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Jill Clough-Johnston Named Brookhaven Lab’s Small Business Liaison Officer
UPTON, NY — Jill Clough-Johnston has been named the Small Business Liaison Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective March 31. She was formerly a procurement specialist for the Long Island Development Corporation’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program in Bethpage.
In her new position, Clough-Johnston directs and administers the Laboratory’s small business program in accordance with its contract with DOE. During the current fiscal year, Brookhaven Lab has subcontract procurement goals of: 55 percent to small businesses, including 5 percent to disadvantaged businesses; 5 percent to women-owned businesses; 3 percent to historically underutilized businesses, known as HUB-Zone businesses; and 1.5 percent each to veteran-owned businesses and disabled veteran-owned businesses.
Brookhaven Lab purchases a wide range of supplies and services, including architectural and engineering services, computers and computer maintenance, construction and construction materials, office supplies, pharmaceuticals and biological agents, electronic equipment, recreational equipment, research and development services, safety equipment, transportation, testing services, and training services.
“I am in the process of setting up several workshops for the Laboratory, to act as ‘matchmaking’ tools — matching our procurement needs and the buyers with the appropriate small businesses,” said Clough-Johnston. “I will be training the procurement staff on why and how to use various types of small businesses, when buying commodities and/or services for the Lab in a way that meets our subcontracting goals as specified in our contract with DOE.”
After working in several sales and administrative positions on Long Island from 1971 to 1973, Clough-Johnston took a clerical job at Grumman Aerospace Corporation in 1974, and eventually was promoted to senior buyer. She left Grumman in 1984 to become a consultant in subcontract management for Aeroflex Systems, a position she held until 1986.
Also in 1986, she earned a B.S. in business administration from Adelphi University, and, for seventeen years afterwards, held subcontract administrator positions at several defense contractors in the metropolitan New York area. In 1995, she joined the Long Island Development Corporation (LIDC) in Bethpage, where she was a procurement specialist and assistant director. Simultaneously, in 1999, she became technical coordinator for the Long Island Business Assistance Corporation, which is affiliated with LIDC, positions she held until joining Brookhaven.