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Released: June 12, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

Released: June 12, 2012

FCC TO HOST A

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP

FOR SMALL, MINORITY- AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The FCC‘s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) will host a Supplier
Diversity Conference and Workshop focused on government and private sector business
opportunities for small, minority and women-owned businesses. This important event will be
held at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from
9:00 am until 4:30 pm in the Commission Meeting Room.
OCBO has invited representatives from private industry, specifically telecommunications and
technology firms from across the country, and several government agencies to discuss their
organizations’ contracting procedures and provide insight on how small businesses should
navigate the procurement process generally.
Panel discussions will take place from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. The first panel will feature
procurement officers from the Departments of Defense and Transportation, the Minority
Business Development Agency, and the Federal Communications Commission. On the second
panel, supplier executives and diversity officers from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, Comcast, and
Microsoft will talk about their companies’ contract needs and how small businesses can
distinguish themselves in the race for lucrative opportunities. Thomas Reed, Director, OCBO,
and Ronald Johnson, President of Solutions4Change, and a member of the FCC’s Advisory
Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age, will moderate.
In the afternoon, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm, OCBO will coordinate one on one sessions between our
panelists and any small business owners who wish to participate. In these confidential meetings,
small business owners will get individualized advice on supplier strategies and information on
current contracting opportunities. If you would like to register for the afternoon meetings, please
submit a company profile to Karen Beverly, Assistant for Management, OCBO, no later than

Monday

,

July 2, 2012

via email at Karen.Beverly@fcc.gov or hardcopy, 445 12th Street SW,
room 4-A635, Washington DC. 20554
All persons interested in attending this informative event in person are asked to register by
contacting OCBO at (202) 418-0990 or via e-mail at Karen.Beverly@fcc.gov. Persons interested
in participating via the Internet may do so by logging on to www.fcc.gov/ocbo . This event will
be streamed live. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon
request. The request should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and
contact information. Please provide as much advance notice as possible; last minute requests

will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
You can also follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FCC and on Facebook at
http://facebook.com/FCC.

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

GENE AGEE: Sprint

Chief Procurement Officer

JOSEPH GIULIANI: Federal Communications Commission
Senior Contracting Officer

CHARLES HARRELL: The IT Architect Corporation

President

FERNANDO HERNANDEZ: Microsoft Corporation

Director of Procurement

AJAMU M. JOHNSON: Comcast

Senior Director, Supplier Diversity & Strategic Procurement

MARIANO LEGAZ: Verizon

Vice President, Supply Chain Services

CELIA NOGALES: AT&T
Executive Director


LEONARDO SAN ROMAN

:

Department of Transportation

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Office of the Secretary of
Transportation, Department of Transportation

ANGELA WASHINGTON: Minority Business Development Agency

Senior Business Development Specialist

Guest TBA: Department of Defense

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