State Agencies to Host Sixth Annual Historically Underutilized Business Vendor Fair

Date: March 23, 2018

Media Contact: Lisa Givens
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN – Select state agencies and universities will be on hand for a networking opportunity targeted to businesses owned by women, service-disabled veterans and minorities for an event where they can learn about vendor opportunities, state business needs and network with state government procurement staff members. The 2018 Interagency Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Vendor Fair - Marketing for Success will take place on Wednesday, April 18 at the Commons Learning Center, located at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus of the University of Texas, 10100 Burnet Rd. in Austin. Admission and parking are free for registered participants.

Laura Morales, President of Energize Your Outlook, will present welcoming remarks and introduce co-host agencies and HUB coordinators. Morales worked for AT&T and Sprint for 22-years in a variety of positions including retention/high growth sales management, support management, marketing and international business development. Highlighted in the Houston Chronicle, she is the only female motivational speaker featured on cover of business section.

The vendor fair will offer HUB vendors an opportunity to better understand the purchasing requirements of state agencies, advantages of HUB certification and benefits to building relationships.

A Historically Underutilized Business is a profit-making corporation, sole ownership, partnership or joint venture in which at least 51 percent of the shares or stock or other equitable securities are owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, American woman and/or Service Disabled Veteran, who resides in Texas and actively participates in the control, operations and management of the entity’s affairs.

Registered participants will have access to workshops which will include Communicating with Your Client, Construction and University Panels, and Environmental Quality hosted by various agency personnel. Event and registration information can be found on the TWC Events page.

The day-long business fair is co-hosted by the Office of Attorney General (OAG), the Texas General Land Office  (GLO), the Office of Court Administration (OCA), the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), the Texas State Securities Board (SSB), the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), the Texas Historical Commission (THC), the Texas Legislative Council (TLC), the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

REGISTRATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION: For registration information, email: or contact:

Fred Snell
TxDMV Finance and Administrative Services
(512) 465-4177

Ann Tillman 
TWC Procurement & Contract Services
(512) 463-2319


GLO Media Contact: Brittany Eck


OAG Media Contact: Kayleigh Lovvorn

Phone: 512-475-2933

OCA Media Contact: Megan LaVoie

Phone: 512-463-1627

RRC Media Contact: Ramona Nye

Phone: 512-463-4817

SSB Media Contact: Robert Elder

Phone: 512-305-8386

TDA Media Contact: Mark Loeffler

Phone: 512-475-1669

TEA Media Contact: Gene Acuna

Phone: 512-463-9000

TJJD Media Contact: Carolyn Beck

Phone: 512-409-7035

TxDMV Media Contact: Adam Shaivitz

Phone: 512-465-4210

THC Media Contact: Leah Brown

Phone: 512-963-0849

TLC Media Contact: Kimberly Shields

Phone: 512-463-1155

TWDB Media Contact: Kimberly Leggett

Phone: 512-463-5129

TWC Media Contact: Lisa Givens

Phone: 512-463-8556



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