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2022 E Award Winners

Excellence in Minority Business Inclusion

Buying Entity of the Year

Supplier of the Year - Class 3

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

MBE Advocate of the Year - Noa Dowl, JBJ Management

Public Agency of the Year

Supplier of the Year - Class 2

Supply Chain Professional of the Year - Gianmarco Russo, Oncor

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

Supplier of the Year - Class 4

Supplier of the Year - Class 1

Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year - Paul Harris, Raytheon

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


AT&T had Five MEGA Awards

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

Toyota and VDart

2022 Buy Those That Buy UsTM Honorees

  • Alcon
  • American Airlines
  • AT&T
  • Austin Commercial
  • BNSF Railway
  • City of Fort Worth
  • Comerica Bank
  • Dallas College
  • DFW International Airport

2022 Buy Those That Buy UsTM Honorees

  • Ericsson
  • Methodist Health System
  • Nokia
  • North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA)
  • Oncor
  • Raytheon
  • Texas Instruments
  • Toyota Motor North America
  • Vistra Corp

Upcoming Events and Seminars

DFW MSDC Board of Directors Election

Now thru
December 1, 2022

The DFW MSDC ballot for Board of Director positions is now available. Voting includes the following positions:

  • 3 Buying Entity members and their representatives
  • MBE Asian American Representative
  • MBE At-Large Representative

Voters (Buying Entity organizations and MBEs) may only submit one. Duplicate ballots will not be accepted from the same company.

New directors will be elected to serve a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2023.


Presented by

Albert Garza, Small Business Specialists, GSA

Session 1 – December 2, 2022
Session 2 – December 9, 2022
Session 3 – December 16, 2022

11:00 am – 1 pm 
Bring your lunch and learn.
DFW MSDC Offices

Registration is Now Open!

Contact the Council Offices for Sponsorship Details.




Business Connections
December 8, 2022
8:30am CST
Via Zoom

Lisa Martinez-Tovar
Assistant HUB Coordinator and Outreach Specialists
Strategic Sourcing Team


View video above. Still have questions?

Get Your Questions Answered
Every Thursday
1 pm CST

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Do You Know Your 1%?

We are driving a new wave of emphasis on minority business economic equity. We are leveraging our voice and our collective talents to champion minority business inclusion throughout our businesses and community.

Join us in achieving our annual 1% PLUS goal in the utilization of DFW MSDC certified MBEs.

In the News

Minority Owned Business Laguna Media Group Wins the 2022 NMSDC National Supplier of the Year Award

Local Minority Owned Business Laguna Media Group received the coveted National Supplier of the Year Class 1 Award  during the National Minority Supplier Development Council 50th Anniversary Conference & Exchange Awards Gala in New Orleans. Silvana Rosero was  presented the award by NMSDC President & CEO, Ying McGuire.


Toyota Named NMSDC Corporation of the Year - Class 5

We Did It!

It’s official, DHD Films and DFW MSDC WON a Silver Telly in the 43rd Annual Awards for collaboration on the 2021 E-Awards Hybrid Event!   DHD’s work was selected out of 12,000+ entries from all 50 states and 5 continents with Warner Bros., Sony Music, Microsoft and DHD Films among 2022 Winners.

This award is both a testament the DHD team’s deep passion for storytelling and re-affirms their commitment to being a world-class production partner for the team at DFW MSDC.  Sam, Aubri and Shezad along with the Rockstar project team look forward to even more powerful collaborations in the second half of 2022!



Don McKneely, founder of the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR) joins fellow board members in August 22 in ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Congratulations, Don on quite an achievement!

Check out

MBN Texas - ACCESS 2022 Edition

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.

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


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.


The Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council was featured on the local edition of the Balancing Act with Montel Williams. The interview highlights the Council’s role in certifying, developing and connecting ethnic minority businesses in the region, as well as advocating for minority business inclusion.

2022 Buy Those That Buy UsTM Buying Entity Partners

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)


Become Part of the DFW MSDC Community

  • BUYING ENTITIES — Now you can have access to more than 900 DFW MSDC Certified Minority Business Enterprises online – Available 24/7
  • MBEs — Help buyers locate you for opportunities! Plus, now your business profile can show what you really do!


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