CEO & President,
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Ying McGuire is the CEO & President of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), America’s most influential and successful minority business development organization. This year, NMSDC celebrates 50 years of supporting the economic development of more than 15,000 certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) and over 1,500 Corporate Members.
Prior to her appointment at NMSDC, Ms. McGuire served as the Global Vice President at Technology Integration Group (TIG), an NMSDC certified minority-owned technology company with 25 offices in the US, China, Canada, and a global partner network covering 4 continents. As a corporate leader at Dell Technologies, a Fortune 500 company, she built and sustained high-impact global initiatives across many functions and mentored numerous entrepreneurs and CEOs.
Ms. McGuire holds a variety of leadership roles in the community. In 2016, she was appointed by the United States Secretary of Commerce to the United States Investment Advisory Council. She served as the first woman chair of an advisory board of the International Trade Center (ITC), a joint agency of the United Nations and WTO based in Switzerland. Ms. McGuire is a founding board member of the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) and a board of advisor of the George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations. In 2021, Ms. McGuire was appointed to the Council of Underserved Communities (CUC) which is tasked with providing advice, ideas, and opinions on SBA programs and services and issues of interest to small businesses in underserved communities.
During her career, Ms. McGuire has been acknowledged for her work as an advocate for supplier diversity: named “Twenty-Five Influential Women in Business” by MEA Magazine; “America’s Top Diversity Advocate” by DiversityBusiness.com; and “Best of the Decade” by Minority Business USA. Ms. McGuire was a featured speaker at many regional, national, and international conferences including the World Export Forum.
Born and raised in China, Ms. McGuire immigrated to the U.S. with one suitcase and $1,000 to pursue her American dream. She received a master’ degree in Business Administration of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona.