2015 National MED Week Award Winners

MBDA recognizes the role that minority entrepreneurs play in building the nation’s economy by honoring businesses that are making a significant contribution through the creation of jobs, products and services, in addition to supporting their local communities.

The MBDA National MED Week Awards Program is designed to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing global minority business enterprise. 

Minority Construction Firm of the Year
Tom Hall
Weeminuche Construction-Ute
Mountain Ute Tribe

Minority Export Firm of the Year
Elliot Park
Shine Electronics Co, Inc.

Minority Manufacturing Firm of the Year
Barry Neal Corona
Production Products Mfg. & Sales, Co. Inc.

Minority Energy Firm of the Year
Patricia Watts
FCI Management

Minority Technology Firm of the Year
Don Shin

Minority Health Products and Services Firm of the Year
Donald L. Mooney
Nurses Etc. Staffing

Minority Marketing and Communication Firm of the Year
McGhee Williams Osse & Fay Ferguson
Burrell Communications Group

Minority Professional Services Firm of the Year
Ron Shahani
Acro Service Corporation

MBDA Minority Business Enterprise of the Year
Elise Hernandez
Ideal System Solutiuons, Inc.

Access to Capital Award
Rodney S. Sampson
Opportunity Hub, Kingonomics, Legacy Opportunity Fund

Advocate of the Year Award
Jimmy Ferguson
J-C’s McD’s Ltd.

Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award
Monetta Stephens
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement
Della Clark
The Enterprise Center

Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award
The Honorable John Lewis
United States House of Representatives

MBDA National Director Special Recognition Award
John Hope Bryant
Operation Hope

MBDA National Director’s Special Recognition Award
Joan N. Kerr
Pacific Gas & Electric Company

MBDA National Director’s Special Recognition Award
Gary Davis
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

National Director’s Special Recognition Award
The Honorable La Doris Harris
Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy