Adrienne C. Trimble
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Adrienne is a known thought leader for advancing corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and is a corporate visionary, strategist, and collaborator. Before joining Sysco, she served as president and CEO of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and general manager of DEI at Toyota North America.
At NMSDC, Adrienne initiated several technology innovations within its network, including a custom-designed online community, NMSDC Connections, exclusively for its stakeholders. She also led efforts to expand economic engagement and ownership in the Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American communities, testifying, in spring 2019, before the subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, affiliated with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services.
In her role at Toyota, Adrienne worked closely with the company’s senior leadership team in developing advocacy and accountability measures to integrate DEI processes across the organization’s business operations. She also worked closely with the company’s external Diversity Advisory Board, chaired by the Honorable Alexis Herman, former United States Secretary of Labor, which helped the company’s rise on the Diversity Inc Top 50 list from #42 to #25 in two years. Her work firmly solidified the company’s recognition by third-party advocacy organizations such as Black Enterprise Best Companies for Diversity, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, and the United Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, in recognition of her efforts to advance economic development for diverse suppliers, The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and CEO of Rainbow PUSH, presented Adrienne with their Corporate Leader Award and Women in Leadership Award.
A graduate of Wilberforce University, Adrienne holds a Bachelor of Science in Organization Management. She resides in McKinney, Texas, with her husband, Jamiel.