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Vikki Hawthorne

APEX Accelerator Procurement Specialist (Columbus)

Vikki Hawthorne is a procurement specialist assigned to Franklin County.  After 30 years of federal contracting service with the Department of Defense in a variety of procurement analyst and small business advisory positions, Vikki held an appointed position as National Director of Supplier Development with the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Vikki also has worked closely with The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce advocating for small business access to government contracts.

Vikki holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Administration and Bachelor of Science in Journalism degrees. She is a passionate “boots on the ground” small business advocate, and a member of New Birth Christian Ministries.  For nearly 4 decades, she has been a small business owner in variety of industries.