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Come join us at

Fort Bragg's Iron Mike

Conference and Catering Center

Thursday, June 21 2018

The event is free and features an outstanding Lecture Series with a focus
on veteran issues, new technology, business best practices, and self improvement seminars.

Enjoy the Breakfast & lunch General Sessions and tour the trade show packed with exhibitors from all across the country.

CARRIZALES CIV CMD 26OCT2016 Keynote Address: Breakfast with the DoD
R. Colette Carrizales
Mission and Installation Contracting Command
Contracting Center, Fort Bragg, NC
419th Contracting Support Brigade
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Ms. R. Colette Carrizales is the Director for the Mission and Installation Contracting CommandContracting Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  The Center is the largest contracting office within the 419th  Contracting Support Brigade (CSB) footprint that directly supports the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) and is responsible for providing a full spectrum of contracting support at Fort Bragg, and for all contract actions >$7M for Fort Drum, Fort Stewart, Fort Campbell, Fort Polk, and Fort Belvoir. Prior to joining the MICC Contracting Center Fort Bragg, 419th  CSB, Ms. Carrizales served as Deputy Director, MICC – Fort Bliss, Texas




Al Aycock crop Keynote Address: Small Business Procurement Luncheon
Major General Al Aycock

Chairman, Military Affairs Council - Greater Fayetteville Chamber
Deputy to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg

Board Experience
--NACD Governance Fellow
--Army Emergency Relief Board, 09-12
--Chancellor's Advisory Board, Fayetteville State University, 04-06
--Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Board, 03-06, President's Award
--Sustainable Sandhills, 03-06, Founding Member
--Regional Land Use Advisory Committee, Sandhills NC, 03-06
--Special Warfare Museum Board, 95-03


Army Installation Operations. (Facilites, P&L Business, Environment, and Services).  --Director of Operations, Assistant Chief of Staff, Installation Management, The Army Staff, 2011-now
--Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff at US Army Installation Management Command from 2009-2011.
--Commanding General, US Army Installation Management Command, Korea, 2006-2008.
--Garrison Commander, Fort Bragg, NC, 2003-2006.

Joint and Combined Special Operations.
--Commanding General of Special Operations Command, Korea - collateral duty as Deputy Commanding General of the US and Republic of Korea Combined Unconventional Warfare Task Force CG, United Nations-Korea Special Operations Forces, 2008-2009
--Operations Officer, The US Joint Staff, Special Operations Division, 1990-1992.

Special Forces Operations.
--Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations (G3) for Army Special Operations Command during the highest level of deployment in the history of the force, 2000-2003.
--Assistant Chief of Staff and Commanding General's Speechwriter, 1998-1999.
--Battalion S3, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1988-1989,
--Detachment Commander, Operational Detachment Alpha-584 (Military Freefall), 1987-1988.

Special Forces Training.
--Battalion Commander for all Special Forces advanced skills training including Military Freefall, Underwater Operations, Sniper, Close Quarters Urban Combat, and the Army Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) course, 1996-1998.
--Inspector General of the Special Warfare Center and School, 1995-1996.
--Executive Officer for the Special Forces Battatlion responsible for executing the Special Forces Qualification Course, 1993-1994
--Company Commander for all Special Forces Qualification Course field training and the culmination exercise of Green Beret training, 1992-1993.

Airborne Infantry Operations.
--Company Commander, 82nd Airborne Division, Company E, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1984-1985.

Ron Uba
Ron Uba
U.S. Department of Commerce
Team Lead Access to Procurement / National Business Development Specialist
Adv. Mfg, IT, Tech Transfer, Pharma/Health/Medical, High Speed Rail, DoD, Energy & Construction Projects
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

MBDA, www.mbda.gov, is the only Federal agency dedicated to the growth and global competitivenessof U.S. minority-owned businesses. Our programs and services better equip minority-owned firms tocreate jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues and expand regionally, nationally and internationally. Services areprovided through a network of MBDA Business Centers. After 47 years of service, MBDA continues to be a dedicatedstrategic partner to all U.S. minority-owned businesses, committed to providing programs and services that build size,scale and capacity through access to capital, contracts and markets.




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U.S. Department of Agriculture - USDA Forest Service
Team Lead: Contracting Officer - Acquisition Management
Former Contracting Officer at Fort Bragg
U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC)

"Everything really boils down to three things --  money, time and resources -- but you must do your market research in order to find the best value for thegovernment and develop an acquisition strategy."  
                                  --- Eddy Savory 
(2016 Keynote Address)




Edna Cummings

Colonel (Ret) Edna W. Cummings - CEO

Cummings & Cummings LLC Management and Proposal Consulting Services

LogoCummings smallPresident and CEO of Cummings & Cummings LLC Management and Proposal Consulting Services. A boutique consulting company located in the Washington DC metro area, her company specializes in business development and proposal support services. 

Since 2008, Cummings & Cummings, LLC assisted companies pursue more than $7B in federal contracts.After graduating from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC and receiving her commission as a Quartermaster Officer through its Army ROTC program, Colonel Cummings embarked on a distinguished career. She served in junior officer positions at Fort Rucker, AL, Uijongbu Korea, and Fort Bragg, NC. As a field grade officer, she served as a Program Manager, Pentagon, Assistant Professor of Military Science, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Military Support to Civil Authorities Officer and J-1/Response Task Force, East, Fort Gillem, GA, Chief of Emergency Operations and Deputy Program Manager at the Pentagon, and Reserve Forces Advisor (Transition Team), US Northern Command/North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs, CO. After retirement, she held management positions for various federal contractors wherein she supported homeland security and information technology projects in federal and state organizations at the highest levels of national defense and security (e.g., Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region, Joint Force Headquarters-State, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Virginia Information Technologies Agency, etc.

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President and Chief Executive Officer of DoverStaffing and DoverSolutions

download 1 Sanquinetta Dover provides over 30 years of professional staffing, training, and project management experience. Since 1996 she has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of DoverStaffing and DoverSolutions and the founder Dover Training Institute.  As the visionary and leader, Sanquinetta practices innovative techniques to deliver leading workforce solutions to the human capital management industry.   Sanquinetta holds an economics degree from Spelman College and has extensive experience in staffing and training with diverse audiences.

 Growing up in a family where civic involvement was paramount, Sanquinetta naturally acquired a desire to make meaningful contributions to people’s lives.  As such, she is on a constant search to discover innovative methods to deliver her services.  She believes that an all-inclusive approach to job placement, one that incorporates good citizenship, self-esteem, and a myriad of other important attributes is paramount to being successful in the workplace.



Diana Potts

Diane Potts -CEO


An expert in small and diversity businesses as well as environmental and sustainability initiatives within the government, Ms. Potts works with industry and educational institutions to help develop business opportunities and provide training. She is considered a leading expert for small/ diversity businesses and served as NC delegate to the Small Business Advisory Council to the White House in 2010 to 2012 and again from 2014 to 2016.Ms. Potts has been involved in both an advisory and leadership capacity for numerous organizations. She played a major role as an advisor with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality during the Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita cleanup operations. Ms. Potts was also one of twenty top environmental leaders in the nation chosen to join a Green Sustainability panel at the Pentagon, where she helped write the Department of Defense’s Sustainability Plan which serves as the prototype for 36 other agencies. In 2011, Ms. Potts was chosen as an industry advisor to the newly formed Army Energy Initiatives Task Force.

With over thirty years of experience, Ms. Potts has advised more than five thousand clients, identifying opportunities and providing assistance in the procurement of government and commercial contracts. She founded her own company, G and E Advisors (a woman owned, veteran owned small business), to advise small and diversity businesses and has gained a reputation as one of the foremost experts on environmental issues especially concerning remediation and disaster response clean up, water issues and renewal.



Jerome A. Greene

Department of Veteran Affairs

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Born in the Kings county, in Brooklyn New York and was raised by my mother as an only child. I attended Brooklyn Technical High School and graduated in 1978.  I enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to 101st Airborne Division along with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and retired in 1993. I hold Bachelor of Science degrees from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Park University.  I have a Masters of Business Administration and two Masters of Science degrees from Webster University. 

I’m currently a Doctor of Philosophy Ph. D Candidate at Kansas State University majoring in Security Studies.  I have worked for the Justice Department as a District Adjudications Officer and the United States Postal Service as a supervisor.  I started my career with the Department of Veterans Affairs on February 15, 2008 with Regional Counsel.  In March 2009, I accepted a position as the Special Assistant to the Veterans Integrated Service Network 15 Director.  On June 15, 2016 I accepted a position as the Small Business Liaison for the Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network Contracting office 6.   


Aregnaz Mooradian areg

Small Business Federal Contracting

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Aregnaz Mooradian is a Lead Business Opportunity Specialist working with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office in Charlotte. She supports North Carolina’s portfolio of 8(a) certified firms to provide business development assistance and to assist in navigating the federal small business procurement space. She also works with buying agencies and small business specialists to facilitate small business contract awards.  Aregnaz began with SBA as a Business Opportunity Specialist in 2013 at the Arizona District Office in Phoenix. 

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions:Access to Capital (Business Financing)SBA provides small businesses with an array of financing for small businesses from the smallest needs in microlending - to substantial debt and equity investment capital (venture capital).Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training)SBA provides free individual face-to-face, and internet counseling for small businesses, and low-cost training to nascent entrepreneurs and established small businesses in over 1,800 locations throughout the United States and US territories.

Pam Racer pracer

Government Procurement Counselor

NC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) 


Contracting with the government can be a challenging process. We are here to help you through it.

The Procurement Technical Assistance Program was established to expand the number of business capable of participating in government contracts.  The program is administered by DLA's Office of Small Business in cooperation with states, local governments and nonprofit organizations. Under the program, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) help businesses pursue and perform under contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local governments and with government prime contractors. Most of the assistance the PTACs provides is free.


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Holly M. Yanker

Manager, Business Counseling Team

Business Link North Carolina (BLNC)


Holly has over 20 years of experience working with large and small businesses both for profit and nonprofits.  She has been involved with BLNC for over five years where she helps clients in Spanish and English with business compliance.

Business Link helps new businesses and existing businesses with regulatory information in North Carolina.  Each state has different rules and regulations. Holly and her team in 2017 helped over 22K clients. Besides direct business experience, Holly has several business degrees and certifications:

Degrees – MBA -International Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA (formerly known as Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA); MA -Latin American Studies & International Development and BS – Marketing from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Certifications - Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute; Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University and Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) from the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE).                 

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Joe Tew

Federal Business Development Professional


Joe Tew joined the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) on May 1, 2017 as a Federal Business Development Professional. In this role he: connects North Carolina businesses and organizations to Department of Defense and federal business opportunities; identifies lucrative and attractive solicitations and provides this info to NC businesses; helps match North Carolina capabilities with federal requirements; and helps North Carolina companies prepare, present and execute strategies to win federal business. He also executes other assignments to support the NCMBC mission to leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina.

Joe is a retired Army Aviation Officer, Pilot, Maintenance Test Pilot and Aviation Maintenance and Logistics officer. His assignments included Commander, Operations Officer, Personnel Officer and Maintenance Operations officer. Prior to active duty, Joe was a NCO and Commissioned Officer in the North Carolina Army National Guard. He deployed for multiple combat tours and served 4 years in the North Carolina Army National Guard, 10 years on active duty and 10 years in the United States Army Reserve.

In addition to his military service, Joe’s experience includes:

  • ·L-3 Vertex Regional Aviation Sustainment Maintenance-East Business Manager (Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Drum, NY, Hunter Army Airfield, GA)
  • ·Hupp Aerospace Logistics Services Group Director (Defense and Commercial Aviation Repair Parts Kitting Business Development)
  • ·United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence Senior Technical Analyst (UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter capabilities requirements and modifications project/program management)
  • ·General Electric Lighting Kentucky Glass Plant Human Resources and Labor Relations Manager

Joe is originally from Fayetteville, NC. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Joe is excited about reestablishing his North Carolina roots, working to achieve significant economic and community improvements and helping North Carolina maintain and improve its status as the best place to live, work and prosper.


SmallBusinessLogoUSAF Small Business Program
Mike McWilliams: Small Business Portfolio Manager/Resource Manager

Over 30 years’ experience in various positions to include Nuclear Missile Operations, Acquisitions/Logistics Program Management at the Air Force Product Center, Air Logistics Command and Headquarters Air Staff, Air Force Small Business Industrial Modernization Office, and Acquisition/Logistics Support on DoD’s largest acquisition program, the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Currently in the Air Force Small Business Program Management Office, Air Force HQ Pentagon.

 Previously served as:

  • Acting Deputy Director, Air Force Small Business Programs, Air Force HQ, Pentagon.
  • Deputy Director, Logistics Support Products, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office, Washington D.C.
  • Deputy Director, Warfighter Integration, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office, Washington, D.C.
  • Chief /Director of all Air Force Acquisition Policy, Air Force Assistant Secretary (Acquisition) SAF/AQ, Air Force HQ, Pentagon.
  • Acquisition Program Element/ Budget Officer, Air Force Assistant Secretary (Acquisition) SAF/AQ, Air Force HQ, Pentagon.
  • Acquisition Program Manager, Air Force Aircraft Loader Program Office. Warner Robins, GA.
  • Acquisition Program Manager, Manufacturing Officer, Air Force Material Command Wright-Patterson AFB.
  • Chief of Air Force Small Business Industrial Modernization Program, Air Force Material Command Engineering, Wright –Patterson AFB.

Currently servings as:

Small Business Program Manager/Resource Manager/Chief of Staff for Air Force Small Business Programs to include:

  • Providing program oversight for all small business outreach programs
    • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business program
    • Historically Underutilized Business Zone
    • Woman Owned Small Business Program
    • Section 8(a) Program
    • University/Minority Institution programs
  •  Air Force Small Business Resource Manager and Air Force Small Business Office Strategic Resources Planning (Budget and Human Resources)
  •   Acquisition Program Manager under Air Force Office of Small Business Programs
  •   Coordinating with Program Executive Offices (PEOs), Air Force and Major Commands (MAJCOMs) to ensure small business participation is maximized


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Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)
“Doing Business with MarCorpSysCom”
Austin Johnson: Deputy Director MCSC OSBP

The Marine Corps Systems Command Office of Small Business Programs is the gateway for small businesses.
This includes veteran-owned, service-disabled, HUBZone, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small businesses. Over the last five years, the office has met or exceeded nearly all of its federal small-business targets. Small business
and a competitive, healthy industrial base are vital to the long-term success and affordability of the Department of
the Navy as well as our national security.

The Small Business Program promotes acquisition opportunities where small businesses can best support the needs of our Marines and Sailors. Through policy, advocacy and training, we foster industry innovation, technology development, and the acquisition of quality products, services, and solutions from small business providers. Our vision is to ensure small businesses are the first option in the acquisition planning process.


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“Doing Business with NAVFAC”
Kim Vallone: Small Business Procurement Specialist

The NAVFAC OSBP team is comprised of highly skilled and dedicated business professionals located at each NAVFAC contracting office.  We identify and communicate samll business opportunities; establish internal program targets and objectives; track and communciate achievments; and provide expertise to command and industry representatives on all small business program issues.




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Dale Terry

Small Business Utilization Officer

GSA provides the best value for government and the American people.

The Mid-Atlantic Office of Small Business Utilization is GSA's regional advocate for small, minority, veteran,
service-disabled veteran, HUBZone and women-owned businesses.This office is committed to providing access to federal business opportunities to small businesses, and to working with the GSA's acquisition community to reach the goals that have been mandated by law.

GSA has been delivering the best value in real estate, acquisition and technology services, to the federal government and American people for more than 67 years. 
By using the purchasing power of the federal government, we will drive down prices, deliver better value, and reduce costs to our customer agencies.
As a result, these agencies can focus their resources and attention on their core missions.

We will also step up our efforts to save agencies money by creating 10 new ways that the entire government can purchase resources smarter and more efficiently.
In addition, we are looking to maximize the value of our real estate assets and reduce our federal footprint. At the same time, we are looking to help
our partner agencies find the space and services they need to serve the American people.  GSA will ensure that doing business with us is as easy
and reliable as possible by simplifying and streamlining our processes and systems. We are dedicated to providing an excellent customer
experience for our partner agencies and vendors. GSA will create a culture of continuous improvement by always searching for better
ways to meet our customers’ needs and expectations.




United CapitalUnited Capital


Helping Businesses Get Working Capital

Working capital is essential for a growing business but sometimes it can be a juggling act, particularly when you are first starting out or especially when you are experiencing a growth spurt. Growth can be tricky!   

You need capital to help you grow and it can take weeks or even months for clients to pay their B2B invoices, stifling your progress and often your ability to fill subsequent orders for them. United Capital Funding can help you in a number of ways so that you can simply do what you do best — serve your clients.  

How? Some of the ways we serve our clients include: providing funding using your B2B Accounts Receivables as collateral, payroll funding and professional consulting services that help you leverage our expertise. When it comes to working capital and funding, the United Capital Funding team is experts and we are known for helping companies hit the next level in their quest for success.





7am Early Registration   •   7:30am - 3:30pm Conference Sessions   •   ExpoBragg Trade Show 2018



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