Executive Director of Supplier Inclusion, Drexel University

Allen Riddick is currently the Executive Director of Supplier Inclusion for Drexel University. In his role, Allen is responsible for diverse business inclusion and sustainability alignment within Drexel’s Procurement Services. Allen works to ensure equal and open contracting opportunities for Small, Minority, Women, Veteran, Service Disabled and LGBTQ+ owned businesses.

From 2015 to 2018, Allen served as the Category Manager of Supplier Diversity for Ricoh Americas Corporation, a global technology and office product company. From 2007 to 2015, Allen worked as the Director of Operations for Alpha Enterprise Group. In 2014, he was recognized as the President’s Award Winner, an award given to employees that successfully demonstrate collaborative efforts that improve the efficiency.

Externally, Allen is involved with key organizations geared toward supplier inclusion, procurement, and civic engagement. Allen is a current Board member and former Council Chair for the Women’s Business Enterprise Council East (WBEC East). A current member and former Board member of The Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM-Philadelphia) and Board Secretary for The Philadelphia Frontiers International.

Allen is a graduate of the University of Delaware, a Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity & Inclusion through the Supplier Diversity Institute of NAEP and Cornell University. Allen is also currently working towards his Masters in Supply Chain at Drexel University.