Tuesday, May 7, 2024 (7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

7:00 - 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

11:20 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

EXPO Time – Network with other attendees and visit dozens of exhibit tables. 


  • Associated Minority Contractors of America
  • American Indian Chamber Education Fund APEX Accelerator
  • Ames Construction
  • Arizona Chapter AGC
  • Arizona Apex Accelerators
  • Arizona MBDA
  • Arizona Transit Association
  • AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc.
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Falcon Contracting, Inc.
  • FNF Construction, Inc.
  • Hensel Phelps
  • Kiewit
  • Law Enforcement Specialists
  • McCarthy Building Companies
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Phoenix Streets Procurement
  • Rummel Construction, Inc.
  • Small Business Transportation Resource Center
  • Sonoran South Constructors
  • Southwest Transit Partners
  • Sundt Construction
  • Tucson Airport Authority
  • US Small Business Administration
  • Valley Metro
  • WTS Phoenix

Stage Programming

Welcome & VIP Opening Remarks

Francesca Martin | Small Business and Workforce Development Officer | ADOT
Teresa Welborn | Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Director | ADOT
Anthony Sarhan | Deputy Division Administrator | FHWA
Florentina (Tina) Samartinean | Administrator, Employee and Business Development | ADOT

Owners Panel

Greg Byres | State Engineer/Deputy Director | ADOT
Markus Coleman | Light Rail Administrator | City of Phoenix
Eric Froberg | City Engineer | City of Phoenix
Jesse Gutierrez | Director of Transportation | County Engineer | Maricopa County
Candace Huff | Deputy Aviation Director | City of Phoenix Aviation Department
Jonathan Thatcher | Director, Contracting and Procurement | Valley Metro
Jamie Blakeman | Founder & CEO | Lōkahi LLC – MODERATOR

Prime Panel

Lynsey Jones | Senior Project Manager | McCarthy Building Company

Ken Pratt | President & CEO | Sun Engineering

Closing Remarks

Allexsa Romay | DBE Supportive Services Specialist | ADOT

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