Director, Supplier Diversity
CaSondra Devine is a global leader and game changer in the areas of supplier diversity, sustainability, human rights, philanthropy, and social progress. CaSondra and her achievements have been featured in numerous magazines (Diversity Plus, Savoy, Profile and Pride) as well as WTVI-TV (PBS) and The Corporate Citizen, a publication of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. The Mecklenburg Times named her one of “50 Most Influential Women,” and she received the Disability: IN Advocate of the Year Supply Chain Inclusion Award.
CaSondra grew up in a small town and witnessed the power of small businesses to help communities thrive; now she is helping create that kind of positive change and economic impact globally through increased utilization, development, and scale of diverse owned and small businesses as the Head of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion (SD&I) for Amazon’s Global Procurement Organization in support of its Worldwide Stores.
Previously, CaSondra served as Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and Treasurer of the Wells Fargo Foundation. Her efforts at Wells Fargo advanced its commitment to providing supplier development and inclusion opportunities in collaboration with diverse advocacy organizations. She partnered with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, 105 Voices of History HBCU National Choir, and other community initiatives to build a pipeline of aspiring young entrepreneurs. She led the team responsible for Wells Fargo’s environmental philanthropy strategy and created and launched a trademarked employee and community engagement framework to advance environmental, social, and governance (ESG), and economic solutions.
CaSondra is an engaged community leader devoted to corporate citizenship, the development of young leaders, and personal transformation. She has served on several boards supporting supplier diversity, higher education, alleviating poverty, women’s advocacy, and sustainability across the U.S., Bahamas, South Africa, and Poland. Her work in personal transformation has been published in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. She is also an executive lecturer at Queens University of Charlotte’s McColl School of Business and holds an adjunct faculty appointment at Arizona State University’s Wrigley School of Sustainability.
CaSondra earned a B.S. in Mathematics Education at South Carolina State University and an M.S. in Organizational Development at Queens University of Charlotte. She currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband Ronnie and daughter Faith.