Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon

Date & Time:

December 2, 2016 – 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PT


Venue Address:
Blackhawk Automotive Museum

Blackhawk Plaza, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir,
Danville, CA 94506


Give yourself enough time to get to the event!  It’s located in the Bay Area’s Tri-Valley on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay Hills, 48 miles away from the San Francisco Airport and 30 miles away from the Oakland Airport. Click here for driving directions.  If you’d rather stay at a hotel, here are a few in the area: Best Western Danville Sycamore Inn & San Ramon Marriott.




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Special Guests

Chat w/our celebrities & take photographs – if you’re lucky, they may stop & sing you a song…
Frank Sinatra
Marilyn Monroe
Sammy Davis Jr.


Featured Speakers

  • Jeffrey D. Hatchell, Emcee, President and Founder, Over the Top Coaching, (certified MBE)

    Jeffrey D. Hatchell is president and founder of Over the Top Coaching, certified MBE. He is a certified executive coach, experienced corporate facilitator, and an in-demand motivational speaker who has spoken at national conferences and appeared on television. His mission is to inspire others to step into their greatness.

  • Cecil Plummer, President, WRMSDC

    Cecil Plummer has over 13 years of executive leadership experience and possesses a solid background in strategic sourcing, change management, performance and process improvement, Supplier Diversity, strategic planning, and risk management.

  • Tanya Nixon, MBE Development Keynote Speaker, Manager, Supplier Development University

    In her current role as Project Manager for Kaiser Permanente’s National Supplier Diversity team, Tanya is responsible for leading and supporting internal and external supplier diversity operations which includes collaborating with lines of business, sourcing and key stakeholders to develop and align business and functional strategies to drive Kaiser Permanente’s supplier diversity goals. Tanya has more than fifteen years’ experience in supplier diversity.

  • Richard Chacon, Director, Supplier Diversity and Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Union Bank
  • Lisa Castillo, Supplier Diversity Manager, AT&T

    Associate Director Lisa Castillo is responsible for fostering key stakeholder relationships between AT&T Supplier Diversity and the minority communities across the west coast. Currently Ms. Castillo is a board member of the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council and WBEC-West, as well as serves on the Corporate Advisory Board with the Disabled Veteran’s Business Alliance and Astra’s Best Practices Committee.

  • Kenyatta Lewis, Executive Director of Supplier Diversity, Global Procurement, MGM Resorts International
  • Dicran Arnold, Director – Diversity Business Development, World Wide Technology, Inc (Certified MBE)
  • Norberto Velez, President, Customized Performance, Inc. (Certified MBE)
  • Hon. Aida Alvarez, Former Administrator of the Small Business Administration

    The Honorable Aida Alvarez has been an award-winning journalist, a successful investment banker. Appointed by President Clinton to head the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Administrator Alvarez was the first Hispanic woman to serve in a President’s Cabinet.


10:30 a.m. Networking and Registration

Wine Tasting
Celebrity Entertainment
MBE-to-MBE Connections Game (with prizes!)
Champagne Toast
11:40 a.m. Welcome, Lunch, & Program
Special Musical Number – Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, & Sammy Davis Jr.

Know Your Customer: MBE Development Keynote Speech
The State of Small Business
Prize Winners Announced
Tribute to Charleen Hamel
You Have Advocates Next Steps
2016 Advocate Awards
Looking Forward
2:00 p.m. Program Concludes




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