PHL Philadelphia International Airport

PHL Airport, in collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Small Business Transportation Resource Center, Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), PhilaPort, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), held a business capacity building workshop on June 1, 2018, at the Enterprise Center in Philadelphia. The workshop - “Doing Business with Regional Transportation Agencies” - was designed to provide emerging M/W/DBEs with information about upcoming contracting opportunities, navigational tips on how to find and respond to these opportunities and diversity goals, as well as provide an intimate forum to meet members of each agency’s procurement team.

The continental breakfast and networking session, attended by 48 participants representing 36 firms, included welcome remarks from Sharon Jean-Baptiste, Global Program Partners and a safety moment from Della Clark, President, The Enterprise Center. Joe Messina, Acting Chief Administrative Officer for PHL Airport, provided opening remarks and an overview of PHL Airport. Other presenters included Kathleen Padilla, Director, Office of Business Diversity at PHL; Nathan Heitzman, DBE Program Specialist at SEPTA; Marian Keating, Manager of Contract Grants Compliance at SEPTA: Toni Brown, Chief Administrative Officer at DRPA; Adrian Kent, DEB/SBE Certification Equal Opportunity Specialist at PennDOT; and Kate Bailey, Director of Procurement at PhilaPort.

This workshop is one in a series of business diversity programming hosted by PHL Airport for small and diverse businesses in the Greater Philadelphia area. For more information, contact the PHL Office of Business Diversity at