The 2011 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Summit and Networking Event was held at the Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University. The event was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, DC Division and the District Department of Transportation.
Officials from US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) spoke about the new DBE regulations, compliance issues, and upcoming DDOT projects. Certified DBE firms had opportunities to network with DDOT prime contractors in heavy construction and civil engineering during the event.
Watch the Summit:
You can watch streaming video of the summit and view the accompanying presentations below.
Summit and Networking Presentations
General Session 1
Terry Bellamy, DDOT Director; Antonio Hunter, DSLBD Director; Lisa Gregory, DDOT Office of Civil Rights Chief; Christopher Lawson, FHWA DC Division Chief; Martha Kenley, National DBE Program Manager, FHWA Office of Civil Rights
General Session 2
Elise S. Woods, Senior Special Agent, USDOT Office of the Inspector General
General Session 3
Ronaldo Nicholson, DDOT Chief Engineer/Associate Director of IPMA; Jerry Carter, Contracting Officer, DDOT