Turtle & Hughes has announced that Beverly Jennings has joined the company’s board of directors. Jennings is a retired senior Johnson & Johnson supplier diversity and inclusion executive.
Over a 30-year career at Johnson & Johnson, Jennings focused on driving growth to benefit inclusion-focused and diversity-forward enterprises. Turtle & Hughes is a diversity business; the addition of Jennings brings parity to its board of directors.
“As a fourth-generation, woman-owned business, we are thrilled to welcome Bev to our Board,” said Jayne Millard, chairman and Co-CEO. “Her passion for the community, talent in collaborative leadership, and expertise in diversity, supply chain and procurement, will all combine to enhance our board as we set our course for the next 100 years.”
Millard continued, “Bev has been a friend and partner for a more than a decade. She knows our organization inside out and brings the strength of a first-rate career at the world’s largest and most respected healthcare company. Her resume is rich with experience and she is highly sought-after by many corporate boards. We are grateful for her commitment and service.”
Jennings spent most of her career at Johnson & Johnson. She retired in 2019 as head of global supplier diversity & inclusion, a position she held for seven years. During that time, she led delivery of results of over $1.7 billion with diverse suppliers and near $3 billion with small businesses annually, achieving benchmark levels of performance.
A member of several corporate boards, Jennings is currently vice chair and executive committee member of the board of directors of the Billion Dollar Roundtable. The executive committee is charged with strategic planning and oversight of governance, policy, and execution of priority initiatives for its member corporations. She personally leads the Triad Initiative, the Capital Connector for Growth Committee, which connects corporations, diversity businesses and capital providers. Jennings previously served as a board member to the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance, the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Community First Credit Union and the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council.