Indianapolis – August 16, 2011.  The Indiana Minority Supplier Development Council (IMSDC) has hired Elizabeth Booth-Gibson as the new project director for the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) Minority Business Center.  The IMSDC was awarded a $1.1 million grant earlier this year to operate the MBDA’s Minority Business Center in Indiana.  The Indiana Center is one of 27 centers nationwide that was funded by MBDA.  The purpose of the Center is to assist minority entrepreneurs with access to markets, contracts and capital and offer strategic business consulting services to facilitate 21st century growth in today’s global economy.

Prior to joining IMSDC, Gibson was the owner of Gibson & Associates, LLC – a certified minority business enterprise that developed and implemented what became known as the Business Diversity Program that was used for the construction of the H. Weir Cook Memorial Terminal at the Indianapolis International Airport.  She also worked for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis as director of Community Initiatives and the Indiana Housing Finance Authority as a program director.   Ms. Gibson is a graduate of Purdue University.