North Texas Tollway Authority Named Public Agency of the Year

DALLAS, TX, December 03, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Diversity Council E Awards Gala held on November 15th recognized AT&T as the Corporation of the Year and the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) as the Public Sector Agency of the Year. The E Awards emphasizes Excellence in supplier diversity, minority business growth and development, minority business inclusion and impact upon the North Texas community.

“The E Awards Gala embraces champions focused on building a better community for us all through minority business inclusion,” said Margo J. Posey, CEO/President of the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council. “To win an award is no small feat. Both of our winning organizations demonstrated excellent results in the utilization of North Texas certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.”

The highly competitive awards process is based upon criteria designed to highlight a dedication to minority business inclusion, especially in North Texas, and a commitment to the mission and direction of the Council.

In addition to the Corporation of the Year and Public Sector Agency of the Year selections, other winners at the black-tie event included:

• Sean Tyson, Oncor — Buying Entity Buyer of the Year
• TinMan Enterprises – MBE Supplier of the Year – Class 1 (with revenues less than $1 million)
• F2G Solutions, Inc. – MBE Supplier of the Year – Class 2 (with revenues between $1 million and $10 million)
• Carrco Painting – MBE Supplier of the Year – Class 3 (with revenues between $10 million and $50 million)
• Themesoft – MBE Supplier of the Year – Class 4 (with revenues greater than $50 million)
• Rachel Kutz, AT&T — Executive Supplier Diversity Champion of the Year
• Graciela Hastings-Case – Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year
• Terri Quinton, Q2 Marketing Group LLC — MBE Advocate of the Year

The D/FW MSDC congratulates all the nominees and congratulates the winners of the 2019 E Awards.

Awards for corporations and public sector agencies were judged by Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) leaders. These leaders evaluated the submissions by Council members based upon their supplier diversity programs, innovative best practices, development and growth of MBEs and a commitment to the overall mission of the Council. Corporate and public sector agency representatives judged the MBE submissions based upon their business growth, innovative business solutions, operational excellence, utilization of other MBEs and community involvement.

For more than 45 years, the Council has focused on its mission of connecting corporations and public sector agencies with certified ethnic minority businesses. From an initial spend of $1 million with minority businesses in 1973, the Council has grown to verified spend with certified ethnic minority businesses headquartered in North Texas to a reported $25.2 billion. This represents 939 D/FW MSDC certified minority-owned businesses and more than 55,776 jobs maintained/created by the minority businesses.

For a complete listing of all the nominees, visit www.dfwmsdc.com.

About the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council

The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (D/FW MSDC) is a privately funded, non-profit (501 c3) organization that was established in 1973 by corporations seeking to connect and source certified minority businesses within their supply chain in order to create economic growth in North Texas. The Council certifies businesses owned and controlled by ethnic minorities who are of Asian, African American, Hispanic or Native American origin. The Council’s mission is to encourage and facilitate procurement and business opportunities between Buying Entities members (corporations and public sector agencies) and Certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). D/FW MSDC is recognized as one of the top Councils in National Minority Supplier Development Council network that is composed of 23 Affiliate Councils nationwide.


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