Steven Sims

Advisory Board

Location: Americas

Steven Sims served as Vice President for Programs and Field Operations for the National Minority Supplier Development Council. He was responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of programs, projects and technical assistance which supports the National Office as well as its affiliated Regional Councils. He also represented NMSDC as its government relations representative, a position he originally established in 1991. He served as the NMSDC representative on several association groups including the Small Business Administration Procurement Roundtable, MED Week National Conference Planning Committee, the Minority Delegate’s Caucus of the White House Conference on Small Business and the Federal Government’s OSDBU’s Directors Group.

Mr. Sims has career experience in senior management positions in the non-profit and public policy sectors. He has significant expertise in administration and system management. He most recently served, a two year term, on the board of the Institute for Supply Management where among other activities; he assisted them in developing a minority supplier utilization strategy and a corporate responsibility doctrine. Mr. Sims also worked to create the first international sister organization of NMSDC, in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1999.

He has been Deputy Commissioner of Public Health for the District of Columbia, responsible for the day to day operation of the Commission and the improvement of public health care delivery systems in the nation’s capitol. Mr. Sims has also served as Vice President for Programs and Operations for the New York Urban League, responsible for the program operations of the largest minority human services organization in New York City.

His government-related experience includes serving as Management Team Leader at the U.S. Department of Education; Special Assistant for Management/Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor and Special Assistant to the President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

A person who believes in the importance of giving back to the community and volunteering, Mr. Sims is Chairman Emeritus of the Boys Choir of Harlem; former Advisory Board Co-Chair of the Living Stage Theater Company; and has in the past volunteered with the D.C. Special Olympics, D.C. Hotline and the Washington Urban League.

A member of SACHEMS, the Senior Honor Society of Columbia College, Mr. Sims has been a member of Trans Africa, World Future Society, Urban League and the National Forum of Black Public Administrators.

Mr. Sims received his BA and MS from Columbia University.