I am bringing over 21 years of industry experience in business development, marketing, and finance to aid small businesses in solving problems, gaining fresh perspectives and insight, and optimizing their solutions. While at Lockheed Martin, I spent over a decade training and counselling thousands of small businesses, designed strategic partnering screening processes, created ranking and marketing repository (elements of repository are in use today on their Supplier Portal). I served as a Small Business Subject Matter Expert for proposal teams, conducted government and executive presentations educating and advocating on small business issues. I was recognized by Diversity Women Magazine as an advocate for Diversity. I hold a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and have leveraged the 2 years of doctoral studies in the area of strategy and innovation.