United Minority Contractors of North Carolina (UMCNC) is managed under the direction of its Board of Directors.
All powers of the corporation are exercised by or under the authority of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will have all of the rights and privileges of general members with full voting privileges.
Board of Directors:
Denise has over ten years of experience in construction administration and diversity management. Her experience also includes bank operations, accounting and project coordination. As Regional Diversity Manager for Lechase Construction, Denise focuses on making connections, building and preserving relationships, ensuring compliance, and promoting an inclusive vendor community. She has a passion for helping others and has been recognized both internally and externally for her genuine efforts. Denise graduated Summa Cum Laude from Shaw University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She received a Master of Business Administration with a Human Resources concentration from Pfeiffer University.
Tony Hayes is currently the President and CEO of Tranças, LLC. A business consulting and advocacy firm tailored to small business growth with a focus on the NC American Indian business sector. He is also EVP of Communications for CMC Building Inc., an American Indian/woman-owned General Contractor. Tony has been in executive management for 35-plus years with large corporations such as Texfi Inc., Duke University, and Starwood Hotels Worldwide, Inc. Tony works with Leaders and Legislators statewide to strengthen North Carolina small/minority businesses. He is also the Tribal Chairman of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation Indian Tribe in Alamance County. Featured in several business publications nationwide and has received numerous awards for management innovations and leadership for various efforts over the years.
Kevin Dick has decades of professional experience in economic, community, and workforce development. He comes to Carolina Small Business Development Fund from the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, where he served as Deputy Director of Economic Development and Assistant Director of Neighborhood and Business Services. Over his career Kevin has held senior positions in the Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Durham Workforce Development Board, and the operations department of Workforce One in Broward County, Florida. His accomplishments include developing, implementing, and administering a
variety of workforce development, neighborhood-based economic development, and small business capacity-building programs.
Brandt is the Owner/Principal Manager of SGS Contracting in Durham NC since July 2013. For 5 years, he was a Project Manager at LeChase Construction Company in Durham. He also worked at a Project Manager at Bordeaux Construction Company and Tishman Construction Company. Brandt has a Bachelor Degree in Finance and a Masters in Construction Management. He has extensive experience and professional development through his career.
Carla Daniels currently serves as the HUB Program Manager for North Carolina State University. In her current role she advocates and promotes diverse business inclusion on contracting opportunities within the University’s Design and Construction Department. Her responsibilities include community outreach and technical assistance to HUB firms. Prior to joining North Carolina State, Carla served as the first HUB Coordinator for Wake Technical Community College. She is involved in several advocacy groups that support the minority and women-owned business community. Carla enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and volunteering in the community.
James has worked as a construction professional at Rodgers Builders in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2001. Rodgers is the largest certified woman owned construction company in the state. In his current role as Director of Diversity and Community is a strong advocate for the inclusion of minority, women and small businesses throughout the Carolinas and the surrounding areas. James is a graduate of Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.
Jason is the Director of HUB/MWBE & Trade Partner Development at Metcon Buildings Infrastructure. Jason brings 10+ years of HUB & MWBE experience. His knowledge of North Carolina HUB/MWBE Compliance & Workforce Development allows Metcon team to better serve communities in meaningful ways. His deep relationships in the Minority Trade Industry across NC, his passion for service, and his advocacy for education and training of trade partners is a huge asset to our clients and minority economic development.
Jonathan is Director of Preconstruction in the Mid Atlantic Diversity and Inclusion Director for Barr & Barr. Jonathan has over 15 years of experience in estimating, project management, diversity outreach, procurement and business development throughout North Carolina. He creates project specific diversity and community engagement plans, leads outreach and workforce development efforts for the firm, negotiates teaming agreements, and identifies minority contractors best suited for our mentor protege program. He also leverages his extensive preconstruction experience and his long-standing local subcontractor relationships to benefit clients. Jonathan's targeted markets include Healthcare, K-12, Higher Ed, Civic, Industrial, Multi-Family and Commercial. Jonathan serves on the Board of Directors for the Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas and is on the Board of Directors for the United Minority Contractors of NC, Member American Contract Compliance Institute and the Raleigh Appearance Commission.
Monique is the owner of One Accord Services based on Raleigh North Carolina. Monique Young is married with two children and enjoys gardening. Working with UMCNC enables Monique an opportunity to support businesses in their growth and sustainability. It also enables Monique to help cultivate the next generation workforce in the construction industry.
Patrice has over sixteen years of experience in the construction industry. She is currently with DPR Construction. In her previous role as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Holt Brothers Construction (a certified minority owned business), Patrice managed the firm’s diversity program and assists in business development efforts. Patrice’s work in diversity has been recognized by various state and local agencies. In 2015, Patrice was selected as one of Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Patrice is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.