VIDEO: How to Create a Successful Supplier Diversity Initiative—5 Steps to Get Started With Wyndham Worldwide
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Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity
José Nido is the vice president of global supplier diversity at Wyndham Worldwide. He is responsible for managing the development and implementation of a world-class supplier diversity program across Wyndham Worldwide, growing the number of diverse suppliers within the company’s portfolio and increasing diverse business partnerships across all business units and cultivating positive relationships and building goodwill within the diverse business community. Prior to his current position, Nido served as director of supplier diversity, managing and developing the company’s supplier diversity program and strategy.
Prior to joining Wyndham in 2008, Nido was vice president of diversity business development at Insync Marketing Solutions, a marketing and communications agency based in Commerce, CA, where he collaborated with corporations across the nation in implementing diversity business development and supplier diversity programs.
From 2001 to 2004, Nido was executive vice president of national diversity marketing for Printing Methods, Inc., the largest minority-owned premier commercial printer and marketing solutions company in the U.S., responsible for developing diversity-focused marketing strategy and building professional relationships with advertising agencies.
From 1996 to 2001 Nido was senior manager of supplier diversity and minority business relations for The Walt Disney World Company, responsible for developing and implementing a premier, world-class program for using and supporting diverse suppliers.
Prior to working for Disney, Nido served for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, in a variety of management assignments in the U.S. and overseas including purchasing, contract administration, quality assurance, manufacturing, and administration, prior to retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Nido has been nationally and locally recognized for excellence in supplier diversity management by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the United States Minority Business Development Agency/Florida Minority Business Opportunity Center, the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, the Morris County (New Jersey) Chamber of Commerce, the University of Central Florida and various other organizations.
Nido holds a degree in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico, a master of science in logistics management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a master of public administration from the University of Central Florida. He also holds a professional designation in contract management and an advanced professional designation in logistics management.