Meets 4th Thursday of Each Month at 9:00am

Breakfast Provided. Virtual option available via Zoom, sent in monthly meeting invites.


Bill Brown, Austin Industrial

Darryl Samuels, D. Samuels & Associates

Steven Tillis

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee (D&I) is responsible for evaluating, recommending, and implementing D&I programs and trainings, working with related committees to make D&I an integral part of ABC, informing the membership of D&I developments, and conducting campaigns to increase member awareness of the need to operate in a diverse and inclusive manner.


  • Diversity Resource Groups
  • Seminars & Trainings
  • Student Outreach Programs
  • Networking Events
  • National D&I Awards
  • National D&I Summit
Creating a culture of diversity and inclusion that enables members to develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.

Diversity Resource Groups (DRGs)


  • Help grow and retain a diverse membership by creating an association of high value to diverse companies.
  • Provide ABC members with best practices and strategies to be world-class leaders in diversity and inclusion.
  • Help ABC drive industry diversity and inclusion to attract a diverse workforce to the construction industry.
  • Engage and develop underrepresented communities within the commercial construction industry.
  • Address challenges and opportunities specific to underrepresented communities.
  • Build key diverse partnerships in the community.
  • Present new ideas that enhance ABC’s diversity and inclusion strategy and resources for members.
  • Increase diversity and inclusion awareness throughout ABC.
  • Increase morale and engagement among diverse members.

Upcoming Events

We are excited to announce that ABC Greater Houston will be accepting entries for its First Annual Diversity Excellence Awards to recognize members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their company, workforce, supply chain, and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices, and training and mentoring programs.


Winners of the ABC Greater Houston Diversity Excellence Awards will be recognized at the ABC Greater Houston Excellence in Construction Awards celebration on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at The Ballroom at Bayou Place in Houston, Texas, and again at the Diversity & Inclusion Membership Breakfast on Friday, November 12, 2021. In addition, this is an excellent opportunity to also start on your organization’s submission for the National Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Excellence Awards.


The 2021 ABC Greater Houston Diversity & Inclusion Excellence In Construction competition guidelines and Call For Entries are posted here:


Important Dates:

  • Written notice of intent to submit deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2021
  • Online submission deadline: Monday, September 23, 2021
  • Notification of award winners: Early October 2021


Please reach out to Steven Tillis with any questions. We look forward to some great submissions!

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Join ABC as it spotlights Diversity & Inclusion and recognizes D&I achievements and milestones reached by ABC Greater Houston and its member companies. We will hear from ABC National Director of Inclusion, Tia Perry, celebrate the 2021 ABC Greater Houston Diversity Excellence Awards winners, and learn the importance of leadership’s commitment to D&I and how it impacts every business’ bottom line. This is an excellent opportunity to network and make valuable business relationships with industry peers and ABC Greater Houston MWBE Member Companies.



Keynote Speaker – Adrienne Trimble, Sysco, VP, Chief Diversity Officer

Adrienne Trimble, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Sysco Corporation, is a well-known thought leader for advancing corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Trimble brings to this position the same executive vision and record of achievement that defined her remarkable career as the former President & CEO of The National Minority Supplier Development Council and Executive Leadership at Toyota North America.

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