DM/DWBE & SBE Advisory Committee

The purpose of the DM/DWBE & SBE (Disadvantaged Minority/Disadvantaged Women Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise) Advisory Committee is to provide the feedback of Minority contractors, Women contractors, non-Minority contractors, small business contractors and citizens at large to the County about  ways to enhance the Economic Development Department DM/DWBE & SBE Program.


Members are appointed by the County Administrator. The Committee consists of nine members which include:

  • Hillsborough County Certified Minority contractors/Firms (3)
  • Non-Minority Contractors (3)
  • Citizens-at-large (3)
  • Alternates (2)


Each term for a member is two years.


The Committee meets at least quarterly. All meetings begin at Noon. Meeting Location: Entrepreneur Collaborative Center, Conference Room CR2, 2101 E. Palm Ave. Tampa FL, 33605


Rita Sauri
Phone: (813) 307-8309


Member Company Category  Appointment Date
Mr. Larry Davis - Chairman  Community Business Solutions Certified Minority Contractors/firms 
Ms. Jacqui Gardner QGS Development Inc. Citizens/Business at large  01/07/2019
Mr. Thomas Huggins Ariel Business Group Inc. Certified Minority Contractors/firms  06/10/2013 
Ms. Artricia James-Heard A Right Way Credit Counseling Citizens/Business at large  01/03/2018
Mr. Justin Kise Garney Companies Inc. Non-Minority Contractors or vendors  01/07/2019
Mr.David Turcios
Nielson, Wojtowicz, Neu & Associates Non-Minority Contractors or vendors  07/15/2019
Mr. Kerrick Williams  Kerrick Williams Photography LLC Certified Minority Contractors/firms    03/01/2017
Mr. Thomas Woodward David Nelson Construction Co. Alternate 10/12/2010
Mr. John Zemina - Vice Chair
Kimmins Construction Corp. Non-Minority Contractors or vendors  07/18/2016