MICHAEL FERNANDEZ, Mediator, Arbitrator and Consultant with MBFernandez Enterprises, LLC, graduated with his Bachelors of Science Degree in Pre-Law from the University of Houston – Clear Lake with credits toward his law degree with South Texas College of Law (Houston College of Law). He is currently finishing both his MBA with Texas A&M – Corpus Christi and CPCM certification through National Contract Management Association (NCMA).
Michael has extensive experience in Supplier Negotiations, Contracts, Contract Management, Sourcing, Procurement, Leadership, Supplier Diversity, Employer/Employee Relationships, Supplier Relationship Management, Change Management, Team Building, Conflict Management, Manufacturing and Logistics Skills.
In Michael’s spare time, he enjoys reading business & leadership books, spending time with family, mentoring others, volunteering in community organizations, working out, following sports, and traveling both domestically and internationally.
Michael is a part of the following Organizations:
• American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS)
– APICS Mentoring Circles
• National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
• International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM)
• Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR)
• Texas Association of Mediators (TAM)
• Child Advocacy Volunteer Program
BRANDEE FERNANDEZ, Strategic Sourcing Center of Excellence Lead of Electronics and previous Global Director of Procurement with Baker Hughes, A GE Company graduated with her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Production and Operations Management from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Masters of Business Administration Degree in Management from Oklahoma State University (OSU-Tulsa, Oklahoma), Green Belt Certification and obtained C.P.M. and CPIM credentials through ISM/APICS respectively.
Brandee has experience in multiple supply chain roles within several industries. Developing her supply chain and leadership experience in Aerospace, Automotive, Oil & Gas and retail has provided a vast experience in Leadership, Team Dynamics, Inventory Management, Procurement, Supplier Quality Management, Procure to Pay, Commodity & Strategic Sourcing, Conflict Management, Contract & Performance Management, Employee Development and Relations, Supplier Relationship Management and Negotiations.
In Brandee’s spare time, she enjoys volunteering with organizations (such as SIDO (University of Houston), APICS, Lighthouse Charity Team and Girl Scouts & other school related opportunities) to mentor individuals of all ages to drive passions to reality. She also enjoys writing, traveling the world, staying physically fit, spending time with her family, and continuously learning.