2018 Small Business Conference PowerPoint Presentations

(Please click on the below sessions for easy download) 


Pre-Intensives, Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tailored Techniques for Winning Government Contracts - Donna Freitas, Valiant Integrated Services (No PowerPoint Presentation)

Financial Options for Small Businesses - Matt Stavish, Republic Capital Access; Cassius Butts, Capital Fortitude Business Advisors; and Tia Kavas, Herring Bank Capital Solutions

Master Class - Using Your 8(a) Certification to Drive Growth Now and After Graduation - Gloria Larkin, TargetGov

Marketing as a Diverse Supplier from Capability Statements to Social Media - Cesar Nadar, XCorp Solutions and Michele Ruiz, Ruiz Strategies

Price to Win – Strategies for Bid Pricing - Stephanie Alexander, BOOST; Jim Campbell, Axim Fringe Solutions Group; and Chris Porter, FCE Benefits (Please contact events@national8aassociation.org for FCE Benefits Presentation)

Boot Camp for Small Businesses - Roni Briggs, OSIYO; Paul Johnson; Highliner Consulting Group, LLC; Jack Beecher, Mahorsky Group; and Tom Johnson; Set-Aside Alert (No PowerPoint Presentation)


Day 1, January 31, 2018

Top Ten Legal Issues for Small Businesses - Moderator: Robb Wong, Small Business Administration, Panelists: John Klein, Small Business Administration; Christine Williams, Outlook Law; and Edward DeLisle, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

How to Diversify & Expand – Minority Goals on Supplier Diversity in 2018 - Moderator: Diane Dempsey, BAE Systems, Panelists: Emily Harman, U.S. Navy; Tommy Marks, U.S. Army; Ludmilla Parnell, General Dynamics; and Michael Townsend, SAIC (No PowerPoint Presentation)

Developing and Executing a Successful Government Contracting Business Plan - Carlos Garcia, KIRA

Navigating the Mentor Protégé Process Including JVs & the New SBA All Small Program - John Klein, Small Business Administration; Fritz Meyer, EA Engineering; Alan Fillip, AMEC Foster Wheeler; and Steven Koprince, Koprince Law, LLC

Agency Panel: Understanding the Acquisition Process with Non FAR Government Agencies - Marleitha Williams, Federal Reserve Board and Tony Ortiz, Federal Aviation Administration

Agency Panel: Doing Business with NASA - Moderator: Glenn Delgado, NASA Headquarters, Panelists: Virginia Lynn Garrison, Marshall Space Flight Center; Charles Williams, Johnson Space Center; Joyce McDowell, Kennedy Space Center; and Mary Helen Ruiz, The Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Subcontracting with Defense and Aerospace Contractors - Diane Dempsey, BAE Systems; Susannah Raheb, Lockheed Martin; Monica Graham, Northrop Grumman; Wayne Pizer, CACI; and Elaine Clemens, The Boeing Company (No PowerPoint Presentation Available)

Agency Panel: Doing Business with the Agency for International Development - Mauricio Vera, USAID

The SBA 8(a) Program A-Z the Legal Details - Moderator: LaTanya Channel, Small Business Administration, Panelists: Jon DeVore, Birch, Horton, Bittner & Cherot P.C.; Walter Featherly, Holland & Knight LLP; and Tony Franco, PilieroMazza PLLC (No PowerPoint Presentation)

Agency Panel: Doing Business with the Department of the Interior - Christopher Bell, Department of the Interior Headquarters

Understanding the Impact of a Dun & Bradstreet Number - Amber Colley, Dun & Bradstreet (Please contact events@national8aassociation.org for Presentation)

Small Business Resources: Inside Information from the Experts - Misty Mayes, Women Impacting Public Policy; Eric Dailey, National Veteran Small Business Coalition; and Barbara Ashe, Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) (No PowerPoint Presentation)

Agency Panel: Doing Business with Federal Financial Regulators - Madelynn Orr, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; Marleitha Williams, Federal Reserve Board; and John Moses, Securities and Exchange Commission (No PowerPoint Presentation Available)

Agency Panel: Advice from the OSDBU Directors’ Desk - Janet Scott, Department of Education; Charles Smith, Department of Energy; Adrianna Clark, Department of Transportation; and Tatia Evelyn-Bellamy, Defense Contract Management Agency

What you Need to Know about Construction Bonding: Basics to Advanced - Tamara Murray, Small Business Administration


Day 2, February 1, 2018

Agency Panel: Doing Business with the Army Corps of Engineers - Michelle Stratton Morales, Army Corps of Engineers; Linda Spadaro, Army Corps of Engineers; and Prisco ERIC Ravelli, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (No PowerPoint Presentation)

Agency Panel: Doing Business with the Department of Veterans Affairs - Thomas Leney, Department of Veterans Affairs

Subcontracting with Construction Contractors - Moderator: Brynn Huneke, The Associated General Contractors of America, Panelists: Layli Pietri, Balfour Beatty and James Harper, Hensel Phelps (No PowerPoint Presentation)

2018 Forecasting Strategies for Small Businesses - Kevin Plexico, Deltek; Stephanie Alexander, govmates; and Katie Bilek, govmates

Agency Panel: Doing Business with the Department of Defense - Lee Rosenberg, Missile Defense Agency; Paul Ward, United States Special Operations Command; Karen Mumford, Defense Intelligence Agency; and Dennis Guadarrama, Department of the Air Force (No PowerPoint Presentation)

Doing Business with the Department of Energy’s NNSA Laboratories (No PowerPoint Presentation)

  • Doing Business with Los Alamos National Laboratory - Christopher Fresquez, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Doing Business with Sandia National Laboratories - Marie A. Myszkier, Sandia National Laboratories

Subcontracting with Prime Contractors - Shawn Ralston, AECOM; Donna Freitas, Valiant Integrated Services; and Rhonda Sammon, Harris Corporation

Financing Growth When Winning Contracts and/or Buying a Small Business with Federal Contract Assets - Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Live Oak Bank; T.J. Merlo, Live Oak Bank; and Paul Serotkin, Windwalker Group LLC

Beyond Alphabet Soup: Cyber Security and Small Business - Srinivas Atluri, Anvaya Solutions, Inc. and Robert Tompkins, Holland & Knight LLP

Which Vehicle is Right For Your Business – An Overview of GSA Schedules, GWACS & Beyond - Moderator: Judy Bradt, Summit Insight, Panelists: Robert Coen, General Services Administration; Chasity Ash, General Services Administration; and Mike Pullen, CGI Federal

Agency Panel: Doing Business with DHS - Sharon Phillips, Department of Homeland Security and Robert Boone, Transportation Security Administration (No PowerPoint Presentation)

Protests, Claims & REAs – A Sensical Approach - Michelle Kantor, McDonald Hopkins LLC; Cy Alba, PilieroMazza PLLC; and David Rose, Rose Consulting, LLC

Effective Procurement Strategies – Agency Perspectives on Small Business Procurement in 2018 - Moderator: Kevin Brancato, Bloomberg Government, Panelists: Alice Williams, Department of Defense; Tommy Marks, Army; Angela Washington, Minority Business Development Agency; and Joyce McDowell, NASA Kennedy Space Center

Ask SBA: Question and Answer Session Closing - Robb Wong, Small Business Administration; John Klein, Small Business Administration; LaTanya Channel, Small Business Administration (No PowerPoint Presentation)