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  • Aaron D. Dent
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    Vice President, Indirect Procurement, Merck & Co., Inc.

    Aaron D. Dent is vice president of indirect procurement for Merck & Co., Inc.

    Prior to joining Merck in 2009, he was managing partner of Insight-DRB, LLC, a strategy, operations and supply management consultancy to private equity and other firms. He formerly served as vice president of supply chain management for Delta Air Lines, where he spearheaded their first comprehensive strategic sourcing initiative that resulted in more than $500 million in cost savings over a three-year period.

    With more than 20 years experience in supply management, Dent has held a variety of leadership positions with Honda, BMW, and Deere & Company, based both domestically and abroad.

    Dent currently serves on the board of trustees of the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), and has previously served on the board of directors of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

    Dent earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master’s in business administration from Goizueta School of Business at Emory University. Dent currently serves on the board of directors for the Institute for Supply Management and is a past member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.