Thanks to all who joined us in Philadelphia for the 2018 EMSDC Choice Awards on Friday, November 30! It was an exciting evening filled with networking, new connections, great music and so much more. We'd also like to offer another special congratulations to all of our award winners for their hard work and dedication to supplier diversity:
National Corporation of the Year: EQT Corporation
Pictured (Left to Right): John Bettis, President of Bettis Brothers Sand &Gravel; Valarie J. Cofield, President & CEO of Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC); Lance Hyde, MBA , Diversity Manager at EQT Corporation; and Lester Jones, Director of New Business and Workforce Development at Bettis Brothers Sand & Gravel.
Regional Corporation of the Year: AmeriHealth Caritas
Pictured:   Chad Goodwin, Supply Chain Executive, Chief Procurement Officer at AmeriHealth Caritas (at podium); and Ron Baldwin, C.P.M., Director, Supplier Management and Diversity at AmeriHealth Caritas
Paving the Way Award: PECO, An Exelon Company
Pictured: Valarie J. Cofield, President & CEO of Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC) and John McDonald, Senior Vice President and COO of PECO, An Exelon Company
Class IV Supplier of the Year: U.S. Facilities 
Pictured (Left to Right): David L. Groomes, Senior VP, Supply Chain Management at U. S. Facilities, Inc.; Valarie J. Cofield, President & CEO of Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC); Malik Majeed, President & CEO, PRWT Services, Inc. (Parent Company of U. S. Facilities); and Booker Farrior, Enterprise Supply Management, Head of Supplier Management at Vanguard and EMSDC’s Board Vice Chair
Class III Supplier of the Year: PK Spectrum LLC 
Pictured (Left to Right): Valarie J. Cofield, President & CEO of Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC); Peggy Kelly, President & Owner of PK Spectrum LLC; and George Ehrgott, Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Diversity at Communications Test Design Inc. (CTDI)
James Brown Award: Pamela Rich-Wheeler 
Pictured: Chet Riddick, President and CEO of Alpha Professional Solutions; Pamela Rich-Wheeler, Executive Director at The Business Center
Class II Supplier of the Year: Blue Lake - Pacifica Energy Group
Pictured (Left to Right): Valarie J. Cofield, President & CEO of Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC); Dennis Garrett, CEO of Blue Lake – Pacifica Energy Group LLC; and Lance Hyde, MBA , Diversity Manager at EQT Corporation
Class I Supplier of the Year: All Purpose Cleaning Service Inc.
Pictured (Left to Right): Valarie J. Cofield, President & CEO of Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC); Mary Coffey, President of All Purpose Cleaning Service Inc.; Lisa Coffey, Director of Administration at All Purpose Cleaning Service Inc.; and George Robinson II, Manager of Supplier Diversity at UPMC
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