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SBC 2023: Make Doing Business with USACE your Priority

About This Webinar

New to doing business in the federal marketplace or with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? Join our panel of USACE contracting experts to learn best practices, tips, and tricks for doing business with us. Come prepared with your questions and learn first-hand the path forward to meeting your small business goals.

Featured Presenters
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Director of Small Business, USACE
Ms. Liz Walker was appointed the Acting Director of Contracting for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in February 2023. In this role, Ms. Walker is responsible for leading the USACE contracting activities which is comprised of a nationwide team of 1,600 contracting professionals awarding nearly $25B in annual spend across Military Programs, Civil Works, Real Estate and Research and Development missions.

Immediately prior to this, Ms. Walker was the Director of Small Business for USACE where she led one of the top small business programs in the federal government spending nearly $9B with small businesses annually. Ms. Walker began her federal government career as a contract specialist with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) specializing in Construction, A/E, Environmental and Facility-related services contracting. She has served various positions increasing in responsibility within the contracting and small business fields.

Ms. Walker is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certified in Contracting. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from George Mason University.
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Acting Director of Contracting, USACE
Mr. Denver S. Heath was selected as the Acting Director of Contracting for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in June 2023. In this role, Mr. Heath serves as the principal staff advisor, facilitator, and reviewer for the Commanding General, USACE and staff. He is responsible for leading the USACE contracting activities and annual spend of nearly $30B across Military, Civil Works, Environmental, Emergency Operations, and Research and Development missions.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Heath served as the Senior Contracting Official (SCO), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Contracting (DOC), Dallas, TX since August 2012. He was responsible for the contract execution and technical compliance of a multi-billion-dollar mission including multiple programs (Military, Civil Works, Interagency & International Support (IIS), Environmental and strategic sourcing). His responsibility included the oversight of approximately 600 personnel located in four (4) USACE Divisions (NWD, POD, SPD, SWD) and seventeen (17) District Offices throughout the western part of the United States to include Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, and Korea. He served as Senior Contracting advisor to the Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA).

Prior to this SCO appointment, Mr. Heath served as the Regional Contracting Chief for the Southwestern Division (SWD) located in Dallas, TX from April 2007 to July 2012 and was appointed as the first USACE Deputy Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting. He accordingly served as a senior advisor to the Commanding General, SWD and was responsible for contract execution of all major programs across the Division.
Mr. Heath has served in the following capacities: Senior Contracting Official, Regional Contracting Chief, Chief of Contracting, Program Manager, Sr. Procurement Analyst/Contracting Officer, and Park Ranger. Mr. Heath has worked at every level in USACE from an Operations Field Office, Construction Area Office, District Office, Division Office to HQUSACE and has worked in four separate USACE functional areas: Operations, Construction, Program Management & Contracting.

Mr. Heath holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton State University and an Executive Graduate Certificate in Construction Management from Auburn University. Mr. Heath is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps, holds a Level III Contracting certification and is a member of NCMA and SAME. He is a recipient of two Department of Army Commander’s Awards for Civilian Service, the Vice President Golden Hammer Award, and two Superior Civilian Service Awards.