Helen Callier

On December 14, 2011, at the Houston Minority Supplier Diversity Council (HMSDC) Emerging (E-10) Awards Luncheon, Helen Callier, President of Bradlink, LLC, received the E-10 Top Minority Business Award in honor of Bradlink’s business success and small, minority, and women owned business advocacy in the Greater Houston Area. The event was held at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas, USA. "I am grateful and inspired for HMSDC, one of the most recognized business diversity councils located in the fourth largest city in the U.S., to recognize Bradlink for doing an outstanding job. On behalf of the Bradlink team, I am honored to receive this prestigious award and it is our desire to continue to deliver and "get it done" for the Houston region plus make a larger impact in our great country,” said Callier. Callier also serves as the 2012 GPC Advisory and Planning Committee’s Chair. While working previously in the capacity as co-chair, she was able to provide hundreds of small and minority owned businesses an opportunity to meet key local, state and federal agency and prime decision makers. This experience also served as an occasion for Bradlink to better serve their existing clientele, and a way to connect with future, prospective clients. Bradlink’s client Frank Wengler, Vice President of AECOM, states, “I have had the privilege to watch Bradlink grow under Helen's leadership, and I don't know anyone who is more deserving of this distinguished award. I am a testimonial of her "living and breathing" her clients and I look forward to a continued working relationship with Bradlink in the days ahead." Callier was also instrumental in helping to revamp the City of Houston’s SMDBE Mentor Protégé Program. This blossomed to a larger program “Guiding Protégés to Success” that involves HISD, Port of Houston and METRO Transit and provides small businesses an opportunity to grow and develop their business through mentorship from large primes and agency involvement.