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Full Studies:

  • City of Jackson, MS: Full disparity study, including drafting legislation, revising the program and preparing training materials for staff. Due to administration changes after completion of original report in 2008 and the lapse of time, additional work was contracted to update the study from 2010 to present. (June 2007 to Present)
  • State of Tennessee: Comprehensive disparity study encompassing all state agencies, including legal analysis, purchasing practices and procedures analysis, relevant market, availability, utilization, disparity analysis, telephone and mail surveys, anecdotal evidence interviews, recommendations. (September 2007 to September 2009)
  • City of Memphis, TN: Full disparity study, including legal analysis, purchasing practices and procedures analysis, relevant market, availability and utilization analyses, disparity analysis, regression analysis, telephone and mail surveys, private sector analysis, best practices, efficacy of race-neutral remedies, recommendations, and legislation. (January 2008 to July 2009)
  • Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority: Full disparity study, including public hearings, private sector and but for analyses. (January 2007 to August 2007)
  • Durham County, NC: Full disparity study, including purchasing practices review, anecdotal evidence, recommendations and drafting legislation. (October 2006 to August 2007) 
  • City of Atlanta, GA: Full disparity study, including legal analysis, relevant market analysis, availability and utilization analysis, purchasing practices review, anecdotal evidence review, best practices review, regression analysis, program development and recommendations, drafting legislation, analysis and recommendations of data tracking systems, and staff training. (July 2005 to July 2007)
  • Montgomery County, MD: Full disparity study, including relevant market, purchasing practices review, anecdotal evidence, availability, utilization, recommendations (April 2004 to April 2005)
  • Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, TN: Full disparity study encompassing the six agencies of Metro Government, including relevant market, availability , utilization, regression analysis, legal analysis, recommendations, legislation. (October 2003 to February 2005))
  • City of Columbus, OH: Full disparity study, including relevant market, availability, utilization, regression analysis, anecdotal evidence, legal analysis, recommendations. (October 2002 to August 2003)
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky: Full statewide disparity study including all cabinets and agencies; developed an extensive legal analysis, conducted public hearings, anecdotal interviews, and purchasing policies and practices research. (September 1999 to January 2001)
  • City of Cincinnati, OH: Performed a series of projects, including a full disparity study completed in 2002 (1998 to 2002)
  • City of Jackson, MS: Conducted separate study simultaneously with Jackson Municipal Airport and Jackson Public School District, including legal analysis, quantitative and qualitative analyses, findings and recommendations. (1998 to 1999)
  • Jackson (MS) Municipal Airport: Study conducted simultaneously with City of Jackson and Jackson Public School District, including legal analysis, quantitative and qualitative analyses, findings and recommendations. (1998 to 1999)
  • Jackson (MS) Public School District: Study conducted simultaneously with City of Jackson and Jackson Municipal Airport, including legal analysis, quantitative and qualitative analyses, findings and recommendations. (1998 to 1999)
  • Atlanta (GA) Public Schools: Full disparity study including legal analysis, quantitative and qualitative analyses, purchasing practices review, findings and recommendations. (1997)
  • New Orleans (LA) Aviation Board: Full disparity study conducted during a period when the NOAB was in litigation regarding its D/M/WBE program. (1996 to 1997)
  • City of St. Louis, MO: Full disparity study including legal analysis, quantitative and qualitative analyses, purchasing practices review, findings, recommendations, and including an extensive review of the D/M/WBE program at Lambert St. Louis International Airport. (1994 to 1995)

Other Consulting Projects:

  • Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County: Performed statistical benchmark analysis and revision services for the MWBE program (April 2011-February 2012)
  • Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority: Conducted a comparative analysis of disadvantaged business enterprise program guidelines (2008)
  • Atlanta Development Authority: Drafted the Equal Business Opportunity policy which was approved by the Authority Board of Directors, chaired by Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin (2003)
  • Georgia Lottery Corporation: Assisted the corporation in drafting its Equal Business Opportunity Policy (2002)
  • Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County: Assisted with developing benchmarks and with implementing recommendations from disparity study (2008)
  • Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority: Provided consulting services related to DBE program (1997)
  • City of Gainesville, FL: Developed Equal Employment Opportunity plan (1996)
  • Richmond County, GA: Provided legal research, legal assistance, anecdotal evidence research (1993)
  • Newark, New Jersey Consortium: Conducted anecdotal evidence interviews and produced narrative of evidence (1992)
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