About Kathy Homeyer
Kathy Homeyer, Director, Supplier Diversity, UPS received the William J. Alcorn Leadership Award during the Tribute! Dinner at WBENC's 2014 National Conference in Philadelphia. View the article in the July/August 2014 President's Report,.
Kathryn "Kathy" Homeyer, is director of the UPS Supplier Diversity Process. She manages internal and external programs designed to increase representation of small, minority- and women-owned businesses in UPS's supplier network.
Homeyer was appointed to the Corporate Supplier Diversity team in August 2002. As director, she works with UPS managers nationwide to implement initiatives that identify potential suppliers and provide them with critical information and access to UPS’s purchasing process. She is also responsible for the establishment of new, and the development of existing, UPS relationships with small, women, and minority business organizations.
Homeyer began her UPS career in accounting in 1980 in Missouri. During her nearly 35 year career, she has held a number of increasingly responsible positions, including district controller in Colorado, California and Texas. In that capacity, she managed purchasing, supplier relations and technical support, as well as other aspects of finance.
As a member of UPS’s Supplier Diversity team, Homeyer has collected numerous accolades for her outstanding leadership. Most recently, she received both the President’s and Advocate of the Year awards from the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC). She has been honored by several magazines including MBN USA, WE (Women’s Enterprise) USA, and DiversityBusiness.com for making a difference in supplier diversity. Additional awards received include Best of the Decade, Hall of Fame, Top 30 in Supplier Diversity, and Champions of Diversity, as well as being listed in the Continental Who’s Who registry for her involvement, leadership and passion. In the first quarter of 2014, WE USA also listed her among the Top 100 Leaders in Corporate Supplier Diversity, and DiversityPlus magazine named her one of the Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity.
In addition to her corporate responsibilities, Homeyer currently serves as Treasurer and board member for the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and Women’s Business Council, Southwest. She is also an advisory board member for Enterprising Women magazine, and has served as a board member for the Georgia Women’s Business Council (GWBC).
Prior to working for UPS, Homeyer was a manager and buyer in the retail clothing industry. A native of Washington, Missouri, she received her degree in business administration from Regis University in Denver.
Homeyer resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, twin sons and daughter.