2012 Small Business Conference Presentations

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Monday, December 10th, 2012

First Time Attendee Orientation Meeting
-Ann McLeod, CEM, CAE, Director of Meetings & Expositions, SAME
-Bud Brown, Jr., P.E., Vice President, RMD Consulting
-Nancy Alvarez-Hernandez, Supervisor, Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
Moderator: Noelle Ibrahim, P.E., President, VRX Inc.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Opening Plenary Session
-Robert D. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E, F.SAME, Executive Director, SAME
-Tracey Pinson, SES, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Army
-Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, P.E., USA, U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and USACE Commanding General

Plenary Session: USACE Small Business and Contracting Chiefs
-Stuart Hazlett, SES, Director of Contracting, USACE Directorate of Contracting
-Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, HQ USACE
Moderator: William A Brown, HAIA, F.SAME, Executive Vice President, Page Southerland Page

-Welcome - Army and USACE Centers
-Col. Kevin J. Wilson, USA, Commander, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
-Col. Robert J. Ruch, USA, Commander, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville
-Joseph F. Fontanella, Ph.D., SES, Director, U.S. Army Geospatial Center
Moderator: John H. Teetsov, Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting, Winchester, USACE Directorate of Contracting

USACE Mississippi Valley Division Briefing
-Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody, USA, Commander, USACE Mississippi Valley Division
Moderator: Beverly Thomas, Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting, Atlanta, USACE Directorate of Contracting

USACE Southwest Division Briefing
-Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula, USA, Commander, USACE Southwestern Division
Moderator: Denver Heath, Chief, Southwestern Division Regional Contracting, USACE Directorate of Contracting

SF330 Submittals
-Gabriel Groves, Contracting Officer, 56th Contracting Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
-Tanya Martella, Director of Business Development, Burns &McDonnell
-Camille Krolikowski, RA, NCARB, AVS, Business Development Consultant, Merrick & Company
Moderator: Siokey Gastelum-Galvez, Senior Marketing Coordinator, Burns & McDonnell

USACE Great Lakes & Ohio River Division Briefing
-Brig. Gen. Margaret W. Burcham, USA, Commander, USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division
Moderator: Beverly Thomas, Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting, Atlanta, USACE Directorate of Contracting

Transatlantic Division Operations
-COL Jon Christensen Commander, Middle East District
-John Jordan, Program Director, Exelis Systems Corporation
-Masud Roshan, COO, TRG Company
Moderator: John H. Teetsov, Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting, Winchester, USACE Directorate of Contracting

Responding to Design-Build RFPs
-Sarah Weaver, President, Strategic Creations
-Daniel M. Carrasco, Chief, Contracting Division, USACE Los Angeles District
Moderator: Jennifer P. Fogg, CPF, F.SAME, President & COO, ASSET Group Inc.

USACE South Pacific Division Briefing
-Col. Andrew B. Nelson, P.E., USA, Deputy Commander, USACE South Pacific Division
Moderator: Denver Heath, Chief, Southwestern Division Regional Contracting, USACE Directorate of Contracting


 

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

World Class Risk Management System
-John David Harrison, PgMP, CCM, PMP, PMO Director, Risk Management, CH2M HILL
Moderator: Doug DeFazio, VP, Sales & Marketing, H&S Environmental

Client/Customer Development
-Dawn S. Robinson, Senior Procurement Analyst, Office of Small Business Programs, HQ, U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC)
-Thomas L. Fultz, Program Manager, USACE Mobile District
Moderator: Sally P. Philbin, Senior Associate, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson

USACE North Atlantic Division Briefing
-Col. Kent Savre, USA, Commander, USACE North Atlantic Division
Moderator: Beverly Thomas, Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting, Atlanta, USACE Directorate of Contracting

Accounting Systems for DOD Contracts
-Kay Papin, Government Compliance Manager, McCarthy Group Inc.
Moderator: Layli Pietri, Small Business Manager, Balfour Beatty Construction

Small Business Success Stories–Key Elements for Growth
-Paul Sabharwal, Chairman, Board of Directors, ECC
Moderator: Linda M. McKnight, F.SAME, Interim Director, Business Development, Versar Inc.

USACE South Atlantic Division Briefing
-Col. Donald E. “Ed” Jackson Jr., P.E., USA, Commander, USACE South Atlantic Division
Moderator: Beverly Thomas, Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting, Atlanta, USACE Directorate of Contracting

USACE Northwest Division Briefing
-Col. Anthony C. Funkhouser, P.E., USA, Commander, USACE Northwestern Division
Moderator: Denver Heath, Chief, Southwestern Division Regional Contracting, USACE Directorate of Contracting

Federal Procurement Data Systems Tutorial
Download: Federal Account Symbols and Titles (FAST) [PDF]
-Melea Crouse, Assistant Associate Director, USACE Southwestern Division
Moderator: Ryan Wasmus, VP, Business Development, Cherokee Nation Government Solutions, Cherokee Nation Businesses

Protecting Your Small Business Status
-Stephanie Lewis, Commercial Market Representative and Size Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Government Contracting
Moderator: Mercedes O. Enrique, President and CEO, Custom Mechanical Systems Corp.

USACE Pacific Ocean Division Briefing
-Col. Gregory J. Gunter, USA, Acting Commander, USACE Pacific Ocean Division
Moderator: Denver Heath, Chief, Southwestern Division Regional Contracting, USACE Directorate of Contracting

Native American Contractor Tutorial
-Kevin J. Allis, Executive Director, Native American Contractors Association
Moderator: Matthew Wallace, President, WT Resources

Small Business Participation Evaluation Factors vs. Subcontracting
-Veneece McNeley, Director, NAVFAC Office of Small Business Programs, HQ NAVFAC
-Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, HQ USACE
Moderator: Jackie Hacker, Small Business Program Director, HDR

NAVFAC Small Business Opportunities
-Veneece McNeley, Director, NAVFAC Office of Small Business Programs, HQ NAVFAC
Moderator: Mary Jane Stell, President, Stell Environmental Enterprises Inc.

Air Force Small Business Opportunities
-Kenneth H. Rogers, Chief, Strategic Acquisition, Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)
Moderator: Amy D'Alonzo-Basehoar, DOD Key Client Manager, TerranearPMC LLC  

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