By Nick Williams
Courtesy of Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
May 5, 2017

Kate Mortenson, president and CEO of the 2019 Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee, has made supplier diversity and diverse hiring priorities as she leads planning efforts for when the NCAA men’s college basketball event arrives at U.S. Bank Stadium.

 That was the message Mortenson delivered to a room full of minority- owned business owners, corporate executives and other members of the business community as the keynote speaker at the North Central Minority Supplier Development Council annual meeting and luncheon in Golden Valley on Thursday.

 “If you have an opportunity to tell the whole world something about Minnesota, wouldn’t it be terrific to tell them we are far more diverse than you might realize, we have incredible talent in our professionals of color community and that our diversity is our signature strength and we are glad to see it growing?” she said.