MS. ADRIANA CLARK
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF SMALL BUSINESS, SOUTHEAST REGION
SMALL & MINORITY BUSINESS ADVOCATE
As the SE Region Project Director, Ms. Clark is tasked with administering programs designed to enhance the competitive landscape of DOT Small Business owners, including DBEs, SBEs, WOSBs, 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB and VOSBs, in order to increase their ability to perform on transportation infrastructure contracts/subcontracts.
For more than 20 years, Adriana has utilized her strong business acumen to create value and strengthen capacity of small and minority entrepreneurs to launch, grow and succeed in business. Adriana is well versed in public-sector regulatory requirements applicable to programs (federal, state, local) and designations of special groups (small and disadvantaged) and uses this knowledge to advance others. She possesses a strong pedigree of training, development and business background acquired in academia, NPO, private industry and government arenas. She regularly presents and facilitate notable workshops, trainings and development forums to provide information and enhance entrepreneurial skills, especially with regard to federal procurement. Ms. Clark received her master’s degree in International Business Administration from the Huizenga School of Business at Nova Southeastern University and is currently authoring her Doctoral dissertation titled: An Equity Analysis of the U.S. Government Sectors’ Transportation Planning Profession.
Ms. Clark has been a staunch advocate, strategic partner, resource provider and program presenter on our MBDA Programs for almost 20 years. She has served on our committees to bring value to our MEDWeek, Women Mean Business Intl Conference, and our MBDA Business and Infrastructure Centers. We are very proud and pleased to recognize Adriana for her contributions and collaboration, and to present her with the MEDWeek2022 Legacy Award for her Advocacy and support of Small, Minority, Women, Veteran, and Disadvantaged Businesses. CONGRATULATIONS!