Mrs. Selena Rodgers Dickerson is the president of SARCOR, LLC, an engineering design and project management firm, and Selene, LLC, a diverse business solutions company. A Birmingham native, Selena is a graduate of Ramsay Alternative High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tennessee State University, and her Master in Business Administration in Project Management from Capella University. After getting laid off in 2010, Selena knew that she could either look for a job or look for contracts. She chose to pursue her own contracts. Through prayer, drive, ambition and perseverance, Selena grew SARCOR from a one-person firm to a team of engineers and management professionals. Now, through Selene, LLC, she seeks to help grow and develop other small businesses and raise awareness that minority firms are more than a minority participation goal.
Selena is a graduate of SBA’s Emerging Leaders Program and Leadership Birmingham. Most recently, she published an opinion article, “I was not ok,” on al.com on her triumph over domestic violence. In December 2019, she graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program at Babson College, the #1 school for entrepreneurship in America. Additionally, she is the recipient of several awards including the Alabama Department of Transportation DBE Consultant of the Year (2017), Summit Media Fusion Creator Award (2018), Birmingham Business Journal’s Entrepreneur Spotlight (2014), and Dr. A.G. Gaston Minority or Women-Owned Emerging Business of the Year (2013). Selena was featured on the PBS nationally televised show, Start Up (October 2014), she serves on several local boards, the City of Birmingham’s Small Business Council, and she makes time for family, mentoring, volunteering, and community service activities. Selena is an active member of Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Fairfield, AL.