San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Luncheon Speaker Series:
Hot Issues in Federal 8a Contracting
with Darryl K. Hairston, Associate Administrator for Business (8a) Development and
Anthony Ruiz, Assistant District Director 8(a)/Business Development
One on One with Darryl who is responsible for overseeing the 8(a) Program
At this Luncheon, Darryl Hairston will lead a Keynote Speech where you will have an opportunity to learn about new SBA initiatives, discussion of new regulations, effective marketing strategies for 8a firms, how to get federal contracts, teaming and joint venture agreements. Anthomy Ruiz will lead a Q & A with audience participation after the Keynote.
Who Should Attend
- Small businesses wishing to do business with the government
- 8(a) and SDB Businesses
- Large Businesses Connecting with SBA Certified Businesses
- Woman Owned Businesses
- Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses
- Veteran Owned
- Native American Owned
- HUB Zones
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Featured Speaker: Darryl K. Hairston
Darryl K. Hairston was appointed Deputy Associate Administrator for Management and Administration in July 2006. In this position, Hairston is responsible for assisting the Associate Administrator with the oversight and management of the Office of Human Capital Management, the Office of Business Operations and the Office of the Executive Secretariat.
Prior to this appointment, Hairston served as the Assistant Administrator for Administration and the Senior Procurement Executive. In this position, Hairston had overall responsibility for the award and administration of contracts and grants, property management and building operations, safety and emergency services, and administrative information management.
Hairston also served as the Deputy Associate Deputy Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development. He held this position from October 2000 to September 2003. In this capacity, he assisted the Associate Deputy Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development with the day-to-day management and oversight of a variety of programs designed to facilitate small business access to Federal procurement opportunities.
Prior to this, Hairston served as District Director of SBA’s Washington, DC District Office from December, 1997 to October, 2000. In this position he was responsible the delivery of the Agency’s programs and services in the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia.
Hairston also served as Deputy Associate Administrator for Investment at SBA headquarters from 1994 to 1997. Here he managed the day-to-day activities of the agency’s venture capital program. From 1991 to 1994 he served as the Director, Division of Program Certification and Eligibility in the Office now known as the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development. In this position he was responsible for all matters related to 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business eligibility.
He started his career with SBA in 1978 in the Charleston, West Virginia branch office as a Business Management Specialist. From there, he held various positions in SBA branch, district and headquarters offices. Prior to joining SBA, Hairston served as the Budget and Marketing Director for the Transportation Division in the Governor’s Office of Economic and Community Development for the State of West Virginia.
He is a native of Institute, West Virginia, and holds an MBA from Marshall University, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from West Virginia State College.
Hairston’s wife, Bonzetta, is an Assistant Principal employed in Fairfax County, Virginia. They are the parents of one son, Brian and the grandparents of one grandchild, Aidan. Brian is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and the University of Virginia, School of Law. He is currently a practicing patent attorney in the Washington, DC area.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: If you are unable to attend the luncheon, you are welcome to send a substitute, however, you must notify us prior to the luncheon date. On site substitutions will not be permitted. Please email us requesting the change. If canceling, you must do so in writing no later than one week before event date. You will receive full credit towards the next event. If you do not attend the luncheon, you are responsible for the entire registration fee. No exceptions.