent for contracting payments to minority- and women-owned businesses.
MD/DC MSDC provides a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses headquartered in Maryland and the District of Columbia for the purpose of increasing procurement opportunities.
For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.