Upcoming Event: Doing Business With FEMA Featuring Sr. Contracting Officer

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION

Minority Chamber of Commerce holds an Exclusive Conference with FEMA, Ms. Annette R Wright, Senior Contractor Officer for Region 2 confirmed her participation as Keynote Speaker.

In addition, Russell Marcus, Chief of Business and Economic Incentives for the Department of Economic Opportunity for the State of Florida, has been confirmed as guest speaker with new development for minority companies.

Miami, Florida. October 2, 2017. — The Minority Chamber of Commerce along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Florida will hold an exclusive conference on Thursday October 5th from 8:00 am to 10:30 AM, to encourage local and regional members and business owners to apply for contracting opportunities that are now available for Puerto Rico and Key West. As confirmed Speakers Ms. Annette R Wright, Senior Contractor Officer for Region 4 and Mr. Russell Marcus, Chief of Business and Economic Incentives for the Department of Economic Opportunity for the State of Florida. A list of impressive speakers from different agencies will be available: Larry McInytre Department of Economic Opportunity and Beverly Byerts from Florida Division of Emergency Management.

The Federal agency FEMA will present contracts to re-build temporary housing, infrastructure and other collateral damages in Puerto Rico and Key West. Members and non-members are invited to submit proposals and to attend the conference that will be held at the World Trade Center of the Minority Chamber located at 1951 NW 7 Avenue in Miami, Florida 33136.

“We are extremely pleased to hold a meeting with senior officials from FEMA and State of Florida, which will acquaint local, small and minority-owned businesses with the RFPs and other opportunities being offered ,” said Doug Mayorga, CEO of Minority Chamber of Commerce. “As a priority effort to bring Economic recovery for our members and the business community in South of Florida, this is a great opportunity to discuss face to face contracting developments for Puerto Rico and Key West”.

About Ms. Annette R. Wright: She is Supervisory Contracting Officer FEMA Region IV. She served as a supervisory contracting officer for Region IV since 2005.She is responsible for managing contracts for emergency response and regional operations in excess of $350 million. She oversees all regional and contingency contracting operations supporting presidential disaster declarations within the eight states of the southeastern region.

About Mr. Russell Marcus: He is the Chief of Business and Economic Incentives for the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), where he oversees approvals of the State’s key business incentive programs, venture capital and small and minority business programs, and the Office of Film and Entertainment. Governor Scott appointed him to serve on the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and the Broward County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

In order to reach Puerto Rico and Key Weston contracting with FEMA, Preferred members will gain access for one-on-one with senior contractors.

For more information:
Maria Loaisiga /786.406-2190 / 202.250-0260
[email protected]

# # #