San Francisco and DC-based Company Named Minority Business Enterprise of the Year by Northern California Chapter of COMTO
San Francisco, CA – On Friday, December 4th, 2020, at their 17th Annual Scholarship and Industry Awards Celebration, the Northern California chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) named Cornerstone Transportation Consulting, a subsidiary of Cornerstone Concilium, Minority Business Enterprise of the Year.
“I’m honored to receive this award from an organization I hold in the highest esteem,” said Cornerstone Chairman and CEO Wayne Perry, “We at Cornerstone strive to build our community and to serve and enrich society. We appreciate the recognition.”
Established in 1986, Cornerstone provides program and construction management, engineering and technology solutions for complex transportation systems and building infrastructure projects throughout the United States. Cornerstone’s staff of program and construction managers, facilities managers, engineers, and industry professionals is experienced in providing solutions for its clients. They have clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Denver, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and New York, some of which include the General Services Administration, Department of Defense agencies including the US Army Corp of Engineers, Coast Guard, Army National Guard and the Department of Homeland Security. They also serve several airports and Department of Transportation transit agencies around the country, including Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, LA Metro, and Bay Area Rapid Transit. Cornerstone was also recently certified as a HUBZone, an entity that operates in and employs at least 35% of its workforce from historically under-utilized business zones.
Wayne Perry founded Cornerstone Concilium to be more than just an ordinary company. He sought to create a unique and special environment with the rich diversity he experienced growing up in Richmond, California. Passionate about supporting the economic and social vitality of his Bay Area community, Perry is an active contributor to the design and construction industry. He is a local business advisor and advocate and has served several local and gubernatorial statewide appointments, including as Small Business Commissioner.
As part of his vision, Perry established the award-winning Cornerstone Institute for Anointing, which gave him the opportunity to become the mentor he never had. The Institute is a subsidiary of Cornerstone Concilium that provides career training and employment opportunities for youth, displaced workers, military veterans, women, people with disabilities and others who are under-represented in the workforce. It includes an international program that provides internship opportunities domestically and overseas. This world-class program trains and employs participants through a combination of specialized and customized curriculum, on-the-job training, site tours, professional development activities and overall life skills support, empowering students with the necessary insight and skills to successfully compete in a global job market. They have a 100% employment rate for those who apply for jobs after graduation.
For its employees, Cornerstone cultivates a corporate culture where personal and professional goals are fostered through such programs as Cornerstone Village, an innovative mentorship program established to bring Cornerstone employees together who desire to learn and to share common interests and life goals. Cornerstone employees form distinct communities within the company including financial literacy, entrepreneurship, real estate, health and wellness, and humanitarianism.
About Cornerstone Concilium
Cornerstone Concilium is a privately held professional consulting firm formed in 1986 to provide industry leading engineering and management consulting services to the facilities, transportation, technology and education industries. For more information visit www.cornerstoneconcilium.com.