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2024, 2023, & 2022 Events
Photos & Briefings

The Chapter sincerely appreciates all the Speakers that have taken their valuable time to interact with the Chapter Membership.

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July 2024 Breakfast Seminar

SOF AT&L Acquistion Panel:

Moderator:

Ms. Leslie Babich, Director SOFWERX

 

Panelists:

COL Rhea Prichett, PEO-SOF Digital Applications

Mr. David Breede, PEO-Tactical Information Systems

Mr. Pete Greany, PEO-Services 

Briefing:   N/A

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June 2024 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Col (s) Clarence "Geno" Burton Jr. (USAF)

USSOCOM Director of Procurement

Briefing:   

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April 2024 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Ms. Melessia Johnson (SES)

USSOCOM Acquisition Executive

Briefing:   N/A

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March 2024 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

David Breede,

USSOCOM PEO-Tactical Information Systems

Briefing: 

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February 2024 Breakfast Seminar

Speakers:

  • Chris Hamm, Client Executive, AAS Defense 

  • Jeff McMullen

  • Sonia Hammons

Briefing: 

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January 2024 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

COL Gerard “Jerry” M. Acosta

Operations Officer, J3 Chief of Operations

Defense Logistics Agency

Briefing: 

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December 2023 Winter Wonderland Semi-Formal

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November 2023 Breakfast Seminar

Speakers:

Keynote, Hon. David Norquist, NDIA President & CEO and Special Guest, Ms. Schuyler Moore, CENTCOM, CTO

Briefing:  N/A

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October 2023 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

SES Mr. Joe Tragakis

USSOCOM J-6 & CIO

Briefing:  N/A

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September 2023 Breakfast Seminar

9/11 Remembrance:

COL Eric Albertson, US Army

USSOCOM Command Chaplin

Speaker:

Mr. Pete Greany

USSOCOM PEO-Services

Briefing:  

August 2023 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker

Ms. Jennifer Stewart

NDIA Executive Vice President for Strategy & Policy

Briefing:  N/A

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July 2023 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker

Mr.  James Smith (SES)

USSOCOM Acquisition Executive

Briefing: 

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June 2023 Breakfast Seminar

Speakers Panel: (right to left)

GSA Assisted Acquistion Services Southeast Division

 

  • Mr. Fred Tingle, Branch Chief 

  • Ms. Sonia Hammons, Section Chief 

  • Mr. Jonathan Rinkinen, Senior Contracting Officer & Team Lead

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Briefing: 

April 2023 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Mr. Chris Hamm

Director, GSA FEDSIM

Briefing: 

March 2023 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

COL Gerad Acosta

Commander, DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM

J3, Defense Logistics Agency

Briefing: 

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Our Chapter also recognized Ted Koufas, who will be retiring soon for his exceptional support of the Chapter and Community

February 2023 Breakfast Seminar

Speakers:

This month the Chapter hosted a SOCOM Acquisition Panel:

SES James Smith, SOCOM Acquisition Executive

COL Rhea Prichett, PEO-SOF Digital Applications

Mr. Ted Koufas, PEO-Services

Ms. Margaret McCaskey, DPEO Special Reconnaissance

Thank you to our Panelists and all those who attend our full capacity event!

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January 2023 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Ms. Leslie Babich

Director, SOFWERX

Briefing: 

November 2022 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Our November Seminar included a Guest Panel of Industry Experts:

  • Mr. Rick Gearing, Tampa Bay NDIA President

Panel (left to right):

  • Mr. Fred Tingle, Branch Chief, GSA Federal Acquisition Services 

  • Mr. Anthony Maneri, CENTCOM's Director, Procurement

  • Ms. Ashley Farrier, SOCOM's Director of Small Business

  • Mr. Ted Koufas, SOCOM's Program Executive Officer of Services

Briefing: N/A

November 2022 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Our November Seminar included a Guest Panel of Industry Experts:

  • Mr. Rick Gearing, Tampa Bay NDIA President

Panel (left to right):

  • Mr. Fred Tingle, Branch Chief, GSA Federal Acquisition Services 

  • Mr. Anthony Maneri, CENTCOM's Director, Procurement

  • Ms. Ashley Farrier, SOCOM's Director of Small Business

  • Mr. Ted Koufas, SOCOM's Program Executive Officer of Services

Briefing: N/A

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October 2022 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

General (Ret) Frank McKenzie (USMC)

Executive Director, University of South Florida

Global & National Security Institue

Briefing: N/A

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September 2022 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Mr. Peter "Joe" Tragakis (SES)

USSOCOM Director Communication Systems (J-6) & Chief Information Officer

Briefing: N/A

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August 2022 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Mr. David Breede

USSOCOM PEO-Special Reconnaissance

Briefing: 

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July 2022 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

COL (ret) Sean Corrigan

Executive Vice President

Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Briefing:   

Video: 

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Veterans Art Center Presentation to the SOWF

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June 2022 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Mr. Christopher Harrington

USSOCOM's Director of Small Business Programs

Briefing:   

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Briefing:   N/A

May 2022 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Ms. Lilliam Maldonado-Gutierrez

MacDill's 6th Contracting Squadron's

Small Business Professional

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April 2022 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Colonel Andrew Whiskeyman

USSOCOM's Director of Small Business Programs

Briefing:   N/A

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March 2022 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Ms. Lisa Sanders (SES)

USSOCOM's Director of Science & Technology

Briefing:   N/A

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February 2022 Breakfast Seminar

Speaker:

Mr. Chris Hamm

GSA Director of FEDSIM

Briefing:   

2023 NDIA Model Chapter 

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