Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Event: MEA Magazine recognizing 50 Women of Power in Business




April 9, 2012

Data Solutions & Technology Founder Among 50 Women of Power in Business
Awards Luncheon Theme: Celebrating Global Leadership & Excellence
(LANHAM, Md.)—MEA Magazine, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency, is hosting the U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Conference 2012 at the Washington Hilton, located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
During this event there will be a 1 to 3:00 p.m. luncheon recognizing 50 Women of Power in Business.   This event will honor 50 women leaders who are doing business nationally or internationally; women empowering communities around the world; and women shaping our economic future. Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated (DST) President and CEO Deborah Scott Thomas is among the 50 women who will be honored at the luncheon.

Fernando Galaviz, President and CEO, The Centech Group, Inc. (www.centechgroup.com) is keynote speaker during the awards luncheon. Mr. Galaviz is an expert lecturer and advocate for small/minority businesses. He is also the founder and president of the National Federal Contractors Association (www.nafcausa.com).

Other confirmed speakers include John Bryson, U.S. Secretary of Commerce; David Hinson, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Gloria Parker, CEO and Senior Partner of Parker Group Consulting.  Ms. Parker consults for fortune 500 companies on government and business strategies. She served on the Obama-Biden Transition team, served as CTO and CIO of HUD, and Deputy CIO of the U.S. Department of Education. Moderators are Yvonne Davis, COO/ Director of International Affairs, True North Bridged Composites, and Collins Spencer, former CNN anchor.

A partial list of honorees include: Tomi Bannister, CEO, ARMA, Inc.; Jetta Bates-Vasilatos, Twist; Diane Hahn Bellegarde, Soundway Consulting; Angela Bradley, BTI Security; Kenya Brooks, Bonaparte Corporation; Dee Daniels, Noir Woman; Dr. Shirley Davis, Society for Human Resources; Betty Hines, Chair, Women Presidents Organization; Annette Johnson,CMT Services, Inc.; Latonia Jones, Alabama A&M University Research Institute; Valarie King-Bailey, On Shore Technology; Angelle Brigitte Kwemo, Congressman Bobby Rush’s Office; Dr. Madeline Lewis, Deline Institute; Viola Llewellyn, Praxis Asset Management Africa LLC; Sonia Lo, Chalsys Partners Limited; Jacqueline Lopez, Open System Sciences; Marsha Malone, Lockheed Martin; Amicitia Maloon-Gibson, MGAA Professional Development Institute; Rosalind McLymont, The Network Journal; Dr. Tendai D. Ndoro, SLIPPA/EDCT Trainers, LLC; Tammy Owens, City of Virginia Beach Economic Development; Necole Parker, ELOCEN Group; Tanaia Parker, T. White Parker; Dr. Suzanne Penn, MFS WealthCare;  Shalon Simmons, Global ICT; Janet Simmons, GRS, Inc.; Jennifer Streaks, Financial Expert; Peggy Seats, Washington Interdependence Council; Elizabeth A. Vazquez, WEConnect International; Desiree Watson, Wellness Interactive; Rosa Whitaker, The Whitaker Group; Patricia Williams, Omega Security International.

For more information, including ticket details, call 703-730-4091 or email at vpwilliams@comcast.net or meamagazine@yahoo.com.Visit the website at www.meecouncil.com.

Contact
Tammi L. Thomas, Vice President for Strategic Management, tthomas@dstincorporated.com,  240-487-1479, www.dstincorporated.com

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