Business Diversity Advisory Council

Business Diversity Advisory Council

Consisting of business and community leaders, the Business Advisory Council helps guide the NTTA in its efforts to encourage the participation of disadvantaged, minority-owned, woman-owned and small business enterprises (D/M/W/SBEs) in NTTA contract opportunities. The nine-member group assists  The NTTA's Business Diversity Department with outreach activity, serves as a primary resource in identifying specific industry groups to target for procurements and helps identify barriers experienced in contracting by D/M/W/SBE programs.  Business Diversity Director Moses Aito serves as facilitator to the council.

Similar to the structure of the NTTA Board of Directors, the Business Diversity Advisory Council consists of two appointees from each of the four counties currently served by the NTTA and one at-large member appointed by the governor’s office.

Collin County Appointees:

Terri T. Thomas

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Terri T. Thomas is a local ambassador for Chase bank. She builds and nurtures relationships with key community leaders, nonprofit partners and small businesses at the neighborhood level. Terri hosts financial health workshops, facilitates non-profit partnerships and offers community programming. She helps advance racial equity by supporting Black and Hispanic communities with tools and resources to help them improve their financial wellbeing. 

With 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Terri has held several positions within Chase, including Branch Manager, Private Client Banker and Business Relationship Manager. She has been with Chase for 19 years. She is currently a member of BOLD, Adelante, PRIDE, Women on the Move and Aspire. Terri is a founding member of the Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce and serves on its board. 

Terri lives in McKinney and spends her free time traveling with family and friends. 

Board and Organization Memberships:

• Chairwoman, Collin County Black Chamber Foundation

• Board Member/Founding Member, Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce

• Board Member, Max-A-Millium Inc.

• Community Relations Council Member, North Texas Job Corps 

Honors and Awards:

• Women of Empowerment

• Chase National Achiever

• Community Award Recipient

• Collin College Terri Thomas Scholarship

• Collin County Black Chamber Recognition 


Ken M. Tse, AIA 

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Ken M. Tse, AIA, founding Principal of KMT Architects, has more than 35 years experience in a diverse range of architectural disciplines. Ken’s experience includes Vice President and Senior Designer with one of the nation’s largest architectural firms. He has led design efforts on many large-scale and award-winning projects throughout the US and internationally. 

Ken is also the President of the Asian American Contractors & Professionals Association (AACPA), advocating for small businesses  in construction, professional services, suppliers, and minority and woman-owned businesses for diversity inclusion and capacity building. 

He serves on the City of Dallas Advisory Diversity Task Force and is a member of the DFW Asian- American Citizens Council. He has served on  the advisory board for the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University and the Board of Directors for The Greater Dallas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is a LEED Accredited Professional with the US Green Building Council. 

Ken received the Mayor’s Proclamation from The City of Dallas as a top building and construction industry leader and was a recipient of the “Outstanding Asian-American Business Achievement Award” by the US Pan-Asian Chamber of Commerce Southwest. 

Beyond architecture and advocacy for business and diversity, he applies his skills to complement his nonprofit work as the Executive Director of New Hope Compassion, an organization that provides hope and compassion through outreach, education and training to those in need. Ken has passion for giving back to his community, mentoring students and emerging professionals, helping the underserved, and serving missions locally and globally.

Dallas County Appointees:

John H. Martinez
BDAC Chairman

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John H. Martinez- is the President of the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA). His career has been dedicated to developing and growing D/M/W/SBE firms. Martinez has worked in community and minority business development since 1990. The RHCA serves the community through its outreach programs. The RHCA has two major initiatives: The Women’s Business Conference & Luna Awards and RHCA Pillar Awards. During his tenure the RHCA has experienced unprecedented growth and achievement. In four years, RHCA membership has grown from 42 members to over 800 members.

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Denton County Appointees:

Kerry Goree

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Kerry Goree, a graduate of the Grambling State University, has served as the Chair of the Denton County Black Chamber of Commerce for the past 14 years. He also serves on the Board of the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce and on the North Central Texas College Foundation Board. He is the past Chair of the Economic Development Committee of the Denton NAACP. He is the retired CEO and owner of the Kerry Goree State Farm Insurance Agency in Denton, TX. Mr. Goree currently works as an insurance consultant on commercial and personal products and specializes in marketing employee benefits products. 

Ray Martinez

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Ray Martinez provides business development and sales strategies consulting services to small and medium-size, minority-owned tech companies. Martinez has decades of F300 B2B expertise planning, selling, presenting, and observing buying decisions at global entities such as Disney, CNN, Nissan, Exxon, Macy's, HCA, states of Texas and Tennessee, and the public-school systems of Los Angeles, New York City and Houston. He has led 15 award winning national sales and engineering teams in the west, east and southeast regions of the U.S. and now helps clients with everything from company and solution positioning to understanding buying decision data, and what’s needed to compete, differentiate, and win business in today’s world. Martinez works with company principals, internal sales teams, and solopreneur start-ups. Martinez also serves on the board of Achieve—a non-profit for adults with disabilities in DFW and the Principals Leadership Team of DeLay Middle School in Lewisville ISD. He is a volunteer life mentor at Dallas, Plano, Ft. Worth and Lewisville ISDs helping economically disadvantaged students. Martinez attended high school in Los Angeles, California and Osaka, Japan and is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

Tarrant County Appointees:

Florence Bruner

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Florence Salazar-Bruner is an award-winning businesswoman serving the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area for over 25 years in the auto industry. Her business, Firehouse Auto Sales, LLC., is celebrating its tenth  year in 2022. Her business is known for its concierge auto service, where she finds and masterfully hand selects the car you desire that will meet your personalized and budget needs. Florence has developed a customer experience that thrives on a luxury experience for all budgets, including high-quality communication, flexible scheduling, no haggle and straight forward purchasing. This business truly puts the customer experience as their priority. Florence serves on the board of several advocacy organizations including the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas Fort Worth Chapter, Texas State Board of Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, chair of the Fort Worth Sister Cities International for Toluca, Mexico, and she is a mentor of Girls Inc Tarrant County since 2017.

Jeffery Postell

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Jeffery Postell is the President/Operations at Post L Group, LLC., construction with a career of over 22 years in the industry. He actively serves as the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC-DFW Chapter) Board Chair and the City of Fort Worth District 8 Building Standards Commissioner. Jeff also demonstrates his dedication to the community through the social responsibility for the Post L Group. He provides philanthropic resources to a diverse group of community organizations. These charities include United Way, homeless shelters, and countless volunteer hours at the Como Community Center.

Member-at-large Appointee:

Amanda Smith

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Amanda Smith, President of Mahuya Industries, LLC., has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. She has a passion for helping other small businesses grow. She is an active member of the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA) and serves on the Luna Committee. Amanda was involved in the formation of the Native American Business Association (NABA) and currently serves as President. Amanda holds an MBA and Graduate Certificate in Project Management from UT Dallas and BS in Paralegal Studies from Texas Wesleyan University.​ ​​​​​