Ensuring that Dallas ISD offers minority businesses opportunities to market their goods and services to the district is the top mission for Annie Holmes-Partee, director of the district’s Minority and Women Business Enterprise Department (M/WBE).
For two decades, Holmes-Partee has helped realize the district’s goal of including minority- and women-owned firms in purchasing and contracting for professional services and construction. Her M/WBE team provides training and guidance to vendors and district staff to help level the playing field in the competitive arena of product procurement.
The Dallas Business Journal recently spotlighted Holmes-Partee’s efforts in naming her to its 2015 class of Minority Business Leaders. The annual recognition honors outstanding minority business leaders whose work is making a major impact on the area’s business environment. Go here to learn more about the award.