My father was a small business owner in southern New Mexico and because of the guidance and support he received from the Small Business Administration, he was able to build a strong business and support our family. This is why the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) priority to expand opportunities for small business hits home for me. I was honored to participate in National Small Business Week’s event in Arlington, TX, on June 18.
At the event, I joined Robert Taylor, SBA Area Director for Government Contracting; Debra Johnson, Director for Procurement for NASA; Don Devoti, Manager Small Business Utilization for Sandia National Laboratories; and Melea Crouse, Assistant Associate Director for the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide information to small businesses on opportunities to work and partner with Federal agencies. Businesses also received updates on the Administration’s small business initiatives and resources available to them in their local communities. During the session, we were able to provide user-friendly guidance to attendees and answer many of their questions.
I am proud to work for an agency that places a priority on expanding opportunities to small businesses.