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    Transportation Business Advisory Council (TBAC)

    TBAC is comprised of professional business associations representing an array of industries and trades. TBAC plays an important role in advocating for small business owners to have increased access to Metro contracting opportunities.

    Meetings feature guest speakers, current and future contracting opportunities, legislation updates and trends in transportation. They also provide small businesses a forum to discuss topics and issues impacting business owners throughout the contracting community.

    TBAC General Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m. online until furthure notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

    To view an upcoming TBAC meeting,view theTBAC Calendar 

     IMPORTANT MEETING ANNOUNCMENTS

    The online December TBAC Commodities & Supplies Committee Meeting has been changed to Wednesday, November 30, 2022, from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Please register online via Eventbrite.

    The online December TBAC General Meeting has been changed to Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Please register online via Eventbrite.

    The online December TBAC Executive Committee & Committee Chair's Meeting has been changed to Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Please register online via Eventbrite.

    The online December TBAC Professional Services Committee Meeting will meet at its usual date and time, 1st Wednesday of each month, December 7th from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please register online via Eventbrite.

    The online December TBAC Construction Committee Meeting has been cancelled for the month.

    The online December TBAC EBO&I Ad Hoc "Improving Your Success in Metro Contracting (IYSIMC)" is cancelled for the month.

    All agendas with the Eventbrite links will be uploaded 72-hours in advance of the meeting.   

    View the agendas/handouts for this month's:

    View the agenda/handouts for this month's Committee Meetings

    Helpful Links for Small Businesses:

     

    TBAC Member Organizations

    TBAC Members

    TBAC Officers:

           •Schenae Rourk, Chairperson

             National Association of Women Business Owners

             Los  Angeles Chapter
             510.516.0349

             310.356.7610

              srourk@redwoodresources.net

     

            •Jorge Leandros Tovar, Vice-Chairperson

              Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
              562.852.8391

              jtovar@tovargeo.com

     

            •Vacant, Secretary

             

            •Rashmi Chaturvedi, Financial Officer

              Women's Bussiness Enterprise National Council - West

              818.922.4565

              949.203.5100

               rashmi.chaturvedi@kaygen.com

     

            •Trisha Murakawa, Parliamentation

              Women's Transportation Seminar- Los Angeles

              310-376-2236

              310-972-9609

              trisha@murakawacommunications.com

     

    TBAC Committees:                     

             •   Commodities Committee:
                   Chair - Ezekiel Patten Jr.       

             •   Executive Committee:
                   Chair - Schenae Rourk

             •   Legislative Affairs Committee:
                   Chair - William Osgood

             •   Professional Services Committee:
                   Chair - Natasha DeBenon

             •   Construction Committee:
                   Chair - Sharon Coleman

             •   Membership Committee:
                   Chair -  Adolfo Mota

     

    TBAC Bylaws

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    Contact Us

    Miguel Cabral

    Executive Officer, DEOD

    cabralm@metro.net

     

    Tashai R. Smith

    Deputy Executive Officer, DEOD

    smitht@metro.net

     

    Keith Compton

    Director, Capacity Building & Data Integration

    comptonk@metro.net

     

    Dr. Irma Licea

    Director, Finance, Certification & Business Development

    liceai@metro.net

     

    General Inquiries

    metroconnect@metro.net

    213.922.2600

     

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