This year’s ceremony, sponsored by PepsiCo, Northrop Grumman, Toyota Motor Sales USA and Union Bank, will honor six new inductees to the Minority Business Hall of Fame & Museum (MBHF&M).
“Each year we have honored outstanding pioneers and this year is no exception. Several of them have worked side by side over the years to further minority business development,”
The list of 2012 inductees includes:
Hector V. Barreto, former administrator of the U. S. Small Business Administration under President George W. Bush and currently chairman of The Latino Coalition, a national organization representing Latino interests with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies
Jo-Ann Butler, former director of the Global Multicultural Procurement & Sales Support Program at Hewlett Packard Co. and a founding member of Supplier Diversity Europe, a program of the Migration Policy Group based in Brussels, Belgium
Marx L. Cazenave II, chairman of Cazenave and Co. Inc., who was co-founder and former CEO of Progress Investment Management Company, a San Francisco-based manager of register investment advisors, especially minority and women-owned businesses, with at least 51% employee ownership and less than $2 billion in asset management.
Philip A. Duffy, who was the first executive director of the National Minority Purchasing Council, now the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and is currently a principal at Philip A. Duffy & Associates, PharmOps Group
Lynne Choy Uyeda, founder of the Asian Business Association and Lynne Choy Uyeda & Associates, a leading marketing and public relations firm that developed strategic programs targeting the growing population of Asian-speaking consumers living in the United States
Henry T. Wilfong Jr., founder and president of the National Association of Small Disadvantaged Businesses, a trade association that seeks the full involvement of minority-owned high-tech firms in mainstream American business.
Minority Business Hall of Fame & Museum
The Minority Business Hall of Fame & Museum was founded in 2004, through the collaborative efforts of John F. Robinson, president of the National Minority Business Council Inc.; Don McKneely, president of the Business News Group; and Carol Daugherty Foster, the former editor of MBN USA. Since its conception the Minority Business Hall of Fame &Museum has shed light on the achievements of pioneering individuals and institutions that have contributed to the global development of minority owned businesses.
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