The Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Advisory Committee (TDAC) was formed to serve as a forum through which the concerns of DBE firms, non-minority contractors and others are addressed relating to the DBE Program. 

The committee provides recommendations to the commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation, and appropriate divisions, on behalf of DBE firms for operational and administrative improvements that affect DBE firms.


Micro-Certification – Calvin Thweatt, Certification Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

Doing Business with the Port of Virginia – Shelley Ricks, Contract Analyst for Contracts & Real Estate, Virginia Port Authority

The State of the DBE Program from a Legal Perspective – Collette Holt, Attorney at Law, Collette Holt & Associates

Contract Basics – Joseph H. Kasimer, Attorney at Law, Kasimer Pierce & Schaecher

VDOT Stormwater Management Program – Roy Mills, State Stormwater Program Administrator, VDOT

What you Really Need to Know about Project Management – Jeff Cutright, Director of Project Management Office, VDOT

Admit it: You have No Marketing Budget and Haven’t Touched Your Marketing Plan in Ages (If You Have One) – Michael Washington, Certified Business Coach/Managing Partner, Washington Consulting Group, LLC

Construction Estimating and Bidding – Kevin Bocock, Vice President, Regional Operations Manager, McDonough Bolyard Peck (MBP)

ABCs of RFPs – Jeffrey Rodgers, Director, Consultant Procurement Office, VDOT

No Holds Barred about Bonding and Access to Capital – Joanne S. Brooks, Vice President and Counsel, The Surety and Fidelity Association of America

DBE Tolling 101 – Kevin Hoeflich, Toll Market Practice Leader, HNTB Corporation


TDAC Officers:


Devon Henry, president
Team Henry Enterprises LLC

1st Vice President:

David Sheppard, president
Valley Green Landscaping  

2nd Vice President:

Currently vacant


Angela Henry, vice president
Team Henry Enterprises LLC


Cheryl Sheppard, vice president
Valley Green Landscaping



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