R.M. Chin is committed to working with small, minority, and disadvantaged businesses to foster win-win relationships, including mentoring firms in the development of their business plans, providing technical oversight, and providing administrative support. This month, we recognize Angela Boyle, Diversity Program Liaison for the Illinois Tollway Program Management Office, for her outstanding service to the Illinois Tollway’s Move Illinois program*.
As Diversity Program Liaison, Angela works side-by-side with the Tollway Diversity team to develop external and internal communications for the Tollway’s outreach efforts. In this capacity, Angela coordinates program-related materials involving the Diversity, Engineering, and Communications Departments. She has been instrumental in the implementation of an aggressive outreach campaign for the Tollway to identify eligible small business firms and help them participate in the Small Business Set-Aside (SBSA) Program. Angela has produced targeted emails, coordinated telephone outreach, organized “Are you ready to bid?” meetings timed with pre-bids, and provided support to the Engineering Department for the identification of eligible candidates. In 2016, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services even announced that the Tollway was ranked number one in small business spend amongst all state agencies participating in the SBSA Program!
In addition to assisting with diversity programs, Angela represents the Tollway on multi-agency planning committees including the Annual Transportation Symposium and Business Exchange. When she’s not helping small and diverse businesses learn about how to do work with the Tollway, Angela enjoys watching her hometown team, the New Orleans Saints, as well as practicing Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Great work, Angela! We’re proud to have you on the R.M. Chin team.
*As a subconsultant to HNTB, R.M. Chin is currently providing Program Management, Construction Management, Communication, and Technical/Administrative services to the Tollway as part of their 15-year, $12 billion Move Illinois program.