The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announced the recipients of their 2020 annual award winners and Karen West, Small Business Program Manager at the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC), was among those awarded.
Karen received the Facility Management Contractor (FMC) Small Business Program Manager of the Year award. The FMC Small Business Program Manager of the Year award recognizes an individual within a DOE facility who embodies the many facets of an energetic, forward-thinking small business program manager with efforts exceeding expectations in working with, advocating for and assisting in the increased utilization of small businesses.
Karen is responsible for KCNSC’s Small Business program which includes developing a strategy focused on socioeconomic goals, outreach, supplier development and innovation. Karen’s efforts go beyond these expectations, as she’s proven herself to be committed to small business by working cross-functionally to plan and execute events resulting in an increase in small business participation.
Karen also facilitated record growth in small business spend by identifying opportunities and analyzing spend data. She is known by her colleagues as a high-energy, strategic thinker and recognized as a leader in supplier diversity - we couldn’t agree more!
Congratulations on your acknowledgements!