Charlotte Business INClusion

 Advisory Committee

​The City of Charlotte has assembled the Disparity Study Advisory Committee (DSAC) to provide input to the project team and information to the public throughout the course of the 2016-17 City of Charlotte Disparity study.  As part of the disparity study, DSAC will:

  • Provide guidance to the project team;

  • Help facilitate communication and the free exchange of information; and

  • Communicate information about the study to the local business community.

At key points of the disparity study, DSAC will meet to discuss study progress and timeline; community engagement efforts; and other relevant topics. 

DSAC participants. DSAC is made up of representatives of local businesses, trade associations, and business organizations. Members of DSAC are:

Metrolina Minority Contractors Association        
Camisha Farris
Stephane Berwald 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce
Gillian Crowl, Esq.

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Keva Walton

Metrolina Native American Association
Walter Baucom​

Latin American Chamber of Commerce
Rocio Gonzalez, Executive Director 

Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Ann Gonzales  

Carolinas Associated General Contractors
Allen Gray

Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas
Lissette Velez

National Association of Women Business Owners
Vilma Betancourt-O'Day

All-Pro Builders & Restoration, LLC
Gerald Carr

Messer Construction Company
Stephen L. Keckeis, VP/Regional Leaders
Stephanie Kegley

Carolina Cajun Concrete, Inc.
Bonnie Putnam