BlackUSA.News Morning Show, 8.27.21: Bibi Hidalgo, SBA Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting & Business Development
Ms. Hidalgo has been selected to serve as the Associate Administrator for the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development (GCBD), of the U.S. Small Business Administration. In this role, Ms. Hidalgo will be responsible for providing expert advice, guidance, and assistance to the Administrator and other key agency officials in oversight of the Office of Government Contracting, Office of HUBZone Empowerment Contracting, Office of Business Development, and Office of Policy, Planning and Liaison programs of the Agency. In her prior role, she was a Policy Lead for the Biden-Harris Transition Team developing proposals on government contracting with an emphasis on underserved communities that President Biden could execute in the first 100 days, including the general thrust of which was cited in his Executive Order on January 26. Ms. Hidalgo was the Co-Founder of Future Partners, LLC, advising Fortune 50 corporate executives on procurement and minority business strategy, generating $1.3 million in gross receipts and creating jobs; advising the CEO of a group purchasing organization on strategy for partnering with underrepresented minority businesses and engaging NY State government and labor organizations on the issue, facilitating over $2 million in contract opportunities for four Black and Latino-owned businesses in NYC; conducting data analysis and formulated minority business strategy for the Walt Disney Company and AARP, resulting in a new approach for mobilizing around procurement in both organizations. In addition to her experience, Ms. Hidalgo has a B.A. in Spanish for International Services, Cum Laude, Catholic University of America, School of Arts and Sciences and a Master’s in Public Policy, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is dedicating her work to the memory of her brother Patrick who passed away suddenly at the age of 41 in March of 2020.