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New Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Supplier Diversity Development Council

The Supplier Diversity Development Council (SDDC), Trenton, recently welcomed President Michael Jones-Bey and Vice President Megan Carton-Poole, as new leaders to the organization’s Board of Directors. The organization is dedicated to forging effective working relationships between Minority-Owned Businesses, Women, Veterans, and Disabled Veterans (M/W/SDVBE) and the New Jersey Utilities and Public Utilities Board ( NJBPU) on issues relating to methods of reporting, measuring and evaluating the development of these relationships.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as President of this organization. In 2022, our mission is to build on our past successes and expand the impact we have as an organization,” Jones-Bey said. “I am fortunate to serve on a Board of Directors that includes an engaged group of representatives from our public services as well as representatives from minority, women and veteran-owned businesses, government agencies and advocacy groups. I am confident that we will be able to support the Governor’s priorities related to clean energy and promote contracting opportunities for various businesses and job growth in our region. Our goals are aligned and we have a great plan to get results.

Michael Jones-BeyJones-Bey is currently Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Con Edison and Orange and Rockland Utilities, and he manages their supplier diversity and sustainability program. He is responsible for leading the company’s efforts to embed sustainable supply chain business practices while increasing contracting opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs) in a way that strategically supports the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and to promoting economic growth within the communities it serves. . To connect with President Michael Jones-Bey on LinkedIn, visit:

The SDDC’s commitment to its mission will improve supplier diversity among New Jersey businesses, resulting in the development of a strong economy and a productive environment for business growth throughout the state.

“I was elected vice chair of the SDDC board to help support the best course of action to affect change for various businesses,” Carton-Poole said. “By serving on this board, I will continue to support the SDDC’s mission to create opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and veteran-disabled businesses in the New State utility market sector. Jersey,” Carton-Poole added. . Reorganizing our Board will be a key success factor in the work we do, having great people positioned to make a change for the better across New Jersey,” Carton-Poole concluded.

Megan Cardboard PooleCarton-Poole currently serves as Marketing Director for Ferreira Construction. She is responsible for Ferreira’s marketing department as well as the marketing of its nine subsidiaries/affiliates. Megan capitalizes on the importance of branding using marketing techniques, strategies and social media while growing Ferreira’s customer base through key advertising techniques. She also acts as a facilitator/staff liaison, providing advice on M/W/DBE compliance and supplier diversity issues. Connect with Vice President Megan Carton-Poole on LinkedIn:

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