The purpose NDIA’s Small Business Division works to help small companies grow and remain a strong part of the defense industrial base. The division’s yearly educational conferences promote business skills and opportunities and offer insight into the needs of the defense community. Focus areas include fostering alliances between large and small businesses, and providing regular updates on legislation that may affect small businesses.


The division’s objectives include:

  • Assisting small businesses with strategies for teaming and subcontracting with large companies.
  • Updating members on legislation that may affect small businesses.
  • Developing and organizing roundtable discussions with senior government and private-sector officials to address current issues. The division will continue to support the NDIA Annual National Small Business Conference.
  • Working with the departments of Defense and Homeland Security to foster the small-business defense industrial base and address acquisition challenges.

Topics: Small Business, Armaments, Counter Material

NDIA Contact

For more information about this group, please contact:

Carizza Gutierrez
Associate Director, Divisions
Phone: (703) 247-2599
E-mail: cgutierrez@NDIA.org
Kimberly Williams
Director, Meetings & Events
Phone: (703) 247-2578
E-mail: kwilliams@NDIA.org

Division Contact

ML Mackey
Beacon Interactive Systems
E-mail: ML.Mackey@beaconinteractive.com
Ally Veres
Vice Chair & Chair of the Legislative Affairs & Policy Committee
AEG Group, Inc.
E-mail: ally.veres@aeg-group.com

Policy Contact