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INGRID M. ROBINSON
President

Ms. Robinson has overall management responsibility for the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council. She is directly responsible for communicating and implementing the organization’s vision, mission and overall strategic direction. She oversees the administration, financial planning, human resources and organizational plans.

Direct your requests in the following areas to the President:

  • Advocacy
  • Business Consortium Fund
  • Capacity Building Pipeline
  • Corporate Contributions & National Membership
  • Executive Coaching
  • Government Relations and Public Policy
  • Financial Matters
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Represent HMSDC at external and community events

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Leadership Team

ANGELA FREEMAN
Sr. Director, Corporate Services

Ms. Freeman is responsible for corporate membership recruitment and retention. She facilitates relationships between MBEs and corporate decision makers. She engages supplier diversity professionals to advocate for and advise how to incorporate supplier diversity into the buying and procurement process.

Direct your requests in the following areas to the Sr. Director of Corporate Services:

  • Oversee Corporate Membership Strategy
  • Corporate Member and Prime Supplier Recruitment
  • Manage Corporate Member Relationships
  • Conduct Corporate Member Business Reviews (CBRs)
  • Oversee Supplier Diversity Advisory Committee (SDAC)
  • MBE coaching and engagement
  • Corporate Introductions
  • Represent HMSDC at external and community events

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DR. SABEETA SINGH
Operations/Project Manager

Dr. Singh is responsible for the Implementation of the Strategic Plans and the Operational Efficiency of the HMSDC. She manages technology, key performance indicators and projects that improve the organization’s ability to operate effectively and efficiently. She tracks, monitors and reports project progress based on organization and committee performance.

Direct your requests in the following areas to the Operations/Project Manager:

  • Effective optimization of the Council’s resources
  • Grant Management and Coordination
  • Identify opportunities to expand the marketplace for MBEs
  • Knowledge Management/Technology
  • Organization Performance and KPI Tracking
  • Organization Project Execution to maximize outcomes
  • Oversees HMSDC Signature Event Planning
  • Standing Committee Administration
  • Represent HMSDC at external and community events

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THOMAS NASH, SR.
Director, MBE Services

Mr. Nash is responsible for ensuring the recruitment and certification of minority business enterprises (MBEs) that meet the needs of corporate and government supply chains. He oversees the MBE orientation process to ensure MBEs are informed of HMSDC programs and that HMSDC is supporting their business needs.

Direct your requests in the following areas to the Director of MBE Services:

  • MBE Counseling on effectively utilizing HMSDC for business growth
  • Ensure MBE active participation in HMSDC
  • Manage HMSDC Supplier Idol
  • Manage MBE Ambassador Program
  • Oversee MBE Certification
  • Oversee MBE Training and Development Strategy
  • Represent HMSDC at external and community events

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Staff

JERRAD JEFFERSON
Corporate Services Specialist

Mr. Jefferson assist with corporate membership engagement and retention. He facilitates relationships between MBEs and corporate decision makers. He identifies, facilitates, and responds to sourcing requests for MBEs from public and private sector entities.

Direct your requests in the following areas to the Corporate Services Specialist:

  • Corporate Member and Prime Supplier Engagement
  • Corporate Member Records Management
  • Assist in Supplier Diversity Advisory Committee (SDAC) management
  • Facilitate Strategic Matchmaking
  • Maintain and Publish Corporate Directory
  • Support Corporate Member Relationships
  • Support Grant Solicitation and Reporting
  • Represent HMSDC at external and community events

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KAREN NGUYEN
Marketing/Communications Specialist

Ms. Nguyen leads the development and execution of marketing and communications for HMSDC, its programs and events. She is responsible for internal and external communications initiatives, and production of marketing and organization materials. She also coordinates media requests and community event participation.

Direct your requests in the following areas to the Marketing/Communications Specialist:

  • Branding Guidelines
  • Community Outreach
  • Design and implementation of communications plan and media strategy
  • Manage all Media Relations (traditional and social media)
  • MBE and Corporate Success Stories
  • Overall Marketing and Communications Strategy
  • Represent HMSDC at external and community events

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SELINA GONZALEZ
Certification Specialist

Mrs. Gonzalez is responsible for managing the “Gold Standard” minority business certification process that HMSDC utilizes to ensure sound and verifiable minority business status based on the certification criteria and process mandated by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). She assists applicants in understanding the process and requirements of 51% ownership, management and control. She works with the Certification Compliance Committee to review submissions, including certification site visits and supports the appeals process. She also supports the State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program.

Direct your requests in the following areas to the Certification Specialist:

  • Oversee all aspects of MBE Certification
  • Certification Training and Support
  • Maintain Certification KPIs
  • MBE Records Management and certification statistics
  • MBE Onboarding and Recertification
  • MBE Compliance Reviews
  • State of Texas HUB Reporting
  • Represent HMSDC at external and community events

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JANE VO
MBE Development Specialist

Ms. Vo is responsible for organizing programs and activities aligned with the mission and goals of the HMSDC. Manages programs that support the organization’s strategic direction with a keen focus on the growth and development of MBEs. Provide guidance to MBEs to maximize HMSDC programs to achieve their goals. Tracks program key performance indicators and assists in writing program funding proposals.

Direct your requests in the following areas to the MBE Development Specialist:

  • Coordinate and Schedule Strategic Trainings
  • Create and Maintain MBE Development KPIs
  • Execute Intentional MBE Development
  • MBE Development Consulting
  • Oversee MBE Development and Training Initiatives
  • Support grant development and reporting
  • Represent HMSDC at external and community events

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