Bruce Bell is a native Atlantan. He received his B.A. degree in Business Administration from Talladega College in 1983, and his Master’s of Science degree in Sport Management from Troy University in 2018.
Bruce has dedicated his entire professional career to the City of Atlanta and its Supplier Diversity and Inclusion programs (commonly known as the Equal Business Opportunity & Small Business Opportunity Programs). During his 35 years of service to the city, he has served under the past six Mayor’s administrations (Young, Jackson, Campbell, Franklin, Reed, and Bottoms).
Although Bruce retired from the City of Atlanta in March 2020, he was asked to return to duty in June 2020 and he continues to serve our great city as the Interim Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Compliance.
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Paul Wilson, Area Director with SBDC, has extensive industry experience that spans leadership roles in supply chain management, procurement, marketing, supplier diversity, and small business development. His expertise includes strategic analysis, operational planning, leadership development, contract writing, video marketing, video production, training and curriculum development.
Having worked with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and educational institutions, Paul brings a diverse wealth of knowledge, perspective, and skills to the small business community.
Telisha Farrow Jackson joined serves as the Small Business Outreach Specialist for the Department of Administrative Services. She interacts with small businesses and advocates on their behalf with government contracting officers, contract specialists, and end-users. She has an extensive and varied career in multiple industries, including lending and underwriting; small business development; project management; compliance and controls.
Telisha performed cost analysis for businesses in her former role as an underwriter and a branch manager. She has also managed outreach initiatives and negotiated corporate partnerships; developed curriculum, and led multiple process improvement and best practice initiatives. Her expertise dwells in analyzing and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations to ensure that strategies can be successfully executed.
Telisha has used her people skills to build community involvement and awareness by participating in various community outreach events and professionally moderating conferences.
Connect with Telisha on LinkedIn.
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