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Ralph G. Moore

Ralph has over 40 years of experience in business and public policy issues and is recognized as an expert in the area of minority and women business development. He graduated with honors and received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Southern Illinois University.

Prior to starting RGMA, Ralph worked on the accounting staff at Arthur Andersen & Co., served as vice president for Chicago Community Ventures—a Chicago-based Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Company (MESBIC)—and managed the accounting functions as controller for the Parker House Sausage Company, a Black Enterprise 100 meat processing company.

Ralph is a much sought-after lecturer, writer and seminar presenter specializing in strategic alliances between corporate America and minority businesses and the role of minority entrepreneurship and community economic development. In addition to his responsibilities at RGMA, he is also a director of several emerging firms.

Ralph has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, Black Enterprise Magazine and MBE Magazine, in addition to several appearances on the "Minority Business Report" television program.

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