Fernando J. Hernandez
Fernando Hernandez serves as Supplier Diversity Director for Microsoft Corporation. In this capacity, he drives Microsoft’s strategies to achieve supplier diversity objectives. He is responsible for Microsoft’s $2 billion annual Supplier Diversity initiative.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Fernando served as Senior Vice President of Multicultural Marketing Strategy for Washington Mutual Bank, where he established, developed and implemented comprehensive multicultural marketing initiatives. Fernando previously served as Executive Director of Multicultural Marketing with AT&T. He was the first to establish and implement multicultural business-to-business and consumer marketing (Hispanic, African-American and Asian) at AT&T in 1991. This resulted in the creation of a $3 billion market segment.
Fernando is a 2011 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient, and was named as a 2006 Hispanic Magazine 100 most influential Hispanics in America. The American Marketing Association recognized him for his leadership in multicultural marketing.
He holds a degree in Accounting from Saint Peter’s College and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology. He also studied at the Wharton School of Business.