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:

Cindy Dao

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Cindy Dao is the owner of The Dao Group (healthcare consulting firm/project management) and OUKI (Real Estate Development and Project Management). Cindy's background in healthcare, compliance and strategic development have given her the opportunities to give back to her communities. She currently serves as the Director of Corporate Relations & Business Development for the Asian American Contractors & Professionals Association (AACAPA) and former President of the Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce. She is actively involved with Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Cindy has also worked as a community leader in various capacities for the past 15 years. She is the current Chair of the Civil Service Commission for Arlington Fire Department, Chair of Texas Health Resource Healthcare Exchange Program and Joint Advisory Council for JPS Health Systems.

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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.​ ​