Dixon names minority office head

February 10, 2007

Mayor Sheila Dixon yesterday announced she has appointed Carla A. Nelson to become director of the Mayor's Office of Women and Minority Business Development.

Nelson is president and chief executive officer of Visionary Network Consultants Inc., according to a news release from Dixon's office. The company "has done business consulting, marketing, public relations and training services for public and private sector clients throughout the Maryland metropolitan region."

"I was looking for someone who will champion the wealth of talent and skills women and minority-owned businesses bring to Baltimore City," Dixon said in a statement. "Carla's experiences as a successful small-business owner will be invaluable in helping ensure there is a place at the table for everyone when it comes to doing business in Baltimore."

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