Adriene Bruce

Director of Diversity

As Director of Diversity, Adriene is responsible for be overseeing the expansion of the firm’s certified diverse supplier network that includes certified DBE, SBE, MBE, WBE, Veteran-owned and other categories of certified businesses to meet the needs of SDI’s utility, state and local government, education, and commercial clients. Bruce will drive SDI’s stated goal to spend no less than $100 million with minority suppliers, vendors, and partners through 2026. She will also lead SDI’s workforce development partnerships with City Colleges of Chicago and other key workforce development partners. Bruce will also represent SDI to Chicagoland corporations to offer solutions for attaining their diverse spend goals.

Adriene has more than 25 years of management and leadership experience in supplier and business diversity, stakeholder/community engagement, and human resources management with previous positions at a variety of organizations including MillerKnoll (formerly Herman Miller, Inc.), The Women’s Business Enterprise Council of Ohio River Valley, Key Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Ameren Corporation, JP Morgan Chase, and Kelly Services, Inc. She has been recognized for business diversity best practices throughout her career. A recent result of her success championing business diversity and inclusion, Bruce was recognized by Diversity Plus Magazine as “One of the 2022 Top 25 Diversity Change Leaders.”

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