Annual DBE Workshop and Networking Summit


Two men shake hands at the 2022 Annual DBE Workshop and Networking Summit.The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) hosts the Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Workshop and Networking Summit to engage highway contractors, consultants, subcontractors and laborers in effective communications and teambuilding interactions that will hopefully lead to a diverse and equitable highway contracting environment. 

The purpose of the Secretary’s Golden Shovel Award is to recognize DBE firms and industry leaders for their outstanding highway contracting, project performance and program participation during the year, and to highlight individuals, organizations and groups instrumental to the success and progress of the DBE program.​

Read more about the 2022 annual event in the spring issue of the DBE Reporter​

Secretary’s Golden Shovel Award Winners presented - March 4, 2022​​

  • ​​Clearcut Solutions (DBE), Secretary's Golden Shovel Awards
  • Jasmine Sonmor, Aura Fabricators Inc. (DBE), Vanguard Golden Shovel Award
  • Michels Corporation, Secretary's Golden Shovel Golden Shovel
  • Monarch Paving, Dan Zignego Diversity and Inclusion Golden Shovel Award
  • Oneida Engineering Solutions LLC (DBE),​ Secretary's Golden Shovel Golden Shovel
  • ​Tracey Griffith, Payne & Dolan, Inc., Secretary’s Golden Shovel Pioneer Award​

Secretary’s Golden Shovel Hall of Fame Winners

  • Dewayne Johnson, SE Region Director, retired
  • Steven Krebs, WisDOT DTSD Deputy Administrator, retired
  • ​Meghan Vaxman, Rock Road Companies Inc. 

DBE Workshops Video Presentations – March 3, 2022

Ne​xt year's Annual DBE Workshop and Networking Summit will take place Thursday and Friday March 2 -3, 2023.