SPEAKER

LaRae P. Floyd

manager of Material (Supply Chain) Operations and Business Development
 Broward Health

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LaRae P. Floyd is a Supply Chain Professional with over 25 years of experience in the procurement industry with an impeccable track record in Vendor Relations, Supplier Development/Management, Material Operations, Supplier Diversity, and Environmental Sustainable Procurement. She currently is the manager of Material (Supply Chain) Operations and Business Development at Broward Health. As a responsible procurer of good and services, Broward Health has a strong interest in sustaining the “WHOLE” community - Clinically, Economically, and Environmentally.

Mrs. Floyd received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business/Financial Management, from Florida Memorial University and a MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Services from Florida Atlantic University. Also, she is a Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) by the American Hospital Association- AHRMM and a Master Contract Compliance Administrator (MCA) by the University of Washington – ACCA.

Mrs. Floyd has served on various Boards and National Committees to include Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC), Women’s Business Development Council of Florida (WBDC), Association of Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) Sustainability Task Force, and MedAssets National GPO Supplier Diversity & Green Committees.

Mrs. Floyd has received numerous local and national awards/recognitions for her leadership role in Supply Chain - Diversity and Environmental Stewardship.

WHO WE ARE

The Palm Beach Partners is a coalition of City, County, State and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region.
The group includes: South Florida Water Management District, City of Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, (Office of Small Business Assistance, Department of Airports and Palm Tran), School District of Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, Center for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED Center), and PARAGON Florida, Inc.

2018 STEERING COMMITTEE

OUR GOAL:

Our goal is to extend this distinctive business opportunity beyond our respective geographic and organizational borders to benefit small, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (SBEs, M/WBEs, or DBEs) throughout the entire South Florida region.

Please join us in making the 2017 Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo an unrivaled, collaborative success.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Workshops exposing business owners to the latest social media and marketing technology, how to build your credit and obtain a small business loan and how to build connections and contracting opportunities with government agencies.

  • Power Talks with Government Agencies and Private Corporations.

  • Keynote Luncheon and Spotlight on Vendor Awards.

  • The "Real Business" Networking Reception And Awards Presentation

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