October 21, 2021, 3:45 – 6:15 PM CDT
DBIA-SW YP, RECGFW, & TTA: Mix, Mingle & Learn
Time & Location
October 21, 2021, 3:45 – 6:15 PM CDT
221 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76102, USA
About the Event
DBIA-SW Young Professionals, the Tarrant Transit Alliance, and The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth are all teaming up for a design-build, TEXRail, and transit-oriented development focused Mix, Mingle, & Learn!
Join us at the T&P Tavern to enjoy refreshments and hear from our speakers. Tickets are $10 or FREE for Young Professionals under 40. Registration includes one drink ticket
Show us proof that you used public transit to arrive, and get an extra drink ticket, plus be entered to win a door prize.
About The Speakers
Andre McEwing has served as the Supplier Diversity Manager for Tarrant County College District (TCCD) for the past 8 years. He was formerly the Executive Director of Southeast Fort Worth, Inc. which provides community development advocacy, marketing, and assisted in the implementation of various sustainable economic development housing, retail, and commercial projects within southeast Fort Worth, an underserved minority community. Each of these developments transformed and eliminated environmentally contaminated areas and created new business locations that created jobs. He has served in various board and Civic capacities, including the Trinity Metro Board, the American Public Transportation Association Board, the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth Board, and the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency. He currently serves as Chairman of the Tarrant Transit Alliance Board. Mr. McEwing attended TCCD formerly Tarrant County Junior College and Morehouse College receiving a BA degree with a concentration in Banking and Finance and a Masters of Sustainability from the University of Texas Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs. He is a member of Beta Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, NAACP Life Member.
Onyinye Akujuo is a seasoned transportation professional, change agent, and a federal programs maven. Her expertise in transportation planning, transit infrastructure development, federal compliance, grant development, and transportation policy has allowed her to attain over $3B in grant funding and an overall savings of $300M for her companies over the course of her career. Onyinye was awarded Top 40 under 40 from Young Government Leaders, 40 under 40 for Mass Transit Magazine in 2018, and 40 under 40 for Georgia Trend Magazine. She is an inaugural fellow for NYU's Transportation Fellows and Leadership NY. Onyinye was instrumental in bridging federal partnerships for transportation development such as BRT and Streetcar enhancements. Onyinye managed the Unified Planning Work Program for the New York City Department of Transportation under NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. Most recently Onyinye served in leadership at the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and was instrumental in bringing in over $70M in federal funding in her first year for Transit-Oriented Development, Covid-19, and the final phase of TEX-Rail. Onyinye is from Queens, NY, and held management roles in NYC, Atlanta, and now in Texas. She is a graduate of NYIT with a MA with distinction in Corporate Communications and Integrated Marketing and an Honors BS in Media and Communications from the State University of New York at Old Westbury. She is currently finalizing her Executive MBA at Cornell University, Johnson School of Business where she is focusing on Real Estate, Investments, and Emerging Markets. She is married to her awesome husband William, lives in Texas, and enjoys planning her life and executing outreach plans.
Ross Bowman has over 20-years-experience as a project manager for rail, public works, and land development projects and has successfully delivered major civil infrastructure projects for both public and private clients throughout Texas. He was the Deputy Program Manager for the Tex Rail Project from southwest Ft. Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and previously served as the Principal-in-Charge for the Denton County A-Train Commuter Rail Program. He is a certified Project Management Professional and has spent the last 20 years providing leadership in an extension of the staff environment. A licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, Ross has a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Construction Project Management from the University of Texas, and an MBA from Saint Edwards University in Austin. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant, Civil Engineer Corps, and SeaBee Combat Warfare Specialist. Ross also has his DBIA certification.
Travis Liska is an experienced regional urban planner with a focus on integrated land use and transportation planning. He is skilled in leveraging spatial data and policy analysis to advance a sustainable and fiscally responsible built environment. He has a Master of Urban and Regional Planning with Transportation specialization from Texas A&M University and currently serves as a Senior Transportation Planner at the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
About DBIA Young Professionals
Design-build is all about teamwork, collaboration, and innovation. For many young people new to the A/E/C industry, design-build is a perfect fit. DBIA welcomes practitioners, Owners, or any individual engaged in the delivery of design-build projects who are 35 or younger to take advantage of all our Young Professionals Program and become engaged, connected, and emerging leaders.
Learn more about the DBIA Young Professionals here.
About the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth
The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth is made up of professionals involved in the commercial real estate industry. Members represent both large and small businesses and have a wide range of interests and resources related to commercial real estate. The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth serves as a unified voice for the commercial real estate industry, influencing action and supporting change to accomplish long-term job growth and enhance the quality of life.
Learn about the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth here.
About the Tarrant Transit Alliance
The Tarrant Transit Alliance works with contributors, community officials, and regional leaders to build support for funding regional transit in Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Our purpose is to educate, empower and mobilize policy to serve our entire region.
We are committed to:
Galvanizing community support for transit and transit-oriented development
Providing information on the benefits of transit
Developing regional agreement on strategies for funding transit
Advocating for dedicated funding for regional and local transit
Learn more about the Tarrant Transit Alliance here.
We are an equal masking opportunity association! We will support your decision when it comes to masks, and we encourage our guests to monitor federal, state, and local public health communications about COVID-19 regulations, guidance, and recommendations. Please feel free to visit the CDC COVID-19 website, the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, and Tarrant County Public Health for more information. Ultimately, at DBIA-SW Region, we like nice things, and we like you, so we want you to do what is best for your health, family, and situation. Know you will be accepted either way.
By attending this event, you are indicating that you do not knowingly have a communicable disease and/or have not knowingly been exposed to a communicable disease recently. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.
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