*The Jefferson Chamber and JEDCO together decided to postpone the upcoming Prosper Jefferson seminar with plans to reschedule later in the year. Thank you for your patience & understanding.
(AVONDALE, La) — In the 2019 fiscal year, the United States government spent $594 billion dollars on business contracts – ranging from office supplies and janitorial services to technology and planning. Federal contract spending grew at a rate of nearly7.6% every year since 2015, according to Bloomberg Government. Doing business with the government can be very lucrative work.
That’s why JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber teamed up to bring you a Prosper Jefferson seminar on government contracts and how to obtain them. We invited three experts to provide their guidance and advice on how to navigate the contract system. Attendees will learn:
- How to determine if your business should be doing business with the government
- Basic requirements of doing business with the government
- How to secure government contracts
- Case studies from businesses that have been successful in obtaining government contracts
- How to do business with Entergy
Join us Wednesday, March 25th, at the JEDCO Conference Center (701A Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094) from 8:30 am – 10:30 am for our upcoming Prosper Jefferson seminar. This event is $5, which covers breakfast. Please register here.
Meet Our Speakers
Christopher Kane, Adams & Reese
Christopher maintains a multi-faceted practice, counseling clients on economic development matters, transportation law, construction law, business litigation cases, governmental relations and professional athlete injury claims. In some ways, these areas overlap, and as a result, the regional, national and international clients he advises benefit. For example, both his experience and knowledge base in drafting and implementing contracts inform his litigation work, and because he’s a litigator, Chris knows how to craft contracts that are as litigation-proof as possible.
Recognized for his work on many economic development projects, Chris channels a convergence of people, factors and revenue streams to help make public-private partnerships produce new or expand existing enterprises and create solid and sustainable jobs. He and his team handle government relations work, design and negotiate incentive packages, provide advice on financing, help with construction and architect contracts and deal with virtually any issue that arises. If something goes sideways on a project, which happens at times, he represents clients in constructions and other disputes
Colleen Broussard – Perry, Louisiana PTAC
Colleen brings more than 30 years of Government contracting experience to the LA PATC team. Colleen joined the LA PTAC in December 2019 having retired in 2018 after 34 years of Federal Government Service. During her more than 30-year tenure, Colleen served as a Contract Specialist, Contract Administrator and Contracting Officer.
Colleen has experience in contract pre-award, award, post-award, administration, and close out. She oversaw construction, supply, service, grants, leasing and architect-engineering contracts.
Colleen’s tenure in Contracting allowed for a wide variety of duty assignments which included: Oakland Army Base, NASA Ames Research, Onizuka Air Force Station, McClellan AFB, Mather AFB, Defense Language Institute, US Army Reserves Fort Hunter-Liggett, Travis AFB, US Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, Defense Contract Management Agency Lathrop/Roseville CA Campus, General Services Administration San Francisco, United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior, Department of Veteran Affairs and Louisiana Air National Guard.
Patrick Hamby, Entergy
Patrick joined Entergy in 2005 as a Regulatory Analyst. Patrick spent the following 12 years in Entergy Louisiana’s Regulatory Affairs department working through increasing levels of responsibility including acting as Project Manager prior to joining Entergy’s Customer Service department. Patrick is currently the Customer Service Manager for Jefferson Parish, the City of Kenner, the City of Harahan and the City of Ponchatoula and is the liaison for all government officials in these areas. Patrick is also a proud graduate of the Leadership Jefferson class of 2019.