Michael Baltzgar has joined the Jackson office of the U.S. Small Business Administration as a Procurement Center Representative.
Baltzgar previously worked as a contracting professional with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and most recently the Department of Homeland Security.
As Procurement Center Representative, Baltzgar will assist small businesses in Mississippi and Kentucky with obtaining federal contracts, determining performance ability, and reviewing small business concerns regarding contracting or payment issues. A key component of his responsibilities includes oversight and review of 20 federal procurement agencies — 14 in Mississippi and 6 in Kentucky with respect to their buying processes and procedures.
Baltzgar will also promote collaborative acquisition strategies as well as provide professional training, outreach, and contract assistance to small businesses
Baltzgar is a Veteran, retired from the military with 20 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard and three years in the U.S. Navy. His military assignments included San Diego and Long Beach California, Honolulu, Hawaii and Washington, DC.
Baltzgar received his Bachelor of Arts from American Military University and has a Level III Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting. He and his wife Kim have been married for 25 years and have a daughter Jaide, who lives in Memphis.
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