Full Name
Lucas Payne
Job Title
Deputy Director (Acting), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
Department of Commerce
Speaker Bio
Mr. Payne currently serves as the Department of Commerce (DOC) Acting Deputy Director for the Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization (OSDBU). In this role he helps oversee the small business program for the organization and provides advice to senior leadership and staff on matters relating to the development, evaluation and implementation of federal small business procurement programs, policies, and regulations. Mr. Payne also ensures the organization strives to attain small business goals including goals in small business socioeconomic categories, to the maximum extent feasible, while meeting mission requirements. Previously, Mr. Payne served as the Chief of the Small Business Office for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Payne held positions as a contracting professional with the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. In his most recent role as a Procurement Center Representative (PCR) with the Small Business Administration (SBA), a key component of his responsibilities included oversight and review of federal contracting activities located in the mid-Atlantic region with respect to their procurement processes and procedures. In addition, he provided professional training, outreach, and contract assistance to Government agencies and small businesses.
Mr. Payne is a veteran and served over 16 years with the Army National Guard which includes deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Noble Eagle. Mr. Payne received a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Mountain State University and has a Level III DAWIA and Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting.
Lucas Payne