Vienna, VA – October 26, 2010— MicroTech President & CEO Tony Jimenez has been appointed to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise (NACMBE). The two-year appointment ends October 30, 2012. The council was recently launched after an extended period of inactivity. Jimenez is a Service-Disabled Veteran and Hispanic business owner. He was selected to the board because of his “substantial industry experience and commitment to supporting the growth and global competitiveness of the Nation’s minority-owned businesses.”
One of America's small business success stories, MicroTech (www.MicroTech.net) provides Technology Services, Systems Integration, Product Solutions, and Unified Communications and Collaboration primarily in government computing environments — managing over half-a-million tech users in the public sector daily. Jimenez founded MicroTech in 2004 with one government contract. Now a Prime Contractor on more-than-100 Federal projects and 20-plus contract vehicles, MicroTech offers access to 2500 vendors and over a million technology products across the government.
“I’m honored to be named to such a potentially influential government council,” said Jimenez. “The Department of Commerce has made a firm commitment to re-launching this group. As an entrepreneur and minority community leader, one of my goals is to help other minorities achieve their dreams in owning a business. Serving on the Minority Business Enterprise Advisory Board is a great opportunity to make a real difference.”
As a member of the Federal government council, Jimenez will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce on a broad range of policy issues pertaining to the country’s minority business community. These policy issues may include methods for job growth in the technology and ‘‘green’’ industries, as well as global and domestic business opportunities.
Jimenez has also served on a number of other government-related boards and panels including the American Legion Economic Task Force, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Council, and the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) Small Business Council. He has also provided advice to President Obama’sPresidential Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB).