Joan Kerr

Director of Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, PG&E

Joan Namahana Kerr is PG&E’s Director of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability. Under her leadership, PG&E has more than doubled its annual spend with diverse business enterprises, to over $2.3 billion. Joan brings to PG&E over 25 years of leadership experience in the utility industry. At AT&T (formerly Pacific Bell and SBC), she served as Executive Director of Supplier Diversity Programs where she led the creation of a best-in-class program. Joan has received multiple prestigious awards and recognition for her work in Supplier Diversity, including the first ever NMSDC 2014 Trailblazer Award. In 2013, Joan was inducted into the WBE Hall of Fame for her tireless work advocating on behalf of women business owners. She is part of the Board of Directors for the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the Western Region Minority Supplier Development Council, and the National Utilities Diversity Council. Joan is also the Treasurer of WEConnect International, chairs the California Utilities Diversity Council Procurement Committee, and most recently was Chair of the Institute for Supply Management’s Supplier Diversity Group.