Global Supplier Diversity Programs and Government Relations
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Session:How to Successfully Market to Defense Prime Contractors
Monday Oct. 15, 2018
Vicky Harper-Hall manages the strategically important small business and Global Supplier Diversity programs for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector.
In this position, she oversees all aspects of sector programs related to small business concerns, small disadvantaged business concerns, women-owned small business concerns, HUBZone small business concerns, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, historically black colleges and universities/minority institutions, Native American, Alaskan Native Corporations, Indian Tribes, AbilityOne, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Native American Incentive Program, and the Mentor Protégé Program.
As part of helping ensure Northrop Grumman’s competitive position in the defense industry, Harper-Hall also guides the company’s work in surveying and assessing potential small business partners, and works to increase those partners’ participation in government and commercial contracts.
Harper-Hall also provides guidance to small business liaison officers at Aerospace Systems sites, maintains U.S. government customer approval of the small business program and master subcontracting plan, and executes procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state and corporate laws that govern the administration of the programs.
Harper-Hall’s diverse previous Northrop Grumman assignments include, serving as a proposal development manager, subcontracts manager and small business liaison officer. The many boards and committees on which she has served include NASA’s Small Disadvantaged Business Prime Contractors Round Table, Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce, Black Business Association, Latin Business Association, Asian Business Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, Marshall’s Prime Contractors Council, American Indian Chamber of Commerce, Florida Minority Supplier Development Council, New York Minority Supplier Development Council, New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council, National Minority Supplier Development Council, Development Agency Business Center, and the US Minority Business Department of Commerce
Harper-Hall earned an MBA in marketing and management from West Coast University, Los Angeles and holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach.