Agenda for ChallengeHER San Antonio, TX

Thursday, August 8, 2019
(check back frequently for updates on speakers and Match Making)


7:00 – 8:00 AM


8:00 – 8:10 AM


Candace Waterman, President & CEO, Women Impacting Public Policy
Anthony Ruiz, District Director, US Small Business Administration


8:10 – 8:30 AM

The Intersection of Business and Policy: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

8:30 – 9:00 AM

SBA Update: Latest on the WOSB Federal Contracting Program

Sheena Little, Procurement Center Representative, US Small Business Administration

9:00 – 9:15 AM



~ Emerging Contractors ~

~ Advanced Contractors ~

 ~ Matchmaking ~ 

9:15 – 10:15 AM

How to Research the Federal Market

Pete Hunter, Associate Director, US Army Medical Command

GSA Schedule Consolidation – The Facts You Need to Know


(9:00 to 12:00)

10:15 – 10:30 AM


10:30  – 11:30 AM

How to Market to Agencies and Primes

Susannah Munro, Sr. Business Development Specialist, UTSA Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Building Capacity for More Contracts

Cindy Solano, Lead Lender Relations Specialist, US Small Business Administration
Erin Andrew, Managing Director, Government Contract Lending, Live Oak Bank
Julissa Carielo, President, Tejas Premier Building Contractor, Inc.

11:30 AM- 11:45


11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Capability Briefings

Curtis Mohler, Sr. Business Development Specialist, UTSA Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Mentor Protégé Programs

Don Owen, Business Opportunity Specialist, US Small Business Administration
Rebecca Boenigk, CEO, Neutral Posture
Patricia Gill, Central US Federal Sales Manager, Haworth Inc.anager, Haworth Inc.

nfirmed at Match Making for this event.  The list grows every day, so check back regularly!

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Accenture Federal Services LLC
Federal Aviation Administration
Lockheed Martin
502d CONS JBSA-Lackland
338th Specialized Contracting Squadron
773rd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron
772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron
MEDCOM Small Business Programs Office
Department of Information Resources
University of Texas San Antonio – MBDA
City of San Antonio: Economic Development Department
Bexar County SMWBE
US Small Business Administration-San Antonio District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration
MEDCOM Small Business Programs Office