Date: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Patricia Richards, Philip DeVleigher and Cami Turcotte

Webinar Description

ABC Members Only

Get an overview of the Disability:IN Supplier Diversity Program, which certifies businesses owned by persons with disabilities, including service-disabled veterans. The program provides access to commercial opportunities with Fortune 500 and 1,000 corporations and tools and resources to help disability-owned business succeed in a competitive marketplace.

This Webinar is Designed to
  1. Share information about Disability:IN and the Supplier Diversity Program
  2. Expand on disability definition, qualifiers and other requirements
  3. Educate business owners about the value of certification and application processes
  4. Provide insight into how to do business with large national and multinational corporations
Who Should Attend
  1. Disability-owned businesses
  2. Veterans with disabilities
  3. Service-disabled veteran-owned businesses
About the Speakers



Philip DeVliegher
Supplier Mentoring & Development Consultant, Disability:IN

Philip DeVliegher is Disability:IN’s supplier mentoring & development consultant and an expert in global disability inclusion. Formerly, he was the director of global supplier diversity at Marriott International, where he established and supported the strategic direction, development, implementation and management of Marriott’s world-class supplier diversity program. He is a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory,® the premier cross-culturally valid assessment for building cultural competence in individuals or organizations.




Patricia J. Richards
Vice President or Supplier Diversity, Disability:IN™

As the vice president of supplier diversity at Disability:IN,™ Patricia J. Richards is oversees programs and initiatives that support disability supplier inclusion in corporate and government supply chains, providing certification for businesses owned by veterans with disabilities, service-disabled veterans and other entrepreneurs with disabilities and equipping them with critical knowledge to grow and sustain their businesses in today’s marketplace. She has 25 years of experience building corporate supplier diversity and diversity outreach programs.




Cami Turcotte
Manager, Certification and Supplier Engagement, Disability:IN®

Cami Turcotte is the manager of certification and supplier engagement at Disability:IN.® She is responsible for identifying and marketing to firms that maybe a good fit for Disability:IN’s Supplier Diversity Program, as well as working with firms to ensure they are connecting and promoting their certification. She is the spouse of a retired naval flight officer and understands many of the challenges presented to those who have served.