Co-Chair

Edward E. Acoff
FSU Supplier Diversity

Mr. Edward E. Acoff joined the University in July 2007 as the Supplier Diversity Director, reporting to Joyce Ingram the Assistant Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Acoff is responsible for directing the on-going development and implementation of the University’s Supplier Diversity Program, in partnership with the University’s Purchasing Department, Facilities Department, F&A Marketing and constituents across campus. In addition, he serves as the primary facilitator of the Supplier Diversity Operating Plan, with a focus on education/outreach, program development, reporting, communication, and policy reviews. He is responsible for the University’s compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations and legal decisions related to supplier diversity.

Prior to joining FSU, Mr. Acoff built an extensive career in small business development as a director for Leon County Schools. In addition, he provided services in eight other jurisdictions within the state of Florida. He was responsible for the first Bond Guarantee awarded by the Florida Department of Transportation to a small/disadvantaged business enterprise. He understands and has a great respect for small, minority and women-owned business enterprises, and has conducted workshops along with a variety of other training opportunities for these business owners. He has gained invaluable experience and insight into Human Resources, its roles and responsibilities, and in being a facilitator for bond guarantee seminars.

Mr. Acoff is a member of “Leadership Tallahassee Class 23,” supported by the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce; he currently sits on the board of the Council Of Neighborhood Association and he has been a community advocate for economic growth and has served as a board member of the YMCA, Lee’s Place, Greater Tallahassee Alliance of Black School Educators, Frontiers International, Inc., the Capital City Chamber of Commerce and the President of a local golf association.

He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management/Human Resource Management from Florida State University. He has taken graduate level courses from the Askew School of Public Administration at FSU, where he hopes to complete course work for his master’s degree in public administration.