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Ralph G. Moore

Ralph G. Moore, CPA, is president of Ralph G. Moore & Associates (RGMA) and is recognized as one of the world’s foremost thought-leaders in the area of supplier diversity and minority business development. 

Mr. Moore’s passion for minority business development has inspired him to devote his career to best practices and supplier diversity, prestigiously leading the NMSDC National Program Managers’ seminar which has become the most impactful training event exclusively for supplier diversity professionals, and facilitating the first ever Supplier Diversity Best Practices seminar. He has also written a book, RGMA Five Levels of Supplier Diversity, which has been embraced as the gold standard for benchmarking corporate supplier diversity initiatives, and serves as an active member in the NMSDC Joint Ventures Task Force.

 

Global Engagement

In response to the increasingly global nature of business and a burgeoning demand for his expertise, Ralph has participated in several global supplier diversity forums.  In South Africa during the 1990s, he took part in NMSDC-sponsored workshops to discuss strategies for the development of previously disadvantaged South African businesses. He returned to South Africa 15 years later to conduct a series of corporate seminars addressing the East Midlands Supplier Diversity Conference in Leicester, England and the Minority Supplier Diversity United Kingdom Minority Trade Show in London.  He has been called upon for speaking engagements in Canada and France and has held meetings with ethnic minority business stakeholders in Shanghai, China.

Civic Engagement

  • Chicago History Museum, Trustee
  • City/Country Collaboration Committee, Member
  • Center for Black Genealogy, Board Chairman
  • Proctor and Gamble Supplier Diversity Advisory Council, Member 
  • Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE), Co-founder and Past President
  • Southern Illinois University College of Business Advisory Board, Member
  • Habilitative Systems, Inc. (HSI), Past Chairman (Retired)
  • University of Chicago Hospitals & Health System, Trustee (Former)
  • Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC), Board Member (Former)
  • City Colleges of Chicago, Trustee (Retired)
  • Junior Achievement of Chicago, Board Member (Former)

Awards

Entrepreneur of the Year

Inc. Magazine and Ernst & Young

 

Minority Business Advocate Award (Ron Brown Award)
Minority Business Committee of the Chicago Minority Business Development Council

 

Minority Advocate Award
Illinois Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED-Week) Committee

 

Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year Award
Illinois Governor George Ryan

 

Illinois Minority Small Business Advocate Award
United States Small Business Administration

 

Leadership Award
National Minority Supplier Diversity Council

 

Minority Business Hall of Fame

University of Washington