MBDA Recognizes Lockheed Martin with Minority Business Development Award


Every year during the National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) recognizes corporations that excel in their support of supplier diversity. This year’s winners included 12 organizations, businesses and individuals who have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing the minority business community.

In a ceremony held Dec. 2 in Washington, DC, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and MBDA National Director David Hinson presented Lockheed Martin with the 2013 Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award. The prestigious award is presented annually in recognition of corporations, programs and individuals that have significantly advanced the growth and development of minority business enterprises.

Nancy Deskins, Director Category Management & Supplier Diversity accepted the award on behalf of Lockheed Martin. “Being recognized for this award is such a tremendous honor and an acknowledgement of our dedicated focus toward minority suppliers. This award validates our unprecedented commitment toward diverse suppliers, but more importantly, it reinforces our positive impact on entrepreneurs and the communities in which we live and work,” said Deskins.

Lockheed Martin was specifically recognized for the more than 20 years of partnering with Native American-owned businesses, resulting in increased contracting opportunities for minority-owned firms.

December 6, 2013

  • Lockheed Martin was recognized for the more than 20 years of partnering with Native American-owned businesses.