Gloria Mencer, manager of the socioeconomic program office at the Y-12 National Security Complex, was named “Management and Operations Small Business Program Manager of the Year” by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Y12_red_LogoGloria Mencer, manager of the socioeconomic program office at the Y-12 National Security Complex, was named “Management and Operations Small Business Program Manager of the Year” by the U.S. Department of Energy. The award “recognizes an individual who embodies the many facets of an energetic, forward-thinking, DOE small business program manager … (and whose) efforts far exceed expectations in working with, advocating for, and assisting in the increase utilization of small businesses.”

“I’m pleased to represent all those who have worked to make Y-12’s Socioeconomic Programs Office successful,” Mencer said.

In 2010, Y-12:

• Increased small business subcontracting by 32 percent – from $173 million in 2009 to $255 million in 2010.

• Improved overall annual small business subcontracting to 62.5 percent.

• Ensured that 67.7 percent of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act subcontracting funds were awarded to small business.

The Socioeconomic Program Office at Y-12 is dedicated to ensuring that Y-12 organizations are aware of small businesses for subcontracting opportunities. The department also participates in DOE’s Mentor-Protégé Program, aiding in the development of small businesses and Historically Black College and Universities. “Small” businesses include small, small disadvantaged, woman-owned, highly under-utilized business zones, veteran-owned, and service –disabled veteran –owned small businesses.

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Source: Y-12 National Security Complex
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