Special Edition Business Builder, February 2024
Chamber Conference Room1 10th Street
Augusta, GA 30901-0100
Procurement in the Peach State: How to Do Business with the State of Georgia, with Julian Bailey and Crystal Langley from the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS), to discuss how to do business with the state of Georgia along with the new Georgia Business Certification Program launched this year.
Julian Bailey, Small Business and Supplier Diversity Manager for the Georgia Department of Administrative Services
Julian Andrea Bailey currently serves as the Small Business and Supplier Diversity Manager at the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS). Bailey is responsible for leading engagements and communications for a statewide Small Business and Supplier Diversity Initiative put in place due to an executive order issued by the Governor. The goal of the Initiative is to make the state of Georgia procurement process easier to access for small businesses with a focus on minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses.
Bailey joined DOAS in 2013 and has established a strong knowledge base in state procurement operations, policies and systems. She has successfully implemented and managed numerous training programs on navigating the procurement process and systems in the state of Georgia. In addition, Bailey oversees the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification program. Prior to joining DOAS, Bailey worked with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute.
Bailey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Howard University, and a Master of Business Administration degree in Management from Troy University. She is a Professional Certified Marketer with the American Marketing Association.
Crystal Langley, Small Business and Supplier Diversity Specialist for the Georgia Department of Administrative Services
Crystal Langley, a seasoned professional, joined the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) in November 2022 as the Small Business and Supplier Diversity Specialist. In this role, she supports her manager in overseeing the New Business Certification program, addressing small and minority-owned businesses, women-owned enterprises, and veteran-owned establishments. Crystal actively facilitates supplier training and outreach to ensure the program's success.
Before DOAS, she excelled as a DBE Coordinator at the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), specializing in certifying small minority-owned and women-owned businesses. Crystal's contributions extend to the Georgia Department of Revenue in Taxation and prominent roles with Wholesale and Generic Insurance companies, including UHI, Aetna, Amwins Brokerage of Ga, and State Farm Insurance Agency.
With over 19 years of diverse experience in customer service, risk management, human resources, operations management, finances, and small business development, Crystal brings a wealth of expertise to her current position. Holding an MBA with a finance minor from the University of Phoenix and certifications in Human Resource Management, she is actively pursuing her GCPA Certification with the Department of Administrative Services, emphasizing her commitment to professional development and excellence in the field
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ONE Complimentary attendee per Chamber Member Business, $10 for each additional attendee per Chamber Member Business.
$15.00 for Prospective Members
Advanced registration required. Due to limited space, please limit ONE representative from each company. Registration deadline Tuesday January 16th at 12:00pm.