Alabama State Alumna, HBCU Award Winner Deborah Scott Thomas Among Featured Business Leaders at White House HBCU Entrepreneurship Summit
[mpoverlay]Alabama State University alumna and 2011 HBCU Awards Lifetime Achievement winner Deborah Scott Thomas served as a presenting expert at yesterday’s White House Summit on Entrepreneurship for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). Thomas is the founder and president of Data Solutions & Technology Inc, a logistics and personnel management company based outside of Washington D.C.
The summit was sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Education, in an effort to spur government experts and business owners to explore opportunities and support solutions to existing economic challenges within communities surrounding historically black colleges and universities.
During the summit best practices and successful initiatives were highlighted that showcase HBCU and MSI leaders and organizations that are supporting underserved communities to become economically sustainable through entrepreneurial development programs.
Thomas participated on a panel with Ron Busby, President of the U.S. Black Chamber and member of the SBA Council for Underserved Communities; Terry Clark, Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Business Development, Urban League; Valerie Moseley, Senior Vice President and Partner, Wellington Management Company; and Luis Borunda, President & CEO, U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneurship.[/mpoverlay]