Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association
2020 Program Review
What follows is an outline of Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association (a.k.a.; 'The Association') activities for the 2020 calendar year.
Our organization reduced both its budget and number of new members during the year. Nevertheless, presently we remain healthy and at strength with over 100 current members and a membership list of past and future members representing 216 minority, immigrant and Hispanic owned contractors in the Washington Metropolitan region.
We have boosted our Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) membership in 2020 from 14 to 22, comprising some of the largest corporations in the sector including utilities, Airports Authority, insurance & accounting firms. (read listing at www.dchispaniccontractors.com).
This review does not account for time devoted to the organization of Board meetings, introductory 'intake briefings' for new members or other services the Association has offered in 2020. Included here are only live or virtual public gatherings carried out during the year. The work of the Association has now been joined by Cely Argueta from BNG Consulting, as new membership coordinator.
1. Corporate Advisory Council, 'Tapas & Wine Evening' - 2/4/20
On the evening of Tuesday, February 4, 2020 our Association invited 14 Corporate Advisory Council members to an evening of tapas and wine at La Taberna del Alabardero restaurant sponsored by First Citizens Bank.
Present that evening were representatives from 12 corporations, they were: Chairman Carlos Perdomo, Keystone Plus Construction; President Edwin Villegas, Winmar Construction; Jon Seavey, Gilbane Construction; Carolyn Ellison, Turner Construction; Billy Rocha, F.H. Paschen Construction; Chris Kerns, Fort Myer Construction; Amie Kromis, Skanska USA; Mark Bellingham, Monarch Construction; Jim Christian, Consigli Construction; Russell Philips, Cohn Reznick; Stephen Courtien, Balt./DC Building Trades Unions; Luis Clavijo, First Citizens Bank.