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Circle of Influencers - Book 1

Circle of Influencers - Entrepreneurs, C-Suite Executives, Influencers

Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.
If we are not intentionally inclusive,
we will be unintentionally exclusive.

July | 2017

Joan Robinson Berry Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Joan Robinson-Berry Joan Robinson-Berry began service as vice president and general manager of Boeing South
Vice President and General Carolina in June 2016. In this position, she has overall leadership responsibility for Boeing’s
Manager, South Carolina facilities in North Charleston and reports to Ray Conner, president and chief
Boeing South Carolina executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Boeing South Carolina’s (BSC’s) airport campus is home to 787 Aftbody and Midbody
Operations, 787 Final Assembly and Delivery operations, as well as an Engineering Design
TAGS: aerospace industry, Center and IT Centers. BSC’s north campus includes the Interiors Responsibility Center South
science, technology, arts, math, Carolina, Propulsion South Carolina, and a Boeing Research & Technology Center.
engineering, The Boeing Previously, Robinson-Berry served as vice president of the Shared Services Group (SSG)
Company, female Supplier Management organization where she led the strategy, contracting, daily
management and development of the supply chain providing more than $8 billion of non-
production goods and services for The Boeing Company.
Earlier in her career, she was director of Phantom Works Supplier Management for the
Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) division and had responsibility for implementing
supplier management strategy and execution in support of the development of advanced
concepts and technologies.
Robinson-Berry has received extensive recognition for her work in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics from global organizations, including the National Society of
Black Engineers and various members of Congress.
In 2016, Robinson-Berry was recognized as the one of Women’s Enterprise USA’s Top 100
Leaders in Supplier Diversity. She received the Women of Color Professional Achievement
Award in 2015. She received the Career Communications Group 2007 Black Engineer of the
Year Achievement Award and was inducted into their Alumni Hall of Fame in 2012.
Robinson-Berry was recognized in 2011 and 2012 by Uptown Professional magazine as one
of the Top 100 executives in America.
Robinson-Berry holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management & Business
Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology. Robinson-Berry
is an AIAA – Associate Technical Fellow and an African Scientific Institute Fellow.

Shawn Buchanan Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

A former professional baseball player—he played the outfield for his
hometown Chicago White Sox—Buchanan began planning for his career
after pro sports as a business manager at Nebraska Beef, a beef
processing company. When he retired from baseball in 1996, he
launched All American Meats. Within five years, Buchanan made his
presence as an entrepreneur, earning a Black Enterprise Small Business
Award in 2000. He’s also earned special recognition for the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, among other industry awards.

TAGS: food industry, sports

Shawn Buchanan
All American Meats, LLC

Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Location
Great Omaha

Amelia Rodriquez Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Imagine moving to a foreign country as a child, unable to speak or understand a word of the
local language, and no one in your family could either! That’s what happened to Amelia, a
native Peruvian, suddenly transplanted to the US. Wading through the waters of language
learning, within a very short period, she became the official voice for the family, learning
legalese, healthcare lingo and all things interpreter by the age of 13!
After studying language at Michigan State and Wayne State Universities, Amelia formally began
her career as a freelance interpreter. Her personal experience and affinity for languages led her
to found Vocalink in 1995, “making communication with the world easy in any language.” This
passion for clear communication – being not just heard but understood – is what fuels the flame
burning deep in the heart of her entire organization.

As founder and chief innovator at Vocalink Language Services, Amelia considers it her mission to
inspire her team to drive this “be heard—be understood” message. It’s simple but
profound. She believes that true communication happens only when this dynamic occurs. The
focus is not on the services Vocalink “sells” but what they believe, which inspires the entire
organization to come to work each day— turning this belief into a working reality.

Vocalink earned membership in the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s Corporate
Plus® program in 2014; a coveted designation among minority businesses that
have demonstrated their capacity to successfully execute national contracts for major
corporations. Amelia also lead her company to winning the title of NMSDC Class II Supplier of
the Year in 2012. Vocalink continues serve an impressive roster of business-to-business clients
and Amelia has her sights set for aggressive future growth.
Among her proudest accomplishments are her grown daughter and son and an amazing
granddaughter. An avid reader and movie buff, Amelia loves all kinds of popular
culture. She lives in Springboro, Ohio, with her husband, Patrick, a retired federal agent. In their
spare time you will find them dancing tango, a heartfelt passion they share.

Christopher J. Williams Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Christopher J. Williams is Chairman, CEO and founder of The Williams Capital Group,
L.P. and Williams Capital Management, LLC.

Mr. Williams began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1984 and subsequently assumed
senior management responsibilities in debt capital markets, over the counter
derivatives, and taxable fixed income trading. After departing Lehman Brothers to
form a derivatives division of Jefferies & Company, he established The Williams Capital
Group, L. P. in 1994. Mr. Williams has leveraged his extensive experience in the fixed
income, equity, and derivatives markets to direct the firm’s strategic efforts in
investment banking and asset management.

Since 2000, Thomson Financial has consistently ranked Williams Capital among the
most active underwriters of publicly traded equity and investment grade corporate
debt offerings. Both Fortune magazine and Crain’s New York Business have recognized
Chris Williams for his leadership in the financial services industry.

Mr. Williams serves on the Board of Directors for Caesars Entertainment Corporation,
The Clorox Company, Ameriprise Financial and, privately held, Cox Enterprises. Mr.
Williams previously served for 10 years on the Board of Directors for Wal-Mart Stores,
Inc. He is also Chairman of the Board of Overseers for the Tuck School of Business at
Dartmouth College and serves on the board of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Christopher J. Williams holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University and a
Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
College.

Linda Wong Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Wong is the CEO and Partner of Wong Fleming. She is Chair of the Firm’s
Employment Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Trial, Insurance Defense and
Coverage Practice Group, and the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Ms. Wong is
one of New Jersey’s best-known authorities on employment and civil litigation. She
concentrates her practice on employment, commercial, insurance defense and
intellectual property matters, involving terminations, harassment, contract disputes,
insurance coverage, general liability defense, trademark and copyright actions and
restrictive covenants. She has also handled litigation involving Title IX and other
related matters involving discrimination and harassment in collegiate and high
school athletics and constitutional claims involving public entities.

In 2005, Ms. Wong was the recipient of the Trailblazer Award from the National
Asian Pacific American Bar Association. This award recognizes the outstanding
achievements, commitment, and leadership of NAPABA lawyers who have paved
the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American attorneys and who
have made contributions that demonstrate vision, courage, and tenacity which
have resulted in a substantial and lasting contribution to the Asian Pacific American
legal community, as well as the Asian Pacific American community at large. She is a
frequent presenter at national and local bar associations and is a trainer and
consultant on employment law issues, including sexual harassment for major
corporations and public institutions.

Ms. Wong received her juris doctorate in 1982 from Rutgers School of Law and her
bachelor’s degree in 1974 from Rutgers University. She is admitted to practice in
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. and has been
recognized as a Super Lawyer in the area of Employment & Labor Law from 2005
through 2015

Edgar L. Smith, Jr. Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

The concept and idea for the original business strategy of this unique paper
and packaging company came about 30 years ago. Centered around our
CEO's background and experience in the commercial printing, industrial &
food chemicals, paper & packaging and foodservice areas. Working with
industry leaders provided the diverse industry knowledge base to start a
global independent and progressive global distribution and solutions
company.

His various professional experiences amd network enabled the company to
interact with industry veterans, and when ready he recruited skilled
individuals to his management team. This company was built from the
ground up by industry experts, combining the best entrepreneurial
management to create the dynamic, fast growing and award winning World
Pac Paper, LLC.

Firoz Lalji Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Firoz Lalji is chairman, president, CEO, and co-founder of Zones, Inc. Throughout the
company's 30-year history, Firoz has provided the vision and leadership necessary to
transform Zones into a global solutions provider and award-winning business enterprise.

Firoz was born in Uganda and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree (Economics) from the
London School of Economics in 1969. He attended Harvard Business School from 1991 to
1993.

He serves on multiple advisory boards, including the Board of Directors of US Bank of
Washington, the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, and the London
School of Economics.
In 2014, Firoz was inducted into the MBE Hall of Fame.

What we do
Zones is a leading global provider of comprehensive IT solutions. For over 30 years, we've
taken pride in becoming experts in all things tech. But we certainly don't do it alone. We
collaborate with best-of-breed partners to deliver customizable solutions and positive
business outcomes to meet the needs of everyone we serve.
Our primary areas of expertise include Data Center, Mobility, Unified Communications,
Cloud, Security and Internet of Things (IoT).
We help businesses succeed by leveraging teams of certified sales, technical engineers, and
supply chain specialists to help clients assess, design, implement, and manage end-to-end
solutions for all their IT needs.
And we do all this around the world. Our reach spans to more than 80 countries, from
Seattle to Sydney, Dallas to New Delhi, and beyond. So if you're looking for a company that
loves to solve IT problems, give us a call and let us take your business to the next level.

Kenny Loyd Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Kenny Loyd
President
Kenny Loyd, President and co-founder of South Coast Paper, develops and secures relationships with
suppliers, customers and other business partners. In his 15 years with South Coast Paper, he has most
enjoyed watching customer, supplier, and employee relationships grow efficiently. Kenny attended
Xavier University where he received a Bachelor’s of Administration. He furthered his education with
an MBA from Case Western Reserve. He has also completed the NMSDC Advance Management
Education Program at J.L. Kellogg School of Management with Northwestern University and the MBE
Executive Management Program with the Dartmouth University Amos Tuck School of Business in
Hanover, NH.

In his spare time, Kenny enjoys playing tennis and reading espionage novels. He also serves as a
board member with Divine Order Church in Marietta, GA. Kenny is married to his beautiful wife
Andrea and has two children, Tayler and Jordan. His daughter Tayler is a recent graduate of Xavier
University and his son Jordan is preparing to complete his undergraduate degree at the University of
Indianapolis.

RJ Harris Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

A First American Company, Putting American Manufacturing First

In 1982, after spending 15 years in the fastener supply industry, R.J. Harris was considering
going into business for himself. With a little strategy and some financial advice, R.J. finally took
the plunge and launched Southern Fasteners & Supply from a small office in Winston-Salem,
NC.

Even though his company’s minority-owned status might draw some business on its own, R.J.
knew it really took great products, excellent knowledge and even better service to win loyal
customers and grow as a business.

So for the last 30 years, we’ve been doing just that. We’ve made treating our customers right a
core business principle and we’ve grown to 10 locations across the country. We stand head and
shoulders above suppliers who sell fasteners (plus mops and brooms and toilet paper, too), but
fasteners aren’t their specialty.
Fasteners are our specialty. It’s what we do.
We take pains to only supply the best fasteners around, and we employ only the most
experienced “nut-heads” we can find — many with 15-30 years’ experience themselves. It’s
their deep experience and knowledge of even the most unusual parts that gives our clients in
the defense, oil and gas, and outdoor theme park industries confidence in us as a truly
exceptional vendor.
Today, Southern Fasteners and Supply is known as a top fastener supplier to major industries of
all types. Our wide distribution network of 10 stocking warehouse locations spans the country
and is poised to speedily deliver more than 130,000 kinds of fasteners anywhere in the U.S. and
beyond. And through it all, our commitment to service is stronger than ever.
So if you’re looking for a dependable fastener supplier with the reach, inventory, and
experience to keep your company up and running — you’ve found us.

Adam Walker Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Adam C. Walker began serving as Summit Packaging Solutions Chief Executive Officer in January 2014. Walker has
implemented a growth strategy focused on technology, innovation, new market expansion and Mergers and Acquisitions
to accelerate the growth of Summit. He has focused relentlessly on revenue growth, customer satisfaction and
shareholder value creation. Throughout his career, Walker has served as a high-impact strategist with experience
spanning global manufacturing operations, business development, marketing, strategic business unit leadership and
turn-around assignment.

Walker is an accomplished business executive with over twenty years of packaging expertise serving technology,
automotive, beverage, and other industries. Prior to acquiring Summit Packaging Solutions, Walker co-founded and led
Homestead Packaging Solutions, an innovative and award winning packaging manufacturer with facilities in Tennessee
and Michigan. Under his leadership, the company received numerous awards including the NMSDC Supplier of the Year
and the United States Department of Commerce – MBDA Manufacturer of the year.

Walker launched his career as a running back in the National Football League (NFL) where he played for seven
consecutive seasons beginning and ending with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1990 and 1996 respectively. Walker also
played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1991 to 1995 and was a member of the 1994 49ers Super Bowl XXIX
championship team.

Recognized for his leadership on and off the field, Walker served as special teams captain from 1994-1996 for both the
49ers and the Eagles; received 1994’s post-season special teams MVP; nominated for the Ed Block Award for Courage in
1995; received the 1996 special teams Player of the Year award; and the NFL’s Player Network Events (PNE) Executive of
the Year. Currently, Walker serves on the Board of Directors of the National Minority Supplier Development Council,
Gwinnett Technical College, the Georgia Small Business Center, and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization
(YPO). He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and
completed the Advanced Management Executive Program from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of
Management.

The Harmon Group Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

In 1955, William D. Harmon and his wife Thelma moved their family from Washington, Indiana to North Vernon,
Indiana to take a position with the B & O Railroad as their first African-American car inspector, Working second shift
enabled Bill to work during the day as a self-employed contractor, starting Bill Harmon Construction as a part time
venture.
Bill resigned from the railroad after 25 years of service and started operating Bill Harmon Construction on a full time
basis. Never advertising, Bill built the company on the promise of "Total Customer Service" and relied on his work and
reputation to speak for itself.. The company rapidly expanded from primarily offering general labor to an array of
services from construction management to design and build.
In 1980, Bill was joined in the business by his youngest son Billy. William A. Harmon (Billy) had attended the
University of Louisville on a basketball scholarship. Upon graduation, he worked two years for a major construction
firm before joining Bill Harmon Construction. In 1985, Thomas D. Harmon (Tom) joined the company. Tom received
his BS degree from Indiana University and his MBA from the University of Louisville. He had previously spent eight
years working for Cummins Inc. Together, they incorporated Harmon Construction Inc. in 1984.
Bill and Tom continued to expand The Harmon Group by establishing Harmon Steel, Inc. in 1988. Today Harmon Steel
is a full service steel erection company with a management staff that has more than 125 years of experience.
In 1993, The Harmon Group purchased controlling interest in Taylor Bros. Construction Co, Inc. Taylor Bros.
Construction Co, Inc. was originally established in 1932 as a family run business. Together, this alliance brought
substantial heavy concrete, steel erection, and steel reinforcement experience, elevating Taylor Bros. to new heights in
the construction marketplace.
The combined experience and rich history of The Harmon Group has allowed us to complete major projects including
Indianapolis International Airport Terminal, United Services Hub, UPS World Hub, Eli Lilly Establishments, Clarian
Health Partners' Hospitals, Target Stores across the Country, and many more.
The Harmon Group led by Billy, Tom and now Billy's son Willie, will continue to meet the construction needs of Indiana
for the third generation.

Bruce Geier Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Bruce Geier
With a keen entrepreneur spirit and a vision of how computers would forever change business–
Bruce Geier made a bold move to ride what became the computer boom of the late 1980s and
early 1990s and built a global footprint in IT that reaches 24 locations in the US, Canada and China.
Bruce is a recognized thought leader in business and computer technology solutions with a long-
standing commitment to diversity and small business in the community he serves. Bruce has been
recognized on multiple occasions. He is the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
and Minority Firm of the Year by the US Department of Commerce, Minority Development Business
Agency and the VAR Business 500 Lifetime Achievement. He has been named the #10 Most
Innovative Executive of the Year by Computer Reseller News (CRN) and often featured in computer
industry journals and news outlets.
Bruce received his BS in Computer Science (Cum Laude) and Master in Business Administration
(MBA) from the University of Utah

Albert Chen Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

ALBERT CHEN
Telamon Founder & Executive Chairman of the Board
Graduate of the Executive Minority Business Program at Tuck
School of Business, M.S. in Mathematical Sciences from
Portland State University, and an LL.B. from National Cheng-
Chi University in Taiwan.

Telamon’s mission is to simplify business by increasing
efficiency and streamlining operations for our customers.
We specialize in solutions for telecommunication
networks, industrial assembly, and business process
outsourcing.

Our vision is to be a load bearing support… for our
customers, employees, shareholders, and community…
across generations.

Ying McGuire Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Ying McGuire Ying McGuire is the Vice President of International Operations and Business
Vice President of International Development at Technology Integration Group (TIG), a premier minority owned
IT products, solutions and services provider based in San Diego, California with
Operations and Business 24 offices in US, China, and a global partner network.
Development
In this role, she oversees TIG’s existing international operations and expansion
Technology Integration Group of global business. She also leads TIG’s corporate business development and
TIG supplier diversity initiative.

Location Prior to TIG, Ying was the Global Supplier Diversity Officer at Dell Inc. She was
Texas and California responsible for driving three billion dollar procurement spend with diverse
suppliers and she was a leading voice in the supplier diversity industry.

Ying holds a variety of community leadership role. She serves on an advisory
board of the International Trade Center, a United Nation agency based in
Switzerland, and is currently a board member of the Greater Austin Asian
Chamber of Commerce.

She also served as the board chair of the Southwest Minority Supplier
Development Council in Texas, a global committee member of the Woman
Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), an International Committee
member of the National Minority Supplier Development council (NMSDC), and
a board member of the Billion Dollar Round Table. DiversityBusiness.com
named Ying as an “America’s Top Diversity Advocate”. Minority Business USA
recognized Ying as one of its “Best of The Decade”. DiversityPlus Magazine
named Ying as a “Champion of Diversity”.

TAGS: technology industry, leadership, entrepreneurship,

Jinus Moghbeli Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Jinus Moghbeli Jinus Moghbeli joined Amgen in 2003 as Senior Manager, Corporate Quality
Supplier Diversity Systems, and was responsible for development and deployment of a global
“Quality Management System” program. She also directed disposition and
AMGEN distribution of clinical and commercial products, overseeing the release of
products at all Amgen sites.
Education
Bachelor of Science In 2007, she joined Global Strategic Sourcing and has worked in several
Towson State University different capacities, including managing the purification category (including
resins and filters), design/ development of Supplier Relationship Management
MBA: University of Maryland (SRM), responsibility for a sourcing Integration Management Office for mergers
and acquisitions, and most recently taken on the role of Amgen’s Supplier
Location Diversity Liaison Officer.
Los Angeles
Prior to joining Amgen, Jinus held a variety of progressive leadership roles at
Baxter International. Directing Quality organization for material, plasma,
fractionation and final product release was her last position at Baxter.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Towson State
University, and MBA training from University of Baltimore. She is trained in Six
Sigma (Black belt) and Quality Management and Process Consulting (Kepner -
Tregoe).

TAGS: Amgen, science

Michelle Smith-Ballard Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Michelle Smith-Ballard Michelle Smith-Ballard has 35 years of construction experience with the past
Vice President of Community fourteen years spent developing, administering, and monitoring diversity and
small, minority, woman owned and disadvantaged business programs. She joined
and Citizenship Turner in 1988 as a project accountant in the Los Angeles office where of her
duties included reporting dollars spent with minority/women owned and
Turner Construction Company disadvantaged businesses.

Education n 1999, Michelle left Turner and joined Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln where, for a short time, she served as construction project analyst. After
developing and presenting a comprehensive supplier diversity plan with an
Location emphasis on increased spending with MBE/WBE/DBEs, Michelle was promoted as
Los Angeles, Ohio AEG’s Director of Procurement Equity and Supplier Diversity and remained in that
capacity until 2007.

Michelle rejoined Turner in February 2008 as Director of Community Affairs (now
known as Community and Citizenship). She is responsible for administering
Turner’s aggressive program which includes labor compliance, outreach, and
MBE/WBE/DBE spend monitoring to ensure Turner’s 20% corporate goal is met in
the Southern California business unit. Michelle coordinates and manages Turner
School of Construction Management, an intense 7 week/ 15 session course that
teaches MBE/WBE/DBE firms all aspects of construction.

She also oversees Turner So Cal’s community involvement such as Youth Force
20/20, a national Turner program that seeks to inform and excite middle and high
school students about the many careers in construction. This program administers
Principal-for-a-Day, career days, the national program ACE Mentoring, and the Los
Angeles Construction Career Awareness Day.

Joe Chow Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Joe Chow Long before Joe Chow began his career in supplier diversity, he was a certified
Supplier Diversity Manager public accountant performing financial audits, planning and analysis for such
companies as General Motors and Pacific Enterprises (now Sempra Energy),
Southern California Gas former parent company of Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas).
Company
Today, his financial background serves him well as SoCalGas’ supplier programs
Education excellence manager. “Understanding the financials is the foundation of any
BS in Accounting business and helps me tremendously in dealing with diverse businesses and
St. Mary’s University understanding the challenges they face,” says Chow, who has worked in the
utility’s supplier diversity group for eight years. He oversees SoCalGas’ Supplier
Location Diversity Program and the nine-member supplier diversity, supply chain
Los Angeles sustainability and supplier relationship management team to support and
engage key suppliers and diverse suppliers to do more business with
SoCalGas. Over the years, the supplier diversity group has successfully
implemented programs targeting outreach to these firms, collaborated with
business and community organizations to identify qualified suppliers and
helped diverse firms develop skills to take on larger business opportunities at
SoCalGas.

In 2015, SoCalGas spent 44.7 percent of its total purchases with woman-,
minority- and service disabled veteran, lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or
transgender business enterprises. It was the fourth straight year the utility
exceeded the 40 percent mark. The company’s supplier diversity
accomplishments have been recognized by a number of national and local
organizations, such as the SCMSDC, GLAAACC, LBA, ABA and others. Joe is a
native from the state of Kansas where he attended high school and college.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Mary’s University
and holds a CPA certification in the state of Kansas.

Michael Cooper Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Michael Cooper Michael Cooper is the Director of Strategic Sourcing for Disney Worldwide
Director, Strategic Sourcing Services, supporting Disney’s Theme Parks and Resorts Segment. Michael leads
Disney Worldwide Services a Sourcing & Procurement team consisting of 22 professional Cast Members in
various roles primarily supporting the Disneyland Resort, The Walt Disney World
Education Resort and related Disney segments in the areas of Facilities & Operations
BS Management and Finance Services, Maintenance & Engineering, Food & Beverage, Creative Entertainment
and Supplier Diversity.
University of Utah
Michael joined the Disneyland Resort team as the Manager of Food & Beverage
Location Sourcing & Procurement in May 2004. In 2005, Michael’s responsibilities were
Los Angeles expanded to encompass the sourcing support for Marketing and
Entertainment. Michael was assigned to his current role in 2006, where he and
Tags: entertainment industry, his team are responsible for contributing to profitability by initiating cost
procurement, sourcing reduction initiatives, driving supplier innovation through partnering and
protecting and enhancing the Disney brand. Michael and his team emphasize
achieving these objectives by building a diverse supplier base and ensuring an
inclusive environment throughout the supplier selection process. Michael
actively participates in various supplier matchmaking events in the community,
and has been recognized as Corporate Diversity Advocate of the Year by the
Asian Business Assn. of Orange County. Prior to joining Disney, Michael held
various positions in Strategic Sourcing, Manufacturing and Human Resources
for divisions of Nestlé, Heinz and Kraft at locations throughout the United
States.

A native of Pittsburgh, Michael earned Bachelors of Science Degrees in
Management and Finance from the University of Utah. Michael currently serves
on the boards of the Cypress College Foundation and the Orange County
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and has formerly served on the boards of
United Cerebral Palsy of Utah and the Tea Association of the United States.

Sanjay Kucheria Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Sanjay Kucheria Sanjay Kucheria is an entrepreneur and executive with over 20 years of experience,
CEO including strategy, general management, and business operations. He serves as
the CEO of Trinus Corporation, an IT Professional Services firm that specializes in
Trinus Corporation data analytics and financial performance management solutions. The firm has
locations in the US and India and serves private sector companies, non-profits
Education and government organizations, including leaders in healthcare, life sciences,
BE – Computer Engineering entertainment, telecom, manufacturing, ports, utilities and technology. Sanjay is a
member of the World Presidents’ Organization (YPO-WPO) and Chair of its
University of Bombay Technology Network.

Location He is chair of the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee as well as
Los Angeles member of board of directors of the Southern California Minority Business
Development Council. He serves on the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s
Tags: entrepreneurship Department of Computer Science Advisory Board. Sanjay has also served as
President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and board member of Society of
Information Management (SIM). Sanjay continues to be a regular guest speaker at
USC’s Marshall School of Business, and various business conferences.

Sanjay has a B.E. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Bombay
and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern
California. He has taken executive education courses at Harvard Business School,
including the OPM program. Sanjay is married and has two children.

Roy Roberts Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

APC provides Professional Services and Managed Services in Analytics, Cyber
Security, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, and customized solutions to
an Aging Workforce.

TAGS: professional services,
cyber security, engineering,
information technology, aging
workforce

Roy Roberts
Chief Executive Officer & Owner,

Alliance of Professionals &
Consultants, Inc.

Education
Butler University
College of Business Administration

Location
Raleigh

John Chuang Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

JOHN CHUANG John co-founded Aquent in 1986 while an undergraduate at Harvard
Co-Founder and CEO University. Within five years he grew the company from dorm room startup
to the 12th fastest growing private company in America. He has served as
Education CEO from the beginning.
Harvard University
Over the course of his career John has been widely recognized for his
Location entrepreneurial leadership and accomplishments. Accolades include: Boston
Boston Business Journal's, "40 Under 40", Mass High Tech's, "High Tech All Star,"
finalist for the Harvard Business School Club of New York’s, "America’s
TAGS: entrepreneurs, staffing Entrepreneur Award," and Ernst and Young’s, “Entrepreneur of the Year” for
industry New England. He was the subject of a Fast Company cover story and was
the protagonist in a Harvard Business School case study.

John has served as president of the Massachusetts Association of Staffing
Services and as chairman of the board of directors of Angie’s List
(NASDAQ:ANGI). He also has served as a board member for the American
Staffing Association, AIGA, and the Recycling Advisory Committee for the
City of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

John earned a bachelor's degree cum laude from Harvard College and an
MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.

Mia Wenjen Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Mia Wenjen I co-founded Aquent in 1986 with John Chuang and Steve Kapner as a dorm
Co Founder at Multicultural room entrepreneur at Harvard University. I have been a member of the board of
directors ever since and has held a number of roles at the company. In 1992,
Children's Book Day Aquent (then called MacTemps) placed #12 on the Inc. 500 list for Fastest
Growing Private Company. Aquent is the largest Creative Talent Agency in the
Education world with 70 offices in 16 countries.
Harvard University
I launched the West Coast operations and grew Los Angeles, California into the
Location company’s largest market. I later managed the Boston market, where I introduced
Boston Aquent’s Partner Program, an innovative effort securing the loyalty of the
company’s contingent workforce. This initiative reduced turnover among
TAGS: technology, engineering, freelancers to below 20% per year, lower than that for many firms’ full-time staff.
childrens books
I served as general manager for an internal start-up, managed PR efforts, and
served as publisher of 1099 magazine, an award-winning print publication for
freelancers.

I am the co-founder of Multicultural Children's Book Day, January 27th, which
celebrates diversity in children's literature.

Mia graduated from Harvard College cum laude in history and science in 1987
and earned an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management in
1993.

Ranjini Poddar Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Ranjini Poddar Artech is a minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) that
Co-founder & CEO, Artech provides workforce solutions, IT consulting, and SOW-project services.
Information Systems L.L.C Headquartered in Morristown, NJ, Artech employs over 7,200 professionals and
maintains over 25 locations across the U.S., India, and China. Artech was
Education founded in 1992 and today is a Tier-1/Preferred Supplier to more than 70
Yale Law School Fortune 500 companies and numerous federal and state government agencies.
Artech is the #1 Largest Women-Owned IT Staffing Firm in the United States
Location and the #11 Largest IT Staffing Firm overall.
New York
Artech is also a NMSDC Corporate Plus® Member and recipient of the 2009
NMSDC National Supplier of the Year award — the highest honor a minority
supplier can receive. Recently the company also won the 2015 Supplier of the
Year Award from the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development
Council. Artech is also ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 27001 and SEI-CMM Level 2 certified.

For more information, visit: www.artechinfo.com

TAGS: female, workforce
industry, staffing, IT.

William Pickard Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

William Pickard Dr. William F. Pickard, PhD is Chairman of Global Automotive Alliance, Co-Managing Partner, MGM
Chairman Grand Detroit Casino, CEO, Bearwood Management Company and co-owner of five black-owned
Global Automotive Alliance newspapers.

TAGS: automotive industry, Pickard’s Thirty-five-year entrepreneurial career began as a McDonald’s franchisee in Detroit,
business, automotive, business Michigan. In 1989, he founded an Automotive Manufacturing Company and grew it into Global
Automotive Alliance, Logistics and Manufacturing companies with more than one half billion dollars
in sales and eight plants in the U.S. and Canada. GAA services corporations such as Boeing, Mercedes
Benz, Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Delphi, Johnson Controls, Starbucks, Home Depot and Merck
Pharmaceutical.

He has served on numerous business and non-profit boards including Asset Acceptance Capital
Corporation, Michigan National Bank, LaSalle Bank, Business Leaders for Michigan, National Urban
League, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Black Chamber of Commerce and is a life member of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. In 2001, Pickard was awarded Michiganian of the Year for his business
success, civic leadership and philanthropy. Pickard was the first chairman of the African
Development Foundation in 1982, appointed by President Ronald Reagan, and under President
George Bush he was appointed to The National Advisory Committee on Trade Policy Negotiations
(1990) the Federal Home Loan Bank Board-Indianapolis Bank in Indiana (1991).

Dr. Pickard is also creating a new generation of entrepreneurs with “MILLIONAIRE MOVES: The
Seven Essential Principles of Entrepreneurship.” Teaching vision/attitude, opportunity, relationships,
talent/skillset, financial, failure and faith. Dr. Pickard will share his undeniable principles anyone can
use to become a successful entrepreneur.

Dr. Pickard holds a Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University, a Master's Degree from the
University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Chrystel Cornelius Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Mission
To provide opportunities for Native people to develop financial assets and create
wealth by assisting in the establishment of strong, permanent institutions and
programs contributing to economic independence and strengthening sovereignty for
all Native communities.

Chrystel Cornelius Our Strategy
First Nations Oweesta Corporation Native community development financial institutions directly provide Native American
communities the tools and capital support required for real and sustainable job
Executive Director creation, small business development, commercial real estate development, and
affordable housing/home ownership, while also offering basic banking services and
Education financial literacy training to “underbanked” Native American communities who have
University of Maryland been historically targeted by predatory lending practices.

(Ojibwe; Oneida) Our Values
We believe that when armed with the appropriate resources, Native peoples hold the
capacity and ingenuity to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual and cultural well-
being of their communities.

TAGS: finance, assets, Native
Americans, female

C. Michael Gooden Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Mr. Gooden cofounded Integrated Systems Analysts, Inc. in December 1980. As
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer he has guided the development of the company
from a startup to an established national mid-size systems engineering and information
technology Infrastructure services firm.

C. Michael Gooden Prior to starting ISA, Mr. Gooden was an Engineering Duty Officer in the United States
Chairman and CEO Navy. His naval service spanned 25 years (17 years active duty, 8 in the Naval Reserve),
Integrated Systems Analysts, Inc. and he retired as a Commander in 1988. Mr. Gooden‘s naval career was concentrated in
the areas of operation, maintenance and design of integrated combat weapon systems.
Mr. Gooden is a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers, the U.S. Chamber
of Commerce, and a Corporate Plus member of the National Minority Supplier
Development Council. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Miami University, Oxford,
Ohio; on the CEOSE Committee of the National Science Foundation; and is a director
emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

TAGS: entrepreneurs, Education:
engineering industry, technology •Doctor of Science, Honorary Degree, Miami University, Oxford OH
industry •Continuing Education, Wharton Executive Management Program, University of
Pennsylvania
•Master of Science in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
•Bachelor of Science, Applied Science, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Amish Shah Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Kem Krest manages and markets customer branded parts and
chemicals, from suppliers to dealership networks and production
facilities, on behalf of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
within the Automotive, Agriculture/Industrial and Defense
Industries.

Amish Shah
CEO

Kem Krest

Education
University of Notre Dame
Mendoza College of Business

Location
Elkhart, Indiana

TAGS: automotive industry,
defense industry

Karla Johnson Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Karla Johnson In 1988, Karla established LACOSTA, Inc., a minority certified provider of housekeeping
LaCosta Facility Support Services services for corporate facilities in Wisconsin and Illinois. In the following years, LaCosta
experienced continual grow due to the companies always ‘deliver plus 1%’ motto and
Education subsequently expanded nationwide.
Ripon College
In 1993, Karla married Rob Johnson and they have 4 wonderful children. They also
Location merged their two companies, LACOSTA, Inc. and Bel Rae, Inc. After the two companies
Chicago merged, the name was changed to LACOSTA Facility Support Services.

TAGS: female, entrepreneur, With 40 years of combined experience, LACOSTA Facility Support Services has
janitorial, painting services provided Janitorial Services, Managed Labor, Production & Warehouse Services,
Painting Services and Site Maintenance Services to America’s leading companies. We
excel in a wide range of complex environments - from corporate campuses and
educational institutions, to industrial manufacturing facilities, pharmaceutical
manufacturing facilities, and healthcare environments.

LACOSTA has grown steadily through both business referrals and expansion, and
manages multiple locations for numerous customers. We have the critical mass to
bring industry-leading management expertise, equipment, and best practices to our
customers, while retaining the flexibility and responsiveness of a smaller company.
With the resources of a large organization and the freedom to invest in long-term
goals, LACOSTA has built a management and service infrastructure focused on serving
the long-term needs of our customers.

Iv Watkins Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

The position includes providing organization, management and legal advise to the
Native American Young Beginning and Small Enterprise Center, Inc. (NAYBSEC) The
duties includes the coordination of relationships with tribal, state and federal agencies.
NAYBSEC is a non-profit 501c(3) corporation. Its purpose and functions can be viewed
at www.naybsec.org.

TAGS: Native American,
entrepreneurship, legal

lv Watkins

SPECIALIZING IN ADMINISTRATIVE
LAW, INDIAN LAW, WATER RIGHTS

AND BUSINESS FINANCE

The Native American Young Beginning
and Small Enterprise Center

Education
University of Mississippi
Muskogee, Oklahoma

Kevin Frazier Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Kevin Frazier continues to impact the entertainment industry as a multi-faceted journalist, producer and
entrepreneur. As co-anchor of omg! INSIDER, formerly THE INSIDER, he is the only African American male
currently anchoring a daily newsmagazine show for broadcast television. He has interviewed Hollywood’s
biggest stars from Brad Pitt to Will Smith to Oprah Winfrey and Beyoncé. Additionally, he launched Kevin
Frazier Productions (KFP) to focus on in-depth reporting and video production for a variety of corporate and
entertainment clients. The company recently produced a series of film vignettes for “Freedom Sisters,” a
traveling museum exhibit curated by the Smithsonian about women involved in the Civil Rights Movement.
Hosted by Frazier, the exhibit toured nationwide through April 2012. KFP has collaborated with music
producer will.i.am to create video content for his lifestyle web site and partnered on projects with business
magnate Russell Simmons.

Frazier began his broadcasting career as a local sports reporter after a stint as an assistant basketball coach
at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Prior to joining ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT in 2004 he served as
host of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” “NBA Shoot Around” and “NBA Fastbreak.” He also worked at the FX Network
as co-host of “The FX Sports Show.” He has served as a sideline reporter for the “NFL on Fox” telecasts as
well as host of the pre-game shows for “NFL on Fox,” “NHL on Fox” and “College Football Saturday.”

Frazier is an active member of the Los Angeles civic community and frequently participates in events and
speaking engagements for charitable organizations. He is a member of the National Association of Black
Journalists.

omg! INSIDER is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution and is shot in Studio City, Calif. Brad
Bessey and Linda Bell Blue are executive producers. Rebecca Brooks is co-executive producer. Kevin Frazier
and Thea Andrews are co-anchors. Christina McLarty and Michael Yo are correspondents. Keltie Knight, Nina
Parker and Kristen Aldridge are contributors.

TAGS: Entertainment, Speaker, Journalist, Entrepreneur

32Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

JONATHAN SPRINKLES

BUILDING TEAMS | BUILDING TRUST | BUILDING PEOPLE
Jonathan Sprinkles works with organizations that want to increase profits and
productivity by leveraging The Power of Connection™.
Trust is the new currency of business. Jonathan Sprinkles, “Your Connection
Coach” has been recognized for over a decade as a thought leader on the
psychology of the human connection—the force that drives engagement,
loyalty, and profitability. The author of 13 books, including two international
bestsellers, Jonathan’s innovative approach inspires positive culture shifts
throughout organizations.

Labeled a “turnaround specialist” by executives and celebrity clients,
Jonathan has earned multiple awards for excellence in business and
leadership coaching, and is well known as a top-rated keynote speaker.
Jonathan’s practical, proven strategies have worked for organizations like
yours that want to re-energize their workforce and reconnect their people
to their mission and key initiatives. Jonathan has pioneered a movement,
inspiring high-functioning teams of people to trust each other, work
together, communicate better, and win bigger.

TAGS
Executive Coaching, Communicator, Leadership, Coaching

Adrienne Trimble Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Adrienne Trimble Experience
General Manager, Diversity & General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion April 2016 - Present
Inclusion Toyota North America Chairperson 2011 - Present
Toyota North America
Supplier Diversity Manager June 2005 - December 2012 (7 years 7 months)
TAGS: automotive industry, Vice Chair 2009 - 2010 (2 years)
diversity, inclusion, engineering,
Toyota, Board Member 2005 - 2009 (5 years)

Manager, Workforce Planning at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America
July 2000 - 2005 (5 years 6 months) Oversee talent acquisition for professional, mangerial,
and executive staff.

Vice President, Employment at Provident Bank October 1995 - August 1999 (3 years 11
months) Oversee talent acquisition for all banking positions.

Education
Wilberforce University Bachelor of Science, Organization Management, 1997 - 1998
University of Cincinnati 1986 - 1992

David Adjaye Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

TAGS: architect, engineering Adjaye Associates — Practice profile

Adjaye Associates was established in June 2000 by founder and principal architect, Sir
David Adjaye OBE. Receiving ever-increasing worldwide attention, the firm has offices in
London, New York and completed work in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia,
and Africa. Two of the practice’s largest commissions to date are the design of the
Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on the
National Mall in Washington D.C. and the Moscow School of Management (SKOLKOVO).
Further projects range in scale from private houses, exhibitions, and temporary pavilions
to major arts centres, civic buildings, and masterplans. Renowned for an eclectic material
and colour palette and a capacity to offer a rich civic experience, the buildings differ in
form and style, yet are unified by their ability to generate new typologies and to reference
a wide cultural discourse.

Completed works include: the regenerative Morning Lane Arches retail corridor in
Hackney, London (2016); Sugar Hill museum and housing development in Harlem, New
York (2015); the Aishti Foundation arts and shopping complex in Beirut, Lebanon (2015);
Alara Concept Store in Lagos, Nigeria (2014); Marian Goodman Gallery, London (2014); the
Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Centre,
Harvard University (2014); two neighbourhood libraries in Washington DC (2012); the
Stephen Lawrence Centre in London (2007); the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver
(2007); Rivington Place Gallery in London (2007); The Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo (2005);
and the Idea Stores in Tower Hamlets, London (2004 and 2005) – two pioneering
community libraries in London’s Tower Hamlets.

Some current projects include: One Berkeley Street, a £600 million mixed-use residential
redevelopment in London’s prestigious Piccadilly area; a new home for The Studio
Museum in Harlem, New York; offices for the International Financial Corporation in Dakar,
Senegal; a gallery for the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio, TX; and a regenerative
cultural campus on the site of Tel Aviv’s disused former central bus station.

Glenda Thomas Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Glenda Thomas Supply Chain Management professional with extensive experience in the
Supplier Relations & Diversity Utilities, Technology, and Banking industries. Major strengths include: (1)
Manager Leading people and project teams and (2) Developing and managing
Alabama Power Company contract strategies that include cost savings, process improvement and
Education: documentation integrity. A focused, results driven professional with
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical proven ability to work across multiple organizations and provide strategic
University focus through analytical/problem-solving, leadership and
communications skills.

Specialties:
Contract Management
Negotiation
Supplier Diversity/Business Development
Project Management
Supply Chain Management Experience
Customer Relationship Management (CRMP
Developing and Executing Compliance Plans
Business Controls/Business Development

TAGS: engineering, woman,
Alabama Power Company,
Energy industry

Pamela D. Carter Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Pamela D. Carter Experience
VP, Global Diversity, Inclusion & Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion and Supplier Diversity at Boeing
Supplier Diversity November 2015 - Present
The Boeing Company Seeks supplier development opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, service
disabled veterans and suppliers in HUBZONES.
TAGS: The Boeing Company,
female, engineering, science, VP, Sales and Marketing April 2007 - November 2015 (8 years 8 months)
math, education, aerospace
industry Director, Base Manager July 2004 - March 2006 (1 year 9 months)
Colonel at United States Air Force

September 1978 - September 2004 (26 years 1 month)
Aircraft maintenance core, flight line, Sq/CC, Gp/CC, JDMAG

Director, and inspector general assignments. Graduate of SOS, ACSC, and ICAF.

Education
Industrial College of the Armed Forces
Masters degree
National Security Policy Resourcing
U of Maryland Master's degree
Education, Counseling

Loren Tapahe Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Manage the day-to-day operations of the Chamber, including planning networking
luncheons, mixers, conferences, and golf tournaments. Fundraising and community

outreach are also important duties of the president & CEO.

TAGS: American Indian,
business, small business,
entrepreneurship, Mesa

Mr. Loren Tapahe
President & CEO at American Indian
Chamber of Commerce of Arizona

American Indian Chamber of
Commerce of Arizona

Education
Brigham Young University

Location
Mesa, Arizona

Dawn Pullin Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Dawn Pullin "Our ancestors were great teachers of life; Spokane Tribal Members
Interim CEO at Spokane Tribe of Indians today continue the tradition by taking this opportunity to share with you
a glimpse of our home, culture, history and our community while visiting
Spokane Tribe of Indians
University of Phoenix this website. The Spokane Tribes' current home is located in Wellpinit,
Washington. We are surrounded by nature's beautiful lakes, trees and
Education mountains. Welcome friends, and thank you for wanting to learn more
University of Phoenix
about the proud Spokane Tribe of Indians."
Location Company details
Spokane, Washington Website

http://www.spokanetribe.com

TAGS: American Indian,
business, tribes, cultural

Claudette White Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Previously worked in retail security; Electronic Article Surveillance; Restaurant
Industry; Public Defender; Special Prosecutor; Managed a multi-million dollar tribal
casino operation.

Limited Artist Management and booking experience.

Hope to one day be a member of the State Senate or U.S. Congress

Specialties: Tribal Governments; Federal Indian Law

Claudette White TAGS: American Indian,
Chief Judge-Quechan Tribal Court business, legal, law, judge

Quechan Indian Tribe

Education
Arizona State University

College of Law

Location
Winterhaven, California

Jose R. Mas Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Jose R. Mas José R. Mas
Chief Executive Officer CEO
Jose R. Mas, is Chief Executive Officer of MasTec, Inc., one of the largest and most
diversified U.S. infrastructure services providers in the country. With over 18,000
employees in more than 400 locations across the United States, MasTec generated over
$4.3 billion in revenue in 2013.

Mr. Mas was appointed CEO of MasTec in 2007 and during his tenure MasTec’s
revenues have more than quadrupled and earnings have grown six fold. Since
assuming the top executive position at MasTec, Jose has diversified the company into
the growing fields of oil and gas pipeline construction, electric transmission line
construction, renewable energy, and wireless infrastructure construction while
expanding its traditional communications business, which includes both broad-band
infrastructure and installation to the home satellite services. Jose Mas has grown up in
the business and over 20 years worked his way from the field to the boardroom.
Jose Mas is a graduate of the University of Miami where he obtained a Bachelor of
Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. He is a director of the
Mas Family Foundation and an active supporter and coach of various youth basketball
teams. He serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on
Minority Business Enterprises.

Mr. Mas, was awarded the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the year award in
2011 and in 2012, he was featured in the season finale of the CBS hit show Undercover
Boss.

Charlie Williams Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Charlie Williams Charlie Williams
MPS Chairman
Charlie currently serves as MPS Group Chairman. He also has served MPS Group as a
Group Chairman board member since 1999. His duties include senior executive management and
myriad corporate oversight responsibilities, including strategic planning, corporate
ethics, diversity initiatives, and board and stockholder relationships.

Offering years of broad executive management experience, Charlie has served the City
of Detroit and Wayne County in various capacities for more than 30 years, including
posts as Chief of Staff for the mayor of Detroit and as Deputy County Executive for
Wayne County. He also served as Executive Director of the Detroit Water & Sewer
Department for several years and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

As a consultant to Highland Park, Michigan, he advised the Emergency Financial
Manager regarding financial and administrative matters. In 2006, Charlie was
appointed to a six-year term with the Wayne County Airport Authority Board, which is
the governing agency for the world's 15th busiest airport. He also currently serves as
an audit committee member for Magna Entertainment, a publicly listed corporation.

Charlie's enthusiasm, judgment and experience assure solid governance for the
challenges and opportunities the MPS Group faces now and in the future.

Michael Hunter Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Chairman and CEO of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, Tribal
Government, Coyote Valley Casino and Coyote Valley Economic
Development Corporation

TAGS: American Indian,
business, government, economic
development

Michael Hunter
Tribal Chairman at Coyote Valley Band

of Pomo Indians
Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians

Location
San Francisco

Jeff Haozous Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Jeff Haozous Jeff Haozous has served as Chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe since October
Chairman at Fort Sill Apache Tribe 2002.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe He is responsible for oversight of the tribe’s government and enterprises. His focus is
to improve the lives of tribal members through education and economic
Education development, to restore tribal culture, to address the tribe’s twenty-eight year
Duke University imprisonment by the United States and to return the tribe to its homelands in New
Mexico and Arizona.
Location
Lawton, Oklahoma Jeff was born in Norman, Oklahoma and grew up in Springdale, Arkansas. He earned
a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from
Duke University.

Before becoming a tribal leader, he worked in internet and database marketing for
companies such as CBS Records, Hill Holliday Advertising, Microsoft and a number of
venture capital backed internet startup companies.

TAGS: American Indian, Native
American, tribal leader

Jared D. Casey, Jr. Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Jared D. Casey, Jr. Diversity, Expertise & Innovation.
Faison Office Products, Inc. Faison Office Products, Inc. is a full-service minority-owned provider of products,
solutions and services for your business. We opened our doors in Colorado in 1981,
Education with a vision of becoming a national sales and marketing company. Independently
Duke University owned, today we provide office supplies, solutions and services all over North
America, including Canada and Puerto Rico. Year after year we continue to provide
Location customers with high quality products, exceptional customer service, next-business-
Lawton, Oklahoma day delivery and an innovative collection of business services. Our account managers
are industry professionals who listen to their customers and are committed to going
the “extra mile”.
Faison Office Products is:
A nationally awarded minority supplier with an excellent reputation, both in the
minority business arena and the office products industry.
A well-established company with over 30 years in the business and a history of
continual growth.
Dedicated to its customers with a team of seasoned, experienced service personnel.
A next-day office products supplier to major clients all over North America.
A nationally Certified Minority Business Enterprise and Corporate Plus Member.
Veteran owned.
If you are interested in our services, please feel free to contact us today.

TAGS: American Indian, Native
American, tribal leader

Jeff Haozous Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Jeff Haozous Jeff Haozous has served as Chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe since October
Chairman at Fort Sill Apache Tribe 2002.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe He is responsible for oversight of the tribe’s government and enterprises. His focus is
to improve the lives of tribal members through education and economic
Education development, to restore tribal culture, to address the tribe’s twenty-eight year
Duke University imprisonment by the United States and to return the tribe to its homelands in New
Mexico and Arizona.
Location
Lawton, Oklahoma Jeff was born in Norman, Oklahoma and grew up in Springdale, Arkansas. He earned
a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from
Duke University.

Before becoming a tribal leader, he worked in internet and database marketing for
companies such as CBS Records, Hill Holliday Advertising, Microsoft and a number of
venture capital backed internet startup companies.

TAGS: American Indian, Native
American, tribal leader

Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Margo Gray Hosted by Margo Gray, Voices & Visions is an indigenous talk
Television Host show produced by the Native American Studies Program at Tulsa
President, Margo Gray and Associates Community College (TCC).
Voices & Visions from Indian Country Description
Voices & Visions from Indian Country is an exciting new television
program hosted by Margo Gray.
The interview/talk-show styled program will explore a broad range
of cultural, social, and political issues from an indigenous
perspective.
Created and produced by Steven Woods for the Native American
Studies Program at Tulsa Community College (TCC). Facebook
Voices & Visions from Indian Country and Twitter VoicesVisionsIC

Education
Northeastern State University

Location
Tulsa, Oklahoma Area

Tags
Native American, production industry, female,

Native American,

Randy Bowman Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Randy Bowman In an industry thick with competition the only differentiation between MW
MW Logistics, LLC Logistics and our competitors is our relentless dedication to service and
our customer. Delivered.Period is our mantra, our commitment, our cultural
Education ethos. We win by treating each load as our only load. We are not the
Whittier Law School biggest 3PL and that helps us compete every day to earn your business.
We have a question, are you getting the service you expect from your
Location capacity partners?
Dallas
Give MW Logistics an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to
service and earn your business. MW Logistics is propelled by a unique
business model that aggregates small and mid-size partner carrier capacity
to operate your business like a large asset-based carrier. MW Logistics is
emerging as one of the leading third-party logistics providers in North
America.

We are growing because we are earning the respect of each of our clients.
Let us transform your expectation of service. #delivered.period

Mark Govin Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

We are a fourth generation, Hispanic owned
manufacturer of custom business identity
products.

MarkMaster is a premier, vertically-integrated manufacturer of custom and stock
identity solutions. From a full range of signage solutions to marking and business
supplies, we deliver the highest quality products that support even the most
discriminating corporate identity and brand standards. We have expertise in electronic
ordering solutions and have been in business since 1933.

Kristin Mays-Corbitt Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Kristin Mays-Corbitt
President
Kristin Mays-Corbitt, named President, April 1, 2012.
As Mays Chemical Company celebrates its 37th year of business in 2017, Kristin
continues to honor her father’s legacy by forging ahead and carring on her
father’s hard work and determination to exceed customer’s expectations. Kristin
is a hands-on leader and with her knowledge of every system that makes Mays
run, she will continue to grow Mays Chemical.

Kristin was formerly Vice President of Operations and the Assistant to the
Chairman at Mays Chemical Company. Kristin has held numerous positions at
Mays, starting as an intern has progressed through a series of roles, including
customer service representative, business analyst, director of customer service
and marketing, and director of operations. Kristin's responsibilities for several
years were managing warehouse distribution, blending operations, fleet and
inventory management, customer service, purchasing and marketing.

TAGS: female, entrepreneur

Luis David Soto Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Luis David Soto
President at Mentor Technical Group

Mentor Technical Group
Polytechnic University of PR

Granada Blvd. Caguas Real, Caguas, PR
•Consultant for pharmaceutical industry on Engineering Compliance with applicable
regulations.
•Responsible for the development and implementation of management strategies to
address the short, medium and long term needs of the business.
•Cultivate strong client relationships based on top notch services, commitment, and
mutual respect.
•Represent the Company in major project bids, accounts management, and/or activities
or Forums.
•Startup and developed a Preferred Service Provider Company focus on Pharmaceutical,
Biotechnology, Medical Device industries.
•Remain updated with the new technology initiatives trends in order to maintain


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