CEO & President, National Minority Supplier Development Council
Ying McGuire is the CEO & president of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), America’s most influential and successful minority business development organization. NMSDC is celebrating 50 years of supporting the economic development of more than 14,000 certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) and over 1,500 Corporate Members.
Prior to her appointment at NMSDC, Ms. McGuire served as the Global Vice President at Technology Integration Group (TIG), an NMSDC certified minority owned technology company with 25 offices in the US, China, Canada, and a global partner network covering 4 continents. As a corporate leader at Dell Technologies, a Fortune 500 company, she built and sustained high impact global initiatives across many functions and mentored numerous entrepreneurs and CEOs.
Ms. McGuire holds a variety of leadership roles in the community. In 2016, she was appointed by the United States secretary of commerce to the United States Investment Advisory Council. She served as the first woman chair of an advisory board of the International Trade Center (ITC), a joint agency of United Nations and World Trade Organization (WTO) based in Switzerland. Ms. McGuire is a founding Board member of the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC).
During her career, Ms. McGuire has been acknowledged for her work as an advocate for supplier diversity: named “Twenty-Five Influential Women in Business” by MEA Magazine; “America’s Top Diversity Advocate” by DiversityBusiness.com; and “Best of the Decade” by Minority Business USA. Ms. McGuire was a featured speaker at many regional, national and international conferences including the World Export Forum.
Born and raised in China, Ms. McGuire immigrated to the U.S. and received a masters’ degree in business administration of international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona.