5th Annual LBA Minority Women’s Business Conference
“Supplier Diversity Made Simple”

August 27, 2014
Castaway Restaurant
Burbank, California

featuring Master of Ceremonies

Ms. Marisol Guerra

Bio of Marisol Guerra

Conference Schedule of Events

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Registration and Expo Floor
  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Featured Morning Guest Speaker

    Ms. Carmen Montalvan

    Vice President/Owner/Founder


    Montalvan’s Sales, Inc.

    Bio of Carmen Montalvan

  • 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Utilities and Technology Panel
    Learn from the experts the simple facts of how to do business with Utility and Technology companies. It is more simple then you think. Participating panelists include representatives from Southern California Edison, SoCal Gas Company, Verizon and AT&T.


    Moderator: Ruben Guerra

    Chairman & CEO
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    Latin Business Association

    Bio of Ruben Guerra


  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Retail & Banking Industries Panel
    This panel focuses on the simplest ways to do business with companies in the Retail & Banking industries. You will walk away with everything you need to know in order to do business with such companies as Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Walmart, Uber Technologies and Los Angeles Dodgers.


    Moderator: Brenda Quintana


    LBA Member Quintana-Saragosa Public Affairs

    Bio of Brenda Quintana


  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.: Luncheon Program with Special Guest Speaker

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    Ms. Donna J. Davis

    Region IX – Regional Administrator
    LBA Access-to-Capital and Certifications Partner
    U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

    Bio of Donna J. Davis

  • 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Expo Floor
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Water Utilities & Government Agencies Panel
    This panel will discuss the simplicity of doing business with Water utility companies & Government agencies. Learn about local, state and federal access to doing business in this arena with such entities as Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Golden State Water Company and Department of General Services (DGS). Learn about the programs available through the U.S. Small Business Administration, such as SBA 8(a) Loans; free SCORE counseling; SBDCs- Small Business Development Centers; and SBA Hub Zone and 8(a) Certifications – to help build your business capability and qualifications.


    Moderator: Mr. Kenneth L. Ashford

    Principal Public Affairs Representative


    LBA Corporate Partner
    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

    Bio of Kenneth L. Ashford


    Additional Panelists TBA

  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Expo floor
  • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: New York Life Networking Reception
  • 6:00 p.m.: Conference Concludes