Small Business Procurement Luncheon
Noon - 1:30 pm

Chesapeake Room (upstairs)

Ticket Required

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Christy Jackie
Deputy Director
U.S. Department of Energy

 Christy Jackiewicz is the Deputy Director for the Department of Energy’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (DOE- OSDBU) and leads the charge to institutionalize the use of small businesses and fully integrate them into the Department’s competitive base of contractors.   

Prior to joining OSDBU, Christy spent her career at the General Services Administration (GSA) in various managerial capacities, most recently as the National Director of Customer Care and Outreach, Office of Small Business Utilization. In this role, she was instrumental in creating efficiencies for businesses to contract with the government through strategic and innovative customer relationship management and program process improvements.  Prior to that, she was the Principal Advisor to the Associate Administrator and helped develop and implement the agency’s comprehensive small business program strategies.  Christy began her career as a contract specialist, with a focus on acquisition policy, where her passion for small business blossomed.

Christy is well known in the small business community as an advocate and spokesperson for outreach and education for both internal agency customers and external small businesses, and is known for her warmth, compassion, and contagious laughter.   

Christy received her master’s degree in Business with a minor in International Marketing from Strayer University in 2003.


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Michael Townsend
Small Business Development Office

Michael Townsend is currently the Director of the SAIC Small Business Development Office (SBDUO) and Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO). He is the corporate point of contact and manages all small business matters relating to our DoD and Federal Civilian government customers, state and local entities, small business partners and vendors, and our SAIC business development, program execution and support entities. As the SBLO he is responsible for the monitoring, compliance and reporting of corporate small business utilization in response to federal government regulations and requirements. Michael has over 20 years of experience in organizational, program, and project management for multiple government IT contracts, programs and task orders as a division manager, program and project lead, as well as team lead for software development.

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