Les Haughton was featured in the May 30, 2012 issue of UVA Today, the main source for news about the University of Virginia. He got a chance to talk about the Charlottesville Minority Business Network, increasing supplier diversity, and building relationships between minority businesses and the University.
Les Haughton wants to help businesses, because that also helps the University of Virginia.
Haughton, the director of supplier diversity in U.Va.’s Procurement and Supplier Diversity Services, works to improve the University’s relationship with small and women- and minority-owned businesses. In this context, “small” is a company with fewer than 250 employees and less than $9.5 million in sales, and a woman- or minority-owned business must have at least 51 percent ownership by women or minorities.
Haughton has also formed the Charlottesville Minority Business Network, which officially launched in January.
Read the whole article at UVA Today.