Heather Herndon Wright

Director, Supply Chain Diversity at Vistra Corp.

Heather Herndon Wright is director of supply chain diversity for the Vistra Corp. family of companies, including corporate services, power generation and electric retail.  This role leads the effort to develop, promote, and oversee a national strategy and architecture to increase the inclusion and growth of both diverse and small business enterprises across the supply chain from suppliers to channel partners.

Previously, Heather served as president and chief executive officer of Herndon-Wright Enterprises, a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) business management consulting firm emphasizing the growth and development of diversity companies and corporate diversity initiatives.  She has also served as the national director of supply chain diversity for Lucent Technologies and Fujitsu Network Communications.

Heather is the founding and current chair of the board of directors for the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) and serves on the board of directors for the National Minority Supplier Development Council and the Dallas/Ft. Worth Minority Supplier Development Council. She is chair-emeritus for the Utility Industry Group of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. in addition, she sits on the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Texas at Dallas Graduate School of Supply Chain Management. Heather also serves on the executive committee for the Edison Electric Institute Business Diversity Group and the Institute for Supply Management Sourcing & Supplier Relationship Management Committee, as well as several local and regional boards and committees. 

She has a BA from the University of Texas at Dallas in government and politics with an emphasis on constitutional law and a master compliance administrator (MCA) certificate from the American Contract Compliance Association and Lincoln University.