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Title Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities  
Contact Name Paul Cerpa 
Contact Title Deputy Director BEP  
Contact Phone 312-814-1282 
Contact Email  
Function The Council helps implement the state's program of awarding 12% statutory/19% targeted of dollar amount of state contracts to minority, female and persons with disabilities-owned businesses;
maintains list of all such businesses;
reviews compliance plans submitted by each state agency;
reviews Business Enterprise Program certification application appeals. 
Senate Confirmation No 
Compensation Reimbursed for expenses 
Composition 19 members
- 13 members appointed by Governor
- 10 individuals representing businesses that are minority, female owned, or owned by persons with disabilities
- 2 individuals representing the business community
- 1 representative of public universities
- Director, Department of Central Management Services, as Chairperson
- Director, Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, or designee
- Director, Department of Human Rights, or designee
- Secretary, Department of Transportation, or designee
- Director, Capitol Development Board, or designee
- Secretary, Department of Human Services, or designee  
Chair Director, Central Management Services 
Authority 30 ILCS 575/5 

Member Names

Name (Last, First) Ascending Term Expires Member Since Appointed By Position County Title
Barreto, Marietta  06/30/2016  09/05/2014  Governor  Member  McHenry   
Costa, Catherine  06/30/2016  01/15/2016  Governor  Member  Cook   
DiMenco, Emilia  06/30/2016  08/24/2015  Governor  Member  DuPage   
Doria, Beth  06/30/2014  08/01/2006  Governor  Member  Cook  Federation of Women Contractors 
Eng, Karen  06/30/2016  09/05/2014  Governor  Member  Cook   
Hufnagel, Samantha      Statute  Member  Sangamon  DCEO Director Designee 
Ivory, Larry  06/30/2016  08/01/2006  Governor  Member  Peoria  Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce 
Martinez, Jessie      Statute  Member  None  Capital Development Board Director Designee 
McCullough, Kimberly      Statute  CMS  Cook  CMS Director Designee 
McKinnie, Edward  06/30/2016  01/11/2015  Governor  Member  Cook   
Morgan, Sheila  06/30/2016  10/23/2015  Governor  Member  Cook   
Ratner, Hedy  06/30/2014  08/01/2006  Governor  Member  Cook  Women's Business Development Center 
Roberts, Sharla  06/30/2016  10/23/2015  Governor  Member  Cook   
Shaw, Susan  06/30/2016  09/19/2014  Governor  Member  Logan   
VACANT      Statute  Member  None  DOT Secretary Designee 
VACANT  06/30/2016  09/19/2014  Governor  Member  DuPage   
VACANT      Statute  Member  Cook  DHS Secretary Designee 
Wanzo, Bobbie      Statute  Member  Cook  Department of Human Rights Director Designee 
Witherspoon, Charisse  06/30/2014  09/06/2011  Governor  Member  Cook   

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