Treasury Small Business Day March 9

Treasury Small Business Day March 9

The Department of the Treasury, Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) would like to take this opportunity to invite you and you to Treasury’s Industry Day on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD  20910.  The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. with networking and light refreshments being served and conclude at 2:00 p.m.  For additional details regarding this event please reference the attachment and the agenda shown below:


Thursday, March 9, 2017

9:00am – Check-in – Exhibits – Refreshments

10:00am – 10:45am – Plenary Session

Welcome Remarks:

Jose Arrieta, Director, Office of IT Schedule Contract Operations, Office of Acquisition Management, Office of Information Technology Category (ITC), U.S. Department of General Services Administration (GSA)

Georgette “Gigi” Godwin, President & CEO, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Ron Perry, President of the National 8(a) Association; President, Teya Technologies LLC. – an 8(a) Certified Alaska Native Corporation


Champions at Treasury Award Presentation:

LaTonya Bowman – Treasury Small Business Specialist Champion

Michael Briskin – Treasury Acquisition Law Champion

Pamela Wilson – Treasury Small Business Vendor Community Champion

Lorraine Cole, Ph.D. – Treasury Diversity and Inclusion Champion

Iris Cooper – Treasury Small and Disadvantaged Business Procurement Champion

Martina Williams – Treasury Small Business Advocate Champion

Sean Bennett – Making Home Affordable Program Champion


Sonny Bhagowalia,  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems (DAS-IS) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Keynote (Confirmed Speaker)

11:00am – 11:45am – Breakout Sessions

Fenton Room

Capability Statement Essentials presented by Gloria Larkin, President, TargetGov

Ellsworth Room

Mentor Protégé Program Updates presented by John W. Klein Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, U.S. Small Business Administration and Pamela J. Mazza, Partner, PilieroMazza PLLC

Spring Room

Graduating out of the 8(a) Program: Now What?  Pathways for Successpresented by Melvin E. Clark Jr., Chief Executive Officer, G. W. Peoples Contracting Company, Inc.

12:00pm – 2:00pm – Buffet Lunch

12:00pm – 2:00pm – Matchmaking

Pre-scheduled One-on-One Matchmaking Sessions with Treasury Buyers, Primes and Mentors. Federal Government Hosts: U.S. Department of the Treasury, United States Postal Service, Federal Reserve Board, OPM (Other Federal Agencies Invited).

We look forward to seeing you at the Treasury Industry Day.  To register for this event please go to there are questions, please feel free to call me at (202) 622-8213 or via email at