Tamara Miles is the Deputy Director, Small Business Programs, for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as of December 2020. She has a heart for small business concerns and is charged with maximizing small business opportunities and contract awards.
Prior to joining OSDBU, Tamara served as Assistant Director and Procurement Director at the DOE Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center leading a team of 40+ geographically dispersed contracting professionals in the acquisition and management of multi-billion dollar environmental clean-up contracts nationwide.
Tamara believes that teamwork, resiliency, and hard work are cornerstones for success. Her favorite quote is, "Find the good and praise it" - Alex Haley
Tamara is Level III certified under the Federal Acquisition Certification Program in Contracting. She attended the University of Cincinnati for undergraduate and graduate studies earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with honors in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree.
Tamara is married to a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and they have three children.