For over 25 years, MEA Magazine has filled the proverbial vacancy left open by mainstream media to place a lens on the immeasurable contributions of minority and women-owned businesses, particularly those that provide mission-critical products and services in the federal marketplace. Its leadership and staff have dedicated themselves to public service by elevating a narrative expressed through their publications, conferences, sponsorships, partnerships and highly coveted awards recognition programs. I have personally witnessed their growth, which has not come without some difficulties along the way, to prevail by merely supporting others. MEA Magazine has established themselves as an independent advocate for diverse entrepreneurs, businesses, and executives. You can expect them to remain on the front lines in fostering awareness for the next generation of talented minority business leaders in government, industry, non-profit, and community-based enterprises.