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
Michael is the owner of Phase 2 Advantage, an instructional design company based in Savannah, GA, an author, a dedicated military veteran, and serial entrepreneur.
Learn more: Michael Kaplan
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
Valerie is the Owner of Valerie Lewis Janitorial (VLJ) Service headquartered in Oakland, California and she currently serves as President of the Northern CA SDVOSB/DVBE Network.
Learn more: Valerie Lewis
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
Learn more: Jim Sechrist
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.