Regina O. Heyward is head of Supplier
Diversity for Mass Mutual. With more than two decades of multiindustry
global supply chain and supplier diversity strategy experience,
she is responsible for developing and engaging certified
diverse suppliers to integrate them into Wells Fargo’s sourcing and
procurement processes. Regina joined Wells Fargo in 2014.
Throughout her career, Regina has been known for developing high
impact supplier diversity programs and leading strategic supply
chain initiatives in North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Prior to her current role, she served as the director of enterprise
supplier management for Capital One, a role in which she led the
supplier diversity team and was responsible for corporate real estate
category sourcing. Prior to that role, Regina served as the director of
global supply chain compliance at MeadWestvaco, where she
implemented a supplier diversity program and was responsible for
global supplier risk management.
Currently, she serves as a board member for Disability:IN (Vice
Chair) and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She provides
leadership insights as a member of the Institute for Supply
Management’s (ISM) Ethical Standards Committee and Nominating
Committee. She also serves on the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Board of Advisors.
Regina has been featured three times by DiversityPlus as one of the
“Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity,” and has received
numerous other recognitions for her leadership in diversity,
including honors from Minority Business News and DiversityInc.
Regina, a native of Thomasville, Georgia, is a Summa Cum Laude
graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and earned her J.D.
from North Carolina Central School of Law.