Equal Opportunity - DBE Advisory Group

WSDOT formed the DBE Advisory Group July 1, 2011. This group is comprised of community and trade based organizations, representing both prime contractors, consultants, subcontractors and sub-consultants (DBE and non-DBE). This group provides WSDOT with direct market insight into how the DBE Program is affecting citizens and more specifically contractors and consultants of Washington State.

​​DBE Advisory Group Meeting Minutes 01/12/2017 (pdf 108 kb)
​DBE Advisory Group Meeting Minutes 11/9/2016 (pdf 211 kb)
​Primes Focus Group Meeting Minutes 10/13/2016 (pdf 288 kb)
Agencies Focus Group Meeting Minutes 9/15/2016 (pdf 135 kb)
DBE Focus Group Meeting Minutes 8/11/2016 (pdf 285 kb)

DBE Advisory Group Members

Van Collins
American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington

Geoff Shook
Associated General Contractors of Washington

Jodi Petersen
Federal Highway Administration

Bob Armstead
National Association of Minority
Contractors - Washington chapter

Fernando Martinez
Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council

Lee Newgent
Seattle Building & Construction Trades Council

Tim Strege
Tacoma Small Business Incubator

Teri Gobin
Tribal Employment Rights Office –
Tulalip Tribe

Dave Gent
Washington Asphalt Pavement Association

Mary Guthmiller
Women in Highway Construction

Sherry Harris
Women’s Transportation Seminar
- Puget Sound Chapter

Regina Glenn
WSDOT – SR 520 Consultant

Dave D'Hondt
Associated General Contractors of Washington

Dan Seydel
Entrepreneurial Institute of Washington

Teresa Berntsen
Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises

Frank Lemos
National Association of Minority Contractors -Washington Chapter

Luis Navarro
Port of Seattle

Leslie Jones
Sound Transit

Ollie Garrett
Tabor 100

Tom Gaetz
Washington Asphalt Pavement Association

Bob Abbott
Washington & Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers

Tina Scoccolo
Women in Highway Construction

Bobby Forch
WSDOT – AWV Consultant

Washington State Department of Transportation