Meet Our 2024 - 2025 Board of Directors

The Minority Enterprise Development Corp.’s volunteer Board of Directors is made up of recognized leaders across many business categories. They represent the broad experiences of our membership and contribute significant amounts of time, talent, and energy to further the mission of the organization. We are privileged to have the support, expertise, and connections offered by our outstanding Board of Directors.

Executive Board

Board Chairman: Corey McCaster
Vice Chairman: TBA
Treasurer: Eric Graham
Secretary: Kai Earle-Marion, MCA



Felix Bratslavsky, Tampa General Hospital
Diane Cortes, Acumen Strategist
Lynette Darrell, TECO
Larry Davis, Community Business Solutions
Carlton Hadden II, Florida SBDC at USF
Dana Holmes-Jenkins, D & K Systems Consulting
Theresa Kempa, Hillsborough County Economic Development
Darryl McCall, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jane Shin, Chosen Industries
Eileen Rodriguez, Minority Enterprise Development Corp., SBDC at USF (Retired)

Corey McCaster, Chairman

  • Organization: Florida SBDC at USF, Pinellas County
  • Title: Division Director of the Office of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
  • Area of Expertise/Specialty: Small business accounting and finance, quality improvement and strategic business planning.
Corey McCaster, Director
Eric Graham Photo

Eric Graham, Treasurer

  • Organization: Halfacre Construction Company
  • Title: Director of Community and Business Diversity
  • Area of Expertise/Specialty: 20 years of experience advocating for disadvantaged businesses within Florida’s Fortune 100 corporations.

Kai Marion, Secretary

  • Organization: C&S Companies
  • Title: Supplier Diversity Manager
  • Area of  Expertise/Specialty: Providing an informative and supportive ecosystem to deliver supplier development and supplier diversity.
Diane Cortes Rodrigez

Diane Cortes, Director

  • Organization: Acumen Strategist
  • Title: President & Strategist
  • Area of Expertise/Specialty: Helping business grow their online presence and build a solid foundation by hiring the best team.

Lynette Darrell, Director

  • Organization: TECO Energy
  • Title: Supplier and Vendor Development Coordinator
  • Area of Expertise/Specialty: Helping minority businesses flourish and contributing to a community’s ongoing development.
Lynette Darrell, Director
Larry Davis, Director

Larry Davis, Director

  • Organization: Community Business Solutions
  • Title: Owner
  • Area of Expertise/Specialty: Managed Service Provider (MSP), Computer Repair and Monitoring, Anti-virus Protection, Voice over IP (VoIP) Solutions.

Carl Hadden MBA, CME, Director

  • Organization: Florida Small Business Development Center at USF
  • Title: Regional Director
  • Area of Expertise/Specialty: Professional SBDC consultants provide expertise in areas vital to owning and operating a successful business, including: strategic market research; market expansion and revenue growth; business, strategic, and marketing plan development; access to capital assistance; financial analysis and assessment; accounting systems and financial literacy; and feasibility analysis and start-up assistance.
Carl Hadden - FL SBDC at USF

Dana Holmes-Jenkins, Director

  • Organization: D & K Systems Consulting, Inc.
  • Title: President and Software Specialist
  • Area of Expertise/Specialty: Helping small businesses use software to optimize productivity, automate tasks, and analysis data effectively.

Theresa (Guzman) Kempa, Director

  • Organization: Hillsborough County MBE/SBE Programs
  • Title: MBE & SBE Programs Division
  • Area of Expertise/Specialty: Manager of Hillsborough County MBE/SBE Programs, for approximately the last decade, committed to assisting minority and small businesses to advance and compete for both Hillsborough County Contracts and those with other agencies. Assistance comes in the form of minority certification, small business registration and bonding, bidding, and general business classes. 
Theresa Kempa, Hillsborough County Economic Development
Darryl McCall

Darryl McCall, Director

  • Organization: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Title: VP, Commercial Banker, Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries
  • Area of Expertise/Specialty: Providing treasury management, credit, capital markets, and corporate finance advisory solutions to corporations, municipalities and non-for profits.

Jane Shin, Director

  • Organizations: Chosen Industries, LLC
  • Title: CEO
  • Area of Expertise/Specialty: We are a federal and commercial construction services and facilities maintenance provider that believes in mission, value, performance and on-time delivery. From warehouses to corporate offices and manufacturing plants to government facilities, our goal is to lift your weight.
Jane Shine-Chosen Industries, LLC
ERodriguez, Executive Director

Eileen Rodríguez, Executive Director

  • Organizations: Minority Enterprise Development, Formally Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the USF (Retired)
  • Title: Executive Director
  • Area of Expertise/Specialty: Small business development outreach initiatives, international trade, women and minority certification, strategic planning, budget and administrative oversight.