KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ANN MCNEILL

PRESIDENT/CEO

MCNEILL CONSTRUCTION (MCO)

Ann McNeill is President/CEO of one of South Florida’s few African American-female owned construction companies. McNeill Construction (MCO) was founded 40 years ago and is still one of the leading minority firms in South Florida in the area of construction management and project controls. MCO construction has worked on the majority of the flagship projects in South Florida, such as The Miami Airlines Arena, The Marlins Ballpark, The Miami International Airport, The Miami Science Museum, The Miami Children’s Courthouse and many more.

Demonstrative of being a female licensed general contractor, Ann discovered that women in the construction business were far and few between. She strongly believed that a network of women in construction needed to be created. As a result, Ann started The National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC). The association was created to help build a pipeline for black women in the public sector, black women in the private sector, black women entrepreneurs and young ladies in school. The objective of the school component is for Black girls to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in middle school, high school and college who may have a desire to enter the construction industry at all levels - from the trades to management and ownership. The main purpose of NABWIC is to create a network of professional women in the construction industry who teach each other how to turn contacts into contracts. This is done through a “Billion Dollar Luncheon”, which is held each month. As a result of her track record of accomplishments, Ann has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, USA Today and ABC’s World News.

She is also President of MCO Consulting, Inc., a consulting company that provides outreach, monitoring and compliance for private sector firms that work on public sector land. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work in her industry and also in the community. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Florida Memorial College (University) and her Master’s Degree in finance from Barry University. She is married to Daniel McNeill and has two daughters, Danelle and Ionnie. She also has one grandson, Malachi and a granddaughter, Rajah-Nia.

WHO WE ARE

The Palm Beach Partners is a coalition of City, County, State and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region.

The group includes: South Florida Water Management District, City of Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, (Office of Small Business Assistance, Department of Airports and Palm Tran), School District of Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, Center for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED Center), and PARAGON Florida, Inc.

steering committee

OUR GOAL:

Our goal is to extend this distinctive business opportunity beyond our respective geographic and organizational borders to benefit small, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (SBEs, M/WBEs, or DBEs) throughout the entire South Florida region.

Please join us in making the 2017 Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo an unrivaled, collaborative success.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Workshops exposing business owners to the latest social media and marketing technology, how to build your credit and obtain a small business loan and how to build connections and contracting opportunities with government agencies.
  • Power Talks with Government Agencies and Private Corporations.
  • Keynote Luncheon and Spotlight on Vendor Awards.
  • The "Real Business" Networking Reception And Awards Presentation

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