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Leonard Spencer

Senior Manager of Supplier Diversity

Leonard Spencer leads the Supplier Diversity program for The Walt Disney Company. In this role, he is responsible for setting the vision and business strategy for the identification and utilization of diverse suppliers that help the company reduce costs, drive innovation and enhance economic inclusion reflective of the guests Disney serves and the communities where Disney operates around the world.

Leonard has extensive experience in Operations and Finance leadership roles. Prior to joining the Supplier Diversity team, Leonard led the Theme Parks and Resort segment’s Procurement Operations organization. His team provided the financial planning, spend analysis and reporting, for Strategic Sourcing teams based in Asia, Europe and the United States. His team was also responsible for identifying and implementing best in class procurement processes, procedures and tools.

Leonard is passionate about economic development and currently holds leadership positions in several professional and community organizations focused on business development, youth education and financial literacy. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Tuskegee University and an MBA from the University of Alabama.

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