Heather Vono has been with Thermo Fisher Scientific since 2004 and is currently the Senior Program Manager, Supplier Diversity for the channel. Her areas of responsibility include outreach, building Tier I programs for customers, expanding small & diverse suppliers within the company’s portfolio and expanding offerings for value added services. She has responsibility for the channel’s mentor protégé agreements. She also serves as the company’s Small Business Liaison Officer. In addition, she had co-chaired the Veterans Business Resource Group (BRG) and currently co-chairs the Possibilities BRG. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, she was a buyer & facility manager for a small clinical trials company in the Pittsburgh area. In addition, she was a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1989-1998 where she was an E-5 in the 911th Civil Engineer Squadron. She also served as her team’s NCOIC.