Ms. Dolores Leyva is the DBE Compliance Specialist overseeing the Southwest Region. In that capacity she is directly responsible to the Director of the National External Operations Program and manages all facets of comprehensive and complex national DBE and ACDBE program matters for her region. In this role, she ensures airport compliance with the DOT and FAA civil rights programs for hundreds of airports. This includes monitoring airport DBE and ACDBE programs, investigating complaints as well as delivering technical assistance and training to airport customers. Ms. Leyva serves as the specialist lead in compliance reviews, joint ventures, and certification. Prior to joining the FAA, she worked at McCarran-Las Vegas International Airport in the area of Business and Development, administering the airport’s specialty retail, food & beverage, and car rental concession contracts. She was also McCarran’s DBE and ACDBE Liaison Officer. Ms. Leyva is a certified ISO 9001 QMS Lead Auditor, holds a Bachelor degree in Business Economics with Accounting Emphasis from University of California Santa Barbara. She also holds a Certification in Public Management and a Masters of Public Administration from University of Nevada Las Vegas.