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Luis A. Gierbolini-Rodríguez
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Conference with the SBA-Nov 2021
9 09America/Puerto_Rico November 09America/Puerto_Rico 2021 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Attendees must present certification that they are fully vaccinated or negative viral test (PCR or antigen), performed 72 hours in advance of the event.
Limited spaces for 60 entrepreneurs with the capacity to work with the Federal Government
Associate Administrator Office of Government Contracting & Business Development
U.S. Small Business Administration
Ms. Bibi Hidalgo has been selected to serve as the Associate Administrator for Government Contracting & Business Development, of the U.S. Small Business Administration. In this role, Ms. Hidalgo oversees and reviews procurement-related policies for small business contractors hoping to work with the Federal Government, including Woman-owned, Veteran-owned, Socially Disadvantaged, HUBZone, and 8(a) Minority Business Development Program small businesses.
In her prior role, she was the SBA Government Contracting Policy Lead for the Biden-Harris Transition Team, developing policies that President Biden could execute in the first 100 days, with an emphasis on underserved communities. In 2014, Ms. Hidalgo and her brother Patrick Hidalgo Co-Founded Future Partners, LLC, which advised Fortune 500 corporate executives on procurement and minority business strategy, and created a model for how to facilitate significant opportunity for both. Prior to that they both served in the White House, during which time she managed a government-wide initiative with the 24 Cabinet agencies to position the federal government to meet the Congressional 23% small business goal out of a $400 billion contracting budget for the first time in a decade.
In addition to her experience, Ms. Hidalgo has a Master’s in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
She is dedicating her work to the memory of her brother Patrick who passed away suddenly at the age of 41 in March of 2020.