"Breakfast with the Pentagon"
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Room: Washington

Ticket Required

Keynote Address

V. Muck

Valerie L. Muck
United States Air Force 
Director: Small Business Programs - Pentagon

Ms. Valerie L. Muck, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Air Force Small Business Programs, located in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. She is responsible for policy, advocacy, execution and advice pertaining to Small Business Programs and personnel throughout the Department.  Ms. Muck began her government career in 1983 as an enlisted member of the U.S. Air Force. She began her civilian career with the Air Force Audit Agency i 1989 as a co-operative education student and has held audit positions at various locations and levels of responsibility throughout the Air Force Aundit Agency - including Assistant Auditor General, Acquisition, Logistics and Financial Audits Directorate; Chief, Policy, Oversight, and Systems Division, Operations Directorate; associate director; program manager; audit manager; team chief; and auditor. Her most recent assignment was Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C. She oversaw the integration of full-life cycle acquisition equities into strategy, requirements, policy, processes, funding, program execution, information technology, and workforce management.


THE AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS IS ATTUNED TO SMALL BUSINESS NEEDS. WE'RE ORGANIZED TO USE POLICY, PROGRAMS, STRATEGY, ASSISTANCE AND OPERATIONS TO ENSURE THE AIR FORCE BENEFITS FROM ALL THAT SMALL BUSINESS HAVE TO OFFER TO MEET MISSION REQUIREMENTS.

 

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Cynthia Lee
United States Army
Program Manager: Office of Small Business Programs - Pentagon

Woman Owned Small Business & Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

Ms Cynthia Lee currently holds the position of Program Manager (PM) in the HQ, Army Office of Small Business Programs with responsibility over the Women-Owned Small Business Program and the 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business Program.   She is also the Department of the Army representative on the Federal Acquisition Regulation Small Business Council.   She has held the position as PM for the past seven (7) years.   Prior to her current assignment, she served as an Army Command Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs for thirteen (13) years.

She started her procurement career in 1987 as a DOD intern, Ft Monroe, VA. Since that time, her career has progressively developed through varying procurement assignments as Contract Specialist, Contract Administrator, Contracting Officer to her current position.   Her assignments have included Ft Benning, GA; Ft Dix, NJ; the Baltimore District Corps of Engineers (Ft Belvoir, VA Section), Defense Supply Service-Washington, Pentagon; the Military District of Washington, Ft McNair, DC; and the Army Contracting Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA.

Throughout her career, she has received numerous performance awards and citations. She is a previous recipient of the Secretary of the Army Award for significant contributions to the Army Small Business Program.

Ms. Lee holds a Master of Science Degree in Contract and Acquisition Management, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Virginia State University, Petersburg,VA.

Ms. Lee is a Level III certified acquisition professional and a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.

 

 

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