MBC Monthly Meet-Up

MBC Monthly Meet-Up


May 18, 2022 • 3:30 p.m.
Online Zoom Meeting

Security Clearances for Employers: What’s Your Topic?

Join the FMA online on May 18, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. for our monthly Meade Business Connect (MBC) Meet-Up to discuss an employer’s perspective on security clearance topics — and you pick the topic!

While the topics of security clearance processes and requirements are vital ones, they’re also quite broad. To better support the needs of your small business, we’d like your input up front to help our guest speakers, Beth Beard of Synergy, LLC and Jesse Montoya of Praxis Engineering, narrow down the focus of our discussion.

Topic options include facility clearances, personal clearances, DCSA changes in NISS and/or DISS, contractor clearances at MPO/processes and timelines and timelines for crossovers/CCAs/etc.

This event is for FMA members only. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

About Our Guest Speakers

Beth Beard has over 21 years of experience in management, security and operations supporting the Department of Defense and military organizations. Since 2011, Beth has served as a security consultant for over 100 small businesses within the DoD managing security programs, Insider Threat, personnel security and security education. Additionally, she has over 9 years of experience in human resources, contracts management, finance, program management and facilities and logistics working with both small and large sub-contractor companies.

Jesse Montoya‘s background includes 22 years in the United States Air Force with 11 years in the intelligence community and 11 years in the HR arena. Jesse has worked with every three letter agency and takes pride in knowing that the industry is blessed with amazing folks that are as passionate about the business. He currently works for Praxis Engineering Technologies, LLC providing security, facility and ITAR support. Originally from Denver, Colorado Jess (and remains a Denver Broncos fan), Jess ultimately landed in Maryland after retiring from the Air Force. He is married with three children and two grandchildren.