CONGRATULATIONS MS. KATHY HOMEYER Recipient of the William J. Alcorn Leadership Award
During the Tribute! Dinner and Awards Ceremony, Ms. Kathy Homeyer, Director, Supplier Diversity, UPS, graciously accepted the William J. Alcorn Leadership Award presented to her by Bill Alcorn. In her remarks, Homeyer spoke of her journey from UPS driver to her current role as the Supplier Diversity Director including the incredible support from her husband and family, as well as her amazing community within UPS. “UPS has made this a fun and a rewarding job because of the support from the CEO level to all the UPS partners,” she noted.
Kathy and Dale Homeyer
She ended her remarks with a touching story about a WBE company based in New York called Diversity Partners whose business was destroyed on 9-11. A week after the tragedy Bill, a UPS commodity buyer, reached out to Adrian Guglielmo, the owner of Diversity Partners, to see what UPS could do to support Guglielmo. Bill asked Guglielmo what UPS could do to get Diversity Partners back to work, looking to purchase something to make people feel secure again. Guglielmo immediately suggested a Teddy Bear. Bill placed the order on the spot, and the order was enough to give Guglielmo the funds needed to restart her company. Years later she was able to sell her business and today continues to work with another WBENC-Certified WBE. Homeyer closed this story by remarking “Just remember, we are all WBENC – so don’t forget those little gestures can make a world of difference!” That evening attendees were each able to take home their own UPS Teddy Bear. Homeyer is a courageous and valued member of the WBENC community. In addition to her role at UPS she also serves as Treasurer and board member for WBENC and is on the board of the Women’s Business Council, Southwest.
Pamela Prince-Eason, Benita Fortner, Kathy Homeyer and Bill Alcorn
Original UPS Teddy Bear and Alcorn Award
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