Mayor Sandy Stimpson today named Archnique Kidd as the new supplier diversity manager for the City of Mobile.

Kidd will be charged with jumpstarting the City of Mobile’s very first Supplier Diversity Program to help minority, women and disadvantaged business enterprises overcome challenges that make it more difficult to win contracts and work on City of Mobile projects.

Archinique Kidd

Archinique Kidd

“I made a commitment to the citizens of Mobile that I would cut red tape within City government and we are fulfilling that promise,” Stimpson said. “If you are a minority, woman or disadvantaged business enterprise, the City of Mobile needs to do a better job of presenting you with opportunities for City contracts. Kidd will lead this effort starting immediately.”

Kidd comes to the city with 14 years of experience overseeing minority and women owned business certification, compliance, training and outreach for Mobile Area Water and Sewer System. She will report to the city’s Chief Procurement Officer Don Rose, who is working to re-engineer, streamline and simplify a decentralized procurement process as well as integrate that process with the City’s new IT system.

Kidd is a graduate of the University of Mobile; a graduate of Leadership Mobile and a past winner of the South Region’s Minority Supplier Development Council Award.