Tuesday, August 15, 2006

New Director of Dept of Interior Small Business Office

Mark Oliver, left, was appointed Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), U. S. Department of the Interior (DOI) on June 26, 2006, replacing the legendary Bob Faithful. He is committed to ensuring that the DOI provides small business outreach activities that will result in additional contracting opportunities for small, small disadvantaged, woman-owned, HUBZone, service-disabled and veteran-owned small businesses.

Mr. Oliver has over 23 years of experience in public relations, educational, community, and congressional relations, and brings insightful leadership to working with diverse communities. Prior to assuming the responsibilities of the Director, he served as Interior’s Executive Business Management Officer within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Business Management and Wildland Fire. He assisted in the execution of the budget, finance, small business, wildland fire, acquisition and property.

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