Future Forward: Public and Private MWBE Construction Initiatives

Anchin - 3 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
February 29, 2024 8:45 am 11:15 am

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Join Anchin’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry Group and Regulatory Compliance and Investigations Group for an insightful discussion about Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) construction opportunities in today’s marketplace.

This event is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the pivotal role played by MWBEs in the construction sector. Our panelists will cover the intricacies of navigating public and private projects, from regulatory compliance to forging strategic partnerships.


Hope Knight – President, CEO and Commissioner of Empire State Development

Hope Knight is the President, CEO and Commissioner of Empire State Development, New York State’s economic development agency. She was nominated to the position by Governor Kathy Hochul in October 2021, and confirmed by the New York State Senate in May 2022. At ESD, Commissioner Knight is dedicated to policies that advance sustainable and inclusive economic growth. She has been instrumental in the creation of the state’s Office of Strategic Workforce Development, which will focus on improving New York’s workforce development programs and practices to better align with the needs and priorities of today’s employers. Knight has also focused efforts on supporting New York State’s small businesses, ensuring that they have the resources needed to grow and thrive, and growing the state’s Minority and Women-Owned Business community.

Panelists will include:

Jared M. Green, PE, BC.GE, F.ASCE
Principal / Chief Diversity Officer



Brian Sanvidge CIG, CFE
Principal & Leader of Regulatory Compliance and Investigations



Ted Archer
Executive Director, Global Supplier Diversity
JPMorgan Chase & Co.



Michael Giaramita
CEO/Managing Principal
Group PMX



Douglas P. González, P.E.
LERA Consulting Structural Engineers



Kimberly D. Hardy, Esq.
Senior Vice President – Diversity, Inclusion & Compliance Services



Justin Rodgers
President & CEO
The Greater Jamaica Development Corp.



John Rooney
Director of Economic Inclusion
Gilbane Building Corp.



Elizabeth Velez
Velez Construction



Sevinc Yuksel
SVP | Head of Design & Construction
Rudin Management Company



Seating is limited, so we urge you to register as soon as possible. For more information, please contact Kimberly Elardo at [email protected] or 212.840.3456.

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