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 Anthony Coleman 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:

Phyllis Cole
Phyllis Cole served full time as a Collin County Commissioner from 1990 until 2008 and has lived in Plano since 1976.

She is also a Sustaining Advisor for the Junior League of Collin County

Ms. Cole has a long history of involvement in the Collin County community.

Cindy Dao
Cindy Dao is former president of the Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce and is actively involved in the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce as a committee chair.

She specializes in business development, budgeting and project management. Cindy is currently the VP of Business Development for Credentialing Solutions. She has worked in various management positions.

Dallas County Appointees:

John H. Martinez-D.
BDAC Chairman

John H. Martinez-D. is the president of the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA). His career has been dedicated to developing and growing D/M/W/SBE firms. John Martinez-D., 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 and 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.

Ken Smith
Ken Smith, is a South Dallas native and current resident who owns a residential real estate investment and property management company. He is also president of Revitalize South Dallas Coalition (RSDC) a non-profit alliance that champions economic development in South Dallas. Ken serves on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Housing Acquisition Development Corporation (City Land Bank); The Dallas Real Estate Council Foundation; and Get Healthy Dallas, a group endeavoring to bring urban agriculture to South Dallas/Fair Park to spur economic development. He also formerly served as Community Engagement Officer with Working in Neighborhoods Strategically, a resident and stakeholder led initiative to revitalize South Dallas/Fair Park in the Focus Areas of Economic Development, Education, Health, Housing and Safety. Ken is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Dallas and has a BA degree in Communications from the University of Houston.

Denton County Appointees:

Kerry Goree
Kerry Goree is the Chairman of the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce and has been involved with the Chamber for many years.

Kerry Goree is also Chairman of the Denton County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [NAACP] Economic Development Commitment. He is the Owner and CEO of Kerry Goree Insurance Agency (est., 1991) in Denton, TX.

Ray Martinez
Ray Martinez is a Business Development/Sales expert with a focus on coaching and training of small and midsized firms in preparation to compete and win against larger firms on business opportunities. With a comprehensive understanding of client buying process at the highest levels (Martinez has called on many of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. over his career) he leverages this knowledge and expertise to help firms with modern business development, sales, networking, and trust training they need to compete.

Tarrant County Appointees:

Jeffery Postell
Jeffery Postell, President/Operations at Post L Group, LLC construction with a career of over 17+ years in the industry. He actively serves on the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce (FWMBCC) Board of Directors, National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) (DFW Chapter) Board Secretary and the Black Resourceful Innovators Developing Generations of Excellence (BRIDGE). Jeff also demonstrates his dedication to the community through the social responsibility of the Post L Group, he provides philanthropic resources to a diverse group of community organizations. These charities includes United Way, Homeless Shelters and countless volunteer hours at the Como Community Center.

At Large Appointee:

Vacant