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Shelby Scales


Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

Shelby M. ScalesShelby Scales serves as Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Director. Scales has served in many leadership roles focused on small business development and diversity, equity and inclusion.  Most recently, Scales was the Director of the Office of Civil Rights with the North Carolina Department of Transportation where she administered civil rights programs, including the Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and Historically Underutilized Business Program, for all modes of transportation. She also served as President & CEO of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), an organization established nearly 30 years ago to promote the full participation of minorities and women in the aviation and airport contracting environment. Previously, Scales served as the Small Business Program Officer for Raleigh Durham International (RDU) Airport.

Last updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2021