Dwight D. Deneal

Director, Office of Small Business Programs

Mr. Dwight D. Deneal is the Director for the DLA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), Headquarters, located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The Defense Logistics Agency is the Department of Defense's logistics combat support agency, providing worldwide logistics support in both peacetime and wartime to the military services as well as several civilian agencies and foreign countries. Previously, Mr. Deneal served as the Director, Small Business and Industry Liaison Programs for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), an operational component for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this capacity, Mr. Deneal served as the USCG’s authority on all small business related socio-economic guidelines, policies, regulations and was delegated the authority for planning and carrying out acquisition activities in support of small business programs. In addition, Mr. Deneal served as the USCG Industry Liaison for DHS and represented the USCG in interactions with other federal, state, local agencies and industry (small/mid-cap/large/trade associations). In recognition of his professional efforts and mission impact, Mr. Deneal was awarded the 2018 U.S. DHS Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Excellence in Industry Engagement Award and 2018 Federal Small Business Champion by Homeland Security Today, a media outlet. Furthermore, Mr. Deneal served as a Team Lead Small Business Specialist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reporting to the Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Where he advised executive leadership and led a team of Small Business Professionals on matters relating to the development, evaluation and implementation of the small business programs. Mr. Deneal began his federal career as a Contract Specialist in 2008 with the DoD at the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command supporting the Energetic Systems and Programs mission at the Naval Surface Warfare Center- Indian Head Division. He also served as a Contract Specialist at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Contracts and Acquisition Management. Mr. Deneal is an active thought leader in the Federal Acquisition space and a staunch advocate for the small business community. Mr. Deneal was appointed to serve as a Government Representative for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International Small Business Committee. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Mr. Dwight D. Deneal graduated from Hampton University, Hampton, VA where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He is married to a loving and supportive wife, Adrienne N. Deneal.