We are excited to announce the nominees for the 2022 Parade of Stars Awards! The winners will be announced on February 25th at the Parade of Stars Awards Gala at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel. Join us for a night of celebration to honor those that go above and beyond to ensure the successes of women-owned businesses.


The WBE Rising Star Award recognizes a newly-certified WBE who has demonstrated the highest degree of support for and involvement with WBCS as a new WBE member.  

  • Blueprint Marketing Group
  • Brinson Benefits
  • Dutech Systems
  • KNS, LLC
  • MNK Infotech
  • On Point Alliance
  • Rizonet Consulting
  • SignSmiths of Texas
  • Team Delegate
  • The Gift Tailor
  • Urbane Design
  • Winstanley Consultants


The WBE Advocate of the Year Award recognizes a WBE owner or employee who demonstrates extraordinary efforts in inspiring, engaging and empowering WBCS-Certified WBEs. This individual will be recognized and honored for her mentoring, coaching and supporting women-owned businesses. 

  • Absolute Facility Solutions – Michelle Ray
  • Assured Quality Systems – Brittany Stovall
  • Blueprint Marketing Group – Jenica Oliver
  • Brinson Benefits – Stephanie Dawn Brinson-Roark
  • CAET Project Management Consultants – Molly Sandlin
  • Career Management Partners – Maryanne Pina-Frodsham
  • CESCO, Inc. – Billie Bryant Schultz
  • CM Productions, Inc. – Carrie Martinez
  • CrewFacilities.com – Andrea Tsakanikas
  • Davis Davis & Harmon LLC – LaShante Williams
  • Dutech Systems – Sweta Pandey
  • Laguna Media Group – Silvana Rosero
  • Marfield – Andrea Rowe
  • Personalized Payroll Services – Kathleen Hunt
  • Q2 Marketing Group – Terri Quinton
  • Risch Results – Andrea Anderson
  • Risch Results – Jolene Risch
  • SCM Integrity First Companies – Dr. Shenequa Miller
  • Templeton & Associates – Darlene Templeton
  • Urbane Design – Jessica Love
  • Winstanley Consultants – Patti Winstanley
     


The Corporate Advocate of the Year Award recognizes an individual employed by a Corporate Member who uses innovative approaches for utilizing WBEs within their company, as well as the larger supplier diversity community. This individual contributes significantly to expanding opportunities for WBEs and has demonstrated consistent support for WBCS. 

  • American Airlines - Priyanka Arora
  • AT&T – Heather Ramsey
  • AT&T – Rachel Kutz
  • AT&T – Shirley Potestio
  • DFW International Airport – Ron Duncan
  • Lockheed Martin – Rita Ramsey
  • Nokia – Mario Fematt
  • North Texas Tollway Authority - Carol Stephens
  • Oncor – Grace Hastings-Case
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System – Adriana Hinojosa
  • PepsiCo – Paige Adams
  • Raytheon – Ruby McCleary
  • Toyota – Cheryl Long
  • Toyota – Joe Mossinger
  • Toyota – Tim Yamada
  • University of North Texas System – Greg Obar
  • Vistra – Heather Herndon Wright
  • Vistra - Mary Gano
  • Vistra – Phil Seidler


The Buyer of the Year Award recognizes a buyer employed by a Sustaining (Corporate) Member who ensures WBEs are included in bid opportunities in their company’s procurement process and uses innovative approaches to increase 
opportunities for WBEs. 

  • American Airlines - Evelyn Kylander
  • Lockheed Martin – Marcy Taylor
  • Nokia – Karina Rodero
  • Oncor – Renee Tuazon
  • Raytheon – Kristopher Park
  • Texas Instruments – Kathryn Ji
  • Texas Instruments – Kyra McLaren
  • Texas Instruments - Tinka Azurin
  • Toyota – Jenny Dyer
  • University of North Texas System – Jill Roys

The WBE of the Year Award recognizes three woman-owned businesses that exemplify outstanding business acumen, industry leadership and community service. These WBEs demonstrate a commitment to doing business with fellow WBEs. Three awards will be given in this category; one with annual sales under $5 million, one with annual sales $5 million to $20 million and one with annual sales over $20 million.

  • Allied Supply Chain & Support Services
  • Argent Associates
  • Assured Quality Systems
  • Brock Solutions
  • CAET Project Management Consultants
  • CFJ Manufacturing
  • CrewFacilities.com
  • Davis Davis & Harmon LLC
  • Energy Utility Group
  • Firemans Paving Contractors
  • FSGS – Your Trusted Sign Partner
  • Fuse Solutions
  • Handcrafted Learning
  • ISP Creative
  • Laguna Media Group
  • NTD Mechanical
  • Personalized Payroll Services
  • Q2 Marketing Group
  • Ricochet Fuel Distributors
  • Seaman Group Plastics
  • Secure On-Site Shredding
  • Software Professionals, Inc.
  • Standard Utility Construction
  • The Barber Shop Marketing
  • The Rios Group


The Corporation of the Year Award recognizes a Sustaining (Corporate) Member that consistently demonstrates outstanding commitment to WBCS and the utilization of WBEs through purchasing practices and results.  This Sustaining (Corporate) Member is a valued leader in supplier diversity and WBE inclusion throughout the supply chain. 

  • AT&T
  • DFW International Airport
  • Oncor
  • PepsiCo
  • Toyota
  • Vistra