GMSDC Salutes National Minority Enterprise Development Month

Tiffannie Smart
Tiffannie Smart

New MBE service offerings Staff Shifts, MBE/Corporate Educational Events Extend Commitment to Minority Business Development

ATLANTA – In support of Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Month national observance, the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) — Georgia’s authority on minority business development and supplier diversity — announces the promotion of Tiffannie Smart to GMSDC’s MBE Services Division. Smart’s promotion is part of the organization’s “New Day” strategy, which recently installed its new president & CEO and promises a revitalized commitment to leadership, constituent services, operational excellence and economic value creation through minority business development in Georgia. Additionally, GMSDC will also hosted a mix of business building events during MED Month in August (go to for details):

“Every month is MED month at GMSDC. We are committed to evolving our organizational offerings as needed to meet the changing needs of our entire constituency,” said Stacey J. Key, GMSDC President & CEO. “Tiffannie’s energy, talent and experience will be fully engaged through a dedicated focus on our valuable MBE partners,” added Key.

Under the direction of GMSDC Corporate and MBE Services Manager Lorene Gregory, Smart will serve as a dedicated resource to GMSDC’s entrepreneur based where she will manage MBE programming, development, committee activation and New Certification Orientation. Not only does this shift enhance GMSDC’s ability to address the evolving needs of ethnic minority businesses in Georgia, but it also allows for increased integration of the organization’s MBE and Corporate member service platforms.

“Believe it or not, GMSDC is a non-profit and we diligently work toward realizing our mission to affect positive change on minority business development,” said Gregory. “From our reloaded level of programs and events more closely tailored to the needs of our constituency to new leadership and staff reassignments, we’ve all experienced tangible change and a revitalized sense of purpose as a result of it,” Gregory concluded.

Reporting directly to the President & CEO, Doris Holmes also joins GMSDC to expand its office administration capacity and efficiency across its Atlanta Headquarters. Holmes comes to GMSDC with more than 20 years of office management experience in the public and private sectors including small businesses and nonprofits. She most recently worked for Sheltering Arms.

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