The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.
Your Presenter: Thaddeus Hammond, Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist at U.S. Small Business Administration
Thaddeus is the Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist (SBOS) for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) North Florida District Office (NFDO)/Manager-Business Development. Mr. Hammond has over 29 years of government contracting experience and has supported the SBA’s Flagship Program-The 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program as a Business Opportunity Specialist (BOS) in the Washington Metropolitan Area and North Florida District Offices. He also served as the Lead BOS for the Louisiana District Office. Mr. Hammond provides business development assistance which includes specialized business training, counseling, marketing assistance and high-level executive development in the areas of procurement, marketing, finance, capture management, and surety bonding. Thaddeus collaborates with federal and rural economic development agencies; resource partners; partner agencies; local chambers of commerce; local & regional government entities; local economic development organizations; HBCUs, business associations; small businesses; educational institutions; local, state, and federal procurement and small business personnel, as well as prime contractor representatives and civic/community organizations on a number of initiatives.
Prior to his work with the SBA, Mr. Hammond spent 16 years as a Sr. Business Development Manager for a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor whose clients included DoD, Federal,and State & Local government contracting agencies, and Large Prime Contractors.
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