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Agenda

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Below is a list of Agencies / Primes that we have confirmed at Match Making for this event. 
The list grows every day, so check back regularly!

Register

Time

Illinois A

BREAKOUT

Match Making

7:00 – 8:00 AM

REGISTRATION / BREAKFAST / NETWORKING

8:00 – 8:30 AM

OPENING WELCOME

THE INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS AND POLICY

CANDACE WATERMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO, WOMEN IMPACTING PUBLIC POLICY
DENNIS BARTOW, DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OFFICE OF SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS
THE HONORABLE DICK DURBIN, UNITED STATES SENATE (invited)
HEDY RATNER, FOUNDER, CO-PRESIDENT EMERITA CONSULTANT, WOMEN’S BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

   

8:30 – 9:00 AM

SBA Update on the WOSB Federal Contracting Program

Mark Ferguson, Deputy District Director, US Small Business Administration

Barbara Carson, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, US Small Business Administration

9:00 – 9:15 AM

BREAK & NETWORKING

 

Emerging Contractors  Illinois A

Advanced Contractors  Illinois B

  Matchmaking  Cardinal

9:15 – 10:15 AM

How to Research the Federal Market

Rita Haake, PTAC Director at College of DuPage

GSA Schedule Consolidation – The Facts You Need to Know

Courtney Fairchild, President, Global Services

Matchmaking

(9:00 to 12:00)

10:15 – 10:30 AM

BREAK & NETWORKING

10:30  – 11:30 AM

How to Market to Agencies and Primes

Maria Galloway, Procurement Center Representative, US Small Business Administration

Building Capacity for More Contracts

Robert Esquivel, Lending Relations Supervisor, US Small Business Administration

Erin Andrew, Managing Director, Government Contract Lending, Live Oak Bank
Margaret Griffin, Sr Vice President, Huntington Bank
Angela Dingle, President & CEO, Ex Nihilo Management
Carolyn Leonard, CEO & Co-Founder, Dymynd and Dymynd Angels

11:30 AM- 11:45

BREAK & NETWORKING

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Capability Briefings

Jaemie Neely, PTAC Director at the Women’s Business Development Center

Strategic Teaming- Mentor Protégé Programs

Rosalyn Putman, Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist, US Small Business Administration

Rebecca Boenigk, CEO, Neutral Posture

Patricia Gill, Central US Federal Sales Manager, Haworth Inc.

           
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Matchmaking

L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES
City of Chicago, Department of Procurement Services
Cook County Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Illinois PTAC at Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
University of Illinois Administration Office of Procurement Diversity – OBFS
IL PTAC
Women’s Business Development Center
U.S. Small Business Administration
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Energy
IL SBDC at Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Illinois SBDC at Economic Strategies Development Corporation (ESDC)