Stacey Key is a small business development advocate and supplier diversity professional based in Atlanta – the nation’s top-rated city for entrepreneurs. A sought-after thought leader, Stacey is a veteran of more than 20 years of corporate roles in sales, marketing, technology and operations.
Stacey currently serves as the president and CEO of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC), the state of Georgia’s leading advocate for small business development and inclusive procurement practices. The GMSDC – an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) – seeks to certify small businesses, help them to develop capacity and competitiveness, and then connect them with opportunities to do business with governmental agencies and corporations throughout the nation.
Under Stacey’s leadership, the Georgia council has been recognized as the NMSDC Council of the Year, and maintains a reputation as one of the top councils in the nation, often winning a number of the organization’s national awards each year. Stacey’s efforts to create jobs and stimulate the economy in Georgia played a significant role in the selection of the GMSDC to host the NMSDC’s national convention in 2011.