VetLikeMe is very fortunate to have contributors whose expertise is invaluable in the service-disabled veteran business community. From government contract law to veterans affairs, VetLikeMe brings you information and insights from the best-and-brightest minds serving our community. If you’re interested in contributing to our cause please contact us.
Meet our editorial contributors:
Associate Editor of VetLikeMe and publisher of GovCon Network.
Learn more: David Coakley
Keith currently is the President of the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) and the owner of Keith King & Associates, Inc.
Learn more: Keith King
Steven is a partner at Petefish, Immel, Heeb & Hird, LLP, a law firm out of Lawrence, Kansas. Steven focuses his practice on helping small businesses navigate the legals issues surrounding the federal marketplace.
Learn more: Steven Koprince
Eugene Ogozalek, AIA
Gene is a combat wounded U.S. Marine disabled veteran of Vietnam, 1968, and the owner of Willow Design a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.
Learn more: Eugene Ogozalek
After serving in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, Jim was a federal civil servant in Acquisition Management for fifteen years. Currently Jim provides consulting services on Federal Acquisitions to fellow veterans on a volunteer basis. JimSechrist.com
Wayne Simpson, CFCM, CSCM, is the principal of FedBizAssist, L.L.C., a Better Business Bureau-accredited small business he founded after retiring with nearly 38 years of service with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and its predecessor organization the Veterans Administration. Wayne served in many procurement and procurement-related positions during his VA career including as a VA Medical Center contracting officer, procurement analyst, supervisory contract specialist, Chief, Centralized Contracting Division, National Cemetery Administration, Deputy Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and finally as the Executive Assistant to VA’s Senior Procurement Executive and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics. During his tenure Wayne served as a Level III warranted contracting officer, unlimited by dollar value. Wayne is a member of the Senior Executives Association, the National Contract Management Association, and the National Veterans Small Business Coalition.
VetLikeMe welcomes quality content that will provide value to our community of service-disabled veteran business owners and their teams. If you are interested in becoming a contributor please contact us.
Master Chief Hesser Nov 7, 1944 – Feb 21, 2014
A regular contributor to VetLikeMe in our early days, Master Chief Robert Hesser passed away last February. A tireless advocate for SDVOSB, Bob Hesser had a lasting effect on the often rocky turf of veteran-owned business. His relentless commitment to all disabled veterans was most obvious to us with his relentless battles with the Veteran’s Administration’s “Vet’s First” (109-461) policy. He paved the way for many SDVOSB/VOSB advocates. He served as a Vice Chair of Vet-FORCE, an advocacy group for veteran owned small business.