Two advocates of small businesses were inducted into the MWDBE Governmental Committees Hall of Fame during the March 3 Conference for Minority Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises bringing the Hall of Fame Honorees to 24. Elizabeth Bowers and Benjamin Butler Sr. both view their inductions as honors.
Bowers, Contract Administrator for the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority vowed to continue the work she does to educate and assist small businesses. She has more than 30 years of experience working in both private and government contracting and formerly operated her own firm that specialized in small business contract compliance, claims consulting, cost estimating and constructability review, arbitration and marketing, planning and business development consulting.
Butler when he retired with 20-years in management from the Department of Veteran Affairs celebrated 42-years of “Excellence in Government” service. He served as the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Officer for the Veteran Benefit Administration Pittsburgh Regional Office and was the Executive Director of Pittsburgh’s Minority Business Opportunity Committee where he provided assistance to minorities, women, disadvantaged veterans and veterans in business or seeking to establish a business. He served on over 25 community committees for over two decades many in a director or chairperson capacity. Classifying Butler as a man of great faith, integrity and having a drive for excellence, the Governmental Committee membership consider his leadership style and accomplishments, both professionally and personally as a shining example for all of excellence in government and community service.