THE 25th BLACK HISTORY BREAKFAST
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018
Our Most Ambitious Black History Breakfast Ever
Enoch Woodhouse, II, Esq. is a Tuskegee Airman who served our country during World War II, and was one of 24 honored at the 2016 Black History Breakfast.
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Keynote Speaker Ann McNeill
President and CEO
MCO Construction and Services
One Of The Most Successful Woman-Owned Construction Companies in the United States
This is a Special Breakfast You Won't Want To Miss!
Our 25th Empowerment Recognition Breakfast since the year 2000
The Black History Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Ann McNeill
Ann McNeill is Owner and President of one of South Florida's few African American female-owned construction companies, and as a licensed General Contractor, Ann is an industry expert devoted to building and moving the nation.
Before Ann decided to strike out on her own and take advantage of the reconstruction opportunities following the McDuffy riots of 1980 in Miami, Florida, she was employed by Miami Dade Transit. In the late 1970s, Ann was the first African-American female Contract Administrator at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Group, and the only female construction manager of Atlanta-based Thacker Construction's new office in Miami. Not new to the broad thinking of visionary leaders, this industry professional joined Miami-Dade COMTO as one of the original members. Not long after, with the confidence and clarity taught by experience, Ann launched MCO Construction & Services, Inc. Within a short span of time, her construction management contracts began to accrue in excess of $200 million. Soon Ann and her team of "MCO-ites," which included five cultures, was participating in the $700 million Miami International Airport South Terminal Project with a team of eight contractors.
Mrs. McNeill's advocacy movements can be seen through many of her civic affiliations. Most recently they include The National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC). Ann's promotion of opportunities for black and brown women and girls in the construction and related industries has grown into "NABWIC's Industry Day," a day of community partners showcasing the construction and related industries to local students. Ann is the recipient of many awards, including MED Week Contractor of Year. Her company, MCO Construction, holds many designations, including certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise, and a Small Business Enterprise.
Aside from the construction industry, Mrs. McNeill serves as President and Founder of International Mastermind Association, Inc., empowering countless people to have a better quality of life through Napoleon Hill's Mastermind principles. Mrs. McNeill also founded the National Association of Black Women in Construction, an advocacy organization for black women in construction. Ann is a life coach and public speaker. Through her company, Constructively Speaking, Inc., she has delivered countless speeches on diversity and inclusion. She has impacted the lives of people from all walks of life. Most recently Ann is taking the MasterMind concept around the world, with a special focus on work-life balance.
Employing the MasterMind principles in her own life is how she managed to be successful in the mostly male-dominated construction industry. She sits on the board of several organizations, including Florida Memorial University National Alumni Association, Florida Memorial Regional Membership Committee, Associated Builders and Contractors National Diversity Committee and id the Miami Dade County Chamber of Commerce Construction Committee Chair. She has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, USA Today, ABC's World News, and Channel 10 News (South Florida).
Ann McNeill received her B.S. degree in Accounting from Florida Memorial University and her M.S. in Finance from Barry University. She is still dating and married to her college boyfriend, Daniel McNeill. Together they have raised three successful entrepreneur-business owners - two daughters and one grandson and one grand-daughter, Malachi, and Rajah.
Congratulations To Our Breakfast Awardees !
Rev. Barbara Groover
Kalya Hamlett Murray
Dr. Barbara Addison Reid
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•Bring young people to the Breakfast.
•Bring emerging diverse staff members and leaders.
•Bring your family members.
•Bring community advocates.
•Bring your business leaders.
•Bring anyone who cares about economic development and multicultural leadership.
Special THANKS to ALL of our Sponsors for making our
Black History Breakfast a BIG SUCCESS!!
THANK YOU SPONSORS!!