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11/06/2018 Courtyard Marriott Grapevine - Grapevine, Texas

Harvesting Partnerships

An Educational Symposium

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Harvesting Partnerships

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Harvesting Partnerships is a half-day conference focused on top-tier educational programming. The event begins with a keynote luncheon and the Lillie Knox Investment Award presentation. The afternoon is dedicated to Women’s Business Enterprise led roundtable discussions on business themes such as marketing, legal, human resources and more! The event concludes with a networking reception.

WBE Led Themed Roundtable Discussions

In an effort to bring more visibility to the wealth of skills our WBEs provide, we are offering something new! After the keynote luncheon, instead of hour long workshops led by one speaker, we are hosting WBE led roundtable discussions centered on business themes.

There are four rounds of discussions from 1:30pm - 3:05pm. Each discussion is 20 minutes followed by five minute transition to find the next table.

Review the list of topics and hosts!

Lillie Knox Investment Award
The Lillie Knox Investment Award is a cash prize of up to $20,000, exclusively available to WBCS Women's Business Enterprises, to help further business growth. Current members, in good standing, are welcome to apply annually for consideration.

While the application deadline has past for 2018, you can learn more here.

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Debbie Dennis
Chief Customer Officer and SVP Human Resources & Corporate Affairs

Debbie Dennis is Oncor’s Chief Customer Officer and SVP Human Resources & Corporate Affairs. In her current role she has responsibility for customer service, community relations, economic development, branding and communications, as well as all human resource planning, policy, performance management, rewards strategies, sourcing, talent management and employee and labor relations. She is also responsible for the strategic direction of Oncor’s philanthropy, community involvement and employee engagement initiatives and their alignment with the company’s business goals. This includes serving as the executive sponsor of Oncor’s employee volunteer programs and Oncor’s signature volunteer program, Oncor Texas Trails. Dennis also serves as the Loaned Executive Director for the Dallas Mayor’s Youth Fitness Initiative, a public-private partnership with the City of Dallas with a vision to make Dallas kids the healthiest kids in the nation. 


In her 39 years with the company, Dennis has worked in a number of corporate and customer service functions. She has management experience in human resources, customer service, supply chain, outsourcing management and corporate philanthropy.


Dennis currently serves on the Board of the Dallas Regional Chamber and a number of non-profit boards including the American Foundation for the Blind (National Board of Trustees Vice Chair and Local Center on Vision Loss Board Chair), WiNGS of Dallas (Board Member, Executive Committee and Nominating Committee Chair), the Baylor Scott and White Health and Wellness Institute Board (Chair), and a member of the AHA Dallas Heart Walk 2018 Executive Leadership Team. 


Dennis graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management. She is also a graduate of Leadership America, Leadership Texas, Leadership Dallas and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Dallas Assembly, International Women’s Forum and Executive Women’s Roundtable.

Patricia Rodriguez Christian
President and CEO
CRC Group

Ms. Rodriguez Christian is the President and CEO of the CRC Group Inc. The firm’s holdings have covered the sectors of restaurant, retail, business support services, real estate and construction. As a serial entrepreneur she has led the organization’s mergers and acquisitions and oversees the general management of the firm’s holdings. Her expertise has developed strategic alliances to deploy customer focused solutions. She sold her first business at age 28.

Prior to her 20 years as an entrepreneur, she was recognized for leading product introduction and penetration in diverse communities at a Fortune 200 corporation. In the public sector she received the Bronze Medal for Superior Federal Service at the U.S. Department of Commerce for program leadership among research institutions.

Board Experience

·         Board Member, WBENC – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, Washington DC 2011-2017

o   Executive Committee

o   Finance Committee

o   Growth and Alignment Task Force

·         Chair, Women’s Leadership Forum, Washington DC 2018-2020, Representing 14,000 Businesses

·         Board Member, Women’s Business Council Southwest, Dallas TX 2010-2017

o   Nominating Committee

o   Executive Committee

·         Chair, The Hispanic 100, Dallas TX 2018

o   Treasurer 2015 and 2016

·         Board Member, Dallas/Ft. Worth Minority Supplier Development Council 2008-2010

o   Secretary, Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee

·         Board of Trustees, Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas, TX 2017

o   Finance Committee

o   Nominating Committee

·         Board of Trustees, The Contemporary Museum, Dallas TX

·         Ex-Officio Board Member, Museum of Natural History, Dallas TX

·         Commissioner, City of Dallas, Cultural Affairs Commission, Dallas TX

Appointments or Awards

·         Entrepreneur of the Year, Latina Style Magazine 2018

·         Pacesetter Award, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2018

·         Woman Business Enterprise of the Year, WBCS 2017

·         Women Business Enterprise Hall of Fame 2017

·         Woman of Distinction, WBENC 2016

·         Excellence Award Recipient, DFW/MSDC 2007

·         Commissioner, City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs 2000-2003. Represented the City of Dallas’ interest at cultural organizations funded through public funds

·         Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington DC 1998

·         Staff Member, National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIIAC) Council was tasked with making recommendations on national digital infrastructure impact in diverse communities 1994 – 96



·         Harvard Business School, Corporate Governance & Leadership, Alumni Status July 30, 2017

·         Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, IBM Executive Education, 2004

·         Masters of Public Administration, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1996

·         The Washington Institute, Georgetown University, Washington DC, 1996

·         BS Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Arizona, 1991

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10:30 am - 11:00 am
Year in Review Info Session (Optional) [More Info]
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Keynote Luncheon [More Info]
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Break [More Info]
1:30 pm - 3:05 pm
WBE Led Themed Roundtable Discussions [More Info]
3:05 pm - 4:00 pm
Networking Reception [More Info]

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This event is open to everyone.

The last day to register online is Tuesday, October 30.

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On-site pricing increases by $15

A member is a WBENC-certified women-owned business or a supporting corporation or government entity.



On-site pricing increases by $15

A non-member is a company not (yet) a member of WBCS.

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Registrant List

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# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Company First Name Last Name
1 [ Back to top ]
1218 GlobalPattiHanson
9 [ Back to top ]
97 Degrees WestVeraFischer
A [ Back to top ]
A La Carte Catering & CakesMarlowJones
Abba Staffing and ConsultingDarlaBeggs
Abba Staffing and ConsultingSouLam
Abernethy Media ProfessionalsLisaWarner
Absolute Facility Solutions, LLCMichelleRay
Ad-A-Staff Inc.SueBeets
Ad-A-Staff Inc.StevenHines
Advanced ResourcesJenDietz
Affinity Technology SolutionsRashmiMalhotra
AKIDA Consulting GroupPamelaHardy
Alcon a Division of NovartisMiShonLandry
American AirlinesEmilyCollinsworth
American AirlinesRobinPulford
American Institute of Diversity And CommerceTomTrotter
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.TammieWalker
AMP CreativeJasonBowman
Ampcus Inc.DonnaErhardt
Anderson Asphalt & Concrete PavingPamThompson
Angstrom Energy SolutionsRaynaHandelman
APEX Leadership MasterySandiMitchell
Argent AssociatesMercedesArielle
Argent AssociatesBettyManetta
ASAP Business SolutionsMichaelWise
Aviation ProductsLisaTalley
Aztec Promotional GroupPattiWinstanley
B [ Back to top ]
Bank Of AmericaLauraAgardy
Bank of AmericaPattyFrevert
Bank of America Merrill LynchChelseaDelay
Bank of America Merrill LynchKathyDuncan Burrell
Bank of America Merrill LynchHirenPatel
Bank of America Merrill LynchMaribelPavia
Bank of America Merrill LynchTylerPope
Bank of America Merrill LynchShannonStrong
Bank of America Merrill LynchElerieTepedino
Bank of America Merrill LynchStephenTosha
Baylor Scott & WhiteJanetWatson
BB&T BankBethJohnson
bkm Total Office of TexasCarolRoehrig
BNSF RailwayLynnBaker
BNSF RailwayLeighAnnVernon
Bold EntityVALERIEJimenez
Brettco Roofing II LPHollyGreen
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CAET PMCJasonSandlin
CAET Project Management ConsulantsMollySandlin
CAET Project Management ConsultantsCrystalLeist
CAET Project Management ConsultantsAlyseRoberts
CAET Project Management ConsultantsSophieZell
CamelotJennyVan Zyl
CapgeminiRodney PaulDickens
Career Management PartnersFaithAbbott
Career Management PartnersSusanGlen
Career Management PartnersMaryannePina
CESCO, Inc.BillieBryant Schultz
CESCO, Inc.GaryJones
CFJ ManufacturingSharonEvans
CFJ ManufacturingJordanJackson
CFJ ManufacturingKimberlySissen
Chargeback GurusSureshDakshina
Chargeback GurusSriiSrinivasan
City of DallasMarisaAguero
City of DallasZarinGracey
City of DallasLauraHurtado
City of DallasEricaTurner
CM Productions Inc.CarrieMartinez
CM Productions, Inc.MercyAzande
CM Productions, Inc.DelaneyNelson
Consumer and Market Insights (CMI)RoyalynReid
CRC GroupPatriciaRodriguez Christian
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Dallas County Community College DistrictDarcelWebb
Darlene Templeton & Associates LLCDarleneTempleton
Davis Davis & Harmon LLC- Sales Tax ExpertsChanelDavis
Davis Davis & Harmon LLC- Sales Tax ExpertsTerrellDavis
Davis Davis & Harmon LLC- Sales Tax ExpertsDeonHarmon
Davis Davis & Harmon LLC- Sales Tax ExpertsLaShante'Williams
DCG Environmental, LLCShelleyHines
Decca ConsultingNayeemAmin
Demand Lighting USAMarieMcGrath
Designs by DécorRondaJackson
DFW International AirportSonyaBridges
DFW International AirportSuzanneCruz-Sewell
DFW International AirportRon Duncan
DFW International AirportKimWhitaker
DFW Minority Supplier Development CouncilMargoPosey
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Employment Screening ServicesRuthiElliott
Energy ConsultantYaLondaLockett
Energy Utility Group, LLCMelindaZito O'Brien
Entertainment 3SixtyLisaBennett
Entertainment 3SixtyDallasSmith
Erin Rackel Marketing & AdvertisingErinRackel
Estes Thorne & Carr PLLCTerahMoxley
EWF InternationalTanisCornell
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Firemans Paving ContractorsJoeDwyer
Firemans Paving ContractorsAaronGilmore
Firemans Paving ContractorsReneeGilmore
Firemans Paving ContractorsJenniferStam
Firemans Paving ContractorsSteveWinters
Firemans Paving ContractorsJesseWuistinger
FIRST SIGNS Graphic SolutionsInduSanka
Fit & Toned LLCRanyaSabbagh
Fluency CorpMicahBellieu
Foam Sales GroupTeriHamilton
Frost BankLaurenAston
Frost BankDonnaButterfield
Frost BankHeatherHurd
Frost BankMorganSmith
FRST General ConstructionJanetCady
Fuse Solutions IncJenniferSchaumburg
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Garrett Search PartnersChelseaGarrett
Genius RoadKianaMcGrew
Genius RoadKimberlyZanatta
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small BusinessesAndreaAnderson
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses / DCCCDNatashaHarris
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses / DCCCDCristinThomas
Guaranteed ExpressVinnieKiedrowski
Guaranteed Express, Inc.JenniferBlakeney
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Hensley CPA Firm PAJessicaGreen
HG LitigationMarkBakewell
HG LitigationCherylLucas
Human Skills ConsultantsLyriaCharles
HumanKind HRAmyRoss
I [ Back to top ]
Integrated Human CapitalRosaSantana
Intuitive EdgeLisaScott
IS Productions IncCamilleAguilar
IS Productions IncMargieAguilar
J [ Back to top ]
J.O. Marketing, Creative Public RelationsJenniferHenderson
K [ Back to top ]
K StrategiesRhiannonFriedman
Klastes Business Solutions IncorporatedLizaDennis
KPost CompanyRenaeBales
KPost CompanyJennifer Barker
KPost CompanyElizabethGray
KPost CompanyLaurieJimmerson
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Laguna Media GroupSilvanaRosero
Lean EvolutionMarijaRoberson
Life At The TableSandraLewis
LIFT Development Enterprises, Inc.JazminFrias
Lillie Knox's SisterJewelGransberry
Lillie Knox's SisterLaVerneWilliams
Lockheed Martin AeronauticsKateConnolly
Lockheed Martin AeronauticsVincent Feck
Lockheed Martin AeronauticsAshleyFimiani
Lockheed Martin AeronauticsMaxwellFox
Lockheed Martin AeronauticsKatieGallegos
Lockheed Martin AeronauticsBlakeMcKellar
Lockheed Martin AeronauticsRitaRamsey
Lockheed Martin AeronauticsEmmaStevens
Lynne Malkoff PromotionsLynneMalkoff
M [ Back to top ]
Magic MomentsCourtneyRai
Marfield IncKatieCrawford
Marfield IncAndreaRowe
Mastercraft Printed Products & ServicesRhondaRosenberger
Mastercraft Printed Products and ServicesShellyGraham
McNeely Technology SolutionsMaryMcNeely
Mead & HuntSaraDickinson
MEXZIM CorporationEbbahTokwe
Milend CorporationNicoleSMITH
Mixed Media CreationsSusieCarter
Mixed Media CreationsWhitneyStockstill
Munck Wilson Mandala, LLPStephanieLewis
Munck Wilson Mandala, LLPAudreyMross
Munck Wllson Mandala, LLPShannonTipton
My PossibilitiesCourtneyEchols
N [ Back to top ]
New Horizons Real Estate Services, LLCRosannaHudson
new York LifeStephanieVandegrift
Nokia of AmericaMarilynStewart
Numbers Only, Inc.SharmilaPolavarapu
O [ Back to top ]
ONC NationalJacquelynClayborn
ONC NationalAngeliaHunter
OncorLaura JoHalverson
One Elite StaffingLaTanyaJohnson
One Safe Place Media CorpPamCurry
OSIYO GroupRoniBriggs
P [ Back to top ]
Padrino Foods LLCDavidLuther
Padrino Foods LLCDianeLuther
Paradox Compensation AdvisorsBillieDay
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemMelissaHurtado
Parkland Health & Hospital SystemGuyToliver
Peggy O'Neal GlobalPeggyO'Neal
People & Performance StrategiesJennyScott
People and Performance StrategiesJoleenGoronkin
People Development and TrainingSherlynDorsey
Personalized Payroll ServicesKathleenHunt
Picturing ArtDonnaDunlap
Pinnacle GroupSandyMundy
Point 2 Point Global Security, Inc.DwightPoint
Point 2 Point Global Security, Inc.StephaniePoint
Prestige Maintenance USARachelSanchez
Prestige Maintenance USAToniVincent
Q [ Back to top ]
Q2 Marketing Group LLCTerriQuinton
R [ Back to top ]
R Miller LawRendaMiller
Real Time Resolutions, inc.VeronicaGutierrez
Real Time Resolutions, inc.AndreaJaegerman
Real Time Resolutions, inc.DaiQionglin
Real Time Resolutions, inc.WeiWeiZhang
Retired ExecutiveLynnScott
Retired ExecutiveCherylStevens
Ricochet Fuel Distributors, Inc.HeatherAlford
Ricochet Fuel Distributors, Inc.CassandraBlegen
RightStaff, Inc.ShelleyAmason
RightStaff, Inc.KathyIvey
RightStaff, Inc.MartyPechauer
Risch ResultsJoleneRisch
Risch ResultsNicoleStasick
Romeo MusicRebeccaLowrey
Romeo MusicJulieRomeo
Romeo MusicReneeTarczon
S [ Back to top ]
Seaman Group LLCAngelaSeaman
Secure On-Site Shredding, IncKathrynShrum-Stockdale
Smart Folks IncLalithaNandyala
Smart Folks IncRamaNandyala
Software Professionals, Inc.ReenaBatra
Software Professionals, Inc.BrandonChavez
Software Professionals, Inc.JamesEasley
Software Professionals, Inc.AlishaLala
Software Professionals, Inc.MarinaShavrina
Southwest Airlines Co.PamGlover
Southwest Airlines Co.MyraLaudt
SQV Construction Services LLCKellyHudgeons
SQV Construction Services LLCDanaMoore
SQV Construction Services LLCAnnaWilliams
SQV Construction Services LLCJayneWilliams
Staci Tubbs LeadershipStaciTubbs
Studio J DesignworksGinaJacobson
Studio J Designworks LLCKeciaJacobs
T [ Back to top ]
T-GRIP Graphics & SignsStaceyHuff
Tarrant CountyTeresaLobacz
Team Delegate, LLCLaTonyaThomas
Team OneSarahSmith
Techway Services, Inc.LaniShepherd
Texas InstrumentsBradWoodson
Texas InstrumentsTerriWright
The Lending SourceDeniseDaniel
The Lending SourceJodyLyles
The Richey CompanyGinnyPiendak
The RLP NetworkKimberlyElliott
The Software Vault LLCJamitaMachen
Timsco InternationalHeatherRichardson
Tinted SkinMorganCantu
Tinted SkinKayliaTucker
TransSynergy GroupDonnaHegdahl
TransSynergy GroupCeciliaPerez-Verdia
Treco ServicesDebbieTrevino
U [ Back to top ]
UI Global BrandsPschyeTerry
UI Global Brands, LLCJessicaViels
Unica Janitorial SolutionsNancyGalvan
V [ Back to top ]
v.2 iT Services IncLynneMcGrew
Valerie and CompanyValerieSokolosky
Van's KitchenTheresaMotter
Veree Hawkins Brown LLCVereeBrown
Vistra EnergyMarisolAmbriz
Vistra EnergyShankarDamodaran
Vistra EnergyMaryGano
Vistra EnergyPatShillington
Vistra EnergyMarisaTrevino
Vistra EnergyKimWevodau
Vistra EnergyHeatherWright
VYBRANZ, LLCDanellWinsor
W [ Back to top ]
WE TexasDonMcKneely
WE TexasToneyMcKneely
WE TexasKristinSchneider
WE TexasWendyTeel
Westfork LandscapesChristineFigley
WINGSJennifer Ware
WordPlay, LLCJanetNeely
WordPlay, LLCTracySouthers Parker
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