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Blunt Names Angeletta McCormick Franks as Director of Office of Supplier and Workforce Diversity

June 19th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

 

JEFFERSON CITY-Gov. Matt Blunt today announced the appointment of Angeletta McCormick Franks to serve as director of the Office of Supplier and Workforce Diversity.

Ms. McCormick Franks, of St. Louis, previously worked for former U.S. Senator Jim Talent as a community liaison. She has also served as a commissioner on the St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration/finance from Fontbonne College and a master’s of gerontology from Webster University.

“I look forward to working with Angel to enhance opportunities for diverse businesses in our state,” Blunt said. “As director I know Angel will work to ensure state contracts reflect the presence and capability of businesses owned by women and minorities in Missouri.”

McCormick Franks will also serve as a special assistant to chief of staff Ed Martin and will be part of the governor’s senior staff.

The Office of Supplier and Workforce Diversity works to promote diversity within the state government and improve the opportunities for women and minorities to access state employment opportunities and state contracts. The office serves as a resource to further improve business and economic opportunities for Missouri’s women-owned and minority-owned businesses.

The governor signed an executive order in 2005 creating the Office of Supplier and Workforce Diversity and implemented programs to increase Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) participation in state contracts. The executive order established MBE/WBE participation programs that will more adequately address the compelling needs and obstacles of minority and women-owned businesses. It also enhanced the economic health and prosperity of the state by promoting greater use of minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

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