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ISOA Small Business Committee

Small business is mission critical for government contractor diversity and utilization in unstable, fragile working environments. ISOA recently announced the newly formed ISOA Small Business Committee as the networking foundation for the small business community. Kelley DeConciliis, ISOA Board Member and Chief Operating Officer of Special Aerospace Security Services Inc (SASSi), serves as Chairman.

The ISOA Small Business Committee is a diverse cadre of ISOA industry members who are leaders within their own companies ready to serve and volunteer their time and expertise to the ISOA community. The Small Business Committee's purpose is to enhance ISOA’s outreach to the small business community, create unique match making events with larger, Prime contractors, and cultivate partnerships among government and industry.

This committee gives a voice and market visibility to Small Businesses in Quarterly ISOA Advisory Council Meetings, ISOA Board Meetings, as well as ISOA Summits both stateside and overseas. We also help small businesses make the most of federal policies that are expanding the market.

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Chairman

Kelley DeConciliis

CEO - Special Aerospace Security Services Inc (SASSi)

Kelley serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Special Aerospace Security Services Inc (SASSi), a small woman owned business in Chantilly, VA which provides niche security training and services to the government. She also serves on the ISOA Board of Directors. DeConciliis brings over 15 years experience in expeditionary medicine, health IT, counter-bioterrorism, and global supply chain management.

Prior to SASSi, Kelley served as Vice President of International Business Development and Operations at Comprehensive Health Services in Reston, VA with expeditonary medical programs in Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan. Her past experience includes executive program oversight and operations for USAID’s HIV Rapid Test Kit Global Supply Chain Program throughout 16 countries in Africa.

DeConciliis has a decade of experience working with Defense Health Agency (DHA). She also worked at Microsoft Corporation. Her background includes counter-bioterrorism training and simulation for clinicians and first-responders to Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI). DeConciliis holds a Neuro-psychology degree from The Catholic University of America.

Toby Jackman MBE

Director of Business Development - The Hoplite Group

Toby Jackman is the Director of Business Development at The Hoplite Group, a veteran owned small business, based in Florida. He joined the Hoplite Group from the private security sector where he specialized in delivering solutions for large scale government contracts, particularly for the diplomatic community in high threat environments.

He brings nearly 30 years of experience as a leader, mentor and complex problem solver. This includes over 20 years of service in the British Army’s Royal Gurkha Rifles, where he spent well over half of his military career assigned to overseas postings in Europe, Central and South East Asia developing teams to successfully operate in complexity.

During his military career he was also specialist crisis communicator in Afghanistan, led the British Army’s Gurkha recruitment program in Nepal, led professional development and specialist training for officers and non-commissioned officers, and worked closely with the UK’s emergency services as a military advisor for civil emergency contingency operations and planning (Homeland Security). A graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, U.K., Toby was formally commended distinguished service in 2009 and 2011.

Ryan C. Bradel

Government Contract Practices - Ward & Berry, PLLC

Ryan C. Bradel leads Ward & Berry’s government contracts practice. Ryan has over a decade of experience in all aspects of federal, state, and local procurement law including representing and counseling some of the foremost companies in the defense, intelligence, contingency operations, private security/private military, base operations support (BOS), weapons manufacturing, construction, information technology, cybersecurity, healthcare, veterans’ affairs/administration, linguist/translation, and energy sectors.

Ryan has cultivated a unique expertise in the Small Business Administration (SBA) government contracting programs and has guided companies to certification and effective participation in the SBA’s programs for 8(a) socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, HUBZone small businesses, service disabled veteran owned small businesses (SDVOSB), and woman owned small businesses (WOSB), Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), Tribally-owned businesses. Ryan counsels these companies on maintaining their status as they undergo ownership changes or pursue mentor-protégé arrangements, joint ventures, teaming agreements, and strategic alliances.

Peg Molloy

President & CEO - VistaLifeSciences, Inc

Peg Molloy is President and CEO of VistaLifeSciences, Inc. The company’s products are used to support workforce health and clinical care in 21 countries, on the International Space Station and in Antarctica by NSF researchers. The company provides health technology and information for use at the point-of-care, and powerful decision-making technology for population and workforce health insight. VistaLifeSciences’ cognitive test technology has FDA Clearance and is reviewed in more than 350 independent peer-reviewed publications.

Christian C. Decker, PE

President & Founder - Planate Management Group

Christian Decker is the President and Founder of Planate Management Group with over 30 years of military and civilian installation management experience both in uniform and as a senior government civilian and contractor. Since 2007, Mr. Decker has led a diverse team of technical experts who are experienced in working in some of the most complex and difficult environments worldwide providing planning, design, construction and professional services solutions for our clients.

His experiences in the US Navy as a member of the Civil Engineer Corps/SEABEEs in facilities management and acquisition culminated as the US Navy’s first Public Safety Director and principal resourcing sponsor for a $9 billion program installation for combating terrorism following September 11, 2001. Mr. Decker has spent a considerable amount of time in Central Asia, North Africa, Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe working closely with businesses and institutions in engineering, construction, logistics, security, and related specialized services.

Rick Bizzell

CEO - Bizzell Corporation

Rick Bizzell is the Chief Executive Officer of Bizzell Corporation and currently involved in strategic development projects in the Middle East and North Africa. Bizzell specializes in Intelligence, Security, Technology, Governance, Logistics, and Armaments. Bizzell knows that operational success is often dependent upon remaining a step ahead of the adversary, achieved by organizing sourced data in concise, executable, and information-backed assessments.

Bizzell Corporation is an international private, corporate and government services company providing solutions to the most challenging and complex problem sets.

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