Small and Disadvantaged Business Office Chief

Sonya Cunningham Rodgers

USACE, Mobile District
Published Oct. 17, 2012

Ms. Rodgers began her Federal Government career in 1984 on an Outstanding Scholars Intern Program with the United States Army Tank and Automotive Command in Warren Michigan.  

She returned to her hometown Mobile, Alabama in 1986, and was hired as a Contract Specialist with the US Army, Corps of Engineers, Mobile District.  Here she served as a Contract Specialist working in the Architect Engineering, Construction, and Supplies and Services Branches.   Her outstanding leadership capabilities, expertise, and over 35 years of experience in government contracting earned her the title of Supervisory Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer, and Grants Officers.

Ms. Rodgers was recently promoted to the Chief, Office of Small Business Programs for the Mobile District.  She serves as the expert advisor to the Commander, the Deputy District Engineer for Programs Management (DPM) and District Staff on acquisition related policy and compliance issues involving Small Business, serve as the lead member and acts as liaison between the District Staff and the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal and state agencies, concerning Small Business, coordinates closely with key management team members, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Procurement Center Representatives (PCR) in projecting potential products and services suitable for award each fiscal year under the district.

As other duties assigned, Ms. Rodgers presently serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity Black Employment Program Manager, a member of the Advisory Board for the Mobile Districts Leadership Development Program, serves on the Board of Directors for the Mobile Government Employees Credit Union, and in 2016 Ms. Rodgers served as the Shepherd/Mentor for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District Leadership Development Program.

Ms. Rodgers received her Bachelor of Science degree from Alabama State University in Social Work and Psychology, graduating summa cum laude.  She received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Mobile.  She is a 1997 Graduate of Leadership Mobile, a graduate of the Mobile District’s Emerging Leaders Program, and the South Atlantic Division (SAD) Leadership Development Program.   Ms. Rodgers is a member of Army Acquisitions Core and holds a Professional Designation in Contract Management.

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