2015 Boot Camps

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Outrageous Marketing Strategies 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

At this one-of-a-kind Boot Camp, you will learn:

  • 12 specific elements that MUST be in every marketing piece
  • Three simple strategies to double the effectiveness of your website
  • More than 12 specific examples of what to do … and what not to do in your marketing
  • Five critical marketing metrics to let you know what is working and what is not
  • Proven copywriting strategies that will send your response rate through the roof
  • The most important print components and why people miss them
SPEAKER: Ron Rosenberg, President/CEO, Quality Talk

How to Accelerate Your Company’s Growth Doing Business with FDOT 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM

The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) annual budget is more than $11 billion, and the department has a capital budget of more than $34.4 billion for the next five years. At this Boot Camp, you will hear directly from Primes and DBEs that are successfully doing business with FDOT, and learn about:

  • How to do business with FDOT across the state
  • What prime contractors are looking for in subcontractors
  • Upcoming FDOT projects
  • How to obtain bonding and financing
  • Available free training and technical assistance

Prime Panel

  • Chris O’Neil, Sr. Vice President, Dragados USA
  • Andrea Trelles, Contracts Administration Manager, Community Asphalt

DBE Service Providers Panel

  • Tom Rush, DBE Manager, Florida Department of Transportation 
  • Tom Quinn, Vice President, CEI
  • Thomas Huggins, Florida Department of Transportation DBE Specialized Development Program  

Bonding and Financing Panel

  • Kim Niv, President, Florida Surety Bonds
  • Mark Brewer, President, Angie Brewer & Associates
  • Leon King, President/CEO, K-WAM Financial Solutions
  • Adrianna Clark, SE Region Director, US Department of Transportation

DBE Panel

  • JaJa Wade, President, ACE Rebar and Construction
  • Carlos Hernandez, President, Champion Painting and Specialty Services

MODERATOR: Harvey Hawkins, Consultant, Florida Department of Transportation DBE Specialized Development Program


2018 Sponsors


The FSMSDC is one of 23 regional councils affiliated with the NMSDC. The mission of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council is to link Corporations and Government Agencies with Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to foster business development and expansion.


Florida State Minority
Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC)

9499 N.E. Second Avenue, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33138
P: (305) 762-6151

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