COMTO PROFILE

Quincy Howard

Council of Presidents Representative

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Administrator, Central Ohio Transportation Authority (COTA)
Location: Columbus, OH
An industry expert with more than twenty years of successful experience in Supplier Diversity and Business Development, Quincy Howard has a proven track record of fostering business relationships between private/public companies and agencies and the minority business community.

Quincy has had a rich history of experiences throughout his career including a Minority Business Development Coordinator at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, a Grants Administrator at the Ohio State University in the Computer Science & Engineering Department, and an entrepreneur running a Financial Advising and Investment Broker firm that he successfully ran for over ten years. But his passion has always been supplier diversity.

After the 2008 market crash, he made the hard decision to close his business down. Feeling defeated but not beaten, Quincy began his job search back into corporate America. With a strong work ethic, tons of experience, and a lot of prayer Quincy joined the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) performing the same work that sparked his passion many years earlier. Now going into his tenth year as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Administrator, Quincy continues to forge relationships and encourage supplier diversity throughout the transit industry.

Quincy also serves as the current President of the Conference of the Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Columbus Chapter. The COMTO Columbus Chapter was nationally recognized two years consecutively, 2018 & 2019, as the Chapter of The Year. This prestigious award is annually awarded to a chapter who has made outstanding contributions to the transportation industry. In

Quincy’s off time, he enjoys his wife of 18+ years, Melinda, his college-bound daughter, Sydney, his furry son, Argo, and a round or two of golf a week.
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