Marlene Nantell 

Vice President of External Affairs, SCMSDC
Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council

Marlene Nantell has experience in nearly every functional area of the Council since her tenure began in 2010. She plays a unique and vital role in SCMSDC’s continued success. She is responsible for actualizing the Council’s mission to grow minority businesses by establishing and cultivating relationships with––and essential connections between––entrepreneurs, Corporate members, sponsors, partner organizations, and government agencies. 

Marlene received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of La Verne. She did her graduate work at Cal Poly Humboldt as an Environment & Community major in an interdisciplinary Environmental Politics and Social Justice program focused on representing traditionally underrepresented groups.