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02/12/2019 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Women's Business Council - Southwest - Irving, Texas

February Table Topics Luncheon

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Navigating WBE Certification

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This special Table Topics Luncheon features a panel of WBEs who have successfully used their certification to build relationships with corporations and partner with fellow women business owners. A corporate supplier diversity professional will also discuss what they look for in a qualified woman-owned business.

If you’re looking to gain more business opportunities, this panel is for you!

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Susie Carter
Founder/ President
Mixed Media Creations

Susie Carter is the Owner and President of Mixed Media Creations (MMC), an international award-winning marketing and design studio. She is a strategic branding expert with over 20 years of marketing, graphic design, and visual storytelling experience. She founded MMC in 2007 with the belief that traditional agencies often miss the foundational elements of real customer service, deep client connections, and an empowering workplace.

Susie started her career with JPI, now Greystar, leasing and managing apartments and rose to the level of regional marketing director for one of the nation’s leading property management groups. She has more than 15 years of experience working in the multi-family housing industry – from managing large apartment communities for national organizations to owning and managing her own residential and commercial properties.

Understanding the unique demands of multi-family marketing, Susie chose to start her own business to serve the industry that she loved. As the founder, of Mixed Media Creations, she has grown from a one-person shop working out of her home office to employing a team of 30.

Susie is a servant leader who strives to instill a culture of positivity, gratitude, generosity, and collaboration. Her ability to strategize and make innovative connections has positioned MMC as an industry leader, earning numerous prestigious awards and recognition for their creative marketing campaigns and philanthropic efforts.

Throughout her career, Susie has developed expertise in:
+ Multi-Family Leasing and Advertising, Apartment Community Marketing
+ Web Development, including SEO and Responsive Web Design
+ Branding/Re-Postitioning
+ Logo Development
+ Marketing Collateral
+ Promotional Items
+ Photography & Videography

She is currently a member of the Cross Timbers Rotary, AIGA, and AMA, Executive Board of the Lewisville Chamber, LISD Business Board, Campus Achievement Partner for CSINT and involved in the Women's Business Council.

Chanel Christoff Davis
Founder & CEO
Davis Davis & Harmon LLC - Sales Tax Experts

Founding partner and CEO of Davis Davis & Harmon LLC - Sales Tax Experts. Her leadership has been essential in leading the firms business development efforts as well as instrumental in the success of DDH's sales tax consulting engagements.

Ms. Davis is the host of the podcast, “Follow the Leader”, which features dynamic women entrepreneurs and their journeys to becoming a success in business. Follow the Leader can be found on all major podcast platforms.

In addition to managing DDH, Ms. Davis is a highly sought public speaker in various areas of tax, practice leadership, and business strategy.

• The Spirit of Entrepreneurship
• Elevating Your Personal Brand in Business
• Cracking The Code...Economic Nexus Laws
• Your Annual Sales Tax Check-Up

Specialties: sales and use tax, practice management, entrepreneurship, supplier diversity, refund recovery, sales tax audit management, sales tax audit defense, sales tax voluntary disclosures, sales tax reverse audits, sales tax, use tax

Shaleta Dunn
Senior Director Program Services, Supplier Diversity

Identifying one word to describe Shaleta Dunn is simple: invested. She is invested in her family and friends, community and personal growth. Her investment in each of these areas serves one purpose: to positively impact the lives of others.

Shaleta is the Senior Director, Program Services, Supplier Diversity for Vizient, Inc., the largest national healthcare Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). Shaleta champions progressive diverse supplier inclusion and utilization strategies and programs to advance member priorities and a culture of diverse supply chain inclusion across Vizient’s membership. She leads Vizient’s robust supplier diversity program that manages approximately $250 million in member purchases through more than 150 agreements with certified minority, women and veteran-owned suppliers. She is a well-known expert and change agent who is consistently recognized for her passion, commitment, and leadership to diverse supplier inclusion and utilization.

Prior to joining Vizient, Shaleta held various leadership roles at ManpowerGroup. As Director of Diverse Talent and Global Supplier Programs for she was responsible for the management, development and execution of ManpowerGroup Supplier Diversity initiatives across all four brands. She was responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic plan that provided the framework for ManpowerGroup to have access to all diverse and multicultural communities and organizations, meet clients contractual requirements, provides innovative solutions to clients, and meets ManpowerGroup Supplier Diversity mission. Shaleta led ManpowerGroup Supplier Diversity Initiatives, to ensure compliance with client’s diverse business spend requirements and policies and goals. Shaleta cultivated and supported strong relationships with diversity suppliers and strategic external organizations to enhance ManpowerGroup’s brand and leverages them to support company objectives.

Throughout her career Shaleta has served on several non-profit boards including the North Central Minority Supplier Development Council which serves as the regional council representing the National Minority Supplier Development Council, NMSDC; the Center for Self Sufficiency which promotes and delivers high impact services aimed at increasing economic self-sufficiency and healthy relationships of communities, individuals, and families; and Planned Parenthood, offering reproductive healthcare services to women and men, amongst others. She is an advisor to National Minority Supplier Development Council, where she sits on several committees, a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Ambassador, and she led the Women’s Business Development Council, Advisory Council for Wisconsin.

Shaleta attended Southern Illinois University where she majored in political science and Cardinal Stritch University where she received her certification in project management.

Shaleta and her husband Paul recently relocated to Lewisville, TX from Milwaukee, WI, after she joined Vizient. Shaleta has bonus son, Nassir, who is a college student. In her spare time she enjoys riding horses and ATV’s, reading, working on her book, volunteering, and cooking for her friends and family.

Shaleta has been recognized many times for her work in supplier diversity, including, the 2016 Catalyst Award from NMSDC, 2016 Best In Class Supplier Diversity Professional, and Top 25 Women in Diversity for 2016.


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11:00 am - 11:45 am
Networking Lunch [More Info]
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Welcome & Announcements [More Info]
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presentation [More Info]

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# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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5 Wards GroupAngelaPena-Ward
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Advantage Business CapitalLanaFidelscaia
AMP CreativeJayBowman
AMP CreativeLisaWarner
Angstrom Energy SolutionsRaynaHandelman
ASAP Business SolutionsMichaelWise
Austin CSIElioraBruschweiler
Austin CSIJamieHarris
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BEU LLCGeorgiaGreen
BNSF RailwayMadelineFikar
BridgeWork PartnersSamanthaJacoby
BridgeWork PartnersAmyLegate
Business Control SystemsDaveReynolds
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Chargeback GurusSrividyaSrinivasan
Chargeback GurusDebbiTank
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Dallas CountyLaSonyaAllen
Davis Davis & Harmon LLC- Sales Tax ExpertsChanelChristoff Davis
Davis Davis & Harmon LLC- Sales Tax ExpertsLaShanteWilliams
Design CantinaCathyCraycraft
Dodge Legal Group SPCTishaDodge
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Employment Screening Services (ESS)JessicaHess
Evolving TexasSamanthaRenz
EWF InternationalTanisCornell
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Feed Me ProntoMorganPieper
Fidelis CompaniesMichelleCessnun
First Equipment CompanyTerryCase
First Equipment CompanyDennisEide
FIRST SIGNS Graphic SolutionsInduSanka
Front Porch MarketingLoriRahlfs
Frost Brown Todd LLCCarlosWhite
FWD Strategy, Inc.RobinBirdsong
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Garrett Search PartnersChelseaGarrett
Green Tax And Accounting Services, LLCJessicaGreen
Guaranteed Express, Inc.JenniferBlakeney
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Hello Imprint LLCAmandaHueneke
Hepworth Public RelationsJennyHepworth
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Intuitive EdgeLisaScott
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J5 Consulting ServicesCatrinaJones
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Kilter LLCLoriMcGilberry
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Marfield, Inc.AndreaPackard Rowe
Marfield, Inc.TiffanyWaggoner
Mixed Media CreationsSusieCarter
Munck Wilson Mandala, LLPStephanieLewis
Munck Wilson Mandala, LLPJordanStrauss
Munck Wllson Mandala, LLPAllysonGordon
Munck Wllson Mandala, LLPJennyMartinez
Munck Wllson Mandala, LLPLaurenMitchell
Munck Wllson Mandala, LLPJessicaSpaniol
Munck Wllson Mandala, LLPShannonTipton
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Peggy O'Neal GlobalPeggyO'Neal
People Development & TrainingSherlynDorsey
Perimeter Global LogisticsYvonneTucker
Power Forward Woman LLCStarWilliams
ProActive PartnersKarenMayfield
ProActive PartnersMaxineRussell
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Risch ResultsNicoleStasick
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Seaman Group LLCAngelaSeaman
Software Professionals IncBrandonChavez
Software Professionals, Inc.RuchiSrivastava
SWP Associates, IncStaciWitten
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Tasty CleanJessicaGore
Team Delegate, LLCLaTonyaThomas
The Software Vault, LLCJamitaMachen
Thompson Consultant Group, LLCTracyThompson
TIMSCO International, LPHeatherRichardson
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Xeenius LLCCharlesMcFarland
Xeenius LLCBadhri Rajagopalan
XM PerformanceHannahWells
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