SECAF Appoints New Members to Board of Directors

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Devon Hewitt and Jeannette King Join the Small and Emerging Contractor Advisory Forum’s Leadership Team

June 4, 2013, McLean, VA – The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), the premier organization for the small and emerging government contractor, today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Devon E. Hewitt, Partner, Protorae Law, PLLC and Jeannette King, President & CEO, SRE, Inc. will both serve the Board by supporting the organization’s activities within the government contracting industry for two years. SECAF’s mission is to provide education, resources and advocacy venues to serve the small and emerging government contractor community for the purpose of ensuring success and equal access to contracting opportunities.

Hewitt is a seasoned Government Contracts attorney with tremendous experience in representing large, mid-tier and small business government contractors. She is well known at the U.S. Small Business Administration, having represented companies on a variety of size matters, Mentor/Protégé agreements and joint ventures. Hewitt has published a treatise on Small Business Contracting Programs and is a columnist for Bloomberg BNA's Federal Contracts Reports. She also is a regular speaker for industry events sponsored by the American Bar Association, Professional Services Council, Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Legion, National Contract Management Association, Association of Corporate Counsel and others. Hewitt received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989, where she was an Editor of the Journal of Law and Politics and a member of the school's National Moot Court team. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Jose A. Fusté of the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico.

King has over 15 years of experience in commercial and federal project and program management with a focus on Information Security and Application Development. Her expertise in managing multiple level stakeholders within an organization has produced successful track records with a myriad of large government agencies-both civil and defense, as well as at large companies like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. King's extensive experience implementing Information Technology solutions to meet the strategic needs of organizations includes full lifecycle development support and management, technical documentation, training, requirements analysis and management, hardware and software management, ITIL®, ISO, and CMMI. She has a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master's of Business Administration.

“During 2012-2013, SECAF accomplished tremendous growth in terms of membership, quality events and offerings that provided unparalleled value to the Small and Emerging Contracting Community. In an effort to continue on this trajectory and accelerate it, the SECAF board unanimously decided to tap the talents of two exceptional leaders in the Small and Emerging Contracting Community,” said Kwesi Rogers, chairman of SECAF and president of Federal National Commercial Credit. “We believe that the addition of Devon and Jeannette to the SECAF Board of Directors further ensures that the organization continues to be a valuable resource for its members and the entire government contracting community as a whole.”

The full 2013-2014 Board of Directors roster is as follows:

  • Kwesi Rogers, Federal National Commercial Credit - Chairman
  • Kathy Albarado, Helios HR
  • Scott Brezler, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLC – Treasurer
  • Sandra Corbett, InCadence Strategic Solutions
  • Frances Craig, Unanet Technologies
  • Bob Dinkel, Pierce Capital Partners 
  • Robert Dozier, RWD Consulting
  • Dr. Sue Evans, Evans Incorporated
  • Tiffanny Gates, Blackbird Technologies
  • Cameron Hamilton, The McLean Group
  • Devon E. Hewitt, Protorae Law
  • Jack Hughes, Phoenix Financial & Advisory Services LLC
  • Jeannette King, SRE, Inc.
  • Shiv Krishnan, INDUS Corporation
  • Mark Moore, John Marshall Bank
  • Andrew Sherman, Jones Day – General Counsel
  • Paul Skurpski, Pleasant Valley Business Solutions

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About The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum
The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) enables the small and emerging government contractor to achieve maximum growth rates in a highly competitive marketplace. Arming members with business resources, access to influencers, government agencies, advocacy opportunities and education, SECAF is an important resource for a growing company. SECAF also serves the medium to large government contractors, providing invaluable introductions to specialized small businesses that enable the overall contracting community to work successfully in tandem. For more information, visit