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Carla Howard
President and CEO /Carla-Michelle Business Development Solutions

Carla  Howard  is  the  President  and  CEO  of  the  Carla-Michelle (C-M) Business  Development Solutions.    C-M is  a  full  service  business  development  firm  that  assists  its  clients  with cradle to grave government contracting solutions.

Prior  to  establishing  C-M,  Howard  was  the  Director  of  Business  Operations  for  ARDX, a contractor instrumental in implementing the Affordable Care Act nationwide. Before her tenure  at  ARDX,  Howard  worked  at  the  U.S. Department  of  Transportation  (DOT)as  Manager  of the  White  House  Women  and  Girls  in  Transportation  Initiative and  the  Regional Assistance  Division  responsible  for  overseeing  the  12  Small  Business  Transportation Centers   across   the   country   charged   with   assisting   businesses to   obtain   federal transportation contracts.

Before  joining the DOT,  Howard  was  the  Small  Business  Manager  for Skanska  U.S.A  Civil Southeast, the 14th largest contractor in the world. Prior to Skanska, Howard  was the Small Business Manager for the City of Norfolk, Department of Economic Development. Howard  also  has  prior  federal  government  experience  as  a  Contract  Specialist  and  Six  Sigma Black Belt with the Departments of Navy, Army, and Defense Logistics Agency.  She has also worked at NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Senate, and Virginia State Senate.