Improve Your Supplier Diversity Program

registerToday’s Supplier Diversity Program Managers and Small Business Liaison Officers face many challenges while implementing and sustaining supplier diversity programs (e.g. interpreting Federal Acquisition Regulations, understanding Subcontracting Requirements, applying Federal Preference Programs, Subcontracting Reporting System Process and Requirements, etc.).

The Supplier Diversity Workshop will provide information and tools necessary for supplier diversity managers and small business liaison officers like you to strengthen their supplier diversity knowledge and to apply this knowledge in improving their supplier diversity program.

In addition, the friendly and educational format provides an excellent opportunity to build a network with other supplier diversity professionals.

Registration Details >>


8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration/Check In
8:30 – 8:45 AM Welcome
Sandra Dennison, Western Carolina University SBTDC Regional Center Director
8:45 – 9:30 AM Federal Regulation Updates
Rebecca Barbour, NC PTAC Counselor
9:30 – 9:45 AM BREAK
9:45 – 10:45 AM Professionalism
Diane Dempsey, BAE Systems
10:45 – 12:00 PM Small Business Subcontracting Plan -vs- Participation Plan
Diane Dempsey, BAE Systems
12:00 – 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 – 1:45 PM What to Expect from a DCMA Desk Review
Hudson Oliveira, RTI International
1:45 – 2:15 PM From Senior Buyer to SBLO in 10 Seconds
Lisa Leal, Actuation Systems, Sensors & Controls Division, Curtiss-Wright
2:15 – 2:30 PM BREAK
2:30 – 3:00 PM Small Business Administration (SBA) 
Joe Anne Schaefer and Aregnaz Mooradian
3:00 – 3:30 PM PTAC’s as a Resource
Mark Mills, NC PTAC Program Director
3:30 – 4:00 PM Open Discussion/Q&A/Wrap Up


Coming Soon.


US Cellular Center
87 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801


Mark Mills, NC PTAC Program Director, (828) 322-5380 or
Brittany Keller, PTAC Student Intern, (828) 232-5126 ext. 23 or