Regina Heyward

Regina Heyward

Regina O. Heyward is Senior Vice President and head of Supplier
Diversity for Wells Fargo. With more than 17 years of multi-industry
global supply chain and supplier diversity strategy experience, she
leads a team that is responsible for developing and engaging certified
diverse suppliers to integrate them into the company’s sourcing and
procurement processes. Ms. Heyward joined Wells Fargo in 2014.

Throughout her career, Ms. Heyward has developed high impact
supplier diversity programs and led strategic supply chain initiatives
globally in regions including Asia, Latin America and Europe. Prior
to her current role, she served as the director of enterprise supplier
management for Capital One, a role in which she led the supplier
diversity team and was responsible for corporate real estate category
sourcing. Prior to that role, she served as the director of global supply
chain compliance at MeadWestvaco, where she implemented a
supplier diversity program and was responsible for global supplier
risk management.

Ms. Heyward, a native of Thomasville, Georgia, is a Summa Cum
Laude graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and earned
her J.D. from North Carolina Central School of Law. She serves as a
national board member for the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
and the US Business Leadership Network National Council as well as
an Advisory Board Member for the Clark Atlanta University School of
Supply Chain Management, Advisory Board Member for MBNUSA
magazine and a member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Board of Advisors.

She is a member of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM)
Ethical Standards Committee and, from 2010 to 2013, was Chair of
ISM’s Diversity Committee, where she implemented a diversity
undergraduate student mentoring program focused on increasing
diversity within the supply chain management profession.

Ms. Heyward has been featured three times by DiversityPlus
magazine as one of the “Top 25 Women in Power Impacting
Diversity,” and has received numerous other awards for her
leadership in supplier diversity, including honors from Minority
Business News and DiversityInc. Magazine.