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.
Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship Recipients!
Paul Clay – University of Alabama Huntsville
Tara Henson – University of Alabama Huntsville
Cody Gothart – University of Alabama Huntsville
(left to right: Paul Stutts (HASBAT), Cynthia Gramm (UAH), Tara Henson (UAH), Bob Lyon (UAH), Paul Clay (UAH), Dr. Shankar Mahalingam (UAH), Mary Kate Gygax (HASBAT)
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.
2013 SBA Winners/Finalists/Contenders
The Chamber of Commerce recognized the efforts of some of the most generous and hardworking companies and individuals at the 28th Annual Small Businesses Awards Celebration September 12th at the Von Braun Center. Almost 1,000 Chamber members came out in their cowboy boots and jeans for the western-themed event. The Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology(HASBAT) presented a Small Business Advocate for Excellence Award, which was given to Phil Carey, Vice President of Army Programs for WaveLink Inc. and President of HASBAT board of directors.