Regina O. Heyward
Head of Supplier Diversity
Regina O. Heyward is MassMutual’s Head of Supplier Diversity, leading the company’s innovative supplier diversity strategy that aligns with MassMutual's core values. With more than two decades of multi-industry global supply chain and supplier diversity strategy experience, Regina has led significant supply chain initiatives in North America, Asia, Latin America, and Europe.
Regina has served in several business leadership positions across the financial services and manufacturing industries. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President and Head of Supplier Diversity at Wells Fargo, where she was responsible for a $1 billion-plus portfolio of diverse business relationships and capacity building programs. Prior to, Regina served as the Director of Enterprise Supplier Management at Capital One where she was accountable for corporate real estate category management and supplier diversity. Regina spent five years at MeadWestvaco as Director of Global Supply Chain Compliance where she was responsible for global supplier risk management and implemented the company’s first supplier diversity program.
Regina is sought after as a thought leader and expert on diversity, equity and inclusion. Currently, she serves as a board member for Disability: IN and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Nominating Committee and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
Regina has been featured three times by Diversity Plus as one of the “Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity.” Regina, a native of Thomasville, Georgia, is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and earned her J.D. from North Carolina Central School of Law