Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
John Hale III is the Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at the Department of Energy, reporting directly to the Office of the Secretary. In this role, Hale advocates for small businesses including small disadvantaged, 8(a), women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, and Historically Underutilized Business Zone businesses.
Chief Business Officer, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Camille George is the Chief Business Officer for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at the U.S. Department of Energy and charged with ensuring the strategic goals, daily business objectives, and priorities of the OSDBU are achieved.
Tanya Crawford joined the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization in March 2016. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Tanya was with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), serving as a Supervisory Contracting Officer.
Nicola Ohaebgu is a Lead Small Business Specialist with the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Before joining the Department of Energy, Nicola worked for the U.S. Army Medical Research Material Command – Office of Small Business Programs as a Deputy Assistant Director and Small Business Specialist for over three years. Prior to this, Nicola spent six years functioning as a contract and grant specialist for the U.S.
Deputy Area Director for Area 2 - U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Resident SBA Procurement Center Representative (PCR) for U.S. DOE
Mr. Johnston possesses a broad range of acquisition, contracts, and small business program experience, with significant civilian expertise as a Contracting Officer and a Small Business advocate in the areas of research & development, major weapons systems, Information Technology (IT) and construction for the U.S. Navy, NASA, US. Marine Corps and the SBA.