Past Event Features

Time & Date:
Tuesday, September 26th
8:00am - 10:30am
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Past Event Features


City & State and the Building Trades Employers’ Association present “Achieving 30% Aspirational MWBE Goals” taking place September 26th from 8:00-10:30AM at New York University.  The forum will bring together 200 industry professionals from across the city and state including:  policymakers, MWBE Firms, government agency heads and purchasing officers, consultants, contractors and subcontractors.



8:00-8:30am        Networking & Breakfast

8:30am                 Welcoming Remarks by Louis Coletti, President & CEO, Building Trades Employers’ Association

8:40am                 Overview of the report findings by Dr. Thomas Boston, a professor of Economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology

9:10am                 Panel Discussion:  “Achieving 30% Aspirational MWBE Goals”


Moderated by Jon Lentz, Editor in Chief, City & State

Jonnel Doris, Senior Advisor and Director of the Mayor’s Office for M/WBE, Office of the Mayor

Gregg Bishop, Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services

Council Member Robert Cornegy, Co-Chair, Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus

Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

Charles E. Williams IIIPartner in the Construction and Real Estate Law Practices, Peckar & Abramson.