Director, Supplier Inclusion
Allen Riddick is currently the Director, Supplier Inclusion for Drexel University. In this role, he is responsible for internal & external supplier diversity, local and small 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 diversity, procurement and civic engagement. Allen is the current Council Chair and Board member for the Women’s Business Council East (WBEC East), current member and former Board member of 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 through the Supplier Diversity Institute and is currently working towards his Masters in Supply Chain at Drexel University.