Monday, August 17, 2009

Green to Lead Missouri's Supplier and Workforce Diversity Office

Missouri Office of Administration Press Release

Alan Green, Director of OSWD

JEFFERSON CITY - Office of Administration Commissioner Kelvin Simmons announced that Alan Green has assumed the role of director for the Office of Supplier and Workforce Diversity (OSWD) within the Office of Administration. Green will be responsible for managing the OSWD staff and programs in developing best practices for Missouri small business growth programs.

Green comes to the Office of Administration from St. Louis County Public Works where he worked on various projects that included neighborhood preservation, minority business participation and other community initiatives. Green's work experience includes the St. Louis County Executive Office, where he served as the liaison to various county boards and assisted not-for-profit organizations and social service agencies.  Green says he is looking for the challenges that face minority- and woman-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs).  His office also will focus attention on the challenges that confront disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs).  The goal is to promote a diverse workforce which would strengthen Missouri's economic future.

Green will work with Missouri stakeholders and interested individuals in drafting a new executive order that would address equal opportunity for minority-owned businesses and employment opportunities in state government.  Green will serve on the Personnel Advisory Board (PAB), Minority Business Advocacy Commission, Contract and Compliance Committee and other committees as assigned. 

Green has a MBA from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., and an additional 39 hours toward a master's in Management and Development of Human Resources from National Louis University, Evanston, Ill.

The Office of Supplier and Workforce Diversity (OSWD) exists to promote a diversified workforce within state government and to assist women and minorities in developing opportunities to contract with the state, economically empowering traditionally underserved communities and improving the overall fiscal vitality of the State of Missouri.

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