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SUPPLIER DIVERSITY MANAGER
Linda Ware is Manager of Supplier Diversity at General Motors Company (GM). She is responsible for managing GM’s Supplier Diversity Program which consists of over 200 suppliers. Ware started her career with GM in 1979 at the Delphi Packard Electric Division in Warren, Ohio and has worked at three other divisions – Allison Transmission (formerly GM), Indianapolis, Indiana, General Motors Customer Care & Aftersales, Grand Blanc, Michigan and General Motors Technical Center, Warren, Michigan.
In addition to Manager of Supplier Diversity, Ware has held prominent positions as a Purchasing Manager, Dean of Education and Employee Development for Global Purchasing & Supply Chain- General Motors University (GMU). Purchasing, Manufacturing, Quality, Reliability and Product Engineering comprises and encapsulates her career at GM.
Ware is a Board Member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC), Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC), Great Lakes region, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is on the Advisory Council of the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA). She is also a member of The Links, Incorporated Oakland County Chapter, and a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Detroit.
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