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Working with Underutilized Business Enterprises (UBE) Workshop

Session: Part I

This virtual workshop is being hosted in two-parts on April 21st and April 28th. The workshop is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live sessions, be sure to register to receive the recording to watch at your convenience. This workshop is free for AGC of California members.

SeriesSession 1 of 2
April 21, 2022 (Thu)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual Training

Part I of this two-part workshop will discuss the business case for UBE utilization, the state of UBEs, UBE Programs specific to California, outreach and intake, market availability, and setting UBEs up for success.

Since 1985, PCL’s California Building group has delivered unrivaled projects and experiences throughout Southern California. We look beyond immediate project needs to understand client goals while driving innovation and value to every project. As employee owners and a trusted partner, we approach our clients’ business like we approach ours – with a commitment to exceeding expectations and doing things right. Whether building an iconic sports arena or helping universities expand their campus, we help clients and partners achieve success.  We have an esteemed local diversity and inclusion program that supports our local hire and workforce development goals, while also ensuring our project teams include and engage small, local and diverse business (UBE/XBE) organizations. For the last 6 years, PCL has tracked UBE/XBE participation and has achieved 25% of UBE/XBE spend. These partnerships enhance our innovative solutions while driving economic impact.

The Working with Underutilized Business Enterprises (UBE) Workshop is FREE for AGC members and $149 for non-members. If you are unavailable for one or both sessions, be sure to register to receive the workshop recording to watch later.

About the Instructors

Breana Weaver
Breana Weaver, Assistant Manager of Diversity & Inclusion (PCL Construction)

Breana embraces the value found at the intersection of strategic owner relationships, small and diverse business engagement, local community investment. With professional experience in both the private and public sectors, Breana strongly believes business and community economic interests can coexist and operate in a manner that benefit each other; creating a win-win for all. In her role as Business Inclusion and Outreach Specialist, she oversees and manages PCL’s XBE business partnerships in Southern California including community outreach and supplier diversity. Prior to joining PCL, Breana concluded her 5-year tenure with the City of Los Angeles as the Sr. Jobs and Legislative Deputy for Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson. In the City, she chaired the City’s Targeted Local Hire Task Force and led efforts that resulted in over 1,000 local Angelenos from disadvantaged backgrounds getting hired by the City and starting their new careers as public servants.  Additionally, she drove the development of key policy issues and legislation related to economic development, housing, and public safety.

Joshua Meza
Joshua Meza, Manager, Finance & Commercial Risk (PCL Construction)

Josh is a 15-year industry veteran who has risen through the ranks at PCL as a result of his attention to detail, commitment to excellence and perseverance. In his current role as Manager of Finance and Commercial Risk, Josh is responsible for identifying contractual and insurance risks, working with the management team to mitigate and manage such risks throughout the project life cycle, while continuing to lead the financial, accounting, and administrative functions. He leads and advises on matters of fiscal responsibility and risk management. During his tenure, the district has grown from $200 million to greater than $1 billion in gross revenues.

Series Sessions

This Session
Session 1: Part I
April 21, 2022 (Thu)
Session 2: Part II
April 28, 2022 (Thu)

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