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DFW International Airport Vice President Named 2004 Public Sector Advocate Of The Year

Don O’Bannon Takes Top Public Sector Award at Black Contractors Association Meeting

DFW International Airport, Texas (February 8, 2005) – DFW International Airport’s Don O’Bannon, Vice President of Small and Emerging Business, has been named 2004 Public Sector Advocate of the Year by the Black Contractors Association, of Dallas, Texas. 

“Don has done an outstanding job making the Airport accessible to small and emerging businesses, I’m glad he is being recognized for his outstanding work,” said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. “DFW makes diversity a top priority and we’re proud of our track record of providing opportunity for minority and women-owned businesses. “ 

From May 2002 through September 2004 African-American owned firms increased their presence at the Airport by 760 percent. There are presently 155 African-American owned firms currently engaged in open contracts and have been paid over $94.3 million. 

“We have worked hard to make sure DFW’s program is an industry leader and a national model for diversity,” said O’Bannon. “I am proud of the work we have done and know we will continue to improve.” 

O’Bannon joined DFW in May 2002 as Vice President of Small and Emerging Business. 

The Black Contractors Association is the leading voice and advocate for black contractors in North Texas. The Association markets over 100 contracting firms to North Texas area general contractors, public entities, developers and project owners. 

Editors: To arrange interviews, contact Ken Capps, Vice President, Public Affairs at 972-574-8080 or kcapps@dfwairport.com.