Betty Manetta

Betty Manetta is an influential executive and strategic entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience driving transformation and growth for global technology and telecommunications companies and startups. She is recognized as an award-winning, supply chain and sustainability industry expert and an advocate of women and minority owned businesses. Betty brings governance experience through her advisory leadership with several nonprofit boards.

Betty is the Founder, President and CEO of Argent Associates, a tech-centric, software development and integration firm which has received awards for its work, leadership, and workforce diversity. She built the multi-million-dollar company’s legacy by creating innovative supply chain solutions while keeping its commitment to environmental protection. Betty also formed and launched Asociar, a successful joint venture with a global international corporation, Fujitsu Network Communications which is focused on network engineering, technical installation, and testing for the telecommunications industry. She bought out Fujitsu’s interest and transitioned the company to a certified, black and brown minority-owned business and she is expanding the company’s national footprint. Betty is spearheading a strategic transformation of technology-based entities from a functional focus to an enabler of innovation. The business is using proprietary technology solutions to create enhanced and digitized customer experiences.

Betty started her career with AT&T and Lucent Technologies where she held national and international roles in business development, sales, quality management and control and human resources.

Betty was appointed as a business representative to President George W. Bush’s President’s Export Council and served as the Technology and Innovation Committee Chair. Advocating for small women and minority-owned businesses, she advised the Council on international trade’s impact and enabled U.S. small business growth. She continues to help direct the national minority and women-owned business conversation and policies through her board memberships in the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the D/FW MSDC, and the Women’s Business Council Southwest. Betty has been named one of the Top100 STEM Executives in the nation.

Betty earned a BS in Marketing and Accounting from Rutgers University and an MBA in International Business from Seton Hall University. She completed executive education programs from several schools including Thunderbird School of Global Management, Kellogg School of Business, John F. Kennedy School of Business and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.