Driving Supplier Diversity Success since 1968

Benita Fortner

Director of Supplier Diversity, Raytheon Company

Since 2000, Benita Fortner has served as the Director of Supplier Diversity for Raytheon Company, though she has been involved in minority and women business outreach and development for over 18 years. In a previous position as procurement manager at Hughes Aircraft Company, she was instrumental in significantly increasing the number of corporate agreements awarded to minority suppliers.

Fortner currently serves as chair of the Advisory Board for the Tuck Minority Business Executive Programs and was recently accepted onto the Board of Overseers for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. In addition, she holds board positions on the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the New England Minority Supplier Development Council, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the Business Consortium Fund and the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.