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
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.