National Association of Minority Contractors – Wisconsin Chapter hires public affairs veteran Tim McMurtry II as organization’s first Executive Director of Infrastructure Business Development
Addition made to build capacity and help enhance advocacy for minority contractors amid increased construction and development activity locally and nationally
MILWAUKEE – The National Association of Minority Contractors-Wisconsin chapter (NMAC-WI) have hired public affairs and community leader Tim McMurtry II as the organization’s first Executive Director of Infrastructure Business Development.
As the State of Wisconsin’s preeminent organization representing diverse businesses in the region’s construction industry, McMurtry will manage the organization’s expansion of capacity building resources, workforce development, and strategic relationship building opportunities to benefit Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Small Business
Enterprises (SBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) in the Construction vertical to achieve readiness to deliver substantial value – participation on major infrastructure projects.
A $550 billion federal infrastructure bill signed into law November of last year, coupled with additional local and state government and corporate construction projects have the collective potential to provide substantial opportunities for increased business for minority contractors.
“The infrastructure bill can be a huge catalyst to growth stimulation for ethnic diverse businesses and at the same time, positively impact the region’s economy as we uplift underserved and underrepresented communities,” said National Association of Minority Contractors – Wisconsin chapter president Ugo Nwagbaraocha. “Securing these potential increased opportunities will require ongoing engagement and communication with project decision makers. We are extremely excited, Tim brings a wealth of experience and tremendous passion for the diverse business community and is a great fit to help us accomplish these efforts.
McMurtry brings over 25 years of combined public relations, workforce development, government affairs and private sector leadership experience to the new role having served in previous capacities as public relations & brand manager at Employ Milwaukee, director at Milwaukee Area Workforce Funding Alliance, account executive at Mueller Communications and chief of staff to former City of Milwaukee Common Council President Willie Hines Jr. McMurtry is also host of The Communication Guru podcast, serves as Associate Pastor at World Outreach Center (Senior Pastors Ervin “Skip” and Melva Henderson) and is owner of public affairs and corporate relations consultancy, Tim McMurtry International, LLC.
“I am honored and thrilled for the opportunity to help further the cause and impact of NAMC-WI and our members,” McMurtry said. “We are in the midst of generational opportunities for minority business access, expansion and equity and, thus, will interface with any and every relevant stakeholder and business development partner in the construction/ development universe to maximize economic outcomes and value add for our minority contractors and businesses.
National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC)
Founded in Oakland, California in 1969 by Ray Dones and Joseph Debro, 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.
National Association of Minority Contractors – Wisconsin Chapter (NAMC–WI) (414) 397-1832
Tim McMurtry II
Infrastructure Business Development
National Association of Minority Contractors – Wisconsin Chapter (NAMC-WI)