National Minority Supplier Development Council

4 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 10 to advance economic equity by creating connections between minority business enterprises (MBEs) and corporations, the public sector, and other MBEs. These efforts focus on helping MBEs benefit from each other, fueling entrepreneurship and growing intergenerational wealth for these systemically excluded communities. Recently appointed CEO and president Ying McGuire is no stranger to the challenges minority groups face, coming from a Chinese- Asian heritage herself. “In the wake of the Tiananmen Square incident, I packed my life into a suitcase and moved to the United States,” she recounts. “I had one promise in my heart, which was my American dream, to get a higher education and a great career in corporate America.” After working with Dell for over one decade, McGuire joined a large minority-owned business and served on several advisory boards for government and nonprofits. She reflects, “In 2020, after witnessing the outcry of racial injustice, my vantage point of America’s social and economic state changed drastically. I realized that the opportunities that got me to where I am today are just not available to far too many people of color. When NMSDC, which I had been involved with in various capacities, approached me for the position, I grabbed the opportunity. I saw it as my renewed American dream to help systematically excluded communities of color actualize their American dreams. I’m working harder than ever now, but I feel more fulfilled than ever.” McGuire’s passion echoes across the NMSDC leadership, administration ranks, and board of directors. The organization’s leadership draws top-ranking executives from some of the largest companies in the United States, such as UPS, Pepsi, Dell, and Ford. They give their time and resources to help fulfill NMSDC’s mandate. McGuire adds, “Besides all the great people NAT IONAL MINOR I TY SUPPL I ER DEVELOPMENT COUNC I L (NMSDC) CEO Ying McGuire