NGLCC Congratulates Brian Tippens on his Appointment to Chief Diversity Officer at HP

| By Casey Oakes

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce offers its most sincere congratulations to Brian Tippens, a proven advocate for the NGLCC, on his appointment to Chief Diversity Officer at HP. Mr. Tippens has been a key proponent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) business movement and has helped open up procurement opportunities for LGBT-owned businesses at HP and across corporate America.

“The appointment of Brian Tippens as Chief Diversity Officer at HP is a testament to the progressive leadership he brings to the table,” said NGLCC President & Co-Founder Justin Nelson, “Brian has long been at the forefront of supplier development and has become a valuable ally in bringing LGBT supplier diversity to the table. We know that Brian will bring the same innovative approach to his role as Chief Diversity Officer.”

“Brian is a friend of the NGLCC and we couldn’t be happier for him and for HP,” said Chance Mitchell, NGLCC CEO & Co-Founder. “His track record speaks for itself, Brian is a sought after speaker and thought leader who brings a dynamic spark to his work, and HP is lucky to have him at the helm of their diversity efforts.”

Mr. Tippens has held various positions at HP in an illustrious 14-year career, during which he built HP’s Supplier Diversity and Small Business program to ensure a globally inclusive supply chain. Mr. Tippens is also responsible for HP’s Strategic Supplier Development program that focuses on building capacity and encouraging strategic collaborations among suppliers.