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Charlie Smith-Program Advisor, NVSBCCharlie is the President of GovCon Advisors, a small business federal contracting consulting firm. From 2017 to 2021, Charlie served in the Senior Executive Service as the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, where he was responsible for maximizing contracting and sub-contracting opportunities for small business federal contractors at DOE sites and 17 National Labs.

Additionally, Charlie previously served as a member of the federal agency Small Business Procurement Advisory Council and as a member of the National Laboratory Operations Board.

He currently provides consulting services to small business contractors and is a strategic advisor to the National Veterans Small Business Coalition. Charlie also serves on the Board of Directors for Global Energy Transition, a non-profit organization dedicated to transitioning displaced oil and gas professionals to clean energy employment opportunities.

Earlier in his career, Charlie worked as a Director at the Investment Bank at JPMorgan Chase and held various senior roles in several state and federal government administrations.

A veteran, Charlie served in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer onboard a guided missile destroyer. Charlie holds a B.A. in Political Science from Princeton University.


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