Advocating Small Businesses Government Contracting Success
Together we form a loud voice for legislative influence on policy makers
The Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT) is a nonprofit organization founded to increase business opportunities for high-technology small businesses in the Huntsville area. We serve as a beacon on the latest business opportunities, developments, and legislation within the federal government, which affect small contracting firms.
HASBAT Celebrates 20 Years: “Small Business Can Do the Job,” Says President
Read the full AL.com article recapping our Anniversary Celebration here.
2014 Small Business Advocate of the Year Award
Mary Jane Fleming is the Senior Procurement Counselor for the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) serving a seven county region in Northeast Alabama. In that capacity during the last seven years, Mary Jane has personally assisted hundreds of small businesses in determining their suitability for Government contracting and business development needs. To celebrate Mary Jane’s career accomplishments, HASBAT nominated her as the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Small Business Advocate of the Year! The 29th Annual Small Business Awards Celebration is held to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of local small businesses, nonprofits and industry professionals such as Mary Jane Fleming.
2014 Professional of the Year Award
Each year HASBAT awards the Professional of the Year Award to one of it’s members. The 2014 recipient is Mr. Robert Dunn of Kaya Associates. Mr. Dunn is a native of Mobile, AL. He attended college at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation in 1975, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 2003, he and John Prince founded KAYA Associates, Inc. Robert continued his support of the National Missile Defense program as the Director of Engineering. In 2009, Robert transitioned to his current position of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Dunn also serves on the HASBAT Board of Directors as the Treasurer.