Bennie Gonzales

Bennie Gonzales has over 40 years of procurement experience. He received his formal training at the United States Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). Bennie currently trains and instructs DoD and civilian agency Contracting Officers enrolled in Level I, II and III Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) programs as well Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) certification program. 

Bennie worked as a Contracting Officer at Nevada’s Nellis AFB Central Contracting Directorate where he supported the Tactical Air Command’s Electronic Warfare Range contract requirements at Nellis and Tonapah, Nevada and served as Contracting Officer on major acquisition requirements. 

Bennie later worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) where he served as the Acquisition Manager for the Special Nuclear Materials Laboratory project, Special Assistant to the Associate Director of Operations, Support Services Group Leader as well as the Laboratory’s Small Business Program Manager. Bennie led, directed and served on formal source selection boards and developed, planned, wrote and administered supply, service, construction, A/E and other fixed price, cost reimbursement and incentive type contracts. 

Bennie is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), a Certified Lead Quality Assurance Auditor and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Bennie provides consulting services to small business firms in the area of acquisition, contract administration and/or proposal development. Bennie has authored a proposal preparation guide entitled: A Guide to Developing Winning Proposals.

Lynn Wilson

Lynn Wilson is a citizen of Cherokee Nation and has championed and supported small businesses for the past 15 years. Her work has focused on: operating a technology business incubator, entrepreneurial training, business counseling, economic, demographic and social research related to economic development.

She has provided technical assistance to second stage growth businesses through the National Center for Economic Gardening as a certified EG Market Research Specialist through the prestigious Edward Lowe Foundation.   Since 2009 she has taught part-time for the school of Business and Technology at Rogers State University in the areas of marketing, management, business ethics, business communications and entrepreneurship.

She currently works with a Native American mircroenterprise development organization called the IDRS Acorn Project, where she provides training and technical assistance to Native small business owners across the U.S. as well as providing contractual services under her tribes small business assistance center.