Travis Spencer

Ford Motor Company

Head of Supplier Diversity & Warranty Recovery

Travis Spencer is the Senior Purchasing Manager for Supplier Diversity & Warranty Recovery at Ford Motor Company. Travis is responsible for driving diversity and inclusion among Ford’s strategic partners and supply chain. He accomplishes this by connecting minority, women, veteran, disabled, LGBTQ and small business enterprises to Ford and its Tier 1 suppliers. Travis believes that economic empowerment for diverse suppliers and their corresponding communities is the epitome for what it means to drive human progress… Thus, ultimately delivering Ford’s vision of Creating a Better Tomorrow. Travis brings a strong professional business acumen in Corporate Purchasing & Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Program Management, and Negotiation along with an academic focus in Accounting, Finance, and Business Ethics. He is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy, a private Jesuit institution known for its emphasis on service and servant leadership. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration, but most importantly, he learned about the importance of corporate social responsibility and the impact of economic empowerment through practical means mandated by the institution’s curriculum. Travis is a two-time recipient of Ford Motor Company’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Summit Award, recognized for Strengthening External Partnerships and Leveraging a Diverse Workforce. Complimentary to his memberships with several honor societies, mentorship and community service initiatives, Travis is an active member of Ford African-Ancestry Network (FAAN), National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), and University of Detroit Mercy’s Business School Advisory Board. Travis is also on the Board of Directors and Executive Finance Committee of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC), a Board of Directors member of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC), and a member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR).