Lamont Norwood is President and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Government Solutions LLC. (SGS). SGS provides strategic business development services to small businesses in the Federal marketplace. SGS also facilitates partnerships and alliances between large and small businesses to compete on Federal contract opportunities as well as assist large businesses to establish sustainable subcontracting programs and identify potential small business subcontractors and partners. SGS has also partnered with the HUBZone National Contractor’s Council and Morgan State University to launch the initial Baltimore City HUBZone Workshop which will become an annual event at Morgan State University.
Mr. Norwood has over 30 years of experience in U.S. Government Contracting and Federal Small Business Advocacy with the U.S. Department of Defense as well as with the Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
During his tenure as the Direct Procurement National Program Manager in EPA’s OSDBU, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received an unprecedented ten (10) straight grades of an A on the Annual SBA scorecard. EPA has been a leader in the Federal Government with awards to all categories of small businesses. The Agency yearly awarded over $1 billion in contract awards with small businesses annually capturing over 40% of the Agency’s total spend. Mr. Norwood has represented EPA as a panelist and speaker at the National Veterans Small Business Conference & Expo and at the National HUBZone Summit. He also participated in Congressional small business events for Senator Enzi (Wyoming), Congressman Butterfield (North Carolina), Congressman Richmond (Louisiana) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas).
In 2017 and 2018 Mr. Norwood was awarded the prestigious EPA “S” Award for Superior Efforts and Contributions to the Agency. Also, in 2018 Mr. Norwood was awarded the OSDBU Crystal Duck Award for his strong commitment to EPA’s small business program.