2017 AACATX Annual Awards Luncheon

AACATX would like to thank all of our sponsors and everyone’s participation that allowed our 2017 Annual Awards Luncheon to be a success!

Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award

Gal Jumaoas

Sun Award

Most Outstanding Corporate Diversity
Program of the Year

DFW International Airport

Moon Award

Most Outstanding Public Diversity
Program of the Year

City of Dallas

Star Award

Outstanding Corporate Diversity Champion of the Year

Suzanne Cruz-Sewell
DFW International Airport

Mercury Award

M/WBE Advocate Champion of the Year

Denise D. Prather

Juno Award

M/WBE Female Leader of the Year

Josie Orosco
US Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Jupiter Award

M/WBE Male Leader of the Year

Clifton Miller

Neptune Award

M/WBE Construction Company of the Year

Samar Bashir
SMR Construction

Saturn Award

AACATX Member of the Year

Kathy Dress
PDI Green Technology

Gemini Teaming Partner Award

Miles Domagalski
Gadberry Construction

Gemini Teaming Partner Award

Harry Miller
Big Sky Construction

DFW August Capacity Building Series

August 9, 2017 – August 29, 2017

Payments Fraud and Security: Know How to Protect Yourself
August 9, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Customer Experience
August 17, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Understanding Construction Contract Claims
August 22, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Dispute Resolution
August 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

DFW Administrative Headquarters, Multipurpose Room
2400 Aviation Dr
DFW Airport, TX 75261

MBEIC A Close Look at City of Dallas Opportunities

Lunch & Learn
Interested in City of Dallas Contracts & Initiatives?

Join the MBE Input Committee (MBEIC) of the D/FW Minority Supplier Development Council and the City of Dallas and learn about the opportunities the City of Dallas has to offer on
Thursday, August 3, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Council Offices
8828 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 550
Dallas, TX 75247
Lunch served ($10.00)

Learn About…

  • City Contracts for Various Commodities & Expiration Dates on Current Contracts
  • What’s happening with Smart Cities and Resilient Cities Trials
  • How to Develop Vocational Technical Talent for Now and the Future

More information at

USPAACC-SW 16th Annual Asian Business EXPO

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce – Southwest Presents

16th Annual Asian Business EXPO

August 11, 2017

Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, Texas

We invite you to the 16th Annual Asian Business EXPO:

  • Learn the million-dollar business opportunities offered by corporate and government agencies to you
  • Connect with Asian suppliers and minority businesses to meet your company’s goals
  • Know the up to date information and future trends in diverse industries
  • Network in a closeup one-on-one setting and grow your business

Learn more at

NTTA Workshop for Heavy Highway Construction Firms

Wednesday, August 13
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Certified Disadvantaged, Minority, Women, Small Businesses (D/M/W/SBEs and HUBs) Highway Construction Firms interested in learning more about processes, opportunities and resources with NTTA and TxDOT, in the area of heavy highway construction.

  • Find out about NTTA and TxDOT Upcoming Projects
  • TXDOT New DBE 5 Day Rule and Requirements
  • Get business tips & project tips for NTTA and TxDOT
  • Hear a NTTA and TxDOT contractor’s perspective and testimonial


Registration & Networking
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM


North Texas Tollway Authority Boardroom

5900 West Plano Parkway, Suite 200
Plano, TX 75093

GDAACC Texas Regional Conference

Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce Presents:

Connecting the T’s…now and into the Future!

‘Integrating Transportation & Telecommunication Trends For Business Efficiency & Competitive Strategies’

September 29, 2017

9:00am Panel Discussion
11:30 am Conference Luncheon
9:00-2pm Exhibit/Demonstration Booths
The Westin Galleria Dallas
13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240

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