Full Name
Mr. Dwight Deneal
Job Title
Director, Office of Small Business Programs
Company
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Speaker Bio
Mr. Dwight D. Deneal is the Director for the DLA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), Headquarters, located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In this capacity, Mr. Deneal provides executive leadership for all aspects of the DLA’s small business mission, including small business program functional operations for DLA's six Major Subordinate Commands (MSCs). Under Mr. Deneal’s leadership he supervises and directs advocacy and outreach for all of DLA’s small business programs, development and dissemination of policies and procedures for execution of small business functions, and oversight for the execution of the small business program at the DLA’s contracting activities--equating to more than $35 billion dollars of annual contract spending.

Under Mr. Deneal’s direction, he provides the vision for the DLA Small Business program and oversight of the agencies’ fiduciary responsibility to maximize small business federal procurement dollars and outreach. Mr. Deneal maintains, and grows strategic partnerships that attract traditional and non-traditional businesses into the DLA supply chain; while striving to build dynamic ecosystems that help grow the national defense industrial base. This includes representing the program to state policy, industry and federal acquisition leaders; while working collaboratively towards a common goal and vision. Additionally, Mr. Deneal is responsible for the management of policies, plans and sub-programs of the congressionally mandated U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Procurement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (PTAP), for which DLA is the agent. The PTAP provides financial assistance to states, local governments and non-profits in an effort to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in government contracts.

Previously, Mr. Deneal served as Director, Small Business and Industry Liaison Programs for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), an operational component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this capacity, Mr. Deneal served as USCG’s authority on all small business and socio-economic related guidelines, policies, regulations and was delegated the authority for planning and carrying out acquisition activities in support of the small business programs. In recognition of his professional efforts and mission impact, Mr. Deneal was awarded the 2018 U.S. DHS Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Excellence in Industry Engagement Award and 2018 Federal Small Business Champion by Homeland Security Today, a media outlet.

Mr. Deneal is an active thought leader in the Federal Acquisition space and a staunch advocate for the small business community. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Mr. Dwight D. Deneal graduated from Hampton University, Hampton, VA where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He is married to a loving and supportive wife, Adrienne N. Deneal.
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