Simonoff, Ellen

Small Business DirectorOffice of Small Business

Ellen Simonoff has over 35 years of pre-award acquisition experience with both the Federal government and private industry. Ellen started her career working as a marketing manager and then marketing director for a very small company that was in the business of competitor intelligence. That experience still resonates with Ellen today as she works with the small business community, helping businesses to do business with the Navy and specifically with the Office of Naval Research. Ellen started her career in public service as a contract specialist at the Naval Air Systems Command. She then worked as a contract specialist with the Marine Corps’ Direct Reporting Program Manager-Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle, and Marine Corps Systems Command. She then became a warranted Contracting Officer, and worked for the Defense Information Systems Command, Department of Energy, Marine Corps Installation and Logistics Command, and Office of Naval Research. For the last two years, Ellen has been the ONR Director of Small Business. 

Ellen is has been dually Level III certified in the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Program for federal civilian contracting officers and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) for defense contracting officers. She also holds a Defense Acquisition Accreditation in Small Business.

In her spare time, you will find Ellen at the duplicate bridge table trying to earn masterpoints!