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MBDA recognizes the role that minority entrepreneurs play in building the nation’s economy by honoring businesses that are making a significant contribution through the creation of jobs, products and services, in addition to supporting their local communities.

The MBDA National MED Week Awards Program is designed to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing global minority business enterprise.

Hal Hays, Founder, Hal Hays Construction Inc. - Class 4 Finalist

Minority Construction
Firm of the Year

Hal Hays
Founder and Owner
Hal Hays Construction, Inc.
Riverside, CA

Vanessa J. Garcia, General Manager, Royal Shipping Lines - Minority Export Firm of the Year

Minority Export Firm of the Year

Vanessa J. Garcia
General Manager
Royal Shipping Lines
Houston, TX

Adam Walker, President and Chief, Executive Officer, Summit Container Corporation - Minority Manufacturing Firm of the Year

Minority Manufacturing
Firm 
of the Year

Adam Walker
President and
Chief Executive Officer
Summit Container Corporation
Alpharetta, GA

Dawn Lindsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Next Gen Fuel - Minority Energy Firm of the Year

Minority Energy Firm of the Year

Dawn Lindsey
President and
Chief Executive Officer
Next Gen Fuel
Middletown, OH

Bruce Geier, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Technology Integration Group - Minority Technology Firm of the Year

Minority Technology
Firm 
of the Year

Bruce Geier
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Technology Integration Group
San Diego, CA

Abrar Solatch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trinity Sterile,Inc. - Minority Health Products and Services Firm of the Year

Minority Health Products and
Services Firm of the Year

Abrar Solatch
President and
Chief Executive Officer
Trinity Sterile,Inc.
Salisbury, MD

Lili Hall President and Chief Executive Officer, KNOCK, inc. - Class 3 Finalist

Minority Marketing and Communication 
Firm of the Year

Lili Hall
President and
Chief Executive Officer
KNOCK, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Roy Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alliance of Professionals and Consultants, Inc (APC), Professional Services Firm of the Year

Professional Services Firm of the Year

Roy Roberts
Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer
Alliance of Professionals and Consultants, Inc (APC)
Raleigh, NC

Angela O’Byrne, President, Perez, APC - Minority Professional Services Firm of the Year

Minority Professional Services
Firm of the Year

Angela O’Byrne
President
Perez, APC
New Orleans, LA

Donna Fujimoto Cole, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cole Chemical, Inc - MBDA Minority Business Enterprise of the Year

MBDA Minority Business
Enterprise of the Year

Donna Fujimoto Cole
President and
Chief Executive Officer
Cole Chemical, Inc
Houston, TX

Ross Alan Hill, Chief Executive Officer/President, Bank 2 - Access to Capital Award

Access to Capital Award

Ross Alan Hill
Chief Executive Officer/President
Bank 2
Oklahoma City, OK

Ron Busby, Chief Executive Officer, US Black Chambers, Inc - Advocate of the Year Award

Advocate of the Year Award

Ron Busby
Chief Executive Officer
US Black Chambers, Inc
Washington, DC

Frank Lemos, President, National Minority Business Advisory Council - Advocate of the Year Award

Advocate of the Year Award

Frank Lemos
President
National Minority Business Advisory Council
Woodinville, WA

Burt Jordan, Vice President, Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing & Supplier Diversity, Ford Motor Company - Distinguished Supplier Diversity

Distinguished Supplier Diversity

Burt Jordan
Vice President, Global Vehicle and
Powertrain Purchasing &
Supplier Diversity
Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, MI

Shelley Stewart, Vice President, Sourcing & Logistics and Chief Procurement Officer, DuPont - Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement

Abe Venable Legacy Award
for Lifetime Achievement

Shelley Stewart
Vice President
Sourcing & Logistics and
Chief Procurement Officer
DuPont
Wilmington, DE

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley - Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award

Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award

Carla Harris
Vice Chairman of Wealth
Management and Senior Client
Advisor, Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
New York, NY

Paul Zielinksi, FLC National Chair and Director of the Technology Partnerships Office (TPO), National Institute of Standards and Technology - National Director Special Recognition Award

National Director Special
Recognition Award

Paul Zielinksi
FLC National Chair
and Director of the
Technology Partnerships Office
(TPO)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD

Patricia Loui, Chairman and Founder, OmniTrak Group -National Director’s Special Recognition Award

National Director’s Special
Recognition Award

Patricia Loui
Chairman and Founder
OmniTrak Group
Honolulu, Hawaii

Michelle Ebanks, President, ESSENCE Communications, Inc. - National Director’s Special Recognition Award

National Director’s Special Recognition Award

Michelle Ebanks
President
ESSENCE Communications, Inc.
New York, NY

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