Mario Trevino, President
The firm's founder and President, Mario Trevino is a nationally recognized expert in the business diversity/inclusion and minority, women, local, and disadvantaged business economic development.
As past Chairman of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), the leading organization promoting minority/women-owned business (disadvantaged business) participation in our nation's airports, his technical expertise, leadership, and vision transformed the airport industry's approach to and programs affecting disadvantaged business consideration and inclusion. He was lauded as a leading expert in disadvantaged business development and technical implementation during his fifteen-year tenure at Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport and was awarded various national awards, including the Department of Transportation's DBE Program of the year.
Prior to establishing Innovative Strategies, Mario served the U.S. Small Business Administration in a career capacity as Associate and Assistant Administrator where he instituted and oversaw the government's national Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) certification program and established the SBA's Marketing and Outreach Office. Prior to the SBA, Mario served in various senior level capacities at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport overseeing economic development and specialized air service development efforts.
Recognized as an M/WBE business development expert, he has served as a subject matter expert in legal cases, and in a consultant capacity to many public and private organizations.