Kimberly Osborne - Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization
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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

 

Kimberly Osborne

Leadership

Leading our mission of enable Veterans to gain access to economic opportunity by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses.

Kimberly E. Osborne, Deputy Executive Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Deputy Executive Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

Ms. Osborne comes to the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization from the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA/Board), where she has served for 26 years as an attorney, Senior Counsel, Veteran Law Judge, Chief Veterans Law Judge and Deputy Vice Chairman.

As Deputy Vice Chairman, Ms. Osborne was an active member of the Board’s top management team. In this role, she directly supervised Veterans Law Judges, attorneys and professional administrative staff in issuing quality and timely Board decisions.

Ms. Osborne previously served as a Chief Veterans Law Judge from 2008 to 2016, where she managed a team of approximately 50 attorneys and judges in deciding appeals. In 2006, she was appointed by VA Secretary Jim Nicholson as a Veterans Law Judge, with the approval of President George W. Bush. Ms. Osborne’s responsibilities included presiding over hearings and independently reviewing and issuing appellate decisions for the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 7101A. While at the Board, she also served as an Associate Counsel, Counsel, and Senior Counsel.

During Ms. Osborne’s tenure at the Board, she has received numerous awards, including the Gears of Government Award from VA Secretary Robert L. Wilkie in March 2019.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:

Deputy Executive Director, OSDBU 2021 - Present
Deputy Vice Chairman, BVA 2016- 2021
Chief Veterans Law Judge, BVA 2008- 2016
Veterans Law Judge, BVA 2006- 2008
Senior Counsel, BVA 2003- 2006
Counsel, BVA 1997- 2003
Associate Counsel, BVA 1994- 2003

EDUCATION:

The Federal Executive Institute, Leadership for a Democratic Society, 2007.
Leadership VA 2003
Juris Doctorate 1993, Wake Forest University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts 1989, University of Maryland Baltimore County

AWARDS AND HONORS:

BVA Exceptional Performance Awards Recipient
BVA Special Contribution Awards Recipient

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:

Virginia Bar Association
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association

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