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The mission of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council is to link corporations and government agencies with Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to foster business development and expansion.


A diverse and inclusive environment where economic success is achieved.

Our History

The FSMSDC was founded in 1975 by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Progress Foundation for the purpose of fostering the development of minority-owned businesses throughout South Florida. Central to our mission is the principle that networks and relationships among and between minority businesses and corporate and government buyers build businesses.

The Council's main function is to register and certify minority-owned businesses. The process ensures that these businesses are 51% minority-owned and operated in accordance with the guidelines set by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

The FSMSDC is one of 23 regional councils affiliated with the NMSDC. In order to more effectively carry out its mission, the FSMSDC provides support to corporate members and MBE affiliates from our headquarters in Miami as well as key locations throughout the state of Florida. Our service area includes the entire state of Florida.

Board of Directors

Team Members

Beatrice Louissaint

President & CEO

Southern Region/Main Office

Petula Sankarsingh

Vice President of Operations

Mayra Hernandez

MBE & Corporate Services Specialist
(Recertification & Subscription Services)

Stuart Combs

Certification Manager, Southern Florida

Lucy Moore

Finance & Business Administrator

Yasmeen Ferrera

Executive Assistant

Moya Bailey

FDOT Project Consultant, Southern Florida
Districts 4 & 6

Tricia-Anne Ramsay

Communications Manager

Krysten B. Deidrick

Administrative & Special
Projects Coordinator

Lener "Leo" Coira

FSMSDC/FDOT Administrative Specialist

Central/Northern Region

Johanna De La Cadena

Regional Vice President,
Central and Northern Florida

Mark G. Jackel

FDOT Project Consultant Central Florida
Districts 1, 5 & 7

Jackie Reyes

Certification and Corporate Services Specialist

Kenneth E. Taite

FDOT Project Consultant, Northern Florida
Districts 2 & 3

Miami MBDA Business Center

Marie Hyppolite

Center Director

Jorge Iglesias

Senior Business Consultant &
Construction Specialist

Stephanie Toribio

Office Manager

Kenasha Paul, J.D.

Business Consultant

Orlando MBDA Business Center

Kimberly Rosier
Jean-Louis, MBA

Center Director

Evelyn M. Lebron

Senior Business Consultant

Katina Parker

Office Mamager

MBDA | MBE Aquaculture Program

Myrtha Wroy, MSM

Program Director

Don C. Lawhorn

Project Manager