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USMCA - Our Team - Rev. Larry S. Bullock, MPA/MDiv

Rev. Larry S. Bullock, MPA/MDiv

Chief Executive Officer

Rev. Larry S. Bullock, MPA\MDiv, [‘73],  President and Founder of the US Minority Contractors Association [USMCA]. Former President, Roosevelt University Alumni Association [RUAA], Former member of the Roosevelt University Board of Trustees; Senior Pastor, Living Faith Cathedral Worship [LFCWC Church], and Owner and President, April Cobra Enterprises, Inc. [Construction Management, General Contracting,  and Real Estate Development firm], Barrington, Illinois.  

Rev. Larry S. Bullock served for eight years with distinction in the Illinois House of Representatives and continues to remain active in national - community affairs and Ecumenical work.  Reverend  Bullock founded and served as Chairman, Heartland Energy Technology [H.E.A.T LLC] which specialized in Construction Management, Environmental Engineering, General Contracting, Real Estate Development and global venture consulting. He is the recipient of scores of national and state awards for outstanding accomplishments and achievements in the public policy field, business innovations and economic development and Christian missionary endeavors.  

 He also served on the SISCO National Advisory Multi-Cultural Market Advisory Board. He received the 2006-2007, SuccessGuide Worldwide Magazine [www.fraser.net.com], “Top Achievers” award as a global leader in business networking. He is a nationally sought after motivational speaker and Gospel Preacher.

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USMCA - Our Team - Teresa Hollingbird-Jackson

Teresa Hollingbird-Jackson

Vice President

Teresa Hollingbird-Jackson, President/CEO of Aseret Development Series LLC dba THJ Construction, has over nine years of experience in project management, construction management, and interior design. Teresa has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from DeVry Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Business Administration from DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management; and an Associate Degree in Kitchen/Bath Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Teresa is the USMCA Chairperson of the West Town Chapter, Chairperson of the Manpower Committee, and Task Force Committee.

Teresa is certified as a WBE, MBE, DBE, FBE, SBSP, Sec 3 Business, and RRP. She has worked on several construction projects with companies such as, Karry L Young Development, Breaking Ground Incorporated, Method Construction, KasiDesigns, and UJAMMA Construction. She presently serves on the Diversity Advisory Council for the Illinois Tollway.
 

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USMCA - Our Team - Ashley M. Washington

Ashley M. Washington

Chief Operating Officer

Ashley has over 12 years experience in administrative and clerical office support. Her specialties include strong communication skills, organization, attention to detail and implementation of creative ideologies. Working directly under the President/CEO of the USMCA, Ashley manages the office, day to day operations, client outreach and has direct interaction with existing and prospective USMCA members and National Strategic Partners through out the United States. Ashley is able to tailor her skills to meet the needs of various clients and members. She is the liaison between high-level executives and National Board Members and is trusted with complex duties and sensitive information.

Ashley is the Administrative Assistant and Treasurer for Living Faith Cathedral Worship Center Church. She leads the Community Outreach Ministry team  organizing a variety of events serving the NW Suburbs of Illinois and the Chicagoland community at large.  Ashley's hobbies include drawing, painting, and creative writing and most importantly, spending time with her two daughters and husband. 

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USMCA - Our Team - Dr. Gale B. Frazier, PhD

Dr. Gale B. Frazier, PhD

Dean of Entrepreneurial Training Institute (ETI)

Dr. Gale B. Frazier, President/Founder of Construction Management Consortium, has over twenty five years of experience in construction management and education.  Dr. Frazier has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tennessee State University; a Master of Science in Project Management from DeVry University—Keller Graduate School of Management; and a Doctorate in Education from Roosevelt University. Dr. Frazier is the Dean of the USMCA Entrepreneurial Training Institute. 

Formerly, she has worked for such companies as, AT&T/Illinois Bell Telephone, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Northrop Corporation DSD, Rush Medical Center in the capacity of Assistant Director of Construction Management, Truman College, Rush University and South Suburban College where she taught Project Supervision and Construction Estimating. She presently serves on the advisory board for Dawson Technical Institute’s Highway Construction Training Program and as Chairperson of the National Black Agenda Consortium.

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USMCA - Our Team - Dr. Edward S. Smith

Dr. Edward S. Smith

National Strategic Development Consultant

Edward S. Smith, Ph.D. is a thought leader in economic development policy and has a proven track record in leveraging public/private partnerships to promote social impact outcomes, such as workforce development and urban infrastructure improvement. A former Coro Fellow, Dr. Smith holds a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware’s Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, an M.S. in Urban Policy and Management from New School University, and a B.A. in Africana Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.  He now serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgia State University.

Dr. Smith is the former Chief Opportunity Zones Officer for the City of Atlanta’s Economic Development Authority (Invest Atlanta), where he developed and led the strategy for connecting qualified investors to entrepreneurs and real estate developers located within Atlanta’s most distressed communities.  Dr. Smith also served as the Deputy Director of Development and Planning at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, where he helped facilitate New York City’s first EB-5 investment.  His work has been recognized in the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council: Best Practices Report to the President, and by Forbes.com as a Top 20 OZ- Catalyst.

USMCA - Our Team - Ramon Chavez

Ramon Chavez

Ramon or “Ray” is the Membership Services Digital Marketing Specialist at USMCA. He graduated from Cal State University Bakersfield in 2016 with a BS in Business Administration and a focus in Marketing. He recently completed a boot camp course for Digital Marketing at Computer Training Source and continues to hone his marketing skills.

In his off time, he enjoys working out, listening to music, being outdoors, and playing pool. He’s done volunteer work for a non-profit in the past and plans to volunteer more in the near future.

USMCA - Our Team - Brent Mounts

Brent Mounts

Chief Estimator

Brent's analytical skills and supervision experience of both union and nonunion workers will make your company money. He has worked on bridge construction as well as steel mills, refineries, commercial projects, schools, hospitals and strip stores. He has also constructed lift and pumping stations along with drinking water, storm and sanitary sewer distribution. He has taught construction related classes at various institutions. 

Brent currently presides over Mounts & Associates Construction Services. Brent was a Senior Project Estimator for Powers & Son's Construction Company, he was a Division Manager for Young Plumbing, Inc., and an Estimator/Project Manager for McAllister General Contractors. 

Brent is currently the Chief Estimator for USMCA. He is a faculty member on the HACIA/April Cobra/St. Augistine ISHTA Project working as a Technical Assistance Instructor.


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USMCA - Our Team - Dr. Johnny Mullins

Dr. Johnny Mullins

Assistant Dean, ETI

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USMCA - Our Team - Alan Miller

Alan Miller

Chief Technology Officer

Alan Miller, Founder and Principal of Understand-IT LLC, has more than 30 years of experience in many aspects of small business IT and software development, including full-stack IT support for small businesses and medical practices, software development for business and medical workflow and print solutions, course development for business professionals and developers and end-user training on many aspects of secure computer use.

Alan's current focus is in the areas of IT Security and Business Continuity - keeping bad things from happening and minimizing the impact when they do.

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