Rona Fourté, Director, Supplier Diversity, Walgreens

As director of supplier diversity, Fourté leads a team to impact the diverse-owned business inclusion rate. She and her team serve as the primary liaison and subject matter experts for identifying, developing and introducing diverse suppliers for opportunities at Walgreens.

Prior to joining Walgreens, Fourté led supplier diversity initiatives in the private and public sectors and held senior management roles in finance and accounting. Fourté directed the Chicago Minority Business Opportunity Center, a $1.2M US Department of Commerce, MBDA funded project, and successfully executed financial transactions for minority owned businesses in excess of $105M. Fourté is an active member of affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, US Business Leaders Network, Conference Board and the Food Marketing Institute.