Dicky G. Sykes, M.Psy. District Director of Supplier Relations and Diversity for Broward College, brings 20 years of experience to the job. A former construction management executive specializing in supplier diversity and consultant to business owners across the country, Dicky has a simple philosophy, “Engage and involve all stakeholders, including corporate America and local government, use innovation, creativity and technology to make supplier diversity fun and create value propositions for all parties.”
Using that mantra, Dicky expands and promotes a strategic supplier diversity plan externally and internally by engaging staff more effectively and dynamically with Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County’s diverse business community to understand their challenges and provide solutions. Dicky has developed initiatives that create more synergy and communication between contracting officers, buyers, project managers and the supplier diversity team. She is the creator of the Business Symposiums series: “Shark Tank” and “Chopped” Catering Business Competitions and the Power Networking series: The Million Dollar Roundtable Town Hall, Best Practices in Supper Diversity and Sustainability, Tri-County Power Panel and Meet the Prime Contractors.
During her career, Dicky oversaw the award of over $980 million dollars to minority and women-owned businesses, which garnered her recognition as 25 Influential Black Women in Business, Advocate of the Year from The US Department of Commerce, Crystal Award from the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council, Proclamation from The City of New York, Office of the Manhattan Borough President and a Citation of Excellence from The New York City Council, to name a few. Dicky holds a BA cum laude from CUNY Queens College and a Masters in Psychology, with a specialization in executive leadership from Walden University.
She is a member of Florida Association of Minority Business Enterprise Officials, South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council, American Contract Compliance Association, and The Tri-County Alliance for Diversity.