Stephanie Teetes is founder and President of Underground Support Services, LLC, (USS) a professional services and construction materials firm. Services include cost estimating and constructability consulting for the tunnel and underground construction industry. USS materials focuses on geotextiles and concrete accessories for the transportation sector. Stephanie leads the day-to-day operations of USS including staff in three states, and clients and projects around the nation. She has successfully navigated the processes for diversity certification, earning USS numerous designations through six different agencies and multiple states, including DBE, SBE, WBE, ESBE, EDSBE, WOSB and TxHUB. USS is the recipient of the Regional Hispanic Contractor’s Association’s 2019 LUNA Rising Star Firm Award. As a nominee for the 2019 WBE Advocate of the Year award by Women Business Council Southwest, Stephanie is a champion for women in business and believes we all benefit when we work together and help one another. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and an alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Stephanie resides in Dallas with her husband of 25 years, two teenage children, and one mischievous bird dog.