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50th Anniversary Tribute and Impact

Check out all the photos from an exciting 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Join CEOs in the One Percent Plus Pledge!

On May 24, guest panelists President/CEO Jim Burke, Vistra Corp; CEO Sean Donohue, DFW International Airport; and Chairman, President and CEO Lori Ryerkerk, Celanese discussed the DFW MSDC One Percent Plus Initiative, what their companies were doing to meet the commitment and the importance of intentional inclusion of minority businesses in the economic engine of our nation. They urged others to TAKE THE PLEDGE to increase use of new minority suppliers and spend with minority suppliers by One Percent Plus year over year.

Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council introduced the One Percent Plus initiative to support deliberate
intervention to close the economic wealth gap for certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), which is estimated at 333 years with the current level. According to a recent Economic Impact study, increasing spend with MBE’s by at least One Percent Plus year over year would shrink the economic wealth gap closure timeframe for communities of color to 15 years.

Upcoming Events

Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain

September27, 2023
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
5410 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75240

Philip Ryan
Group Manager, Supply Chain & Fulfillment – Transformation, Toyota


Colin Bready
Senior Manager, Corporate Procurement, American Airlines


Sonya Bridges,
Vice President of Technical Solutions, Software Professionals Inc. 



Nominations Are Now Open

This is the premier opportunity to recognize and champion those that have created real results in terms of  the utilization of minority-owned businesses. 

Two ways You Can Participate:

  1. MAKE A NOMINATION: Select the appropriate award and nominate a Buying Entity, MBE and/or an individual (depending upon the award category selected).  Complete the nomination information including contact and email. The Council will send the contact an application link via email along with a message that you have nominated them for an E Award. 
  2. SELF-NOMINATE: You can self-nominate for any of the categories you and/or your organization are eligible for. It is not necessary to complete the nomination portion. Go directly to the Awards Application, complete and submit for the award you are entering.

Login to the Award Force platform to participate: https://dfwmsdc.awardsplatform.com/


Monday, October 16, 2023
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gleneagles Country Club
5401 W Park Blvd
Plano, Texas

Join us for our annual Golf Classic with plenty of fun, networking and bragging rights!

Sponsorships Available

View video above.
Still have questions? 

Get Your Questions Answered.
Every Thursday at 1 pm CST

REGISTER HERE in advance for this meeting. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

What We Do

The Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council facilitates business connections between Buying Entity Members (corporations and public sector agencies) and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses in order to meet supply chain demands and further the economic development of our communities. 

Listen in… 


DFW MSDC certifies ethnic minority-owned businesses to be utilized by Buying Entity members in the expansion of supply chain.



DFW MSDC facilitates business connections between Buying Entity members and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.



Through programs and events, DFW MSDC strengthens supplier diversity initiatives and builda scalability certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.



DFW MSDC provides thought leadership to encourage minority business inclusion and equitable purchasing practices.


North Texas Results

Results matter and DFW MSDC tracks results reported by our Buying Entity Members and certified MBEs.

Reported MBE Revenues (Billions)

Employees Reported by Certified MBEs

Number of Certified DFW MSDC MBEs

Local Buying Entities Members

North Texas Cities Impacted by MBEs

Bids, Referrals & Plans Disseminated


A Council Initiative Since 2008

BTTBU™ recognizes those Buying Entities who have invested their time and resources in diversifying their supply chain in innovative ways for impactful results. The often-copied initiative champions the utilization of DFW MSDC-certified minority businesses with DFW MSDC Buying Entity members. BTTBU™ white papers provide best practices for Buying Entity supplier diversity programs, aggregate metrics, and trends surrounding minority businesses utilization.



Around the Council

Dallas ISD Day 2022

MBN Texas - VOLUME 4 Edition

2022 E Award Winners

Buying Entity of the Year

Supplier of the Year - Class 2

MBE Advocate of the Year - Noa Dowl, JBJ Management

Public Agency of the Year

Supplier of the Year - Class 1

Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year - Paul Harris, Raytheon Technologies

Supplier of the Year - Class 4

Executive Champion of the Year - Ken Lear, AT&T

DFW MSDC 2022 Servant Leadership Award - Rob Matwick, Texas Rangers

Supplier of the Year - Class 3

Supply Chain Professional of the Year - Gianmarco Russo, Oncor

DFW MSDC 2022 Chair’s Award - Don McKneely, MBNUSA

2022 MEGA Awards Honorees

2022 Buy Those That Buy UsTM Honorees

AT&T had Five MEGA Awards

  • Asociar
  • Diamond P Enterprises Inc.
  • Group O
  • LogistiCorp Wholesale Trade LLC
  • World Wide Technology

Toyota and VDart

  • Alcon
  • American Airlines
  • AT&T
  • Austin Commercial
  • BNSF Railway
  • City of Fort Worth
  • Comerica Bank
  • Dallas College
  • DFW International Airport
  • Ericsson
  • Methodist Health System
  • Nokia
  • North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA)
  • Oncor
  • Raytheon 
  • Texas Instruments
  • Toyota Motor North America
  • Vistra Corp

Helpful Tools

The Dallas Fort Worth Council is continually working to provide services and tools that help our stakeholders. This includes expert consultation support and enhanced connection tools.

Expert Bonding Assistance

DFW MSDC offers expert assistance in developing your personalized bonding package for submission to a bonding broker, based upon your individual needs and circumstances.

  • One-on-one assistance provided by an experienced professional with proven results.
  • Upon “readiness,” introduction and connection to a bonding underwriter.
  • If needed, assistance with steps to make you “bond ready” quicker.
  • NO CHARGE for assessment/readiness support for D/FW MSDC certified MBEs.

Complete the questionnaire to begin the process.

QUESTIONS? Call 214.945.1229 (Live operator available 24/7)


Free Tool for Certified MBEs

In 2022, the Council developed a free tool for certified MBEs to utilize in order to grow their businesses.

Do you know your business’ strengths and weaknesses? Check out this FREE tool!