Courtney Johnson Rose, Chairman
On February 26, 2019, I was sworn in by Texas Senator Borris Miles as Chair of the Board of our historic and important organization. I am honored to have been elected by our board and honored to be the first female to chair our organization. I stand on the shoulders of many of our historic leaders who have served before me, whom I admire and respect
Throughout our past events and interactions with leaders from across the state, the need for more resources and opportunities for Black-owned businesses has been an underlying tone from our local leaders and members. Just as every Chair before me has had to face various challenges and has chosen specific challenges to prioritize; I intend to help us address the need for more resources and opportunities through the following priorities.
- Increased engagement from our Local Chambers and usage of TAAACC as a think-tank and resource center
- Reconstruction of our MOC Agreements with the Texas Agencies (HUB)
- Development of a new and more robust Legislative Agenda for TAAACC in preparation of our 2021 Legislative Session
- Continuation of our HBCU partnerships with Hutson Tillotson, Prairie View and Texas Southern University.
- Increase participation from the Texas Legislative Black Caucus with TAAACC
If we work together and can embody our mission to ensure that African American Business Owners receive a fair share of the economic prosperity of Texas, to serve as a catalyst for a better quality of life in African-American communities throughout Texas and to support policies that allow African-Americans access to economic opportunities, we will position TAACC to grow and thrive.
I look forward to working with our President, Charles O’Neal, our executive board and each one of you that will serve with us.