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Natalia Olson-Urtecho, Regional Administrator, SBA and Denise Turner Roth, Deputy Administrator, GSA to Headline SBC 2014
[April 22, 2014]

Natalia Olson-Urtecho, Regional Administrator, SBA and Denise Turner Roth, Deputy Administrator, GSA to Headline SBC 2014

FAIRFAX, Va. --(Business Wire)--

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) will host the 8th Annual Small Business Conference on April 24, 2014 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. The one-day education and training event will feature more than 100 government agency speakers alongside industry leaders to discuss the impact of the latest administration's policies, challenges and opportunities for small businesses in government contracting.

Press must RSVP by Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. to



Natalia Olson-Urtecho, Regional Administrator, Mid-Atlantic Region, SBA

Denise Turner Roth, Deputy Administrator, GSA (News - Alert) (assumed office March 2014)

Eugene Cornelius, Deputy Associate Administrator, Small Business Administration

Kenneth Dodds, Director, Policy, Planning and Liaison, Small Business Administration

Emily Murphy, Senior Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business

Kevin Plexico, Vice President, Deltek

Prashant Gaur, President, Credence Management Solutions, LLC

Kimberley Hayes, CEO and Co-Founder, The Ambit Group



Key highlights of the 8th Annual SBC include:

Small Business Smackdown III - Small Business influencers from DHS, SBA, DHA and GSA will participate in an open and lively discussion on creating practical solutions for optimizing existing roles/relationships with government entities. Confirmed speakers include: Sandra Broadnax, NGA; Tarrazzia Martin, HUD; Kevin Boshears, DHS; Eugene Cornelius, SBA and Kay Ely, GSA with provocateurs Chris Dorobek (GovLoop) and Kimberly Hayes (The Ambit Group).


Matchmaking Session - This collaborative session - the largest of its kind in the nation - will pair small businesses with prime contractors and government agency officials from DIA, NASA, NGA, ARMY, DHS, CFPB, FAA, DOI and more to build relationships and provide crucial insights into insertion into the government ecosystem. Industry representatives include CACI, CenturyLink, Dell, HP, IBM (News - Alert), Northrup Grumman, SAIC, SERCO and UNISYS.


Federal Workshops - Government agencies including NSA, DIA, USDA, NASA, DOI, DHS and VA will present and discuss specific objectives they are looking to accomplish and how small business can help achieve these goals.


Small Business Advocacy Award - This inaugural award will acknowledge stakeholders who have made a significant impact in promoting the growth and development of small businesses.


Visit the full event agenda for complete details of SBC 2014.



Thursday, April 24, 2014 (7:45 am - 4:45 pm ET)



Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

About ACT-IAC (News - Alert) - Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and Action

ACT-IAC is the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and an example of how government and industry work together. ACT-IAC is a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government through collaboration and education. The organization provides an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum where government and industry are working together to develop innovative strategies, effective and efficient solutions and best practices. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).

Learn more about our organization and how to become a member at or call (703) 208-4800.

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