Assisted NC businesses in winning 3,740 contracts minimum value of $14.81 billion
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The Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) – Government Relations Virtual Forum

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am


  • A Look Back: FY2020 federal and DoD contracting in NC – lessons learned
  • A Look Ahead: Significant contracting sectors and opportunities in FY2021 and beyond
  • Trends: Factors and strategies to leverage in growing defense contracting
  • Obstacles: Regulatory and contracting impediments to growing defense contracting
  • Initiatives: Identifying and energizing federal and State actions to grow contracting in NC


presented by our keynote speaker Scott Dorney, Executive DirectorNorth Carolina Military Business Center 

Scott D. Dorney

North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC)

Executive Director

D:  910-678-0190

M:  910-578-2632


Scott Dorney has served as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) since December 1, 2004.

A statewide component of the North Carolina Community College System (with 15 offices statewide), the NCMBC is a business development and technology transition organization that connects North Carolina businesses to federal contracts, connects military and other jobseekers to employment and helps recruit defense contractors to North Carolina.  Since opening in 2005, the NCMBC supported North Carolina businesses in winning over 3,702 contracts for not less than $14.8 billion, generating nearly $500 million in tax revenue for the State of North Carolina.

Originally from Allentown, PA, Scott graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, SC in May 1977.  He also received a Masters in International Affairs Degree from Columbia University in 1988.

Prior to joining the NCMBC in 2004, Scott served for six years as the Chief Officer for Support Services for the City of Fayetteville.  In this capacity, he directed the Human Resources department and had management responsibility for Risk Management, Information Technology and Graphic Services.

Prior to joining the City of Fayetteville, Scott served nearly 22 years on active duty as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.  A field artillery and Foreign Area Officer, his numerous assignments included two tours in Greece, three years as an attaché at the US Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, and as an artillery officer in the Persian Gulf War.  His final assignment was at Fort Bragg, where he served as the Civil Military Operations staff officer for XVIII Airborne Corps and as Deputy Garrison Commander.

Scott has been very involved with the community since moving to North Carolina in 1995.  He is a former board member of the USO of North Carolina, the North Carolina Defense Business Association and the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, and is former Chair of the Cumberland County Business and Education Partnership and President of the Fayetteville Area Society for Human Resource Management.

An avid sailor, Scott has been married to his wife, Lee, since 1977.  Lee is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, and Scott and Lee have two daughters.  Amanda is a graduate of FTCC and a military spouse, and lives and works near Eglin Air Force Base, FL.  Amy is a military spouse, a graduate of NC State University and an Environmental Engineer, and serves as a Divisional Senior Manager for Environmental Health & Safety at Walmart.

The Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) Government Relations Purpose:
  1. Assist the Executive Director and Senior Director in reviewing issues related to the Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) and provide advice and recommendations to the DANC Executive Board and Management Council regarding same.
  2. Monitor State and Federal legislative agendas to identify legislation that is relevant to the DANC membership; provide recommendations, if appropriate, to the DANC Executive board and Management Council on policy positions.
  3. Develop strategies to educate DANC members on relevant government related issues
  4. Develop strategies to educate and communicate with legislators, organizations and other relevant parties regarding the Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) and our position on any particular legislative issue as directed by the DANC Executive Board and Management Council
  5. Identify statewide and national associations with similar interests and provide recommendations and advice to the DANC Executive board and Management Council concerning opportunities to align organizations to strengthen advocacy on key issues.

DANC Government Relations Leaders:

David Hayden, DANC Government Relations Chair, Smith Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P.

Joe Angell, DANC Government Relations Co-Chair, Wiley Wilson

Van Carpenter, DANC Communication Strategist, VAN CARPENTER Coach, Consultant and Communication


February 24
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Event Category:


Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC)


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