ELEVATE takes a holistic approach to preparing diverse suppliers on how to compete for contracting opportunities with government agencies and corporate America. The program is designed to address the necessary attributes needed to take diverse suppliers to the next level.


  • 10:00AM – 11:00AM: Check-In & Registration
  • 11:00AM – 12:00PM: Discussion panel #1
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Networking Lunch
  • 1:30PM – 2:30PM: Discussion panel #2
  • 3:00PM – 5:00PM: Procurement Matchmaking session
Panels will include various government agencies and corporations addressing the following topics:
  • Current climate of procurement and where buyers see procurement going
  • What type of opportunities are out there
  • What do buyers look for in a business to be considered a qualified/competitive supplier
Confirmed Panelists:
  • Joan Kerr (Director of Supplier Chain Responsibility - Supplier Diversity, Sustainability and Ethics, PG&E)
  • Tanya Little (DGS Business Development Program Manager, DGS)
  • Beverly Johnson (Contract Equity Administrator, EMUD)
  • Marlon Paulo (Chief Technology Procurement Officer, CA Department of Technology)
  • Peter G. Lee (Supplier Diversity Manager, Wells Fargo)
  • Ana Valencia (Assistant Procurement Agent, Turner Construction)
As well as subject matter experts discussing:
  • Access to Capital
  • Financial Cash Flow Management
  • Human Capital Management
Confirmed Panelists:
  • Daniel Fernandez (Director of Microlending, Opportunity Fund)
  • Ken Macias (D.P.A., M.B.A., CPA, Macias Consulting Group)
  • Don Parker (CBPA, Insperity)

MORE INFO: California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce


Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290 Oakland, CA 94607

Date and time

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Contact information


Fees Admissions

$25 for California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Members. $50 for non-members.

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