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Mon July 18, 2016 - Northeast Edition
On Thursday, July 28, from 5:30 to 8 pm, Dr. Gerrard P. Bushell, the President and CEO of DASNY (New York State Dormitory Authority), will make his first ever appearance at The National Minority Business Council (NMBC), offering the keynote address for the nonprofit organization's 44th anniversary celebration dinner & Expo at BNY Mellon's Financial District headquarters located at 101 Barclay Street in Lower Manhattan. DASNY has a robust construction goal of 30% for MWBEs, a $6 billion project pipeline and participation goals that invite numerous occupations and industries – from accountants and attorneys to bankers and brokers to IT providers and underwriters.
Lenore Janis, vice president of the NMBC, will introduce Dr. Bushell.
Says NMBC president and CEO John F. Robinson, “Hearing insights and news on planned projects Dr. Bushell is key to supporting the mission of the NMBC and a wonderful benefit to our members, especially since DASNY supports such a diverse range of industries and occupations. We are delighted to welcome him and anxious to learn how to best work with DASNY on procurement opportunities.”
Appointed by NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo, DASNY (New York State Dormitory Authority) President and CEO Gerrard P. Bushell heads one of the State's largest purchasers of professional services in banking, legal services, and construction management. DASNY is responsible for financing and rebuilding infrastructure for state and local governments, universities, hospitals, libraries and nonprofit institutions.
He is building upon DASNY's almost $6 billion project pipeline by sourcing alternative delivery methods such as public/private partnerships, and design/build. With an operational budget of more than $100 million, and a team of 500 construction and public finance professionals, Dr. Bushell has restructured DASNY's businesses into a simpler and more efficient allocator of capital and construction services.
Dr. Bushell was formerly a senior relationship advisor with BNY Mellon's following a number of senior advisory roles with financial institutions. He also served as a key advisor to the former New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall.
He holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Companies signed to sponsor the NMBC event to date are: BNY Mellon; Minority Commerce Weekly; MTA; Dewberry; HAKS; The LiRo Group; WDF Inc.; Gedeon GRC Consulting.
The NMBC has been serving the minority, women and veteran-owned business community for over four decades through direct services in the areas of procurement, education and training, advocacy, global business services and financial resources. It is a not-for-profit organization meeting the needs of the Small Business Community domestically and globally since 1972.
For further information about NMBC or the 44th Anniversary please call 347-289-7620, email [email protected] or visit the NMBC.org website.