NC Governor’s Advisory Council on Historically Underutilized Businesses

NC Governor’s Advisory Council on Historically Underutilized Businesses

History of the Council

The Governor’s Advisory Council on Historically Underutilized Businesses was established to provide support and guidance to the Secretary of the Department of Administration and to the HUB Office on matters specific to the furtherance of the objectives of Executive Order 25 signed by Governor Roy Cooper Nov. 2, 2017.

DOA Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses

About the Council

The Council consists of 20 members all appointed by the Governor. Membership includes:

  • a liaison from the Governor’s Office
  • the State Purchasing Officer
  • the Director of the State Construction Office
  • the Executive Director of the NC Council for Women & Youth Involvement
  • the Executive Director of the NC Commission of Indian Affairs
  • a member of the NC Board of Transportation
  • a senior level administrator from the University of North Carolina or North Carolina Community College System
  • Nine HUB owners, all of whom shall be members of one or more of the groups identified in N.C. Gen. Stat. 142-128.4(b)
  • Two representatives, both of whom share one of the following positions: at large, non-HUB business entity (i) executive officer, (ii) financial officer, (iii) purchasing officer, or (iv) supplier diversity chief.

Meeting Information

 

2023 Meeting Dates
Feb. 9, 2023 at 10 a.m.
May 11, 2023 at 10 a.m.
Aug. 10, 2023 at 10 a.m.
Nov. 16, 2023 at 10 a.m.

 

Meeting Minutes
August 2021 Minutes
June 2021 Minutes
April 2021 Minutes

Feb. 2021 Minutes
Swearing-in Ceremony / Meeting Video

October 2020 Minutes
August 2020 Minutes
May 2020 Minutes
March 2020 Minutes

 

2023 Task Force Members

Member Name Professional Affiliations
Stephanie Pigues

Director of Public Engagement, Governor's Office

Katherine C. Lynn

Senior Associate Vice President for Finance & Capital Planning, UNC System

Denisha Harris

Financial Services Manager, City of Greenville

Jose Coker Senior Counsel, The Charleston Group
Michael Shumsky Director, State Construction Office
Greg Richardson

Executive Director, NC Department of Administration Commission on Indian Affairs

Valerie D. Jordan (chair)

Member, NC Department of Transportation Board

Dorrine Fokes

Director, NC Community College System Capital Finance and Planning

Cornelius D. Lamberth

Owner and CEO, C2 Contractors, LLC

Kristen M. Hess

CEO & President, HH Architecture

Annette Stevenson President & CEO, Stevenson Consulting Group 
Iris Ramirez Reese President, Fusion
Kimberly G. Leazer CEO, Forms and Supply
Russell Parker Jr.

President, Clean Touch Pressure Washing

Rev. Lenwood Long, Sr.

President, BV&L Associates

Terrence Holt Vice Chair, Holt Brothers Foundation
David O'Neal State Purchasing Officer
Danielle Carman Executive Director, NC Council for Women & Youth Involvement
William "Tony" Hayes President and CEO, Trancas LLC
Don Shin President and CEO, CrossComm Inc.

 

Past Meeting Minutes
October 2019 Minutes
July 2019 Minutes
March 2019 Minutes
November 2018 Minutes
August 2018 Minutes
April 2018 Minutes
April 2018 Construction Subcommittee Minutes
March 2018 Goods and Services Subcommittee Minutes
January 2018 Minutes
December 2017 Minutes