Frank W. Ervin III

Frank W. Ervin III

VP. Specialized MBE Services & Executive Director, MBDA Center



What is your role and how do you feel you support MMSDC Constituents . What issues should MMSDC constituents take to you?

I am Executive Director of the MBDA Center and VP of Specialized MBE services for the Council. My role is to assist the MBE community with acquiring contracts, export assistance, certification consulting and access to capital. Constituents should bring any of the issues, requests or requirements to me.


Your path to your current position at MMSDC?

I have over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry and most recently retired from Magna Corporation as their Director of Governmental Affairs.


Why do you choose to work at MMSDC?

To help the minority business community benefit from the many business opportunities that are available but that have not be gotten by the MBE community.


What are your outside of MMSDC hobbies or passion projects?

Golf and Politics


Quick Facts About Me

Favorite Music Artist? – KEM

What is your favorite quote or saying? – “For every action there is an equal and opposite government program”


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