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Government purchasing agents and Small Business Resource partners are highly encouraged to participate as exhibitors.  Vendor booths are FREE to government buyers and covers two attendees per agency and their meals.  Additional attendees will need to register as a small business attendee at $35.00 per person.
Small businesses will not be allowed to participate as exhibitors unless as part of a Host Sponsorship.  Please see sponsorship page for information.
Please contact Jennifer Whittington, Contract Assistance Specialist for the NW LA PTAC, at 318-677-2530 or jennifer@shreveportchamber.org for questions or more information.

Online registration is CLOSED!!

Speakers and Exhibitors:

Louisiana Economic Development (LED)

Pat Witty, Director of Community Competitiveness & Small Business Services

U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command

 Anita Jackson, Director of Small Business

Barksdale Air Force Base

Brenda Russo, Director of Business Operations

  Small Business Specialist at 2d Contracting Squadron

Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)

Magaly Colon, Services Business Manager

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Jo Anne Lawrence, Deputy District Director

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Jeri Bird, Small Business Advocate

 Small Business Development Programs

General Services Administration (GSA)

Tony Gregg, Regional Office Small Business Utilization

NW LA Procurement Technical Assistance Center

 PTAC staff

LA Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Dana Cawthon, Regional Director

Linda Conwill, Business Consultant

Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce

 Chamber staff

Caddo Parish Commission

Valerie Jamison Gunn, Purchasing Manager

Darlene Cooper, Buyer

Caddo Parish Schools

Lisa Stringer Lloyd, Director of Purchasing

Bossier Parish Schools

Jack Adger, Chief of Procurement

Debbie Henry, Buyer ~ Paula Parker, Buyer

Jennifer Weaver, Buyer

Veterans Affairs

Travis Sippel, Branch Chief

Project Legacy, New Orleans-NCO 16

Women's Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South)

Kelli Mayon, Program and Service Manager

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE Vicksburg)

Demetric Erwin, Deputy for Small Business Programs

US DOT Small Business Resource Center (SBTRC)

Tony Arps, Project Director-Gulf Region

CHRISTUS Health, Irving, TX

Contracting & Resource Utilization Supply Chain Management

Timothy Martin, CMRP, Mgr. Supplier Diversity

Small Business Development Center (SBDC ULM)

 Virendra Chhikara, State Director

Rande Kessler, Regional Director

Louisiana Dept. of Transportation & Development

Remy Graves, DBE Certification Program Manager

Kandy Fly


Tonia Askins, District Director

City of Shreveport

Karen Barnes, Fair Share Coordinator

Southern University Shreveport Louisiana Business Incubator (SUSLA)

Darrin Dixon, Workforce Development Coordinator

Minority Supplier Institute (MSI)

Jeffery Thomas

Sandra Smallwood

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Dametra Baker, Contract Program Manager

Louisiana State Licensing Board For Contractors

Bobby Abraham, Regional Supervisor

Shreveport Regional Airport

Bill Cooksey, Deputy Director of Airports 

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Earl Randall, III, Housing RSF Field Coordinator

Crystal Jones-Taylor, Sr. Mgmt. Analyst

 Housing RSF Team Leader

Wieland-Davco Corporation

Charley Kingery

Certus Direct, LLC

John Lomax

  The Northwest Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a joint initiative of the Defense Logistics Agency and the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.