About the Conference

Join the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) of Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia for the Aerospace Business Matchmaker. Held in Athens, Ohio at Ohio University from July 17 -18, 2018 the Matchmaker is an opportunity for businesses, contractors and universities alike to be part of aerospace industry services and contracting. Spots are limited! Register now.

About Matchmaking

A matchmaker offers one-on-one sessions that connect businesses with government agencies, and large prime contractors.  Matchmaking operates as a rapid interviewing process. The structure and flow of the session is determined by the personnel of the buying organizations conducting the interview(s).  Government buyers and large prime contractors will be seated at tables. Businesses will be able to meet with them on a one-on-one basis.

Don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to:

  • Listen to NASA officials, industry leaders and resource partners, and learn how to do business with their agencies.
  • Meet one-on-one with NASA, the U.S. Air Force, Sierra Nevada Corp. and many more.
  • Participate in one-on-one matchmaking opportunities, network with contractors, and pitch your products and services.
  • NASA is committed to providing prime contracting and subcontracting opportunities to small and minority businesses, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI).
  • This event is an opportunity for a variety of industries to meet one-on-one with NASA centers and prime contractors for millions of dollars’ worth of contracting opportunities.
  • In FY2017, NASA spent nearly $16.5 billion on contracting, $2.7 billion of this with small businesses. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to connect with NASA buyers.

You will want to be a part of the Aerospace Business Matchmaker if:

  • You represent an business or organization that wants to do business with NASA and other aerospace and defense-industry agencies and contractors.
  • You represent Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) that want to do business with NASA.
  • You represent a business that wants to secure government contracts with other federal, state and local agencies.
  • You represent large contractors that want to team with small businesses.

Why should you attend?

  • Connect to small businesses that will help you meet your small business contracting/subcontracting goals
  • Access to Women-owned, Minority-owned, Minority Business Enterprise/Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity-certified, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Veteran-owned, 8(a) and HUBZone businesses
  • Network with Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU)/Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia (invited)
  • This Regional Outreach Event will provide you with access to small businesses from Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia
  • Registration is FREE for Government Buyers

Conference Schedule

8:00 AM
Event Registration

Light Refreshments & Networking

Moderator
Robert Watts

Panelists
Ms. Eunice Adams-Sipp
Small Business Specialist
NASA Glenn Research Center

GRC Small Business Update Powerpoint.pdf

 

Ms. Felicia Bell
Small Business Specialist Section Manager
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

JPL Small Business Update Powerpoint.pdf

 

Mr. Richard T. Slater
Small Business Specialist
NASA Johnson Space Center

JSC Small Business Update Powerpoint.pdf

 

Mr. Robert O. Betts
Small Business Specialist
NASA Langley Research Center

LaRC Small Business Update Powerpoint.pdf

 

Ms. V. Lynn Garrison
Small Business Technical Advisor
NASA Marshall Space Flight Research Center

MSFC Small Business Update Powerpoint.pdf

 

Ms. Theresa M. Stanley
Small Business Technical Coordinator
NASA Shared Services Center

NSSC Small Business Update Powerpoint.pdf

 

Ms. Kay S. Doane
Small Business Specialist
NASA Stennis Space Center

SSC Small Business Update Powerpoint.pdf

 

Overview of the NASA Vendor Database and a demonstration of its capabilities

Ms. Truphelia M. Parker
Program Specialist NASA OSBP

10:15 AM
Break

NASA Primes will discuss doing business with their respective companies and their current opportunities

Moderator
Mr. Charles T. Williams
Program Manager NASA Office of Small Business Programs

Panelists
Ms. Georgina Gastelum
Small Business Liaison Officer
Aerojet Rocketdyne

Mr. Robert Wright
Program Manager
Dynetics

Dynetics Presentation Powerpoint.pdf

 

Mr. Kyle Z. Hoomans
Business Development
General Dynamics Information Technology

Kyle Hoomans GDIT Presentation Powerpoint.pdf

 

Ms. Gail Dolman-Smith
President & CEO
Paragon TEC Inc.

Paragon TEC Panel Presentation_July 17 2018_Powerpoint.pdf

 

Mr. William J. Coppedge
Senior Technical Manager
Science Applications International Corporation

Bill Coppedge SAIC Presentation Powerpoint.pdf

 

Ms. Chemise Smith
Small Business Liaison Officer
SGT, Inc

Chemise Smith SGT Presentation Powerpoint.pdf

 

Ms. Velinda Highfill
Small Business Liaison Officer
Sierra Nevada Corporation

SNC Corporate Overview 1 Powerpoint.pdf

 

12:00 PM
Lunch and Networking

U.S. Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Small Business will present information on the overall state of small business spending in the USAF and AFMC. The presentation will also include SBIR/STTR basics and how small business can participate in the programs. Lastly, a brief overview of Category Management and its small business impacts.

Ms. Farris Welsh
Director, Small Business HQ AFMC/SB

AFMC SB PTAC Event event Powerpoint.pdf

3:00 PM
Break

Mr. Roderick Chappell
Minority University Research and Education Project Team Lead

NASA Langley Research Center Office of Education/STEM Engagement

Moderators
Ms. Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa
Program Manager NASA Office of Small Business Programs

OH Regional Outreach_Tabi Kalisa_Powerpoint.pdf

 

HBCUs and MSI 

Sharon Brooks Hodge
Vice President
Phenomenal Media Productions, Alabama A&M University

Ohio-FY2018-AAMU-RISE Foundation Powerpoint.pdf

 

Dr. Alton B. Johnson
Dean, College of Science, Technology, and Agriculture, Director Land-Grant Programs Central State University

Central State University Final Presentation Powerpoint.pdf

 

Mr. Jeffrey Copeland
Director of Restricted Funds
Morgan State University

 

 

Tashia L. Bradley
Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University NASA Business Matchmaker Powerpoint.pdf

 

Ami M. Smith
Associate Vice President for Public Service
West Virginia State University

WVSU NASA Presentation Powerpoint.pdf

 

5:00 PM
Day 1 Concludes
8:00 AM
Event Registration
8:30 AM
Day at a Glance
9:00 AM
Matchmaking and Exhibitors
9:45 AM
Break
10:00 AM
Matchmaking and Exhibitors
10:45 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Matchmaking and Exhibitors
12:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
1:30 PM
Matchmaking and Exhibitors
2:30 PM
Break
2:45 pm
Matchmaking and Exhibitors
3:30 PM
Event concludes

Presenters and Bios

Gail Dolman-Smith

CEO and President

Paragon TEC, Incorporated

    Padmini Roy-Dixon

    Chief of Business Services Division

    Ohio Development Services Agency

      Glenn A. Delgado

      Associate Administrator

      NASA Office of Small Business Programs

        Felicia A. Bell

        Section Manager

        Jet Propulsion Laboratory

          Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa

          Program Manager

          NASA Office of Small Business Programs

            Richard Mann

            Program Manager

            NASA Office of Small Business Programs

              Charles “Chuck” Williams

              Program Manager

              NASA Office of Small Programs

                Gynelle C. Steele

                Program Manager

                NASA Glenn Research Center

                  Truphelia M. Parker

                  Program Specialist

                  NASA Office of Small Business Programs

                    Eunice Adams-Sipp

                    Small Business Specialist

                    NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio

                      Robert E. Watts

                      Small Business Specialist

                      NASA Johnson Space Center

                        Robert O. Betts

                        Small Business Specialist

                        NASA Langley Research Center

                          Roderick D. Chappell

                          Minority University Research and Education Project Team Lead

                          NASA Langley Research Center

                            Lynn Garrison

                            Small Business Specialist

                            NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

                              Kay S. Doane

                              Small Business Specialist

                              NASA Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

                                FARRIS L. WELSH

                                Small Business Director

                                Air Force Materiel Command

                                  Paul Decker

                                  Paul Decker

                                  US Army TARDEC’s External Business Office, Partnerships & Collaboration

                                    Robert Wright

                                    Deputy Manager

                                    Dynetics Space Systems

                                      Kyle Hoomans

                                      Small Business Professional

                                      General Dynamics

                                        Chemise Smith

                                        Small Business Liaison Officer

                                        SGT, LLC

                                          Bill Coppedge

                                          Modeling/Simulation Engineering Team Manager

                                          Science Applications International Corporation

                                            Sherry Savage

                                            Program Manager

                                            Procurement Technical Assistance Program

                                              Robert Scott

                                              Regional Administrator

                                              U.S. Small Business Administration

                                                John Renner

                                                Supervisor Business Opportunity Specialist

                                                SBA

                                                  Shanda Harris

                                                  Business Opportunity Specialist

                                                  U.S. Small Business Administration

                                                    Duane Nellis

                                                    President

                                                    Ohio University

                                                      Marsha Lewis

                                                      Senior Associate Dean

                                                      Ohio University’s George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

                                                        Jeffrey Johnson

                                                        Chief

                                                        Minority Business Development Division of the Ohio Development Services Agency

                                                          Registration

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                                                          Suppliers
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                                                            Government and Buyers
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                                                              Exhibitors

                                                                Buyers Attending

                                                                Buyers from NASA centers from across the country!

                                                                National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA Office of Small Business Programs
                                                                NASA Glenn Research Center - Cleveland, Ohio
                                                                Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Pasadena, California
                                                                NASA Johnson Space Center – Houston, Texas
                                                                NASA Langley Research Center – Hampton, Virginia
                                                                NASA Marshall Space Flight Center – Huntsville, Alabama
                                                                NASA Stennis Space Center – Pearlington, Mississippi
                                                                NASA Shared Services Center – Stennis, MS
                                                                List of NASA buying opportunities

                                                                Prime Contractors and Other Buyers

                                                                AEP
                                                                Aerojet Rocketdyne
                                                                Air Force Materiel Command
                                                                Alabama A&M University
                                                                Air Force/Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA)
                                                                BATTELLE
                                                                Central Ohio Transit Authority
                                                                Central State University
                                                                Defense Contract Management Agency
                                                                Dynetics, Inc.
                                                                Elford, Inc.
                                                                Franklin County Board of Commissioners
                                                                General Dynamics Information Technology
                                                                KBRWyle
                                                                Morgan State University
                                                                Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Equal Opportunity Division
                                                                Ohio Department of Education
                                                                Ohio Department of Public Safety
                                                                Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
                                                                Ohio Department of Transportation
                                                                Ohio University Procurement
                                                                Ohio Valley Bank
                                                                Robert C. Byrd Institute
                                                                Science Applications International Corporation – NASA Prime
                                                                SGT, Inc.
                                                                Sierra Nevada Corporation
                                                                State of Ohio – Department of Administrative Services
                                                                Tank Automotive Research Development & Engineering Center
                                                                The Defense Logistics Agency
                                                                Wilberforce University

                                                                And more to come! List will be updated as others register.

                                                                Travel

                                                                All sessions will be hosted on Ohio University’s main campus in Athens, Ohio.  See the campus map for information and directions to specific buildings as noted in the conference schedule. Most sessions will be held at Ping Center or the Baker University Center.  Reserved parking for the conference will be available in Lots 93, 129 and 134 . Please see the Parking Map in advance for location or follow the signs to parking when on campus.

                                                                 

                                                                Accessibility
                                                                Handicapped parking will be available throughout the conference, as needed. Ohio University and the event hosts are committed to providing programs and services that are accessible to all participating individuals. If you would like to request an accommodation for this event, please contact Sharon Hopkins at hopkins1@ohio.edu / 740.597.1868.

                                                                Airport
                                                                Fly into the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) located 80 miles away from Athens, Ohio.

                                                                 

                                                                Fairfield Inn & Suites Athens
                                                                924 East State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701 / 740.589.5839
                                                                Non-Government Rate – $99 per night    Book online here
                                                                Government Rate – $93 per night            Book online here
                                                                Deadline to book to receive the discounted rates: June 17, 2018 or while still available.

                                                                Hampton Inn Athens
                                                                986 East State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701 / 740.593.5600
                                                                Non-Government Rate – $99 per night   Book online here 
                                                                Government Rate – $93 per night           Book online here
                                                                Deadline to book to receive the discounted rates: June 18, 2018 or while still available.

                                                                Baymont Inn & Suites Athens
                                                                20 Home Street Athens, Ohio 45701 / 740.594.3000
                                                                Non-Government Rate – $99 per night
                                                                Government Rate – $93 per night
                                                                Call for reservations.

                                                                Holiday Inn Express & Suites Athens
                                                                555 East State Street , Athens, Ohio 45701 / 740.592.4640
                                                                Conference rate – $93 per night
                                                                Call for reservations and use code: IMGOV

                                                                Ohio University Residence Halls
                                                                Interested in staying within walking distance to the conference sessions and other campus attractions? Stay on campus, in the Ohio University Residence Halls! Book online here 

                                                                Other Area Options
                                                                Visit the Athens County Ohio Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for a list of other area hotels and lodging options within the vicinity of the Ohio University Athens Campus, or click here for a printable PDF.

                                                                Lodging options are also available in:

                                                                While you’re in Athens, enjoy Ohio Brew Week, which happens to coincide with the conference. Athens offers a wide variety of dining, entertainment, outdoors and event options.  See the Athens County Ohio Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website for a detailed list of options.

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                Pre-event Webinars

                                                                The following Reaching High Pre-Event Webinars will help you prepare to make a great match at the Aerospace Business Matchmaker and provide greater insight into what to expect at the event. You may register for these webinars individually on the links below.  Details of times and call information will be included in a separate email confirmation. Webinars are free, but you must secure your seat from the webinar registration link(s).

                                                                Registration closes at 4 p.m. on the day prior to the webinar

                                                                WebinarDate & TimePresenterHostStatusDownload and Print
                                                                What to Know Before You Go6/19/18
                                                                10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
                                                                Eunice Adams-Sipp, Small Business Specialist, NASA Glenn Research CenterWhat to Know Before You Go Slides

                                                                Audio Recording
                                                                Leveraging HBCU/MI Presence at the Agency Through the NASA Vendor Database Utilizing Effective Capability Statements6/19/18
                                                                1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
                                                                Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, Program Manager, NASA Office of Small Business Programs
                                                                Winning Capability Statements6/26/18
                                                                10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
                                                                Rich Delisio, Procurement Specialist, OU PTAC Winning Capability Statements Slides
                                                                Audio Recording
                                                                How to Do Business with General Dynamics Information Technology6/29/18
                                                                2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
                                                                Ludmilla Parnell
                                                                Director, Small Business Partnerships
                                                                How to Do Business with General Dynamics Information Technology
                                                                How to Get the Most out of the Matchmaker7/12/18
                                                                10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
                                                                Bill Cox, Procurement Specialist, OU PTACHow to Get the Most out of the Matchmaker

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