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Dr. Burton’s is best recognized personally for living her mantra: be Inspired. be Motivated. be Informed. ‘Go over it, go around it, go under it, but NEVER give up. You have to SHOW UP, everyday!’ As a transformational leader, Dr. Burton has worked in various strategic management level positions with national and international responsibility involving diversity and inclusion for such companies as Xerox, AT&T and IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) where she served as manager of supplier diversity. Dr. Burton’s busi
Dr. Burton’s is best recognized personally for living her mantra: be Inspired. be Motivated. be Informed. ‘Go over it, go around it, go under it, but NEVER give up. You have to SHOW UP, everyday!’
As a transformational leader, Dr. Burton has worked in various strategic management level positions with national and international responsibility involving diversity and inclusion for such companies as Xerox, AT&T and IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) where she served as manager of supplier diversity.
Dr. Burton’s business acumen and empowerment techniques have harvested respect amongst her peers as she is a noted contributor on Business, Corporate, Diversity, Faith, Self Improvement, Leadership and Empowerment. Additionally, Dr. Burton has worked in academia instructing students on business, diversity, marketing and leadership courses.
Dr. Burton’s extraordinary efforts to develop women and minority business owners have awarded her many accolades beyond those listed above, including:
• One of the Top 25 Women Impacting Diversity by DiversityPlus Magazine
• 2013 Woman of Excellence by the Atlanta Daily World
• 2011 Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC) as the Advocate of the Year
• 2011 George Lottier Rising Star Award
• 2011 Executive of the year award by the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC)
• 2005 Trailblazer Award by Black Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs Organization
Widely recognized as a dominant force in corporate diversity initiatives, Dr. Karmetria Dunham Burton serves as General Manager with responsibility for developing and executing Delta Air Lines, global supplier diversity initiatives. Delta’s focus is to achieve the goal of industry leader in diversity and inclusion and Karmetria has been charged with providing the leadership, policy and execution to achieve that mission as part of the supply chain team.
In her challenging professional role, Karmetria functions as an advocate for minority and women-owned businesses, ensuring they are afforded competitive opportunities to service the international airliner. Her ultimate goal is to develop a quality Best-In-Class Supplier Diversity program that garners Delta an industry leader. The first step was implementing the Supplier Diversity Champions program, which raises in-house awareness of the importance of the supplier diversity strategy. Karmetria also established the Individual Procurement Meetings, at which qualified diverse suppliers are strategically introduced into the procurement process. The on-boarding process has enabled Delta to procure business from several of the most innovative, competent and competitive MWBEs. Recently, Delta also instituted the Best Practices Business Series, which focuses on Supplier diversity and procurement best practices.
Karmetria’s educational credentials include a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Southern University-Baton Rouge, La and a master’s degree in business from the University of Nebraska. Additionally, the seasoned professional has worked in academia instructing students on business, procurement and diversity-related courses at Shorter and Monroe community college in Rochester, NY, as well as Kennesaw State, Strayer and Georgia State universities.
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