The WBCS Encore Council was formed to support the WBCS mission through knowledge, expertise, and relationships. Co-chaired by Patricia Rodriguez Christian, President of CRC Group, Inc., and Sharon Evans, President of CFJ Manufacturing LP,  the Encore Council is made up of 23 former WBCS Board Members, along with other influential community leaders who have retired from corporate America. Council members come from a vast range of industries and have achieved a high degree of expertise in their particular niche.

They are a dedicated group of trailblazers, with a vast bank of knowledge and experience to help empower the entrepreneurs of WBCS achieve greater success.  Meeting quarterly, the two main pillars of focus for 2020 have been WBCS advocacy and supporting WBE growth initiatives. The council helps current WBE’s by sharing best practices, answering questions, providing feedback, and showing support. Long serving WBE’s and newly certified WBE’s can benefit from this council of experts, each of who have a bank of knowledge in relation to procurement, sales, and logistics – particularly around the challenges that face women owned businesses.

We concentrate on helping WBE’s focus on what will drive their companies forward, while providing access to real-world problem solving, expert resources, and insightful perspectives. - Sharon Evans, WBCS Encore Council Co-Chair

Please contact either of our Committee Chairs (Sharon or Patricia) for information about how to become involved in the Encore Council; or let us know how the council can advise you with business initiatives that are important and meaningful to you and your organization.

2021 WBCS Encore Council

Co-Chair: Patricia Rodriguez Christian, CRC Group, Inc.
Co-Chair: Sharon Evans, CFJ Manufacturing LP
Mark Artigues, Nokia
Donna Butterfield, Frost Bank
Larry Caldwell, High Pointe Advisors LLC
Cathi Coan, Techway Services, Inc.
Jesse Crawford, RLC Diversity
Donna Erhardt, Ampcus Incorporated
Valerie Freeman, Imprimis Group, Inc.
David Gifford Robinson, Ericsson, Inc.
Keeli Jernigan, Trans-Expedite, Inc.
Mark Miller, Retired Executive
Susie Morrissey, Bell Janitorial    
Robin Pulford, Retired Executive
Royalyn Reid, Consumer and Market Insights (CMI)
Robbi Rice Dietrich, Retired Executive
Lynn Scott, Retired Executive
Kathryn Shrum-Stockdale, Secure On-Site Shredding, Inc.
Dana Squires, Retired Executive    
Cheryl Stevens, Retired Executive
Tom Trotter, Retired Executive
Nina Vaca, Pinnacle Group