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    Lakisha Vance: Black History Month Spotlight

    Lakisha Vance: Black History Month Spotlight

    Courtesy Photo | Lakisha Vance speaking at Industry Days 2019 in Little Rock, Ark.... read more read more



    Story by Tomas Rofkahr 

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District

    This week's spotlight is Little Rock District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy of Small Business Programs, Lakisha Vance!

    Bio Stats:
    Title: Deputy, Office of Small Business Programs
    Years with USACE: 12 years
    Hometown: Little Rock, AR
    Education: Little Rock Central High, 1997, Philander Smith College, 2005 - Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Webster University, 2008 – Master of Business Administration
    Certifications: Level III Contracting
    Hobbies: Reading, traveling and staging homes

    Q: You've been with the Corsp for more than a decade, how has your job changed over the years?
    A: By working in all three branches of contracting I encountered new missions, new customers, increased policy changes and updated electronic systems.

    Q: What other positions have you held in the district?
    A: Contract Intern, Contract Specialist and Contracting Officer from 2008 - 2019

    Q: What was your favorite job and why?
    A: Small Business Professional, I enjoy matchmaking contractors to projects within their specialty.

    Q: What are your short and long-term personal and professional goals?
    A: Professional - to enhance the Small Business process and increase the District’s socioeconomic goals.
    A: Personal – to witness my three sons develop into respectable, accomplished and prosperous men.

    Q: What projects are you working on now and what are some of the challenges?
    A: Currently developing training for interns about the importance of small business involvement and providing sufficient market research.

    Q: What ways have you found to balance your home life with your schedule at work?
    A: I haven’t, still juggling

    Q: Tell us something about yourself that most folks don't know
    A: I’ve been told that I am a great impersonator



    Date Taken: 02.21.2020
    Date Posted: 02.21.2020 14:00
    Story ID: 363629
    Location: LITTLE ROCK, AR, US 
    Hometown: LITTLE ROCK, AR, US

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