Joan Kerr

Director, Supply Chain Responsibility, PG&E

Joan Kerr is PG&E’s Director of Supplier Chain Responsibility (Supplier Diversity, Sustainability and Ethics). Under her leadership PG&E has more than tripled its annual spend with diverse business enterprises, exceeding $2 billion and 40 percent of total procurement since 2013. During her tenure, PG&E has garnered many supplier diversity recognitions, including those given by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, PG&E was admitted to the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an elite group of corporations that annually spend $1 billion or more with certified diverse suppliers.

Prior to joining PG&E, Joan served as Executive Director of AT&T’s Supplier Diversity Program where she led the creation of a best-in-class program. She has received multiple awards for her work in Supplier Diversity, including the first ever NMSDC Trailblazer Award, the WBENC Applause Award and the MBDA Director’s Award. Joan was inducted into the WBE Hall of Fame for her tireless work advocating on behalf of women business owners.

My Sessions

PG&E’s Prime Supplier Program is a key Supplier Diversity initiative that ensures our prime suppliers are developing robust supplier diversity plans and are accurately reporting diverse subcontracting results. Join PG&E to learn the program components to implement at your organization. Program components include education for Primes to establish or enhance their own Supplier Diversity Program, … read more >>

Workshop - Supplier Diversity