Thank you for joining us at our inaugural Defense Development Contracting Forum! This is a unique opportunity to convene the Colorado Springs Defense Business community. Today’s event is an educational & informative forum featuring representatives from our military installations. Speakers at this event will provide perspectives on government contracts as well as present on resource programs such as APEX, VBOC, and the Department of Defense Small Business program.

Here’s what to expect today:

  • 8:45 AM | Doors Open
  • 9:00 AM | Opening Remarks
  • 9:10-9:40 AM | Resource Panel (Theme: Getting the Contract)
  • 9:40-10:10 AM | Best Practice Panel (Theme: Now what? Legal, Financial, & Compliance Considerations)
  • 10:10-10:40 AM | DoD Speakers (5-7 min presentation each + 2 min Q&A)
  • 10:40-11:00 AM | Follow up questions + networking


Today’s moderator is Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC’s Vice President of Administration Vincent Persichetti.

Resource Panel #1
– Dawn Conley, Executive Director of Catalyst Campus
– Kia Palmer, Executive Director of VBOC
– Mike Fraizer, Innovation Sr. Project Manager of GSA Office of Assisted Acquisition Services
– David A. Höllenbach, Director of NDIA Small Business Outreach
– Pat McGlew, PTAC of Colorado APEX Accelerator

Resource Panel #2
– Eric Dullea, Partner of Husch Blackwell Law Firm
– Pat McGlew, PTAC of Colorado APEX Accelerator
– Rich Weber, CPA, Partner of Moss Adams
– Vincent Prins, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking of Vectra Bank

Department of Defense Speakers
– Reggie Selby, Director of Small Business Programs, HQ SpOC, Peterson Space Force Base, CO
– Nicole Hunyadi, Director of 10th Contracting Squadron, USAF Academy
– Major Roberto Lainez, Deputy of Business Office Division, Mission Installation Contracting Command, Fort Carson
– James William “Bill” Wolski, Director of Small Business Programs, 10 ABW/SB, USAF Academy