Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council and Missouri Minority Business Development Agency
Todd Gilyard brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the current role as the Project Director of the Missouri Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center, an entity of the U.S Department of Commerce. He became active with the minority business community while working as the Assistant Project Lead/Job Developer for the St. Louis Housing Authority’s Job Plus Program, Community Outreach Director at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and while running his own business, The Gilyard Group, LLC (2014 - 2016).
He is a tireless advocate for building wealth in minority communities by utilizing aggressive timelines in integrating corporate supply chains. He is skilled at negotiating contracts and facilitating long-term business relationships. He also possesses an impressive track record of building strong technical and professional partnerships, as well as establishing a rapport with community organizations.
Lastly, Todd has the proven ability to successfully analyze the critical business needs of clients and identify and strengthen their deficiencies. Todd attended the University of Missouri, where he studied Sociology and played football, he also holds a Bachelor Degree in Biblical Studies from Midwest College of Theology, St. Louis, MO.