Small Business Procurement Luncheon
11:30am - 12:30 pm

Room: Cyrpress

Ticket Required


Opening Remarks


Roger Campos

Assistant Secretary
Maryland Dept of Housing & Community Development



Keynote Address


Alison Tavik

Director of Communications
Maryland Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs


Alison Tavik is the Director of Communications with the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs. Her 25+ years of public relations, marketing, and outreach experience in both the public and private sectors, make her an excellent resource for small, minority, women, and veteran business owners.

In her current role, Tavik oversees a statewide outreach program that reaches over 15,000 entrepreneurs each year. She helps them navigate complicated procurement processes, and shares business intelligence tools to help them compete with confidence in the public contracting arena. Her responsibilities include management of the

agency’s educational programming, social media channels, media relations, and legislative reporting requirements.

Tavik joined the Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs in 2012 after serving four years as the Public Relations Manager of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise, the State’s official certification unit. During her private sector career, she worked in the banking and

healthcare industries where she was responsible for media relations, marketing, advertising, public relations, and consumer education. Raised in Frostburg, Maryland and a graduate of Salisbury University, Tavik now resides in Anne Arundel County.  


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