PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) has named EQT Corporation’s Diversity Manager Lance Hyde as its Minority Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year. Hyde received the honor during the NMSDC’s Leadership Awards Gala in New York, NY, on May 16, 2019.
The Minority Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year is presented to a recipient who demonstrates exceptional action, engagement and leadership in supplier diversity and in support of NMSDC’s mission. Hyde, who oversees EQT’s diversity initiatives and is an award-winning thought leader and change agent in the supplier diversity space, has managed EQT’s supplier diversity program since 2012. Hyde has been honored with eight national and regional awards for his dynamic leadership, community involvement and supplier diversity innovation. While working at EQT, Hyde also completed his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in energy management from Waynesburg University; Hyde also drafted a white paper for the NMSDC’s Petrochemical Energy Industry group, which outlines the energy industry's barrier to entry, capital investment options, safety and insurance requirements. It continues to serve as a resource guide for more than 460 national corporate members and 16,000 minority-owned business enterprises.
“Supplier Diversity is in the DNA of our operations organization, and I give Lance most of the credit for that,” said Rob McNally, EQT president and chief executive officer. “Lance believes fully that he’s doing the right thing, both from a business perspective for the Company he works for, and by impacting the community in a positive way. He’s making a difference for people.”
Just as cultural diversity strengthens communities, EQT believes supplier diversity strengthens a business. EQT is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse supplier base, a successful initiative headed up by Hyde, who develops relationships with businesses that reflect diversity in their ownership and workforce and seeks out the commodities and services they provide.
“This award honors a long journey of perseverance and represents a team that I’m proud to be on,” said Hyde. “The team begins with my family – my parents, wife and children who inspire me – and very special individuals, including EQT colleagues, who have supported me along the way.”
About EQT Corporation
EQT Corporation is a natural gas production company with emphasis in the Appalachian Basin and operations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. With 130 years of experience and a long-standing history of good corporate citizenship, EQT is the largest producer of natural gas in the United States. As a leader in the use of advanced horizontal drilling technology, EQT is committed to minimizing the impact of drilling-related activities and reducing its overall environmental footprint. Through safe and responsible operations, EQT is helping to meet our nation’s demand for clean-burning energy, while continuing to provide a rewarding workplace and support for activities that enrich the communities where its employees live and work. Visit EQT Corporation at www.EQT.com; and to learn more about EQT’s sustainability efforts, please visit https://csr.eqt.com.