PREVIEW – NMSDC COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall: What is the Administration’s Vision of Economic Recovery for Minority Businesses?

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NMSDC invites you to join us to hear what is currently underway as the country begins pivot to get our economy running again, discuss what minority businesses need for a successful post-pandemic recovery, and provide input into the process.

Join us in the virtual room from 3 — 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, April 30, to be a part of this urgent discussion.


Adrienne Trimble, President and CEO, National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
Adrienne Trimble
Moderator
Former President and CEO
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.

Adrienne Trimble is the former President and CEO of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). She is a known thought leader for advancing corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Prior to her role with NMSDC, Ms. Trimble was General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at Toyota Motor North America, responsible for leading and executing diversity & inclusion strategies across Toyota’s North American operations.

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Paul Teller, Deputy Assistant to President Trump and Director of Strategic Initiatives for Vice President Pence
Paul Teller
Panelist
Deputy Assistant to President Trump and
Director of Strategic Initiatives for Vice President Pence
White House

President Donald Trump, in January 2017, named Paul Teller as a Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, where he operated as the White House liaison to U.S. House conservatives, to U.S. Senate conservatives, and to all the groups and activists of the Conservative Movement who were helping advance the President’s legislative agenda.

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Ja’Ron K. Smith, Deputy Assistant to the President Office of American Innovation, Executive Office of the President, White House
Ja’Ron K. Smith
Panelist
Deputy Assistant to the President Office of American Innovation
Executive Office of the President, White House

Ja’Ron Smith serves as a Deputy Assistant to the President for the White House Office of American Innovation. As a Deputy Assistant to the President, Ja’Ron spearheads initiatives such as Criminal Justice Reform, Workforce Development, Opportunity Zones, and others. Prior to his role as Deputy Assistant to the President, Ja’Ron served as Special Assistant to the President in the Office of Legislative Affairs.

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Sharon Pinder, President and CEO, Capital Regions Minority Supplier Development Council
Sharon Pinder
Panelist
President & CEO
Capital Regions Minority Supplier Development Council

A renowned expert in entrepreneurial diversity and inclusion, Pinder has transformed the landscape for minority and women owned businesses, leveling the playing field and creating increased opportunities for these businesses to succeed. Pinder may be best known as Maryland’s first appointed cabinet Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs and for her work as the architect of Maryland’s minority and small business reform movement.

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Sue Bhatia, Chairman and Founder, Rose International
Sue Bhatia
Panelist
Chairman/Founder
Rose International

Sue Bhatia was named one of Fast Company’s “Top 25 Women Business Builders in North America”, as well as receiving an “Enterprising Women of the Year Award” from Enterprising Women Magazine. She has also been honored to receive the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Entrepreneurial Success Award, and the Missouri Small Business Person of the Year award.

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Bonnie Nijst, President and CEO, Fidget Branding
Bonnie Nijst
Panelist
President & CEO
Fidget Branding

Bonnie Nijst is president and CEO of FIDGET Branding, a B2B growth marketing agency with a brand-first approach to strategy, inbound + outbound marketing, sales enablement and design. FIDGET works with small and medium-sized businesses, as well as large organizations, including Disney, Warner Bros., City of Los Angeles, Amgen, USC and Rock the Vote.

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Carlton O'Neal, Managing Partner LightSpeedEDU, Inc.
Carlton L. Oneal
Panelist
Managing Partner
LightSpeedEdu, Inc.

Carlton L. Oneal is one of the managing partners of Light Speed, a privately owned eLearning and communications firm. Light Speed specializes in eLearning, multimedia video development and motion graphics. Mr. Oneal currently serves as Secretary to the National MBE Input Committee.

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Terri Quinton, Chief Executive Officer, Q2 Marketing Group
Terri Quinton
Panelist
CEO, Q2 Marketing Group
CEO & Principal, Alliance of Diversity Printers LLC

Terri L. Quinton is CEO and President of Q2 Marketing Group, an award-winning marketing and business development firm servicing small and mid-sized firms. Her firm works to assist these companies in messaging and connecting to prime target markets in the most economically and efficient method. Quinton is also a Managing Principal of the Alliance of Diversity Printers LLC (ADP-LLC), a printing, warehousing and fulfillment firm with a national footprint.

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