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Session Overview for The ASBC Fifth Anniversary Conference and Awards Dinner (ASBC5) April 23rd

Saturday, April 04, 2009  
Posted by: Guy Timberlake
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Session Overview for The ASBC Fifth Anniversary Conference and Awards Dinner (ASBC5) April 23rd

Columbia, MD and Tysons Corner, VA (ASBC5) - - On Thursday, April 23, 2009,The American Small Business Coalition (The ASBC) celebrates five years of support to the government sector with a high-value information event featuring unparalled networking opportunities at the Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner. Attendees will be treated to breakfast and lunch keynotes, morning and afternoon breakout sessions and an energy-filled cocktail reception and awards dinner featuring The ASBC Annual Member Awards and more!

Sessions confirmed for ASBC5 include: (click on session title for details)

Washington Breakfast Club™: Current Acquisition Initiatives
David A. Drabkin, Acting Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement Executive, General Services Administration


Morning Breakout: Impact of the New Administration on DHS Procurments
Soraya Correa, Director, Office of Procurement Operations, Department of Homeland Security


Morning Breakout: Effective Market Research
Judy Bradt, President, Summit Insight


Morning Breakout: A Cloud Computing Discussion
Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration


Morning Breakout: Procurement Integrity and Ethics Compliance Update
Joan George, Co-Founder, Core Business Training and
Tom Petruska, Principal, Contracts Unlimited


Morning Breakout: Doing Business with Mission and Installation Contracting Command
Delores Thompson-Gad, Assistant Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Mission and Installtion Contracting Command, Directorate of Contracting, Fort Belvoir


Morning Breakout: Government Contract Pricing Overview
Molley Gimmel, Executive Vice President, Deign-to-Delivery, Inc.


Morning Breakout: 11 Essential Steps for Marketing to the Government
Becky Sheetz-Runkle, Vice President, Q2 Marketing



Afternoon Breakout: Leveraging Your Partnership with GSA for Stimulus Opportunities
Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Assisted Acquisition Services, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

Amanda Fredriksen, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, General Supplies and Services, Federal Acquisition Service

Mary Powers-King, Director, GWAC and IT Schedule Programs, Integrated Technology Services
, Federal Acquisition Service

Houston Taylor, Director, Program Analysis Division, Office of Acquisition Management, Federal Acquisition Service

Kendra Turner, Director, Industry Relations Division, Office of Acquisition Management, Public Buildings Service


Afternoon Breakout: Secrets of Succesful Recruiting and Retention
(Panel Discussion)
Moderator: Eve Framinan, President and CEO, TPO, Inc.

For additional information and to register for The ASBC Fifth Anniversary Conference and Awards Dinner (ASBC5), visit

About The American Small Business Coalition
The American Small Business Coalition is a membership organization exclusively focused on supporting the development of relationships, best practices and market intelligence for companies doing business in the government sector. Our primary goal is ensuring that government agencies are able to identify viable and vetted companies who can support their mission requirements, and that those companies have access to an established and trusted community of current and retired leaders from Government and Industry.

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