Top 10: Women in Procurement in the US

Procurement Magazine has taken a look at the top 10 women in procurement in the US
To celebrate the launch of our Top 100 Women in Procurement 2024 list, Procurement Magazine looks at the US leaders who are reshaping their specialism

Procurement Magazine recently published its Top 100 Women in Procurement 2024 supplement, celebrating the influential leaders and pioneers who continue to make game-changing contributions to their specialism. 

Here, we take a look at the US-based executives who are leading the way when it comes to strategy, investment, innovation and beyond. 

Alexandra Lopez, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at Cisco

10. Alexandra Lopez

Company: Cisco
Revenue: US$57bn
Employees: 85,000

A leading procurement professional and advisor, Alexandra Lopez has worked for the likes of DHL Express, HP and Kaiser Permanente, before joining Cisco in 2010.

As the technology giant's Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, she harnesses her expertise in procurement, finance and supply chain to optimise business outcomes. 

Leslie Fein, Senior Vice President of Comcast Enterprise Procurement

9. Leslie Fein

Company: Comcast
Revenue: US$121bn
Employees: 186,000

A graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in Business Administration and Management, Leslie Fein has been the Senior Vice President of Comcast Enterprise Procurement for the last six years.

Fein has, in fact, been with the NBC organisation for 25 years, having become Vice President back in 1999. 

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8. June Burgett

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Revenue: US$100bn
Employees: 236,000

June Burgett is an accomplished business and digital transformation executive with proven global experience across no fewer than 10 industries.

She boasts an extensive track record when it comes to delivering technology innovation for Fortune 500 companies, most recently in healthcare with Kaiser Permanente where she is Vice President of Business and Supplier Management Services.

Burgett has been recognised for industry-leading best practices across multiple disciplines, including risk mitigation, compliance, transformation and innovation.

Lorie Meola, Chief Procurement Officer at IBM

7. Lorie Meola

Company: IBM
Revenue: US$61.9bn
Employees: 250,000+

Having started out as a teacher of mathematics and computing, Lorie Meola shifted her career in 2004 to procurement as Director of IT Procurement and Asset Management at ADP.

She subsequently gained experience at AIG, First Data Corporation and Fiserv within the procurement function, before joining technology powerhouse IBM in 2023 to become Vice President, Global Procurement Strategic Sourcing.

Meola was promoted to the position of Chief Procurement Officer in July 2023. 

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6. Rhonda England

Company: Deloitte
Revenue: US$65bn
Employees: 457,000

Deloitte's Global Chief Procurement Officer for the last four years, Rhonda England is an experienced procurement professional who is passionate about the strategic value that the function provides. 

Mindful of the opportunities she has received and the development pathways from which she has benefitted, England is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion across her organisation.

“I'm committed to paying it forward by developing and empowering the next generation of women leaders," says England. "Thank you for this recognition – I am truly humbled."

Taryn Thompson, Chief Finance Officer of Global Technology and Global Operations at Bank of America

5. Taryn Thompson

Company: Bank of America
Revenue: US$172bn
Employees: 213,000

Taryn Thompson has dedicated the entirety of her 20-year career to Bank of America, where she has been integral to both procurement and finance operations.

In her current role as Chief Finance Officer of Global Technology and Global Operations, Taryn is responsible for executing all core finance functions within the institution.

Thompson comments: "The financial services industry is facing increasing pressure to ensure the expanding networks of suppliers and partners with which we work are adequately prepared to manage and mitigate risk."

Rosina Wickart, Chief Procurement Officer of Indirect Services at Johnson & Johnson

4. Rosina Wickart

Company: Johnson & Johnson
Revenue: US$93bn 
Employees: 132,000

With more than 25 years of industry experience in R&D and procurement under her belt, Rosina Wickart has dedicated her career to leading pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.

As Chief Procurement Officer of Indirect Services, Wickart leads the procurement strategy and execution, overseeing a spend of US$13bn.

Wickart says she is "proud to work for a company that values inclusivity, diversity and equal opportunity."

Andrea Albright, Executive Vice President of Sourcing at Walmart

3. Andrea Albright

Company: Walmart
Revenue: US$648bn
Employees: 2,100,000

An experienced procurement professional who has been integral to operations at Walmart for almost two decades, Andrea Albright now works as the organisation's Executive Vice President of Sourcing. 

Over the years, Albright has inspired associates and fostered environments built on trust and psychological safety. She is widely recognised as a dynamic and solutions-oriented leader.

“I’m honoured to be nominated as one of Procurement Magazine's Top 100 Women," comments Albright.

"At Walmart, we're focused on providing a diverse assortment of products and services that meet the needs of our customers, while strengthening our connection to the communities we serve. I extend my congratulations to all the other nominees; let's keep inspiring and innovating!”

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2. Barbara Kubicki

Company: Wells Fargo
Revenue: US$115bn
Employees: 226,000

A seasoned executive in procurement and supply chain, Barbara Kubicki has been influential in the industry for more than 20 years, working for the likes of MBNA America and Bank of America before joining Wells Fargo in 2021.

In her role as Chief Procurement Officer, Kubicki leads the company’s global supply chain management function where she is accountable for strategic sourcing, procurement operations, accounts payable, supplier diversity, third-party risk management and corporate travel services.

“My favourite thing about procurement is the ability to take a business partner’s vision and make it a reality," she says.

"As far as strategic sourcing goes, it's really about the thrill of the deal. There's nothing more exhilarating than negotiating a great deal!”

Jennifer Moceri, Vice President, Global Procurement & Chief Procurement Officer at Google

1. Jennifer Moceri

Company: Google
Revenue: US$305bn
Employees: 182,500

Recognised as a global leader in commercial operations, supply chain, procurement and ESG, Jennifer Moceri specialises in operational transformation.

As Vice President of Global Procurement and Chief Procurement Officer, Moceri leads the first central procurement function at Google. 

In her role, Moceri focuses on re-engineering the cost base and enabling revenue growth by leveraging machine learning and AI to innovate and optimise how various tasks are carried out. 

Her expertise lies in driving change and leveraging collaborative partnerships to produce a more strategically aligned and innovative contribution towards profitability and competitive advantage.

Thank you, Procurement Magazine," says Moceri. "It's an honour to be recognised among so many amazing and inspiring leaders.

"This Top 100 only scratches the surface of the talented women across the procurement and supply chain field. Let's continue to highlight and support the achievements of all the women around us."

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