Office of Business Opportunity

Contract Compliance Commission 2023

Akilah HicksAkilah Hicks
Senior Program Officer, Supplier Diversity

Akilah manages the day-to-day development and implementation of corporate partnerships that diversify their procurement processes. She has over 18 years of service in the public sector, including eight years as a supply chain and certified diversity, equity and inclusion professional.

Prior to joining LISC, Akilah served as the Business Equity Manager at the Port of Houston Authority where she served as the subject-matter expert and liaison to a network of individuals and local, state, and national organizations regarding small, diverse and women-owned business enterprise programs. Her acumen in economic inclusion, community partnership, and diverse-owned small business programming earned her the opportunity to serve on various boards and committees including a mayoral appointment to Commissioner for the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity, and advisory councils for the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, and Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance. Her passion is cultivating business culture and working with community-based organizations to contribute to the development of the diverse and women-owned business community - actively and positively- across the country.