2021 Leadership & Advocacy Awards


The Northwest Mountain MSDC recognizes excellence in performance annually. Yesterday, we celebrated outstanding corporate and individual supplier diversity leadership and advocacy achievements in 2020, a year full of challenges for all businesses. Congratulations to all Award Winners! Read more here.

To view the presentation, click here: 2021 Leadership and Advocacy Awards by Fernando Martinez.

Thank you for your contributions to the MBE Scholarship Fund! 






Northwest Mountain MSDC Recognizes Excellence In Performance For 2020


The Northwest Mountain MSDC recognizes excellence in performance annually. This year,  we celebrate outstanding corporate and individual supplier diversity leadership and advocacy achievements in 2020, a year full of challenges for all businesses. On Thursday, March 18, 2021, the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (Northwest Mountain MSDC) will be recognizing organizations and individuals that excel at advocating, promoting, and contracting with Minority Business Enterprises. The 2020 Award Winners are:

Advocacy Awards: Presented to individuals who exemplify an unselfish commitment to Minority Business Enterprise Development.

Recipient of the John A. Gilmore Award: Dicran Arnold, World Wide Technology, Inc.

Recipient of the Robert L. Ryan Award: Tim Otani, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Leadership Awards:  Presented to Minority Business Enterprises that deliver excellence in performance and value to private or public sector customers.

Class 1 Supplier of the Year – Annual Revenues up to $1M dollars: Mike Nakamura Photography LLC

Class 2 Supplier of the Year – Annual Revenues between $1M – $10M dollars: RLA Engineering LLC

Class 3 Supplier of the Year – Annual Revenues between $10M – $50M dollars: ServiceMaster of Swan Island

Class 4 Supplier of the Year – Annual Revenues above $50M: Rose International, Inc.

Leadership Awards: Presented to the Public Agency and Private Sector Corporations that commit and live the practice of Minority Business Enterprise inclusion.

Public Agency of the Year: Port of Seattle

Regional Corporation of the Year: Skanska USA Building Inc.

National Corporation of the Year: Intel Corporation

Congratulations to all our Award Winners!

About the Council

Founded in 1978, the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to drive economic value by equalizing opportunities.  As an affiliate of the National MSDC, the Council certifies minority owned businesses and provides access to supplier development, supply chain inclusion, networking events and formal introductions. The Council serves the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.


NMSDC: Names New Board Chairman, Mr. Jose Turkienicz, UPS, CPO

For Immediate Release
January 11, 2021

Press Contact:
Tammy Wilkins
(212) 944-2430

NATIONAL MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL NAMES NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR. JOSE TURKIENICZ, UPS CPO Mr. Jose Turkienicz has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). He was elected to a two-year term, beginning January 4th 2021, during a special Board of Directors meeting held in December.

“UPS has long been committed to supplier diversity and economic inclusion,” said Jose Turkienicz, UPS chief procurement, real estate and global business services officer. “In my new role as Board Chair of NMSDC, I look forward to supporting the organization in its mission to advance business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises (MBEs). I’ll provide strategic guidance about how to expand engagement with more corporations/certified MBEs, help demonstrate the value they bring to the table, and highlight the importance of capacity development and access to capital. Increasing the possibilities for MBEs will help them grow and flourish which is really the ultimate goal.”

Turkienicz joined UPS in 2017. As chief procurement, real estate and global business services officer, Jose leads more than 15,000 people in 220 countries and territories with responsibility for creating, driving and implementing the vision and strategy of UPS’s $25B+ third-party spend, 4,000+ real estate properties and the company’s Global Business Services which includes UPS’s Customer Service and its IT, financial and employee global shared services.

An expert in supply chain for Fortune 500 companies, Jose has more than 20 years of leadership experience around the world managing multiple aspects of P&L, with a track record of successfully transforming organizations to top-tier performance by fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture of continuous improvement while driving sustainability, innovation and improved productivity.

Prior to joining UPS, Jose held leadership and management positions for Aramark, Campbell Soup Company and Mars, Inc. Adrienne Trimble, President and CEO, NMSDC states, “We are excited to welcome Jose Turkienicz as our Board Chair. The timing is right for someone with his level of expertise to drive strategic guidance for economic inclusion helping grow business between Corporate America and MBEs as well as growing business between MBEs. I look forward to Jose assisting NMSDC in fulfilling a ‘win-win’ for our constituent groups, especially, during these unprecedented times.”

Chartered in 1972, The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) was stood up because of the civil rights movement in the late 1960s and continues to be the leading minority business development organization in the United States. NMSDC supports the economic sustainability of more than 12,000 certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) and advances minority business development by facilitating procurement opportunities between its certified MBEs and its network of approximately 450 Corporate Members. NMSDC’s Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native America businesses provides products and services in many industries. The NMSDC network includes a National Office in New York, 23 affiliate regional councils, five international partner organizations and the Business Consortium Fund (BCF) as its funding arm.

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Paycheck Protection Program Round 2

A second round of the Paycheck Protection Program reopened with revamped rules and guidelines. Below are key contacts to help you apply for the first or second time:

Bank of America 
Chris Fox
Small Business Regional Executive

Key Bank 
Jimmy Ng
Sr. Business Banking Relationship Manager

Seattle Credit Union 
Angelica Partida Doty
Small Business Development Manager

Sound Community Bank 
David Raney
EVP | Chief Banking Officer

Zions Bank
Robert Rendon

NWMMSDC MBE Product Catalog

Enjoy various NWMMSDC MBE products year round. Below is a roundup of regional suppliers for gift ideas and more this holiday season! Click on the logos to visit their websites.

Culinary Herbs, Spices and Seasonings




Premium Seafood Products 



African Coffee Roaster




Healthy Protein Cookies & Snacks



Natural Pressure Cooker Meals & Snacks




All-Natural Nut Brittles 



Hand-Decorated Shortbread Cookies and Fresh-Baked Pastries




Flavored Macarons & Ice-Cream



Sports Nutrition Supplements



Seafood Products



Shiitake Mushroom Jerky Snacks


Sound Community Bank: Commercial Loan Officer II

Apply for Commercial Loan Officer II using the link below:

Commercial Loan Officer II

The Commercial Loan Officer II is responsible for providing professional commercial lending services to existing and prospective bank clients. The Commercial Loan Officer II is expected to achieve their certain production and customer calling goals and properly manage their assigned loan portfolio.

Bachelors’ degree preferred, plus a minimum of 3 – 5 years of progressively responsible Commercial Lending experience. Trustworthiness and sensitivity are essential. Skill competencies required include, but are not limited to:
⦁ Ability to underwrite credit requests, determine appropriate loan structure and present proposed loan requests for approval
⦁ Prepare professional Credit Write- Ups for review by Commercial Team Lead, Credit Administration and Loan Committee for approval
⦁ Ability to assess and grade credit risk, debt service capacity and ratio analysis
⦁ Good understanding of financial statements including balance sheets, income statements and statement of cash flows
⦁ Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills
⦁ Strong customer focus
⦁ Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced environment
⦁ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
⦁ Excellent proofreading skills with a strong attention to detail
⦁ Ability to work both independently and as a team player
⦁ Practice flawless ethical behavior and understands the need for confidentiality
⦁ Information Technology knowledge is a plus.
⦁ Must have valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle

Must have an overall understanding of Bank operations and regulatory compliance, including the Bank Secrecy Act.

Within Bank
Commercial Loan Officer II will work closely with the Commercial Team Lead and Commercial Banking Manager to manage existing lending customers and develop new client relationships to attract future lending opportunities for the bank. The Commercial Loan Officer II will work closely with the Bank’s Credit Analysts to assist in analysis of credit requests and preparation of Credit Write ups.

Outside Bank
Position maintains frequent and close working relationship with a variety of centers of influence, community leaders and business Professionals.


Responsibility #1 Loan Production and Maintenance          

  • Originate, underwrite, and service a portfolio of commercial banking relationships and cross-sells other banking services when appropriate
  • Monitor existing loan portfolios to maintain a high quality asset base and assist in collection of past due loans
  • Negotiate renewals of credit facilities.  Recommend approval of  loan payments, construction draw requests, draws from lines of credit and funds transfers with specified limits

Responsibility #2 Credit and Borrower Analysis   

  • Screen potential commercial borrowers by analyzing their business plan, strategies, and projections, as well as, historical financial statements and business results
  • Meet with existing customers and prospects through various methods to discuss business needs and recommend ways in which the Bank can provide solutions
  • Work with Credit Analysts to accurately review prospective borrower requests and coordinate processing of approved loans
  • Test financial loan covenants and prepare annual term loan reviews
  • Ensure all loan documents are correct, signed and recorded/perfected.
  • Ensure all supporting documentation is complete and signed where necessary.

Responsibility #3 New Business Development / Community Outreach     

  • Engage in business development activities and solicit new high quality loan and deposit business to achieve volume and/or production goal
  • Represent SCB at various community functions and professional/civic groups to further enhance the Bank’s image and visibility

Responsibility #4 Continuing Education   

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations.

Sound Community Bank is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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