Hillsborough County Public Schools Office of Supplier Diversity Black History Month Celebration

On a monumental day in Tampa, Florida, Charles Perry Partners Incorporated (CPPI) and Ducere Construction Services (DCS) supported the Hillsborough County Public Schools Office of Supplier Diversity and Hillsborough Branch of NAACP Black History Month Celebration. 

At the event, Superintendent Jeff Eakins, of Hillsborough County School System, spoke on the focused successes of the 8th largest School System in the Nation. 

The quote “Life is About Moments; Don’t Wait for Them, Create Them”  was the theme of an eloquent Key Note address given by Mr  Danny Persaud, Chief Executive Officer of MidFlorida Armored.  Mr Persaud has been responsible for overseeing the logistics of approximately $300 Billion in US funds.

The Hillsborough County Supplier Diversity Office also presented Markesia Akinbami and CPPI with a special award in which Dr. Minerva Spanner—Morrow and Mr Eric Graham (Hillsborough County Supplier Diversity Officers), organized in honor of the Anniversary of the Celebration.

The event was well attended by well-known Community Leaders, NAACP Branch Officials, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough County School Board Members, and Local Small Businesses. Some of the well known individuals and businesses include:

Tamara P Shamburger– Chair of Hillsborough County School Board

Lakendria Robinson – Director, Minority Business Accelerator & Economic Inclusion at Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

R. Colette Glover-Hannah – Glover-Hannah Community Relations Consulting

Bob Morrison– Morrison & Associates, Inc

Yvette Lewis, President- Hillsborough County Branch NAACP

Larry Davis– Community Business Solutions