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Meet our Special Guest!

Secretary Pete Buttigieg 

U.S. Department of Transportation



Meet our Emcee!

Angela Yee

Award-Winning Radio Personality

Host of 'Way Up with Angela Yee'  


Gala Co-Chairs

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Karen Maida
Karen Maida
NAMC New York Tri-State Chapter / McKissack & McKissack
Vice President, NAMC NY Tri-State Chapter
Nayan Parikh
Nayan Parikh
NAMC New York Tri-State Chapter / Ashnu International
President, NAMC NY Tri-State Chapter



Meet our Honorees and Presenters!



2023 Honorees

Join us to recognize their exceptional service.

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James Allen
James F. Allen
Hard Rock International
Chairman, Hard Rock International; Chief Executive Officer, Seminole Gaming ; Chairman, American Gaming Association
Linda Foggie
Linda Foggie
Managing Director & Global Head of Real Estate Operations
Michael J. Garner
Michael J. Garner
Mayor's Office of M/WBEs
Chief Business Diversity Officer
Kris Kolluri
Kris Kolluri
Gateway Development Commission


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Christopher Asaro
Christopher Asaro
Holt Construction
Peter Davoren
Peter J. Davoren
Turner Construction Company
Chairman, CEO & President
Brennan Gilbane
Brennan Gilbane
Gilbane Building Company
Vice President | New York
Gregory Kelly
Gregory A. Kelly
President & Chief Executive Officer
Eric Reid
Eric Reid
AECOM Tishman
Chief Operating Officer, New York Region



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A look back at our 2022 Gala


This year’s black-tie event, the Unity Gala, highlights not only unity in thought, but unity in action. NAMC creates awareness about the fact that Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) deserve inclusion, but we take it one step further to stress that concrete action is necessary to achieve full participation. Action from support networks like NAMC, action from influential leaders, and action from every single business owner in our community.

Date & Time

Thursday, November 2, 2023

6:00 PM

Registration closes October 31st at 5pm ET


Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
Metropolitan Ballroom
811 7th Avenue, West 53rd Street
New York , NY  10019

The NAMC Mission

Founded in Oakland, California in 1969 by Ray Dones and Joseph Debro, the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) is the oldest minority construction trade association in the United States. Members include more than 50 Hall of Fame members and Legacy Contractor Builders and a combined annual project capacity of over a billion dollars nationally. The association represents the interests of millions of skilled minority workers across the country. Through a network of local chapters and in collaboration with strategic and corporate partnerships, NAMC assists members with building capacity by providing access to opportunity, advocacy, and contractor development training.

NAMC is proud to be a leading voice for millions of minority trade workers and an advocate for undocumented veterans in the construction industry. Of the 160 million people employed in the United States, more than 31% (50 million) earn a living in the construction industry. Hispanics and Latinos make up 30%, or 15 million, of these workers, and African Americans represent 17% or 8.5 million workers nationally. Other minorities, totaling about 2 million, make up approximately 2% of the workforce. Together, the construction industry workforce includes 25 million minority workers. 

NAMC has a strong foundational history that has established a great legacy for the organization. NAMC’s presence and voice in this industry is of even greater need today than ever before to continue the mission of providing Access (contract & resource opportunities), Advocacy (legislative impact), and Contractor Readiness (training, capacity building, and growth) for our members. The association strives to accomplish its goals in collaboration with major corporate partners, strategic alliances, and public agencies. The presence of NAMC today is a testament to its continuing legacy. The construction market is a relationship-driven industry. Business relationships must be developed; the strategies and approaches for pursuing, winning, and executing business are paramount. The future of NAMC lies in the enhancement of its Student Chapter Program as well as expanding our relationships with corporate partners to deliver the stated benefits of access, advocacy, and contractor readiness to our membership.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To become a member, please click here. The application is at the bottom of that page.

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Yes. If you are a member of the press and interested in attending the 2023 NAMC Gala, please contact secretary@namctristate.org

We have reserved a room block at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. You will receive the booking information in your registration-confirmation email.

Payments and contributions are non-refundable.