Small Business Advocate

AFCEA International honors a small business advocater. This award is designed for a large or mid-size business that meets the following criteria:

  •     Annual revenues of at least $125 million
  •     AFCEA corporate member
  •     Demonstrates commitment to AFCEA's mission, values and activities
  •     Demonstrates small business advocacy in the following areas:

    •         Increased revenues/job creation for small business partners
    •         Mentor-protege (or other sponsorship/training) programs
    •         Increased contract and subcontract opportunities for small businesses
    •         Small business forums, job fairs, etc.
  •     Exemplifies small business advocacy through increased subcontracting for all small business categories
  •     Holds a reputation as a genuine small business advocate within the government, industry and small business communities

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2016 Small Business Advocate Award

Nancy D. Peters

CACI International, Inc.

Nancy Peters (second from right) receives her award from Shannon Sullivan, Vice Chair of the Board (far left), Joe Sifer, Chair of the Board (second from left) and LtGen Robert Shea, USMC (Ret), President and CEO of AFCEA International


2015 Small Business Advocate Award

Robert Wilson
Lockheed Martin

2015 Small Business Advocate Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson accepts his award on behalf of Lockheed Martin from John Meincke, Vice Chair of the Board, and LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret), President and CEO


If you have award questions, contact the manager, small business programs.