Meet the Team
Steven is responsible for the development, growth, implementation, management, coordination, and oversight of the city’s diversity and inclusion program. Steven also provides strategic direction and leadership citywide with responsibility for setting Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) contracting goals, and for the performance of all compliance functions on relevant city contracts. In addition, Steven is responsible for ensuring diversity strategies and initiatives are successfully implemented, consistent with the city’s objectives.
Business Inclusion Manager
Michele provides administrative operational leadership to the Office of CBI, inclusive of office management, budget operations, coordinating outreach events and serving internal and external committees. In addition, Michele is tasked with planning and coordinating programs and activities overseeing development, compliance and reporting.
Contract Compliance Officer
Sonia works with the Charlotte Business INClusion team. The team’s goal is to enhance competition and participation of Minority Owned, Women Owned and Small Businesses (MWSBE) with city contracting opportunities. Sonia contributes by reviewing and setting participation goals on various City contracts, providing reporting, and partnering with all city department staff to encourage participation and solicitation efforts to MWSBE firms.
Administrative Officer 2
Venesia supports the Charlotte Business INClusion office with tasks related to office management, process improvement, general administrative support, and budget and Munis functions. Venesia also provides support to the program and assistant program managers, works with the certification team to certify MWSBE vendors, serves on the planning committees for 2022 ACCA NTI, Crowns of Enterprise, and Charlotte MED Week, and attends outreach events as needed. In addition, she acts as the records management custodian for CBI.
CBI Program Specialist Lead
Nyema assists in outreach opportunities, reporting, special projects, and deals with the day-to-day operations in making CBI successful.
Jorge Arturo Reynoso
Contract Compliance Officer
Jorge is a Program Specialist for construction and compliance. He works directly with Shaunne Thomas and Sonia Bows to establish goals for MWSBEs participation in city contracts.
Along with certifying MWSBEs, NaTasha also support other areas of CBI, including compliance, reporting, CBIAC liaison duties, RCA review, outreach, and other duties as needed.
CBI Certification Specialist Lead
Kimberly is responsible for performing the certification and verification process for diverse suppliers as outlined in the City Council adopted Charlotte Business INClusion Policy. Her work involves the exercise of initiative; reviewing, gathering, and analyzing data; and making sound business decisions based on the CBI Policy.