Carmen (Inaweyu1) Pagano
Carmen Pagano hosted a radio talk show in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market. This on-air personality enjoyed addressing a variety of issues, from the community to relationship affairs. She did celebrity interviews and discussed relationships and current affairs that impact society.
Recently, speaking at the No more Tears Program at San Quentin. Carmen is explosive when touching on the issues of domestic violence, parenting issues, child and indigenous protection against kidnapping, sex trafficking, and the epidemic number of missing and murdered indigenous women, she also discusses colonization and community Genocide.
Carmen spent over 25 years working with our youth. She found that many of our youth suffer from a lack of parenting. She is a motivational speaker around the country. Her motivational speaking empowers our youth and their families within our community. She hits everyone square in the face with the facts and the results that we are all aware of. Losing our youth as uneducated victims of society, or we lose our child to the Prison System or even worse death.
CEO of the Raylin Group, Prairie View, Texas
My Consulting firm was founded in 1990. The Raylin Group was developed to serve as a liaison between the public and private sector acquiring and managing local, private and state contracts; prepare applications for procurement, identify qualified HUB participants, review bid solicitors, attend bidders conferences, maintain data base for contract opportunities, and potential partners for collaborative initiatives.
Successful contract awards include:
- The Texas Conference of Black Mayors, Inc. Houston, Texas
- The National Conference of Black Mayors, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
- The World Conference of Black Mayors, Inc., Tuskegee, Ala.
- Water Engineering Services, LLC, Charlotte, N.C.
- Grant Memorial Church of God in Christ, Brookshire, Texas
- Texas Contractors, LLC, Houston, Texas
- Sid’s Recycling & Demolition
- The E.W. Moon, Inc., Infrastructure Group, Los angles, California
- City of Hempstead, Texas
- City of Brookshire, Brookshire, Texas
- ROCA Construction, LLC, Houston, Texas
- O2Diesel, LLC, Newark, Delaware
- NPP Holdings, LLC, Cleveland, Ohio
- Texas Association of Minority Business Enterprise, Austin, Texas
Helena Public School District, Helena, Arkansas, Instructor 1971 through 1972
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Technical Media and Marketing - 1972 through 1973
Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas, Instructor
College of Education, Instructional Media and Technology
Coordinator, Learning Resource Center Laboratory (PVAMU Audio/Video
Production Radio/Television) 1973 through 1986.
Waller County, Texas, Certified Juvenile Probation Officer: Directed alcohol and drug prevention program for schools within Waller County, 1992- 1994
City of Prairie View, Texas, served as Mayor for ten years, managed day to day operations, with oversight for all city entities. Acquired funding for water/sewer, and other municipal infrastructures, negotiated contracts for public works and the police departments, wrote bid specs, coordinated vendor forum, and handled classified documents related to vendors.
5/2007- Present Texas Conference of Black Mayors – Executive Director
1/2006 – Present World Conference of Mayors Advisory Board Member
1/2002 -2005 Rebuild America / Texas Conference of Black Mayors/ Texas A&M ESL –Project Executive Director
1/2002 – Present Texas Pool Advisory Board Member
1/1986 – 1995 Texas Conference of Black Mayors - President
1/1987 - 1/1990 National Conference of Black Mayors - Treasurer
4/1985- 4/1987 Texas Business Council - Charter Member
1/1988 - 1/1990 Personnel Advisory Committee for President George Bush - Member
1/1989-1/ 1993 Houston Galveston Area Council Regional Review Committee Chairman
1/1988 - 1/1988 State of Texas President Elector - Member at Large
11/1987 - 1/1988 100 Black American for George H.W. Bush Committee Member