Claire P. Scanlon
Vice President and Head of Supply Diversity
Vice President and Head of Supply Diversity
Claire is a Vice President in Global Procurement heading up the Supplier Development Program; she has been a BNY Mellon associate since 1992. Claire holds a unique position at BNY Mellon dedicated to advancing the Company’s corporate social responsibilities as these relate to the incorporation of minority, women, veteran and GLBT owned businesses into the firm’s list of applicable suppliers. Over the past 15 years, Claire has given birth to this Program and has nurtured its growth into a mature entity that gives BNY Mellon stature and credibility in the community. Ms. Scanlon was instrumental in creating and developing the program for the Company, which was established in 1994 to promote the use of minority, women, veteran owned, and other certain qualifying small business enterprises throughout BNY Mellon. The Program also serves to promote the financial viability of many hundreds of minority, women, veteran and GLBT owned companies. Virtually all of the success of BNY Mellon’s current Supplier Development Program is attributable to Ms. Scanlon’s unstinting efforts.
Ms. Scanlon works to identify BNY Mellon needs for products and services and then identifies minority, women, veteran and GLBT owned companies as well as small businesses that can potentially meet those needs. Business managers and Global Procurement include firms so identified when completing transactions for our firm to procure products and services. Claire is a significant conduit between diverse firms and BNY Mellon.
Her work includes various levels of committee memberships and officer roles in the organizations including the NYNJ Council, The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council, the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council, the National Minority Business Council, the National Associate of Veteran Business, Women’s President’s Educational Organization and the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Scanlon serves as Chair of the Advisory Committee for the National Minority Business Council; on the Board of the NYC Women’s Chamber of Commerce, co-chair of the Marketing Committee of Financial Services Roundtable-Supplier Diversity, and is a member of the NYNJ Council’s Appeals Committee.
She coordinates and host events at BNY Mellon’s facilities for small and diverse businesses events, expo, workshops and training. Ms. Scanlon has been a major supporter of the Women’s Business Committee, which was established in 2002 under the National Minority Business Council and, through the aegis of the Company, has hosted its annual conference for the last eleven years.
In 2015, Claire was named as Champion of Diversity for 2015 by Diversity Plus Magazine and received The Arthur Pearlcoth Trailblazer Award from the Regional Alliance for Small Contractors and was named the NYNJ Council Advocate of the Year for 2015.
In 2014, Claire was named the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Minority Advocate of the Year; she was recognized by the Port Authority of NYNJ for her support to minority and women business owners and named as Champion of Diversity for 2014 by Diversity Plus.
In 2013, Claire received The NYNJ Council's Appreciation Award for her strong dedication to supplier diversity, her tireless advocacy for minority businesses development and support of The Council’s programs and initiative, she received a Special Recognition Award from the Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO) for assisting in the continuation of their programs including the new Next Level Training Program for small business owners and was named as a “Woman of Power in Supplier Diversity” by Diversity Plus Magazine.
In 2012, BNY Mellon was named as Corporate Partner of the Year by the NY Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Claire Scanlon of Global Sourcing was named as a “Woman of Power in Supplier Diversity” by Diversity Plus Magazine, received the Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council’s Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award and received the Cause Effective Legacy of Service Award for building economic opportunities for all New Yorkers.
In 2011, Ms. Scanlon received The President’s Award from the Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council, The NYNJ Council Coordinator of the Year, the NYC Women’s Chamber of Commerce Women of Excellence Award and a NYC Neighborhood Achievement Award as the MWBE Advocate 2011 from Mayor Bloomberg and serves as the MWBE Advocate for the Department of Small Business Services’ Corporate Alliance Program. Ms. Scanlon has been names as a Champion of Diversity for the last several years by Diversity Plus Magazine and in 2010 was awarded the Corporate Appreciation Award from the National Hispanic Business Council. In 2009, under Claire tutelage BNY Mellon was named as the Regional Corporation of the Year by the NYNJ Council.
In addition, she has served on the Board of Directors since 1993 of a non-profit organization called Cause Effective. Its mission is to provide management consulting services to non-profit organizations.
Prior to directing the Company’s Supplier Development Program, Ms. Scanlon worked in the Company’s Compliance Department and participated in the establishment of two broker/dealers and compliance oversight for securities activities in the broker/dealers subsidiaries, Corporate Trust and Securities Processing.
Before joining the Bank, Ms. Scanlon was the Compliance Officer for the Sequor Group, a second tier holding company subsidiary of Security Pacific National Bank and was a Bank Examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ms Scanlon holds a BS and MS in Banking.