WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. General Services Administration Deputy Administrator Katy Kale welcomed leaders from small and mid-sized businesses and other organizations, including those from underserved communities, to GSA headquarters to provide input and feedback on challenges they face and strategies for success as federal contractors. Also present were Krystal Brumfield, Associate Administrator, Chief Acquisition Officer, Office of Government-wide Policy, and Exodie C. Roe III, Associate Administrator, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and other senior leaders from GSA, Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

As part of its Equity Action Plan, top GSA leaders discussed GSA's ongoing work to advance equity in federal procurement. This effort builds on the Biden-Harris Administration accomplishments to increase marketplace participation rates and the amount of federal contracting dollars awarded to small businesses, including those from underserved communities.

The discussion highlighted federal tools and best practices that contribute to company success, how the government can contribute to that success, and what challenges and opportunities they see in federal contracting. Topics included new efforts between the federal government and small businesses, expanding contract opportunities for underserved communities, and more.

The below companies and organizations were in attendance:

  • Juanita Logan, Vice President, Global Corporate Impact, World Wide Technology.
  • Heidi Gerding, CEO, Heitech Services.
  • Karen Barbour, President, The Barbour Group.
  • Elizabeth Sullivan, President, Madison Services Group.
  • Qin Li, CEO, Soliel LLC.
  • Tonya Saunders, Mid-Tier Advocacy Inc.
  • Maria Frizelle Roberts, CEO, MFR Consultants.
  • Ricardo Martinez, CEO, Project Enhancement Corp.
  • Terry Speigner, President & CEO, NGEN.
  • Catherine Meloy, President & CEO, Goodwill Greater Washington.
  • Baylee Anderson, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
  • Miranda Bouldin, President & CEO, LogiCore Corporation.


About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing over $100 billion in products and services via federal contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA's mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA.

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