CONTRACT SPECIALIST / SENIOR CONSULTANT
Akiesha M. Foster, the founder of KeyToLife Professional Services LLC. A consulting company mainly focuses on educating and training small businesses on how to do business in the Business-to-Government (B2G) marketplace. Akiesha’s articles and YouTube Channel on government contracting have helped many small businesses get started.
In addition to helping educate and train small businesses. We provide business development and proposal writing support.
Akiesha has over 20 years of experience working with the Department of Defense (DoD). She works with the Apex Accelerator, formerly the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). She has counseled over 250 clients on doing business with the government.
Akiesha and her Team are ready to help your small business become a subcontractor that wins contracting opportunities and succeeds in the government marketplace.
We have created online training courses to help you learn more about becoming a subcontractor. Akiesha has the knowledge and expertise working at the 408th Contracting Brigade, Mission Installation Contracting Command (MICC), and Air Force District of Washington Contracting Directorate (ADFW PK-S), through pre-award, post-award, contract administration, or a contract closeout team. Also has successfully closed 68 contract files for service and supplies valued at over $54,000,000. She has also awarded and administered fifteen supply and service contracts with a total dollar value of $2,032,605.
MA., Procurement, and Acquisitions Management, Webster University.
BS., Multidisciplinary Studies, Liberty University
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- DAWIA Contracting Professional
- Association of Proposal Management Professional Bid/Proposal Foundation Certification
- Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MD PTAC).
- Maryland Department of Labor (DOL)’s Veterans Small Business Conference, November 2022, Maritime Conference Center, Linthicum Heights, MD
- Veterans in Procurement (VIP). VIP Start November 2022, The Bolger Center, Potomac, MD