DR. JAMES GALVIN
Dr. Galvin leads the development and implementation of policies and procedures for small businesses to contribute to the $285 billion DoD industrial base. He works with the DoD Acquisition leadership, stakeholders across the government and industry to facilitate the acquisition of timely, innovative and cost-effective national security solutions through contracts with small businesses.
Prior to joining OSBP, Dr. Galvin was on detail to DoD from the Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as a Program Manager for more than 110 energy and water projects on military installations. He developed and implemented the program to demonstrate innovative technologies to improve energy security. He also served as an adjunct professor at George Washington University, teaching graduate students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. At NREL he led a program to help the State of Hawaii achieve its clean energy goals.
Prior to working at NREL, Dr. Galvin retired from the Army as a Colonel after serving in a variety of aviation and operations research assignments. He served in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 18th Airborne Corps. He also served on the Army Staff, at the U.S. Southern Command Headquarters and at the Army’s Combined Arms Center.
Dr. Galvin earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, an MS in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School and is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He currently serves in the federal government’s Senior Executive Service.
MS. JANICE BUFFLER
Acting Deputy Director
With more than 25 years of experience supporting small business programs, Ms. Buffler joined DoD OSBP in 2006, first as a support contractor and then as a government civilian. She is responsible for DoD’s subcontracting program, including the reporting of the department’s subcontracting achievements to the Small Business Administration. She also develops and recommends policy related to the submission and review processes for subcontracting plan reports. She also oversees the DoD Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan (CSP) Test Program and its management by the Defense Contract Management Agency CSP Division.
Ms. Buffler also supports DoD Regional Councils located across the United States. Prior to joining the OSBP, Ms. Buffler was at the Pentagon Renovation Program (PenRen) where she was responsible for establishing the PenRen Small Business Office and developing its small business program. Functioning as the PenRen Small Business Program Director, she established a subcontracting program, which included the development and implementation of a data system and evaluation program to assess prime contractor and subcontractor performance on PenRen contracts for award-fee purposes. She was a Contracts Manager with DMJM/HTB under a construction management support contract for the Department of Labor’s Job Corps Centers.
MR. THEODORE BUJEWSKI
Mr. Bujewski co-manages the Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) Program, a $250M Department of Defense wide research and development program focused on the rapid integration of technologies into defense systems. In this capacity he leads and provide guidance to the Services and DoD Agency RIF programs overseeing approximately 100 research and development projects annually. Within the Office he is also responsible for cybersecurity, the Indian Incentive Program, and Performance Management/Data Analytics.
Prior to coming to OSBP Mr. Bujewski was in the DoD Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) office where he held a variety of positions including: Principal Director overseeing all MIBP programs, Defense Production Act (DPA) Title I Program Manager ensuring DoD priority access on all DoD contracts and negotiating and maintaining security of supply arrangements with our allies, and as subject matter expert for cybersecurity, counterfeit parts, trusted suppliers, critical infrastructure, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, and information technology.
Mr. Bujewski came to the DoD from NASA where he was Chief, Industrial Base and Supply Chain Management for human exploration at NASA. There he provided supply chain management leadership, policy direction, and coordination to all NASA human space flight programs. While at NASA Mr. Bujewski also was the human space flight International Partnership Lead coordinating partnerships with space agencies around the world.
Before coming to government, Mr. Bujewski worked at The Aerospace Corporation where he was a senior industrial policy advisor on staff to the Under Secretary of the Air Force. In this capacity, he led several efforts that culminated in the landmark Congressional reform of export controls. He also co-founded the Space Suppliers Council an industry forum that provides input on supply chain issues to senior government leaders.
Mr. Bujewski holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MS in Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angeles, and an MS in Operations Research and BS in Applied Mathematics from Case Western Reserve University.
MS. KASEY DIAZ
Prior to joining DoD OSBP, Ms. Diaz worked in the private sector where she provided direct program management support for federal government small business policies and programs with the objective of maximizing utilization of small and disadvantaged small businesses.
Prior to providing programmatic and management support to the federal government, Ms. Diaz was instrumental in enhancing membership recruitment, retention and outreach and influential in all membership level activities as the Assistant Director for nonprofit associations. Ms. Diaz has more than 17 years of experience in technical, programmatic, administrative and management assistance in support of DOD as a subject-matter expert on small business and acquisition policies, procedures and related matters at the major command level. She has a BS in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
MR. SHANNON JACKSON
Mr. Shannon C. Jackson leads and manages the DoD Mentor Protégé Program, Congressional Affairs and Small Business Outreach. Prior to assuming this role, Shannon served as the Senior Advisor to the Director for the Office of Small Business Program.
Mr. Shannon C. Jackson is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army where he served for 23 years. He served in numerous acquisition positions during his time in the military to include being the Deputy Program Manager for the United States Army Rapid Equipping Force; a Foreign Military Sales Acquisition Officer/Program Manager for a Major Weapon Systems, Ammunition and Service for the Government of Iraq; and the Department of the Army System Coordinator (DASC) within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Logistics and Technology directly managing the Joint Air to Ground Missile (JAGM) and the Hellfire Missile System.
Mr. Jackson holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Virginia State University, a Master of Business Administration from Nichols College and a Master’s degree in Procurement and Acquisition from Webster University. Mr. Jackson is a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 3 certified Program Manager and a Level 2 Contracting professional.
Mr. Jackson is married to Michelle and they have two children, Paige and Colin.
DR. RUBY CRENSHAW-LAWRENCE
Associate Director, Legislative and Small Business Policy
As the Associate Director for Legislative and Small Business Policy with the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD), Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L), Dr. Lawrence develops recommendations for new or modified Administrative Program Policies, Processes, Goals or Objectives, analyzes the effectiveness of Small Business Policies and Regulations, and provides advisement on all Small Business Policy matters related to Legislative and Regulatory Updates. While working alongside various DoD Components, Civilian Federal Agencies, Congressional Staff, Regulatory Councils, Special Committees, and other Ad Hoc groups, Dr. Lawrence evaluates, refines and proposes Small Business Policy to ensure maximum contribution of Small Business participation throughout DoD Acquisitions.
Dr. Lawrence has served in several other appointments throughout her career with OSBP, most recently, as the Assistant Director for Strategic Communication, Advocacy and Outreach. In this role, Dr. Lawrence advocated to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Small Business Programs, lead an effort to provide outreach and guidance in enhancing the Defense Industrial Base through collaboration with Senior DoD Officials, Civilian Federal Agencies, Institutes of Higher Education, and Congressional Staff. In her earlier career with OSBP, Dr. Lawrence provided management and oversight in the distribution of $15M in Congressional Funds to Prime Contractors and Small Businesses who utilized Native American Owned, Alaskan Owned, or Hawaiian Owned Businesses or Enterprises as Subcontractors. Prior to these positions, Dr. Lawrence functioned as the Senior Mentor-Protégé Program Analyst for OSBP, whereby she assisted in the initiation and oversight of Policy Improvements and Developments, Program Reviews and Compliance as well as daily management of Component Activities participating in the program.
MR. DAVID SIKORA
Acting DoD SBIR/STTR Program Administrator
Mr. Sikora administers DoD’s SBIR/STTR program. The mission of the DoD SBIR/STTR program is to help small business, non-profit organizations and research institutions quickly create and deliver cost-effective innovations that will sustain America’s technological superiority over adversaries.
Mr. Sikora also manages the Air Force Mentor Protégé program. The mission of the Air Force Mentor Protégé program is to develop small businesses through technology transfer that results in small business sources of supply and services for Air Force prime contracts and subcontracts.
Mr. Sikora previously served as the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program Manager. Mr. Sikora has a wealth of experience leveraging industry, academia and private sector research. Before entering government service, he worked as a design/project engineer in the paper machine and environmental equipment industries. Mr. Sikora received his BS in Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton and his MBA from Wright State University.
MS. ALICE WILLIAMS
Ms. Williams leads and manages DoD OSBP’s workforce initiatives, socioeconomic programs and multi-million-dollar Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as Director of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) OSBP. In this capacity, she was the principal advisor to the CECOM Commander (Major General), the Army Secretariat-level OSBP Senior Executive and the Small Business Administration (SBA) on all small business matters related to CECOM and a Command, Control, Communications, Computers Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) multi-billion-dollar acquisition program.
With more than 35 years of public service, Ms. Williams has held several key acquisition positions. She served as the Associate Director of the Army Contracting Command (ACC) OSBP, where she provided functional leadership and oversight to two major subordinate commands: the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) and the Expeditionary Contracting Command (ECC) comprised of over 64 Small Business Specialists (GS-1102s) supporting Commanders from 103 Army Installations at both Contiguous- and Outside Contiguous-United States (CONUS/OCONUS) locations.
Ms. Williams served as a Contracting Officer with unlimited signature authority on several high-visibility/critical acquisitions such as the 9/11 Major Recovery, Presidential Inauguration Committee, Army Joint Chief of Staff Special Task Force, Spirit of America and presidential funerals. Her most notable recognitions include the Secretary of the Army Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization Award, Army Commander’s Award and the Army Superior Civilian Service Award.
A member of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) and National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Ms. Williams is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certified in Contracting. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from National Louis University. Her professional education and training includes the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition Logistics and Technology (ASA ALT) Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP) and University of Virginia, Darden School of Business Executive Leadership Program.