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Title Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities  
Website http://www2.illinois.gov/cms/business/sell2/bep/Pages/BEP_Council.aspx 
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. 
Term 2 years. NO HOLDOVER LANGUAGE. 
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   
Boyd, Marva      Statute  Member  None  DOT Secretary Designee 
Coleman, Fred III  06/30/2014  09/06/2011  Governor  Member  Champaign   
Cox, Florence  06/30/2014  08/01/2006  Governor  Member  Cook  Black Contractors United 
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   
Enyia, Chimaobi      Statute  CMS  Cook  CMS Director Designee 
Hufnagel, Samantha      Statute  Member  Sangamon  DCEO Director Designee 
Ivory, Larry  06/30/2012  08/01/2006  Governor  Member  Peoria  Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce 
Lewis, Rodney  06/30/2012  09/06/2011  Governor  Member  St. Clair   
Lowder, Charles  06/30/2016  09/19/2014  Governor  Member  DuPage   
Martinez, Jessie      Statute  Member  None  Capital Development Board Director Designee 
Nakachi, Perry A.  06/30/2012  09/06/2011  Governor  Member  Cook   
Pierog, Corinne  06/30/2014  03/29/2013  Governor  Member  Kane   
Ratner, Hedy  06/30/2014  08/01/2006  Governor  Member  Cook  Women's Business Development Center 
Shaw, Susan  06/30/2016  09/19/2014  Governor  Member  Logan   
Smyser-Deleon, Nelida      Statute  Member  Cook  DHS Secretary Designee 
Turner, Lynne M.      Statute  Member  Cook  Department of Human Rights Director Designee 
Witherspoon, Charisse  06/30/2014  09/06/2011  Governor  Member  Cook   

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