MEET THE STAFF
Margo J. Posey
President & CEO
214.630.0747 ext. 2400
Encouraging and facilitating procurement and business opportunities between Buying Entity Members and Certified Minority Business Enterprises.
Ms. Posey reports to the D/FW MSDC Board of Directors and has ultimate managerial responsibilities of the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council, including financial, human resources, hiring, planning and execution. More specifically, Posey is charged with:
- Communicating and implementing the organization’s vision, mission and overall direction
- Overseeing the strategic direction of the organization
- Preparing and submitting of annual budget and operating plans for Board approval
- Successful managing directions and initiatives of the Board
- Working directly with the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee, the Suppler Diversity Working Group, Inclusive Supply Chain Working Group, Buy Those That Buy Us(TM) and Strategic Imperative Groups
- Representing the organization in media and other public events
Ms. Posey represents the Dallas/Fort Worth affiliate relationship with the National Minority Supplier Development Council. The D/FW MSDC, based on performance, was ranked Council of the year in 2011 and 2015 and ranked in the top percentile of all Councils in all other years.
Posey was elected by NMSDC peer presidents as their Chair, representing the Affiliate Councils on the NMSDC Executive committee and NMSDC Board of Directors from January 2015-2017. She provided direct input into the shaping of the network and program delivery at the national level.
Posey bid and was awarded the grant to operate the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency Business Center-Dallas in 2011. The Center specializes in procurement assistance, access to capital and import and export opportunities for its clients locally and nationally, resulting in new job creation, retention and true economic impact. The Dallas MBDA Center has been recognized as an outstanding national center by the National Minority Business Development Agency for six of the past seven years under Posey’s leadership.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
214.630.0747 ext. 3500
Andrew D. Nash is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council. Mr. Nash reports to the President and CEO, Margo J. Posey. The Council certifies and brings together ethnic minority companies to do business with Fortune 500 companies. Andrew has overall responsibility for support staff, technology and the responsibility of tracking the organization’s progress.
Prior to joining the D/FW MSDC, Andrew completed eight years of service in the U.S. Army. He also worked in the Telecommunication Industry for DSC Communications, Alcatel, and World Wide Technology (telcobuy.com). Andrew attended the University of Maryland College, majoring in Business Management. He is a graduate of the Leadership Dallas 2010 Class and has attended the Minority Business Executive Program at The Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College. He is currently serving his second term on the Arlington ISD’s Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC), and on the Board of the State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Working Group.
Andrew enjoys golf, music and spending time with family.
Manager of Certification and Sourcing
Edwin Cruz manages the “Gold Standard” minority business certification process that D/FW MSDC utilizes to ensure sound and verifiable minority business status. His years of expertise and interaction assists applicants understand the process and requirements of 51% owned and controlled. He works with the Certification Committee composed of Buying Entity volunteers to review submissions, conduct site visits and manage appeals. He also manages the State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certification for eligible minority-owned businesses certified by D/FW MSDC. In addition to certification, Cruz manages the supplier information and assists Buying Entities with their sourcing inquiries to meet specific supply chain needs.
Relationship & Marketing Manager
Averie Beaty serves as the Relationship and Marketing Manager at the Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council. She plays a vital role in cultivating connections between the Council, buying entities, and certified minority-owned businesses. Averie serves as the key contact for Council events, functioning as the information core, overseeing collateral creation and driving a range of campaigns.
With a solid foundation in marketing from the University of Houston, Averie brings experience from roles in social media marketing and sales. Beyond work, she’s passionate about helping others, enjoys staying active, and values time with loved ones. Averie describes herself as a “student of life,” always exploring new areas and embracing continuous learning.
Construction Services Coordinator
ShaRon Richardson is a recognized construction specialist delivering pertinent, timely and necessary information to the construction industry seeking to increase and utilize minority-owned contractors/businesses as a part of their project deployment.
MBDA Business Center – Dallas/Fort Worth
The MBDA Business Center Dallas provides consulting services to MBE firms that include, but are not limited to, Access to Markets/Contracts, Access to Capital and Strategic Business Consulting. The MBDA Business Center Dallas program is a fee-for-service program. For further information about the MBDA Business Center – Dallas Fort Worth click here.
Federal Contracts & Procurement Manager