Agenda for ChallengeHER Boston, MA

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Boston Agenda
8:00 to 9:00 REGISTRATION / BREAKFAST / NETWORKING
9:00 to 9:30  OPENING WELCOME
Robert Nelson, District Director, SBA
Jabes Rojas, Deputy Chief of Staff, Access and Opportunity, Commonwealth of MA
Karilyn Crockett, Director of Economic Policy and Research, City of Boston
Welcome from the Office of Senator Edward J. Markey
9:30 to 9:45 THE STATE OF WOMEN IN FEDERAL CONTRACTING
Jane Campbell, President, Women Impacting Public Policy
9:45 to 10:30 LEVERAGING YOUR WOSB CERTIFICATION
Amy Kim, WOSB Manager, Office of Government Contracting, SBA
Khanh Nguyen, Procurement Center Representative, SBA
10:30 to 10:45 BREAK
10:45 to 11:30 UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL BUYERS
Moderator: Janette Fasano, Area Director, Office of Government Contracting, SBA
Panelist:
Eva Marie D’Antuono, Small Business Specialist, USACE New England District
Christopher Sao, Small Business Advocate, US Army Soldier System
Jerry D. Smith, Director,  GSA, Regional Office of Small Business Utilization (ROSBU), New England Region
Kathy Echols, Small Business Program Manager, Abt Associates
11:30 to 11:45 Close of Plenary Sessions and Instructions for Break out
11:45 to 12:30 Conference Room A Conference Room B Conference Room C
SBA Loans – Getting to Yes!  How it Works and Tips for Success
Ili Spahiu, Lead Lender Relations Specialist, SBA
Jill Beresford, Senior Business Advisor, MA Small Business Development Center
Ramesh Advani, Counselor, SCORE
Techniques for Writing Winning Proposals
Sandra Ledbetter
Government Sales Advisor, MA Small Business Development Center
Kristina Camerota, Procurement Analyst, MA PTAC
SBA New All-Small Mentor Protégé Program
Nadine Boone, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist, SBA

2017-08-17 All Partners (squared) Boston