Jesse Crawford



Jesse is the President & Global Head of Supplier Diversity for RLC Diversity.  He is directly responsible for developing and executing strategies for client relations, community engagement, and supplier diversity program development related initiatives.

Jesse’s experience includes small & diverse owned business/entrepreneurship and leading his own domestic and international Customer Contact and Call Center Services.  He also worked in transportation specifically for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, where he was responsible for developing and executing the airport’s Community Engagement Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives.  This include managing the airport’s Board of Directors, employee volunteer initiatives, memberships & sponsorships, community outreach, tours & delegation visits, and corporate social responsibility programs.

 An active servant/leader in the community, Jesse previously served as the Chairman of the Board for the Urban League of Greater Dallas & North Central Texas. In addition, he also served on the Boards of Directors for the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Council-Southwest, Minority Business News, Billion Dollar Roundtable, and the U. S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Brain Trust Advisory Board. Jesse has also worked actively with the United Way and their numerous affiliates who assist the disenfranchised, abused, elderly, and less fortunate neighbors in our communities

Certifications & Education

  • BS Business Administration – Northwood University, Magna Cum Laude
  • Associate of Arts, Business Management – Northwood University, Summa Cum Laude
  • Alpha Phi Alpha

Focus Areas

  • Supplier Diversity
  • Community Engagement
  • ERG Growth

Most Requested Presentations

  • Supplier Diversity – Why Supplier Diversity Matters
  • Community Engagement – How Do You use Engagement to Produce Equity

Awards & Recognition

  • Minority Leader Award – Dallas Business Journal
  • Corporate Advocate of the Year (2015 – Women’s Business Council-SW)
  • Texas Top 100 Leaders in Corporate Supplier Diversity (2015- Women’s Enterprise USA)
  • Legacy Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award (2014-USPAACC-SW)
  • 2014 Minority Business Leader Award (Dallas Business Journal)
  • Women’s Enterprise Texas’ Top 50 Leading Men of Supplier Diversity (2013-Minority Business News)
  • Top 75 Leading Men of Supplier Diversity (2013-Minority Business News)
  • Outstanding Men of WBE (2013 Women’s Enterprise USA)
  • Outstanding Community Outreach (2011 –National Association of Black Engineers)
  • 100 Men Impacting Supplier Diversity (2006- Minority Business News)
  • Verizon Excellence Award Winner (2004-Verizon Communications, Inc.)