Beverly Norman-Cooper

Beverly Norman-Cooper

Supply Chain Diversity Consultant, Socrates Program

Beverly Norman-Cooper is the Former Executive Director of National Supplier Diversity at Kaiser Permanente, where she oversaw increased spend with certified women- and minority-owned companies from approximately $1.3 billion when she took the role in 2015 to more than $2.3 billion when she retired from the health care organization in 2018.

In 2014, Kaiser Permanente became the first health care provider in the nation to sit at the prestigious Billion Dollar Roundtable, a small group of industry-leading companies that spend $1 billion with diverse suppliers annually.

Norman-Cooper’s tenure at Kaiser Permanente spanned more than 18 years in various consulting and staff roles. She has led successful projects as Communications and Change Management Director for Kaiser Permanente’s Chief Financial Officer and as Executive Consultant to the Senior Vice President for Finance Operations.  In 2016, she was named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Supplier Diversity by Women’s Enterprise USA.

She and her husband earned their MBAs from Columbia University in New York City, where they designed a customized curriculum centered around urban entrepreneurship.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (ABJ) from the University of Georgia.  She now lives in Baltimore, where she serves as a supply chain diversity consultant.