Bridget Carter Manager of Supplier Diversity, Caesars Entertainment
Bridget Carter joined Caesars Entertainment in November 2009 as Manager of Supplier Diversity. Prior to Caesars, she worked in the utility industry with some 20 years of experience in Supplier Diversity, Economic Development, Communications and Customer Service.
In her role, Bridget is responsible for the creation, implementation and management of key supplier diversity initiatives for Caesars’ properties in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Iowa. Major emphasis is placed on managing relationships with diverse businesses by mentoring and helping them grow in capacity, designing and executing supplier educational and outreach events (across the country and in new markets) to communicate about Caesars projects and “How to do Business” with the company.
Since joining Caesars, Bridget has worked tirelessly as an advocate for supplier diversity both internal and external to the company. Efforts to increase diverse spend in a very completive and regulatory climate has been a big challenge. Providing on-going support to properties, helping small and diverse businesses navigate through the company and ensuring qualified potential suppliers are introduced to the appropriate sourcing personnel for their area of procurement activity are a few examples of major accomplishments. Additionally, her active involvement with diverse organizations and targeted Supplier Diversity events on the local, regional and national level has led to a stronger corporate presence and positive show of commitment towards economic inclusion and supplier diversity in those communities where Caesar’s properties operate.
Bridget Carter maintains involvement with many diverse and business organizations on a local, regional and national level. Some of these organizations include Southern Region MSDC Board of Director, OHIO MSDC Local Advisory Council – Cincinnati, Chicago MSDC Board of Director, Ohio River Valley – WBC Advisory Council, Louisiana Center for Women and Government, Neighborhood Development Foundation-New Orleans, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and The Links Inc.
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