On the heels of Veterans Day, the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council kicked off a special two-part series on veteran small business owners (VOSB) – the opportunities, challenges and trends they encounter while turning to entrepreneurship as a viable career path. Special guest Vanessa Bull, supplier diversity site administrator and mentor protégé program manager for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics covered burning topics including VOSB training and mentorship/development opportunities, as well as, tips for preparing for the upcoming National Veterans Small Business Engagement Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. So listen in!
Vanessa Bull / Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Vanessa Bull is a Supplier Diversity Advocate and Mentor Protégé Program Manager for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta, Georgia.
In this role, she is responsible for maintaining a world class Supplier Diversity program focused on customer satisfaction and the achievement of Small Business goals. She is also accountable for the company’s Mentor Protégé efforts including agreements with federal, state and local agencies.
Ms. Bull has served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Women’s Business Council, the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Chair on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC).
Ms. Bull has received numerous awards for her efforts in support of Supplier Diversity. Women’s Enterprise USA news magazine has recognized her as one of the “100 Women Impacting Supplier Diversity.”