Awards & Leadership

AWARDS

NATIONAL

 

  • 2021 National Minority Supplier Development Council – Supplier of the Year (Class 1)

  • 2021 National Minority Supplier Development Council – Regional Supplier of the Year

       (Class 1)

  • 2021 ThinkAdvisor Luminary Award – Diversity and Inclusion (Individual/RIA)

  • 2017 Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine – MBE’s Who Rock Award

  • 2015 Michigan State University Distinguished Executive MBA Alumnus Award

 

STATE

 

  • 2012, 2016, 2020 & 2021 Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council – Supplier of the Year (Class 1)

  • 2020 Best of MichBusiness Honoree

  • 2019 Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council – Volunteer of the Year

  • 2018 Corp! Magazine - Michigan Most Valuable Entrepreneur

  • 2017 Corp! Magazine - Michigan Diversity Focused Company Honoree

  • 2013 Corp! Magazine - Michigan Diversity Business Leader Honoree

 

WEST MICHIGAN

 

  • 2019 West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum – Minority-Owned Sustainable Business Award

  • 2019 West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Hispanic Business of the Year

  • 2019 Herald Palladium Reader’s Choice Awards Best Financial Services Company 2nd Place

  • 2013 Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce – EPIC Award Minority Business of the Year

 

COLLEGE

 

  • President, University of Michigan, Class of 1983

  • President, University of Michigan College of Engineering, Class of 1983; 

  • Vulcans (Senior Honorary Leadership Society at the University of Michigan)

  • President, American Society of Civil Engineers 1981 - 1983

LEADERSHIP

  • Treasurer, Executive Committee - Board of Directors, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council

  • Co-Chair, One MMSDC Committee, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council

  • Vice-Chair, DE&I Committee, Executive Committee - Board of Directors, Lakeshore Excellence Foundation

  • Board of Directors, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

  • Advisory Council, Region 4 Area Agency on Aging

  • Advisor, Berrien County Pension and Trust Investment Advisory Committee

  • Board of Trustees, Muskegon Catholic Schools

  • Child and Family Services of Southwest Michigan – Audit Committee

  • Member, Saint Joseph and Benton Harbor Rotary Club

  • Junior Achievement – Volunteer Instructor

  • Member, National Society of Hispanic MBA’s

  • Council for Labor and Economic Growth, State of Michigan – Governor’s appointment (former)

  • President, Board of Directors, Michigan State University Weekend MBA Alumni Association (former)

  • Treasurer, Vulcans (Senior Engineering Leadership Society – University of Michigan)

  • Member, University of Michigan Hispanic Alumni Association

  • Board of Governors, University of Michigan Engineering College Alumni Society (former)

  • Board of Directors, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (former)

  • Board of Directors, Junior Achievement (Berrien and Cass Counties) (former)

  • Board of Directors, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (former)

  • Advisory Council, Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Center (former)

  • Chair, Saint Joseph and Benton Harbor Rotary Club Membership and Diversity Committee (former)

  • Member, Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention and Visitors Bureau – Multicultural Advisory Council (former)

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