10th Annual Small Business Conference

""Army & Small Business: Partners for Success""

1 - 2 November 2006

McLean, VA


Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Welcome & Introduction:

Opening Remarks:

Continuing Opportunities for Small Businesses

Update on the State of the Army Small Business Program

  • Ms. Tracey L. Pinson, Director, Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Office of the Secretary of the Army

The Outlook for Small Business

  • Mr. Joel Szabat, Chief of Staff, US Small Business Administration Networking Reception in the Display Area


Thursday, November 2, 2006

Breakout Sessions - Special Interest Topics
Panel: "Industry Insights"

Panel: "Assistance & Opportunities"

  • Ms. Elaine C. Duke, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Mr. Lee Thompson, Assistant Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Policy & Procurement) - Iraq/Afghanistan, HQs, Department of the Army
  • Ms. Wendy Despres, Mentor-Protégé Program & Subcontracting, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, HQs, Department of the Army
  • Mr. Steve Marion, Senior Program Director, Supplier Management, FCS, The Boeing Company

Panel: "Open Question Period"
Moderator: Mr. Jeffrey Parsons, Director, Command Contracting, US Army Materiel Command

  • Ms. Marlene Cruze, Executive Director, Acquisition Center, US Army Aviation and Missile Command
  • Mr. Edward Elgart, Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting (PARC), US Army Communications-Electronics Command
  • Mr. Martin Green, Acting PARC, US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command
  • Mr. James Loehrl, PARC, US Army Field Support Command
  • Mr. James Warrington, Director of Contracting, US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center

Matching Your Personnel Requirements with Available Talent

  • Mr. Steven R. Clark, Director, Military Severely Injured Center, Pentagon Detachment, Department of Defense