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Women in Federal Government Contracting: Roundtable for Success

Thu 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting

Join us for a candid conversation with these 4 women executives in federal government contracting, moderated by the President of Tampa’s most successful woman-owned federal contractor, Wittenberg Weiner (WWC). Have a question? Looking to scale your business so that you’re working ON your business’ success as a manager, not IN your business as an employee? These women will share their insights and actions that took them from good to great in federal contracting. Dr. Nancy P. Crews is Chief Executive Officer and owner of Custom Manufacturing & Engineering™ (CME™), an electronic & electrical designer and manufacturer of power management/distribution equipment, sensors, and test & calibration equipment with a 20 year history. Under Dr. Crews’ leadership, CME is a mature, innovative small business continuing to advance its designs, our own products, as well as continuing our Mission: “We Love to Design & Build Customer Solutions.” CME recently was recognized by Grow FL as a 2018 Companies To Watch and recently named a finalist for the Sterling Manufacturing Excellence Award. Stacie Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of Sencommunications, Inc., a WBE, WOSB and HubZone certified business, where she has spent over 28 years working in the field of communication technology products and services. Stacie was named the 2019 Florida PTAC at USF’s Business Person of the Year by focusing on Federal Government sales and increasing revenue in that sector by over one million dollars. Sencommunications is celebrating their 30th year in business this year and is consistently ranked as a “Top Woman Owned Business” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Tricia Ricke, VP and CFO for Federal Contracts Corp, a service-disabled owned, hubzone certified company providing heavy equipment, through rent or purchase, to federal agencies for over 15 years. Tricia has more than 25 years in sales, marketing and management experience in the database and managerial sectors. She manages the company’s GSA and other federal contracts and was instrumental in the awarding of a SBA Regional Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year designation to FCC. Mercedes Young, CEO, Vivid Consulting Group: Mercedes is the majority owner of a Tampa-based civil engineering/surveying company. Currently, her company has made great gains in the energy vertical, mostly serving as a sub-contractor to some very recognizable companies in that sector. Her passion for excellence in serving others has led her to numerous organizational leadership roles: She currently provides direction as Chairwoman, American Association of Blacks in Energy; serves as the Chairwoman and Trustee for the Latin Chamber of Commerce; and Chairwoman, National Association of Black Women in Construction. Vivid Consulting Group is known for its tenacious drive to continued growth. Moderator: Lauren Weiner, President of Wittenberg Weiner Consulting was recently awarded the largest contract to a women-owned business in the history of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), making WWC one of the largest government contracting firms in the Tampa Bay region. Under two different Presidential administrations, she oversaw policy development, implementation and performance assessment for multiple Federal agencies. Lauren was Co-Founder of In Gear Career, now part of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring our Heroes program, as well as a co-founder of the Homefront Rising program which trains military spouses for roles in politics, policy and advocacy.

Speaker(s): Dorothy Tucker, CPA Warren Averett. Facilitator: Karen Krymski, Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center, University of South Florida

Co-Sponsor(s): ServisFirst, Gulfcoast Underwriters, & Bass Berry Sims

*Full Breakfast Included with Fee *Pre-Registration Required. No Walk-Ins

Fee: $ 15.00

Payment must be made online with Visa or Mastercard

Phone: 813.905.5829


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