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Lynn A. Boccio, ESQ.

In 1996, Lynn A. Boccio, Esq., joined what is now Avis Budget Group after a career as a trial lawyer.  She developed, organized and implemented the company’s supplier diversity team at Avis Budget Group and oversees the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Compliance Program as well as the Corporate Supplier Diversity Program for Avis, Budget, Payless and Zipcar’s two hundred and thirty-eight corporate airport locations, in addition to the company’s corporate world headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey.  Lynn is also a mentor for the Avis Budget Group’s Women in Leadership Group as well as Avis Budget Group’s diversity sales team which targets women and minority markets.  Lynn is involved in several outreach activities designed to increase supplier diversity and community relations both nationally and in the New York Metropolitan Area.  She is presently First Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Airport Minority Advisory Council and the Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization.  In addition, Lynn serves on the Board of Directors of The Billion Dollar Roundtable, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and the Senior Executive Corporate Advisory Board for The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  In July 2015, Lynn was selected by the American Institute of Diversity and Commerce as a distinguished recipient of a 2015 Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame award.  This national award honors individuals, companies, and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and support in the success of women’s business enterprise initiatives.

Lynn is an alumni of the Hofstra University School of Law Class of 1978. 

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Randy Hazelton

Randy Hazelton is a founding partner and CEO of H&H Hospitality. Launched in 2008 with his first restaurant, Randy has led the business development of H&H Hospitality achieving continuous growth in Food & Beverage and expanding the company's business portfolio across multiple brands and locations. Randy has drive, dedication and ambition to see projects to completion with enthusiasm. Randy has served in various capacities with organizations centered around civic and economic empowerment. Most recently, Randy was received multiple appointments across business and government including the latest appointed by the Mayor of the City of Atlanta Mayor, to the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Development. Randy attended Hampton University where he received a BS in Business Management and an MBA with a concentration in microeconomics.

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Simeon O. Terry, MBA, MCA

 Simeon is the Corporate Director of Diversity Affairs and has been in the construction and risk management industry for 25 years. 

 He has held many positions throughout his career. He began his career as process engineer with McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, MO. Later he relocated to Las Colinas Texas where he worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance as a Safety and Loss Control Manager for the southwest region overseeing the workman’s comp division. His construction career began as a Safety Manager where later on he held positions as Construction Manager, Project Manager, Estimator, Scheduler, Operations Manager and Director of Procurement for several commercial construction firms. He later spent 3 years as a Surety Support Consultant managing the City of Dallas and DARTS surety support programs over seeing the Technical Assistance division where he assisted Minority Businesses with project management, estimating and scheduling issues.

Mr. Terry began his career in Diversity and inclusion in March 2000 when he was hired by Austin Commercial as the M/WBE Program Administrator to oversee the M/WBE program for the construction of DFW International Airport Terminal D expansion. Mr. Terry managed an inclusion program that captured $388 million Dollars with 235 M/WBE firms on a $1.2 Billion project which amounted to a 34% M/WBE participation rate compared to a 26% goal. Terry later was transferred to Austin Industries Corporate division to oversee the M/WBE program for all 3 operating companies (Austin Commercial, Austin Bridge & Road, and Austin Industrial).

Since his promotion to Director of Diversity Affairs, his department oversees the day to day operations of both internal and external diversity and inclusion initiatives. Internally, Simeon and his staff are responsible for recruiting, hiring, talent management, retention, training and mentoring for Austin nationwide. Externally, Simeon and his staff oversee the M/WBE, DBE, HUB, SBE and other inclusion programs as it relates to business development, reporting, compliance and mentor protégé programs for various construction projects across the country.

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Darul Kabab, Founder and CEO (Boston, MA) 2010-Present

Ryo Corporation, Founder and CEO (Boston, MA) 2007-Present

Bangel Groups Inc., Founder and CEO (Boston, MA) 1997-Present

· Own and operate four Sbarro units, two Ryo Asian Fusion units at Logan Int’l Airport, and one Halal restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

· Created Ryo and Darul Kabab concepts, menus, and business plans.

· Secured new contracts and retained entire customer base of Boston Logan Airport.

· Responsible for operations, management, customer service, financials, marketing, real estate negotiations, construction and legal aspects.

Sbarro, LLC., Manager (New York, NY) 1993-1997

· Revitalized sales and profits for high volume units.

· Hired, trained, motivated and supervised a new employee-management team.

· Implemented Management By Objective method to control growth of sales, food, and labor costs and sustained $2.4 million per year in revenues.

John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co., Agent/Broker (New York, NY) 1994-1997

· Solicited, negotiated effect or countersigned insurance and all other investment vehicles on company’s behalf.

· Provided all kinds of investment related services to clients.

Korbean International Investment Corp., Senior Associate (New York, NY) 1992-1993

Tonja Pastorelle

Tonja has spent her entire career in airport concessions, with experience on three sides of the business – business development consulting for her own company, Pastorelle Marketing Group (celebrating 10 years this year), for a food operator and for a landlord.

Early in her career, she spent years at O’Hare and Midway Airports in operations, marketing, specialty leasing, construction oversight and customer service.  There she was part of one of the first airport re-development team and had exposure to all aspects of a landlord’s role at what was then the world’s busiest airport.  She also spent nearly five years working for a direct food operator in marketing and product development.

For the past 10 years, she has been a successful business development consultant representing clients like Potbelly Sandwich Shops and others to grow in the airport industry. She also has an extensive client list for which she and her team prepare RFP responses in the retail, food and service sectors, using her wide range of experience in the industry to create winning proposals.

Pastorelle Marketing Group is a joint venture partner to InMotion Entertainment in Chicago’s O’Hare and Denver International Airports and is currently the Great Lakes Regional Director for the AirportMinority Advisory Council.

Marques Warren

Marques Warren is a proud Seattle native and an outspoken supporter of increasing minority business ownership throughout the Northwest Region. Marques, a Wharton graduate, has been involved in the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program since the mid-90s understands the structural challenges faced when a) doing business with airports, and b) conducting business in an airport setting. As the Founder and President of DBELoans.org, Marques seeks to help facilitate greater participation in the overall program by bridging the most important gap, availability of capital.

Roger Spearman

A-1 Private Investigations provides both armed and unarmed uniformed security officers, criminal and civil investigations and pre-employment screening. The company motto is An Investigation is Not a Guess, It's a Process. This holds true in all aspects of A-1 Private Investigations, LLC.

Based on his law enforcement experience, Roger Spearman believes any investigation as well as security needs should be approached by professionals who have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the law.

Prior to founding A-1 Private Investigations, LLC on January 15, 2001, on Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Roger Spearman had 30 years of law enforcement experience and retired from the University City Police Department in Missouri as a Lieutenant.

Previously, I graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1999. One of the key trainings in investigations was provided in Quantico Virginia during the FBI training, was the ability to track and locate someone who was avoiding captivity. An instructor would talk about his/her habits and background, and then would have a student try to track and locate him/her on the campus. In 1999, I had not yet decided to open an investigations agency; however, this was an excellent training for law enforcement. Little did I know at that time that as a private investigator, this would be key training.

As a supervisor in both the detective bureau and uniform division, I set high standards for the personnel under my command. I applied these same high standards to my security officers and investigators at A-1 Private Investigations, LLC.