Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
John Hale III is the Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at the Department of Energy, reporting directly to the Office of the Secretary. In this role, Hale advocates for small businesses including small disadvantaged, 8(a), women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, and Historically Underutilized Business Zone businesses.
LaTonya is the DOE Mentor-Protégé Program Manager and 8(a) Program point of contact. Major accomplishment(s), in current position, include development, issuance and implementation of the Department of Energy first Small Business First Policy issued December 14, 2012; and development and implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the OSBU and the Minority Business Development Agency. The MOU was developed to increase small business utilization at DOE.