We are proud to introduce the USBLN’s 2018 Disability-Owned Business Enterprise® (DOBE) Host Committee comprised of capable, forward-thinking, and innovative, certified disability suppliers who are helping achieve the USBLN’s vision of driving greater disability inclusion in all areas of business.
This is the fourth year the Host Committee has led efforts to increase the visibility of DOBEs, their integration into the supply chain and elevating the interest of corporations and government agencies in doing business with USBLN certified DOBEs, service-disabled veterans-owned businesses (SDVOBs), and DOBEs buying from other DOBEs.
The Host Committee, chaired by Betta Beasley, Founder and CEO of 2rbConsulting, Inc., will be on hand to greet you at conference sessions, Business Exchange Matchmaker meetings and throughout the conference. We invite you to ask questions and find out how USBLN certified suppliers can bring added value and competitiveness to your supply chain.
Betta Beasley is the Founder and CEO of 2rbConsulting, Inc. The company connects people with careers across all areas of Information Technology through innovative staffing and placement services. 2rbConsulting’s Technical Recruiting Solutions supports commercial and public sector clients and VMS partners nationwide.
Ms. Beasley is a proud Service-Disabled U.S. Army Veteran and, in 2015, was appointed as Chair of the Women Veterans Advisory Committee for the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs. As an advocate for women veterans and People with Disabilities (PwD), Ms. Beasley is frequently asked to speak at conferences on issues affecting the disabled workforce and veterans, ranging from PTSD, suicide, homelessness, education, and corporate hiring strategies for the untapped talent pool of People with Disabilities.
Prior to starting 2rbConsulting, Ms. Beasley’s career included working for major corporations in various
roles, ranging from Software Developer to Vice-President of Information Technology, including six years
at Microsoft Corporation in Seattle. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Intelligence Studies with a
concentration in Intelligence Analysis. She is an alumna of Harvard Business School and is an active
member of the Harvard Club of Seattle.
No Barriers Media is a multimedia production company specializing in strategic communications solutions for our clients by utilizing emerging technologies and visual trends. Our expert team offers complete multimedia solutions from concept to delivery into multiple formats by utilizing our in-house video editing, production and encoding expertise to control the entire multimedia production. Whether shooting on location or in studio, our state-of-the-art equipment and production techniques offer everything you need from pre-production to final edits. We offer high quality, attention-getting results that are designed to meet and achieve the specific goals of each client. Upon request, we incorporate accessibility features into your media by embedding captions and descriptive audio tracks.
As the Founder, President and CEO, Artura Taylor, helps companies reduce total cost of procurement while expediting the procurement process. By partnering with industry leaders and global strategic partners, TDG offers unlimited capacity to unlimited products, can aggregate spend and provide end-to-end spend management solutions while assisting with Tier 1 initiatives, with no variance in deliverable metrics.
Through Artura’s leadership, Taylor Distribution group has been awarded numerous high-profile contracts. TDG is proud to work with the Shell Oil Corporation, Atmos Energy, Mary Kay Cosmetics, City of Dallas Water and Waste Water, City of Dallas Police and Fire and Rescue Department, Department of Defense, the City of Plano, the City of Lewisville, the City of Arlington, Orange County, Dallas County, DART, Oncor Energy, Prairie View A&M University, Texas Health and Human Services, and the State of Mississippi. Additionally, TDG has been selected as one of twenty companies to participate in the flagship for Women in Oil and Gas, sponsored by WBENC, Shell, Exxon, Chevron and BP.
Artura is a member on the Board for the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Governance Committee. She is also an active member in DFWMSDC, WBENC, and has received numerous awards and scholarships participating in continuing education through the renowned SBA Executive Entrepreneurs Program.
Mr. Kaylor is a veteran business leader with 25+ years of experience as a CEO, COO, and CFO in high profile public and private companies. He has been associated with a wide range of industries ranging from Medical, Media Technology, Internet Media Advertising, Film, Commercial Entertainment, International Merchandising, and Extreme Sports. He has been involved in the successful launch of four companies, including Birdhouse Projects with famed skateboarder, Tony Hawk. He began his career at Hughes Aircraft where he spent 12 years working on operations for black boxes, the A6 Intruder as well as being part of the development team for Hughes Net, now DirecTV. Mr. Kaylor has been known for his entrepreneurial background in Finance, plus recent ventures that included ways to capitalize on the growing intersection of emerging on-line technologies and high-level business interests. He has also helped develop new and compelling advertising avenues for both television and the online video market. Mr. Kaylor participated in designing and developing a new Ad technology that will provide advertisers and various other marketing agencies the ability to gain a secondary view for the DVR “Trick” mode. Mr. Kaylor has forged extensive business
relationships in the above-mentioned industries and within the US, Germany, Korea, Japan and China. He has been awarded 4 patents and has six patents pending, including one current pending software patent and six medical therapy devices. He received a M.A. in Business Management from the University of Redlands and a B.S. from the University of La Verne. Certificates in Executive Business courses from Dartmouth and USC (Aerospace). Mr. Kaylor is a member of the Asian Business Association-Orange County Chapters and Inner-City Capital Connections (ICCC). He is also a member of the Health Supplier Diversity Association (HSDA).
Mr. Kaylor’s current company (The Cheshire Duo, LLC) has been certified by both the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
Joyce A. Bender
Joyce A. Bender is the founder and CEO of Bender Consulting Services, Inc., a national leader in advancing employment of people with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities. Bender provides disability employment expertise in the areas of recruitment, workplace mentoring, strategic planning, training, and digital accessibility to drive innovation and realize business value for customers. Joyce, hosts a weekly radio show, Disability Matters, on www.voiceamerica.com and is board member of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. A USBLN certified DOBE since 2010, and successful business owner for more than 20 years, Joyce has partnered with another DOBE, Andrew Houghton, the CEO of No Barriers Media to deliver iDisability to market. This enterprise wide eLearning platform delivers disability employment content to market.
Patricia K. Graves
Patricia K. Graves is president and founder of Caption First, Inc., a company that provides real time and offline media captioning for people with hearing loss as well as for people whose Native language is not English.
With a history of business ownership that spans 25 successful years, Patricia is a perfect example of how hard work and business acumen allow small businesses to successfully compete in the marketplace, regardless of disability.
Certified as a DOBE® by the USBLN® in 2012, headquartered in Colorado, and with employees and independent contractors throughout the United States, Caption First serves people, corporations, and organizations nationally and internationally.