Opportunities for small businesses across the U.S are endless, they range so far that some businesses might not know of the chance they have available to them. The U.S Army has been working with businesses across America for many years. Their mission is to maximize opportunities for new inventiveness that contributes to expanding the small business industrial base relevant to the Army's mission priorities. The U.S Army is committed to being the premier advocacy organization dedicated to maximizing small business utilization in support of the U.S government. Pamela D. Callicutt, Deputy Director, Army Office of Small Business Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Army, joins us to talk about the U.S Army and their role in working with small business across America to achieve a common vision.
Office of the Secretary of the Army
Ms. Pamela Callicutt is the Deputy Director for the Army Office of Small Business Programs. In this position, she is responsible for providing leadership and implementing policy and oversight in regard to new and complex concepts, theories and statutes governing the participation of small businesses. Ms. Callicutt served as the Acting Director for the Army Office of Small Business Programs from October 2018 through August 2019. In this position, she served as the Army's lead for small business policy, goals and procedures, and she represented the Secretary of the Army at congressional committee and subcommittee hearings on small business, historically black colleges and universities/minority institutions (HBCU/MI), and other small business matters. Ms. Callicutt serves as the focal point in responding to industrial, congressional, and individual inquiries on small business, HBCU/MI, economic utilization and other business matters. She represents the Army in interagency communication with the Small Business Administration, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the Minority Business Development Agency (Department of Commerce), and other agencies and presidential commissions.
Ms. Callicutt is an Air Force veteran with more than 37 years of defense acquisition experience. Prior to joining Army OSBP, she completed a 10-month graduate program in National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University's Eisenhower School.
Corporate Relations Executive
As Corporate Relations Executive at USPAACC, Karin is responsible for relationship management and leading efforts to develop and engage corporate and other organization partners. Previously USPAACC's Program Manager, Assistant General Manager at Universal Studios, and Guest Experience Services Manager at the Walt Disney Company, Karin has a track record of 12+ years of experience in leadership, cross collaboration, Guest service/hospitality, project management and business operations.