Wine & Wisdom: GovCon Talk with Barbara and Yvonne

thursday, July 29th

4:00 pm- 5:00 pm

free admission

This week learn how to gain access, meet key players, shape policy & win federal business!​

We are excited to welcome Suzanne Heckenberg, President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), to discuss the critical role that GovCon alliances play in the overall government contracting process, as well as the network building opportunities and access they provide to key government officials. Join us to learn more!


Meet Our Guest

Suzanne Heckenberg

President, INSA

Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg became president of INSA and INSF (501c3) on December 1, 2019. As president, Suzanne oversees INSA’s finances, strategic planning, marketing, events, and corporate partnerships. She leads strategic initiatives across the organization focused on building the association’s brand, strengthening member value, and growing and diversifying member ranks. 

Since 2010, Suzanne has held various leadership positions at INSA, most recently serving as the organization’s first Chief Operating Officer. She was the driving force behind INSA’s expansion into markets outside the Washington, DC region, as well as its popular, The New IC symposium, which focuses on diversity with inclusion in the intelligence community. Suzanne works closely with the executive leadership team, advisory committee, and members of the board of directors to coordinate policy initiatives and programs on issues that are key to the intelligence and national security community. 

Prior to INSA, she served as Vice President of Marketing for Ripple Communications, a woman-owned strategic communications firm. 

Upcoming Episodes

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Meet The Hosts

Barbara Kinosky

Managing Partner, Centre Law & Consulting

Barbara Kinosky is the Managing Partner of Centre Law and Consulting and has more than twenty-five years of experience in all aspects of federal government contracting. Barbara is a nationally known expert on GSA and VA Schedules and the Service Contract Act, and she has served as an expert witness for federal government contracting cases. She has a proven track record of solving complex issues for clients by providing strategic and business savvy advice. Barbara was named a top attorney for federal contracting by Smart CEO magazine in 2010, 2012 and 2015. She started Centre in 2002 to provide integrated legal, GSA consulting and training services.


Chief Growth Officer, Acclaim Technical Services

Yvonne Vervaet is the Chief Growth Officer at Acclaim Technical Services (ATS) and a 25 Year defense and aerospace sector strategist and growth professional. Formerly the Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for ManTech, COO of an SC3/Cipher, and VP of Business Development for SpecTal (BAE Systems), she is a highly respected business development lead for well-known companies such as CSC, EDS and Northrop Grumman. Her expertise is in accelerated organic growth, M&A planning and strategic alignment of resources as well as branding & innovation to drive company success.

Join Us Live


Thursday, July 29th, 4pm -5pm EST


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