Event Details

Black BRAND and the Urban League of Hampton Roads are excited to announce this important series!


This virtual forum provides an opportunity for black business owners to learn certification basics (SWaM and MBE) and meet with industry experts to gain knowledge about supplier diversity programs and contract opportunities.


The program provides an overview of local emerging Offshore Wind technology and opportunities and other opportunities with Dominion Energy.


Attendees will also get to network with and enjoy presentations by:


  • ADP
  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • Hampton Roads Transit
  • The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project
  • Conference on Minority Transportation Officials
  • Hampton Roads Alliance
  • Dominion Energy
  • Hampton Roads Connector Partners
  • Carolinas Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council
  • VA Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity


Free Event | Registration Required | Virtual Forum

Agenda

12 PM - 12:30 PM
Understanding the Certification Process ~ Q&A
Meet with local leaders who will talk through SWaM CVMSDC MBE Certification process to position you to access corporate as well as government contract opportunities.Participants will also h...
Meet with local leaders who will talk through SWaM CVMSDC MBE Certification process to position you to access corporate as well as government contract opportunities.

Participants will also have the opportunity for Q&A .
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12:30 PM - 1 PM
Opportunities in Transportation and Construction
Participants will explore the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion and HRT Projects and learn about opportunities for participation.
1 PM - 1:30 PM
Preparing for Offshore Wind Industry with Dominion Energy & The Alliance
Participants will hear a presentation on Offshore Wind and learn about opportunities to do business with Dominion Energy.
1:30 PM - 2 PM
Supplier Diversity Best Practices with ADP & Ferguson
Participants will glean from ADP & Ferguson on their supplier diversity process and learn about opportunities for participation.
2 PM - 2:15 PM
Closing and Networking

Speakers

  • Angela Barber (Business Services Manager at Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity)

    Angela Barber

    Business Services Manager at Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity

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  • Keisha Branch (Director of the Office of Program and Project Excellence at Hampton Roads Transit)

    Keisha Branch

    Director of the Office of Program and Project Excellence at Hampton Roads Transit

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  • Dominique Milton (President & Chief Engagement Officer at Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council)

    Dominique Milton

    President & Chief Engagement Officer at Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council

  • Lindsey Moran, Esq. (EEO Compliance and OJT Program Officer at Hampton Roads Connector Partners)

    Lindsey Moran, Esq.

    EEO Compliance and OJT Program Officer at Hampton Roads Connector Partners

    Lindsey Moran, Esquire is Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and On the Job Training (OJT) Program Officer for Hampton Roads Connector Partners (HRCP), the prime contractor joint venture building the $3.8 billion Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion Project.

    In her role, Lindsey is responsible for ensuring the Project exceeds the robust workforce development goals for both minorities and women within the traditional labor force as well as the OJT program, understanding, interpreting and implementing federal, state and local EEO and labor laws and regulations, investigating and remediating allegations of discrimination/harassment and supporting DBE/SWaM participation and compliance.

    Lindsey brings over ten years of experience in both federal and state EEO compliance and EEO investigation/remediation to the HRBT Expansion Project. From representing domestic violence victims to investigating housing and employment discrimination allegations for the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, Lindsey has dedicated her career to ensuring equity and assisting those in need.

    Prior to joining HRCP, Lindsey was the Title IX Coordinator at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys hand-building pottery, playing softball, and spending time with her daughter.

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  • Dallas Simmons (Supplier Diversity Program Manager at Dominion Energy)

    Dallas Simmons

    Supplier Diversity Program Manager at Dominion Energy

  • Matt Smith (Director, Offshore Wind Business Development of Hampton Roads Alliance)

    Matt Smith

    Director, Offshore Wind Business Development of Hampton Roads Alliance

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  • Laurinda Thomas (Sr. Director, Sourcing - Supplier Diversity and Vendor Assurance of ADP)

    Laurinda Thomas

    Sr. Director, Sourcing - Supplier Diversity and Vendor Assurance of ADP

  • Cathy Williams (Business Diversity and Government Administration Manager at Ferguson)

    Cathy Williams

    Business Diversity and Government Administration Manager at Ferguson

    Cathy is the business diversity and government administration manager for Ferguson Enterprises. She is responsible for the company-wide Supplier Diversity program and project management and compliance of federal, state and local government small business contracts. Under her leadership, Ferguson has received several awards for the company Supplier Diversity program. Cathy is also an advocate for the Virginia Peninsula and the Hampton Roads business and non-profit community.

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Free admission to virtual forum

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