Travis Spencer

Head of  Supplier Diversity & Inclusion
Travis is responsible for driving diversity and inclusion among Ford’s strategic partners and supply chain. He accomplishes this by connecting minority, women, veteran, disabled, LGBTQ and small business enterprises to Ford and its Tier 1 suppliers. Travis believes that economic empowerment for diverse suppliers and their corresponding communities is the epitome for what it means to drive human progress… Thus ultimately delivering Ford’s vision of Creating a Better Tomorrow. Travis brings a strong professional business acumen in Corporate Purchasing & Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Program Management, and Negotiation along with an academic focus in Accounting, Finance, and Business Ethics.

LaTara Brown

Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager, Indirect Supply Chain
LaTara Brown has over twenty years of Ford experience and brings extensive knowledge in Supply Chain Management, Program Management, Operations Purchasing, Commodity Purchasing, and Negotiations. She’s responsible for supporting all diverse suppliers in Indirect Purchasing and in corporate wide Supplier Diversity & Inclusion based initiatives. LaTara provides leadership and process knowledge to achieve goals and to help suppliers navigate the Ford Sourcing process in a manner that is in accordance with Ford’s business principles. LaTara has a strong desire to make a difference at work and in the community. She supports various advocacy groups, supplier development programs and initiatives.

Bill O’Dell

Supplier Diversity & Program Manager Direct Supply Chain
Bill has joined the team bringing over 20 years of experience in Higher Education with a focus on leadership, education and diversity Initiatives. Here at Ford, Bill has channeled that experience to support our buyers and suppliers through making the right connections for successful relationships. Responsibilities include supporting and growing our diverse supply base for our Direct, or Commodity Supply Chain teams, and working with specific advocacy groups that include: MBE, LGBTQ+ , Veteran and SBA organizations. One of Bill’s strongest beliefs is that diverse suppliers drive best practices, competitive pricing and increases the quality of Ford’s award winning products.

Sanaa Saad

Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Business Analyst
Sanaa has over 8 years at Ford in proving herself as a recognized and respected Supply Chain professional with in-depth experiences that include Program Management, Launch and Commodity Purchasing. She is a self-motivated professional, successful in seizing viable opportunities and innovation in multiple industries. Sanaa served on the Global Purchasing Diversity Council for more than four years and continues to advocate to make the world a better place, while putting People First. She is responsible for managing all diverse suppliers throughout production purchasing and supports multiple advocacy groups including CAMSC, MHCC, NABS and the NBL.

Laura Veit

Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Business Analyst
Laura joined out team in September of 2022 bringing over 20 years of Ford Purchasing experience to the team! She has a proven track record of success with strong leadership skills and an acute knowledge of the sourcing process. Laura’s background includes an in-depth experience in Program Management, Purchasing Strategy and buying roles in Powertrain, Interior, Exterior and Non-Production commodities. Laura is always looking for opportunities to build new diverse supplier relationships. Laura has served as the Diversity Manager while in Non-Production Purchasing and currently works at expanding our commodity supply base. Along with maintaining our Supplier Registration Portal, she also maintains our Unitier Tier 2 system and supports multiple advocacy groups. Her passion will continue to drive Ford’s leadership position in Supplier Diversity.