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Angela Dingle, President, Ex Nihilo Management

Angela is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) with over twenty years of experience in business leadership, software engineering, and quality assurance. Her company, Ex Nihilo, specializes in strategic assessments and Information Technology management, delivering comprehensive services designed to provide their customers with the visibility and control needed to make critical decisions in a dynamic business environment.

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Barbara English, President, English Solutions

Guided by a 36 years meritorious career as Contracting Officer and Director of Small Business with Department of Defense, Barbara consults with small businesses to optimize their ability to win federal contracts, and has won small businesses over $12 Million in federal contracts.

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Courtney Fairchild, Co-Founder/President, Global Services

GSA Schedules. Over the past seventeen years Courtney and her team have successfully prepared, negotiated, and managed over 1,000 GSA Schedule Contracts for Global Services’ clients totaling over $20 billion dollars. Courtney is an authority on all GSA Schedules within the Multiple Award Schedule program and has spoken on related topics across the country.

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Jennifer Horn, Partner, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman

Jennifer regularly engages in commercial, residential and federal construction contract matters and specializes in the avoidance and resolution of disputes. With over 15 years of construction litigation experience, Jennifer has been involved in numerous construction project disputes including but not limited to stadiums, prisons, schools, commercial buildings, residential structures, airport facilities, civil works, shipyards, highways, hospitals, senior assisted living facilities and biomedical research facilities.

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Hope A. Lane, Partner, Aronson LLC

Hope A. Lane, CPA, leads Aronson LLC’s Government Contract Consulting Practice with over 20 years of broad-based experience in the government contracting arena. She is responsible for assisting clients in all areas of government contract-related financial compliance and contract administration. With an exclusive focus on government contracting, Ms. Lane possesses in-depth understanding and intensive hands-on experience. She has served in financial management positions with several regional federal contractors and has extensive experience in the management of all accounting and finance functions.

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Gloria Larkin, President, TargetGov

TargetGov focuses on government procurement and related business development and marketing services including Capability Statements, minority certification services, contract development (GSA Schedules, etc.), business development, proposal management and development, contract administration and expert federal contracting services. Author of the “The Basic Guide to Government Contracting: How to Sell Your Services and Products to the U.S. Federal Government”, and “The Veterans Business Guide: How to Build a Successful Government Contracting Business”

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Misty Mayes, President/Founder, Management Solutions, LLC

Misty is an award-winning comprehensive project management services company based in Knoxville, TN. Mayes has more than 26 years of executive leadership experience and has managed programs/projects to provide project management and controls services to a variety of clients. She has worked extensively with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory providing project management/control services including EVMS certification, project controls, cost estimating, and risk management services. Beside the DOE, other Management Solution clients and projects have included the DOD, US Army Corp of Engineers, UT-Battelle, Y-12 National Security Complex, ALCOA, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and TeamHealth. Misty and Management Solutions have won numerous awards most notably is the honor of being named the 2012 U.S. Small Business Administration National Subcontractor of the Year. Misty was also selected as the feature cover and Contractor Spotlight, in WIPP’s myContracting Magazine.

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Pam Mazza, Partner, PilieroMazza PLLC

Pamela Mazza is the managing partner of PilieroMazza PLLC, a Washington D.C. law firm that assists small to mid-sized government contractors with their government contracting, corporate, labor and employment, and litigation needs. Pam counsels clients on all aspects of government contracts law, including compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the rules governing the federal set-aside programs. She advices government contractors on strategic relationships with subcontractors, joint venture partners and mentors and on developing corporate policies and procedures to attract key employees and business partners while protecting eligibility to participate in set-aside programs.

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Maria L. Panichelli, Associate, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman Federal Construction Group

As a member of the Federal Group, Maria represents a national client base of prime and sub-contractors, with a focus on federal construction contracting, and small business procurement issues. Maria’s practice spans a variety of federal contracting matters, including bid protests, REAs, contract claims, and appeals. She has represented clients before numerous Federal agencies, the Government Accountability Office, and various Federal and state courts, and has litigated cases covering a wide range of construction-related issues such as defective designs, defective specifications, differing site conditions, changes, suspensions, delays, and contract terminations. Maria frequently counsels clients with regards to compliance with the Federal Accusation Regulations, Prompt Payment Act, and False Claims Act.

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