Ms. Monroe assumed her duties at the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), November 2013. Prior to joining Department of Army (DA) OSBP, she was the Assistant Director for the Army Contracting Command National Capital Region (ACC-NCR) OSBP from June 2003 to July 2013. As the Assistant Director, she was the principal business advisor to the ACC-NCR Executive Director; Headquarters DA OSBP; Headquarters ACC-OSPB and the Small Business Administration on small business matters. She successfully managed the small business program by writing and implementing agency Standard Operating Procedures for approximately 300 contracting personnel. During her leadership, ACC-NCR won several awards for exceeding the 3% Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) goal. Ms. Monroe is the first Department of Defense (DOD) and first DA recipient of the “DOD OSBP Golden Talon Award” in recognition of the dedication and efforts made toward significantly increasing contracting opportunities for SDVOSB’s.
Ms. Monroe’s career began as a contracting intern at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma from 1984-1994. She worked as a contract administrator, cost /pricing analyst and a warranted contracting officer. In 1994, she was selected to enter the Advanced Copper Cap Contracting Intern Program at Andrews Air Force Base, MD and completed the program at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC as a contract specialist. From August 2000 to June 2003, Ms. Monroe was the Associate Director for the Military Traffic Management Command’s OSBP. She significantly increased opportunities for small business trucking companies by successfully negotiating subcontracting plans with large freight and trucking businesses. Ms. Monroe has a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree; Level III certified in Contracts Acquisition and a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.