Staff

INGRID M.ROBINSON

President

Ms. Robinson has overall management responsibility for the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council including human resources, financial, planning and administration. Direct your requests in the following areas to Ms. Robinson:

  • Business Consortium Fund
  • Supplier Diversity Advisory Committee
  • Corporate Contributions & Membership
  • EXPO
  • Financial
  • MBE Advisory Committee
  • Community & Media Relations
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council

Contact me at ingrid.robinson@hmsdc.org

CONSTANCE Y. JONES

Vice-President, Operations and MBE Services

Ms. Jones is responsible for ensuring that MBEs are effectively recruited, certified, oriented, informed and supported. Direct your requests in the following areas to Ms. Jones:

  • Ambassador Program
  • Certification
  • Communications
  • Community Outreach
  • Event Planning
  • EXPO
  • Media Relations
  • Networking Luncheons
  • New MBE Orientation
  • Operations
  • Potential MBE Orientation
  • Scholarship Fundraiser

Contact me at constance.jones@hmsdc.org

LLOYD A. WRIGHT, MBA

Director of Corporate Services

Mr. Wright is responsible for facilitating relationships between MBEs and decision makers. He also sources and identifies contracting opportunities for qualified vendors. Direct your requests in the following areas to Mr. Wright:

  • Contractual opportunities
  • MBE/HUB sourcing
  • How to do Business With and Straight Talk Sessions
  • Business matchmaking opportunities
  • Professional Services & Business Opportunity Forums
  • Community outreach
  • One-to-one sessions

Contact me at lloyd.wright@hmsdc.org

Director of Development and Consulting Services

Mr. Wright is responsible for MBE educational programming and consulting services of HMSDC. Direct your requests in the following areas to Mr. Wright:

  • Education Programs
  • Coaches/Consultants
  • Supplier Idol
  • Pathways to Excellence
  • MBE Accelerator
  • MBE Business Executive Scholarships

Contact me at lloyd.wright@hmsdc.org

JAHMEHL LOWERY

Sourcing Specialist – Corporate Services

Ms. Lowery is responsible for supporting the Director of Corporate Services. Direct your requests in the following areas to Ms. Lowery:

  • MBE Sourcing Support
  • Procurement Calendar
  • Event Registration
  • Corporate Records Management

Contact me at jahmehl.lowery@hmsdc.org

MELODY PAHLAVAN

Certification Specialist and Events Coordiator

Ms. Pahlavan is responsible for assisting MBEs through the certification process. Direct your requests in the following areas to Ms. Pahlavan:

  • Pre-certification Workshops
  • MBE Certifications
  • MBE Compliance Reviews

Contact me at melody.pahlavan@hmsdc.org

KATHERINE PEACOCK

Certification Specialist – MBE Services

Ms. Peacock is responsible for supporting the Director of MBE Services and the certification/recertification team. Direct your requests in the following areas to this Ms. Peacock:

  • Certification/Recertification Support
  • Event Planning Support
  • HUB Report
  • MBE Database
  • MBE Records Management

Contact me at katherine.peacock@hmsdc.org

 

Recertification Specialist

This person is responsible for MBE recertification, MBE Subscribers, and expediting HMSDC certifications with the City of Houston. Direct your requests in the following areas to this person:

  • Recertification
  • Certificates
  • MBE Compliance Reviews
  • Subscription Services
  • Expedited City of Houston certification

Contact me at certification@hmsdc.org

 

JAROUS THOMAS

Receptionist/Office Manager

Ms. Thomas’ responsibility is to support HMSDC office personnel, certified vendors and corporate members to make sure needs and interests are resolved promptly and courteously. Direct your requests in the following areas to Ms. Thomas:

  • Calendar of events and activities
  • General Information on HMSDC
  • Scheduling

Contact me at jarous.thomas@hmsdc.org