Alicea Gay

VP of External Affairs, ByBlack
Employed Since May, 2020

A proud graduate of Hampton University, Alicea Gay is a small business advocate known for her expertise in supplier diversity and project management. Alicea is the CEO of The StartUp Shop, LLC providing licensing and certification support to minority small businesses in the Baltimore-Washington Metro Transit Area. She brings her value to the ByBlack Platform by spearheading the certification program, stakeholder engagement, business de- velopment, and community relations leveraging over 10 years of experience in the small business private sector.

Relevant Industry Experience/Memberships, Accomplishments:
2022 USBC Power50 Women of Influence Honoree
Featured in CODEM Magazine, BOLD Journey, and CanvasRebel Magazine, and Google’s Black Owned Friday National Forum of Black Public Administrators, Member
The Baltimore Chapter of The Girl Friends, Inc., Member
Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), Member
Alpha Phi Sigma-The Criminal Justice Honor Society, Member
Small Business Owner