Arnette L. Mayhew

Commercial marketing representative, u.s. small business administration

Arnette L. Mayhew serves as the Commercial Marketing Representative (CMR) for the Office of Government Contracting, Area III in Atlanta, with the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

Mrs. Mayhew is responsible for the Subcontracting Assistance Program for the Southeast Region; assisting prime federal government contractors in identifying small business concerns capable of performing subcontracting work.  She also provides counseling to large contractors on their responsibility to maximize subcontracting opportunities for small business concerns; and performs periodic compliance reviews of large contractors subcontracting plans to ensure small business concerns are provided fair opportunities to obtaining Federal Government contracts. 

 Mrs. Mayhew comes to SBA from U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service where she served as a Contract Specialist certified at Contracting Level III. Mrs. Mayhew has 30 years with the Federal Government, which included 17 years as an 1102 Contract Professional. She has held various acquisition positions during her career: a Contract Specialist with the Army Contracting Command (ACC), located at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD procuring major weapon systems; a Contracting  Officer with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; and last, a Contract Administrator with Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Lockheed Martin Marietta and DCMA Baltimore, Maryland (MD). 

Mrs. Mayhew has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia. Her acquisition experience and knowledge has been directly related to helping the small business community obtain federal business opportunities with the U. S. Government.