MarketPro Gains Woman-Owned Business Certification

ATLANTA – August 20, 2015 – MarketPro, Inc. has been officially recognized as a WBE (Women Business Enterprise) by Supplier Clearinghouse. The certification verifies the marketing recruitment and staffing firm to be woman-owned and operated.

MarketPro was founded in 1996 by now-CEO Melissa Van Rossum. At the time, Van Rossum was frustrated by the professional ceiling she encountered in the corporate marketing world and set out to create her own opportunities.

The WBE certification complies with the industry-standard General Order 156 established by the California Public Utilities Commission. The company’s VON Number is 15040139.

“WBE certification will better allow us to partner with organizations that make working with Woman and Minority-owned suppliers a priority,” said Cindy Underwood, Vice President of MarketPro.

This recognition joins several other similar supplier certifications that MarketPro already has, including WBENC and WOSB certification.

About MarketPro

MarketPro Inc. is a woman-owned marketing staffing and recruitment firm founded in 1996 “By Marketers, For Marketers.” Headquartered in Atlanta, the nationwide agency matches high-performing marketers with clients who need their skills and experience to take their business to the next level. Learn more at

About Supplier Clearinghouse

The Supplier Clearinghouse continues is a CPCU-supervised entity whose primary purpose is to audit and verify the status of WMDVBEs/LGBTBEs on behalf of individual utility companies. They maintain an accurate and reliable database of WMDVBE/LGBTBE-certified firms that is accessible to the CPUC and participating utilities for procurement-related outreach and opportunities. Learn more at