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Item No 1 2013 AMS 00086 A Redacted

Item No 1 2013 AMS 00086 A Redacted

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From: Hooper, Angela -AMS To: Brown, BeverlyS -AMS Subject: RE: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances" event June 28th Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:59:00 
Darryls. 
From: Brown, BeverlyS Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2011 11:41 To: Hooper, Angela Subject: FW: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances' event June 28th Importance: High 
Whos subcenter should put the AD-700 for this. Darryls yours???? 
From: Alexander, Monica Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:26 To: Brown, BeverlyS Cc: Alexander, Monica; Hooper, Angela Subject: FW: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances' event June 28th Importance: High Beverly, know that you are out today, however wanted get our calendar for tomorrow discuss the agreement for Dr. Betances services for our in-house Cultural Transformation traioning Memphis. are planning for the last Wednesday July, and know that you will out for about two weeks mid-July, need get the ball rolling. gathered the attached docuemtns from Sue Bernstein for the agreement that you worked with her for AMSs event June 28, however noticed that his price was $7600, inclusive, but charged for the business class airfare later. you have the final cost for his services? asking because when contacted his assistant for quote, was quoted $9000, inclusive. Did you ride the APHIS contract was this one stand-alone agreement? asking, because may have ride the APHIS AMS agreement get the lower rate. also waiting response from Shawn clarify the $9K quote includes the travel. definition inclusive that just that, inclusive. 
Thanks and talk you soon. 
Monica Alexander 
Supervisory Management Analyst AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 
PHONE: 202-720-7667 FAX: 202-690-1718 
monica.alexander@ams.usda.gov 

From: Bernstein, Sue Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 5:26 To: Alexander, Monica Subject: FW: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances' event June 28th Importance: High Monica, 
Hope this helpful. have been working with APHIS this; they have also contracted Dr. Betances, and are doing modification the contract for the AMS session. you know Bev Brown? She was involved with this. thought she might Cotton employee.) Im training through Friday, wont have much opportunity respond. Ill back Monday morning. Take care, Sue 
From: Shawn Surber [mailto:ssurber@betances.com] Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 10:17 To: Bernstein, Sue Subject: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances' event June 28th Importance: High 
Hello Sue: 
Please find attached the contract and forms for Dr. Betances' event June 28th. The contract for informational purposes only will need copy purchase order from your end payment via government credit card. The forms need completed and returned your earliest convenience. have also attached the A/V requirements for Dr. Betances' workshop. you have any questions, please let know. Thank you. 
Cordially, 
Shawn 
Shawn Surber, Business Manager Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 5448 Kimball Ave., Chicago, 60625 Phone: 773-463-6374 Fax: 773-463-0429 Email: ssurber@betances.com Web: www.betances.com 

From: 	Alexander, Monica -AMS 
To: 	Hooper, Angela -AMS; Earnest, Darryl -AMS 
Cc: 	Alexander, Monica -AMS 
Subject: 	FW: Mandatory Cultural Transformation Training 
Date: 	Tuesday, June 07, 2011 10:18:39 
Attachments: 	June Training Announcement aglearn directions.docx APHIS Training.msg Darryl and Angela, was about share this information with Kenny and Terry; however wanted know you have problem with them attending the training? They would considered optional/other employees this case, since they are not GS-14s, but have the same level responsibility. There training available Raleigh through APHIS, and the sessions will held June and 22, with three-hour session available the morning and afternoon both days. All have send their names AMSTI. 

Monica Alexander 
Supervisory Management Analyst AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 
PHONE: 202-720-7667 FAX: 202-690-1718 
monica.alexander@ams.usda.gov 
From: Bernstein, Sue Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 3:18 To: Alexander, Monica Cc: Poole, Umeko; Earnest, Darryl Subject: Mandatory Cultural Transformation Training 
Dear Monica, 
Please see the attached training announcement, and notify employees your Program the requirement. 
Its mandatory for some employees; optional for others. The following the general requirement (and Programs may choose make the training mandatory for additional groups): 
Mandatory: (1) all supervisors HQ; and (2) all GS-14 and above Branch Chief level higher from the Field Optional: all other employees 
(We ran Program Program report figure out who would included. Let know that would helpful.) understand that several Cotton Program employees will participating industry meeting June 28. APHIS conducting series similar training sessions several locations nation-wide. Some AMS Field employees have proceeded make arrangements attend session another location. schedule the APHIS sessions attached for your reference. 

Please email (sue.bernstein@ams.usda.gov) Umeko Poole (Umeko.poole@ams.usda.gov) contact phone (202) 690-3018 you have any questions about this training. 
Have nice weekend, 
Sue Bernstein Program Manager for Management and Executive Development Agricultural Marketing Service Compliance and Analysis AMS Training Institute 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 1217 Washington, 20250 
Office: 202-720-1862 Fax: 202-720-9022 Email: sue.bernstein@ams.usda.gov 
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Cultural Transformation: dynamic workforce engaged, motivated, and prepared for the future. 
Secretary Vilsack continues focus Cultural Transformation (CT) USDA one his most important goals Secretary. defined the process creating workplace where all employees and customers are treated with dignity and respect and provided the opportunity for success. AMS, defined as: dynamic workforce engaged, motivated, and prepared for the future. achieve when simultaneously driven top leadership and exercised each individual. Each has role play. 
The AMS Leadership Team pleased announce the following training event: 
Title:  Cultural Transformation Awareness Training  
Date:  June 28, 2011  
Location:  Jefferson Auditorium, South Building  
Time:  8:30  12:00 (EST)  

This training mandatory for the following employees: (1) all supervisors HQ; and 
(2) GS-14 and above Branch Chiefs higher from the field. The training optional for all other employees, and one several options that will fulfill the training requirement for all employees*. 
The featured speaker, Dr. Samuel Betances, biracial, bicultural, and bilingual, and has inspired learners university professor, publishing articles, and consulting with public and private organizations the 
U.S and worldwide. presents compelling case for the power diversity, inclusion, and engagement and brings each event breadth and depth understanding how must make sense differences. 
Dr. Betances one Americas foremost communicators the challenge casting away barriers success. works help clients learn the importance pulling cultures together way bringing America back the top education, business, and society general. 
http://www.betances.com/images/drSamuelBetances.jpg
Register for the session AgLearn: 	Click the Direct Link: https://aglearn.usda.gov/plateau/user/deeplink.do?linkId=SCHEDULED OFFERING DETAILSscheduleID=23 424 	
Follow directions Register and Confirm registration; and To-Do List confirm status listed Enrolled sign language interpreter will available. Please contact the AMS Training Institute (AMSTI) 
(202) 690-3018 via email AMSTI@USDA.GOV request additional accommodation you have any questions regarding this event. 
*AMS Programs may designate additional participants mandatory. 

From: King, Ellen 
To: Bailey, Douglas -AMS; Barnes, Rex -AMS; Coale, Dana -AMS; Earnest, Darryl -AMS; Epstein, Robert -AMS; Keeney, Robert; 

McEvoy, Miles -AMS; Morris, Craig -AMS; Neal, Arthur -AMS; Summers, Bruce -AMS; Preston, Warren -AMS Cc: Williams, Jan; Bernstein, Sue; Poole, Umeko -AMS Subject: FW: APHIS Training Date: Thursday, June 02, 2011 9:00:14 
Cotton and Tobacco and Livestock and Seed had indicated interest getting information regarding the APHIS training for those that cant make the AMS session 6/28. That information provided below. Bear mind, the sessions fill up, our folks may get bumped; however, given the numbers think thats unlikely. 
Also, keep mind AMSTI continuing work webcast meet the training requirement another option. 
From: Williams, Jan Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2011 8:31 To: King, Ellen Cc: Bernstein, Sue; Poole, Umeko; Williams, Jan Subject: APHIS Training 
Ellen: the last AMS meeting, volunteered get the APHIS schedule training for those folks Cotton that indicated they would not able attend the AMS June training. 
Attached are the (APHIS) scheduled sessions for training the field for June and July. you can see they have space available. Just let Meko (Umeko.poole@ams.usda.gov) know where they would like attend and she will contact Mike add them the list. There would cost for them participate... 
DATE:  ScheduledOffering ID:  Name Item/Course:  Location Training:  Enrollment #s: 2011  23174  Cultural Transformation  Ft. Collins, 100 2011  23175  Cultural Transformation  Ft. Collins, 100 21, 2011  23178  Cultural Transformation  Raleigh,  43of 21, 2011  23179  Cultural Transformation  Raleigh, 22, 2011  23180  Cultural Transformation  Raleigh, 22, 2011  23181  Cultural Transformation  Raleigh, 30, 2011  23182  Cultural Transformation  Riverdale,  138 250 20, 2011  23176  Cultural Transformation  Ft. Collins, 100  
uly 21, 2011  23177  Cultural Transformation  Ft. Collins, 100  

From: 	Alexander, Monica -AMS 
To: 	Cliburn, Lee -AMS 
Cc: 	Alexander, Monica -AMS; Hooper, Angela -AMS; Morton, Catherine -AMS 
Subject: 	FW: Mandatory Cultural Transformation Training 
Date: 	Thursday, June 09, 2011 3:10:49 
Attachments: 	image001.png image002.png Lee, 
Please see the notice below regarding the mandatory cultural transformation training for AMS supervisors Tuesday, June 28, 2011, the Jefferson Auditorium. Please send Cathy Morton copy your completion certificate when you have completed the course Catherine.morton@ams.usda.gov FAX 901-384-3021. 
Should you have any questions regarding the training cannot make it, please contact (training) Angela (cancellation). 
Sincerely, 
Monica Alexander 
Supervisory Management Analyst AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 
PHONE: 202-720-7667 FAX: 202-690-1718 
monica.alexander@ams.usda.gov 
Cultural Transformation: dynamic workforce engaged, motivated, and prepared for the future. 
Secretary Vilsack continues focus Cultural Transformation (CT) USDA one his most important goals Secretary. defined the process creating workplace where all employees and customers are treated with dignity and respect and provided the opportunity for success. AMS, defined as: dynamic workforce engaged, motivated, and prepared for the future. achieve when simultaneously driven top leadership and exercised each individual. Each has role play. 
The AMS Leadership Team pleased announce the following training event: 
Title: Cultural Transformation Awareness Training
 Date: June 28, 2011
 Location: Jefferson Auditorium, South Building
 Time: 8:30  12:00 (EST) 

This training mandatory for the following employees: (1) all supervisors HQ; and 
(2) GS-14 and above Branch Chiefs higher from the field. The training optional for all other employees, and one several options that will fulfill the training requirement for all employees*. The featured speaker, Dr. Samuel Betances, biracial, bicultural, and bilingual, and has inspired learners university professor, publishing articles, and consulting with public and private organizations the U.S and worldwide. presents compelling case for the power diversity, inclusion, and engagement and brings each event breadth and depth understanding how must make sense differences. 

Dr. Betances one Americas foremost communicators the challenge casting away barriers success. works help clients learn the importance pulling cultures together way bringing America back the top education, business, and society general. 
Register for the session AgLearn: 	
Click the Direct Link: https://aglearn.usda.gov/plateau/user/deeplink.do? linkId=SCHEDULED_OFFERING_DETAILSscheduleID=23424 	
Follow directions Register and Confirm registration; and 	
Goto To-Do List confirm status listed Enrolled sign language interpreter will available. Please contact the AMS Training Institute (AMSTI) (202) 690-3018 via email AMSTI@USDA.GOV request additional accommodation you have any questions regarding this event. 
*AMS Programs may designate additional participants mandatory. 
From:  Brown, BeverlyS -AMS  
To:  Alexander, Monica -AMS  
Subject:  FW: Training for Memphis, Tennessee  
Date:  Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:50:00  
Attachments:  TRAINING.pdf  

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs 3275 Appling Road Memphis, 38133 E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Brown, BeverlyS Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 6:04 To: 'Shawn Surber' Cc: Alexander, Monica Subject: RE: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 
Shawn, 
Attached the modified order. apologize that appears 11X14 paper. scanned that way. 
Thanks, Beverly 
From: Shawn Surber [mailto:ssurber@betances.com] Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:50 To: Brown, BeverlyS Subject: Re: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 
Hello Beverly: 

Just checking see you had sent the revised order yet have not received it. Please 
let know. 
Thank you, 
Shawn 

From: Brown, BeverlyS Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 3:21 To: Shawn Surber Subject: RE: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 

Yes. will send the modification Monday. 
From: Shawn Surber [mailto:ssurber@betances.com] Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 3:16 To: Brown, BeverlyS Subject: Re: Training for Memphis, Tennessee apologize. order received...I'm sure you needed make sure the time first. 
Thank you, 
Shawn 
From: Brown, BeverlyS Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 1:59 To: Shawn Surber Subject: RE: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 
Will the time still 9-12 noon??? 
From: Shawn Surber [mailto:ssurber@betances.com] Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 7:09 To: Brown, BeverlyS Subject: Re: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 
Hello Beverly: 
Yes, still available and will change the date August 30th. 
Thank you. 
Cordially, 
Shawn 
From: Brown, BeverlyS Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 6:59 To: Shawn Surber Subject: RE: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 
Shawn, would like August that date still available. 

Thanks, Beverly 
From: Shawn Surber [mailto:ssurber@betances.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 10:45 To: Brown, BeverlyS Cc: Alexander, Monica; Hooper, Angela; Cohen, Patricia Subject: Re: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 
Hello Beverly: 
The available dates August are: 19, 22-23, 29-31 
Please let know one those works that can change the date our calendar. 
Thank you. 
Cordially, 
Shawn 
Shawn Surber, Business Manager 

Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 5448 Kimball Ave., Chicago, 60625 Phone: 773-463-6374 Fax: 773-463-0429 Email: ssurber@betances.com Web: www.betances.com 
From: Brown, BeverlyS Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 10:36 To: ssurber@betances.com Cc: Alexander, Monica Hooper, Angela Cohen, Patricia Subject: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 
Shawn, 
Per our telephone conversation today, attached the purchase order for training Memphis, Tennessee July 25, 2011. The purchase order broken out with training cost one line and travel costs another. Dont worry about the dollar amounts shown the line items. long the invoice does not exceed $9,000 will fine when process your payment. you have any questions regarding the order, please give call the phone number below. 

Thank you, 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 

From: Alexander, Monica -AMS To: Brown, BeverlyS -AMS Cc: Alexander, Monica -AMS; Hooper, Angela -AMS Subject: FW: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances" event June 28th Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 11:26:33 Attachments: 110628Contract.pdf 
A-V Instructions-NEW.doc EVENT DESCRIP-SITE LOGISTICS NEW.doc TLSF NEW.doc 
Importance: High Beverly, know that you are out today, however wanted get our calendar for tomorrow discuss the agreement for Dr. Betances services for our in-house Cultural Transformation traioning Memphis. are planning for the last Wednesday July, and know that you will out for about two weeks mid-July, need get the ball rolling. gathered the attached docuemtns from Sue Bernstein for the agreement that you worked with her for AMSs event June 28, however noticed that his price was $7600, inclusive, but charged for the business class airfare later. you have the final cost for his services? asking because when contacted his assistant for quote, was quoted $9000, inclusive. Did you ride the APHIS contract was this one stand-alone agreement? asking, because may have ride the APHIS AMS agreement get the lower rate. also waiting response from Shawn clarify the $9K quote includes the travel. definition inclusive that just that, inclusive. 
Thanks and talk you soon. 

Monica Alexander 
Supervisory Management Analyst AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 
PHONE: 202-720-7667 FAX: 202-690-1718 
monica.alexander@ams.usda.gov 
From: Bernstein, Sue Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 5:26 To: Alexander, Monica Subject: FW: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances' event June 28th Importance: High Monica, 
Hope this helpful. have been working with APHIS this; they have also contracted Dr. Betances, and are doing modification the contract for the AMS session. you know Bev Brown? She was involved with this. thought she might Cotton employee.) Im training through Friday, wont have much opportunity respond. Ill back Monday morning. Take care, Sue 

From: Shawn Surber [mailto:ssurber@betances.com] Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 10:17 To: Bernstein, Sue Subject: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances' event June 28th Importance: High 
Hello Sue: 
Please find attached the contract and forms for Dr. Betances' event June 28th. The contract for informational purposes only will need copy purchase order from your end payment via government credit card. The forms need completed and returned your earliest convenience. have also attached the A/V requirements for Dr. Betances' workshop. you have any questions, please let know. Thank you. 
Cordially, 
Shawn 
Shawn Surber, Business Manager Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 5448 Kimball Ave., Chicago, 60625 Phone: 773-463-6374 Fax: 773-463-0429 Email: ssurber@betances.com Web: www.betances.com 

   5448 Kimball Ave., Chicago, 60625   Phone: 773-463-6374  Fax: 773-463-0429   Email: contactus@betances.com www.betances.com  EIN 36-374-3331 
Contractual Letter Agreement 

Engagement Details 
Date Agreement: 5-27-11  Event: Management Training  
Contract Record Number: 11-06-28-DC-C-1  Date(s) Event: June 28, 2011  
Client:  Ellen King  Time Appearance: 9:00am-12:00pm  
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Services Location: Washington  
1400 Independence Ave.,  Fee: $7603.00 Inclusive  
Washington 20250  Type Presentation: Workshop  
Length Presentation: hours  

Terms Payment: signed purchase order secures the contracted date(s). Payment should made Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. (Tax ID/EIN# 36-374-3331). Tax Forms and other legal documents, such contracts required clients, should mailed together with this agreement. Expenses, which may include ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals and straight Business Class round trip airfare from Chicago site and return, will invoiced within week ten days following the event. Payment expenses due within fifteen days date invoice. Any fees and/or expenses not paid the due date will assessed monthly late fee 1.5%. Please advised that for those engagements requiring air travel, Dr. Betances schedule may require connecting itineraries other destinations. You, however, will billed only for round trip ticket between Chicago and the site the event. Our travel agents itinerary invoice will provided you receipt the air travel expense. For those engagements only requiring ground travel, ground transportation rate $100.00 per round trip hour will charged for ground transportation. 
Travel and Other Arrangements: Our company will make Dr. Betances air travel arrangements unless otherwise negotiated. You will notified prior the day(s) service Dr. Betances arrival and departure itinerary. ask that clients make necessary hotel reservations and ground transportation arrangements when needed. king sized bed non-smoking room requested. for some reason you cannot make these arrangements yourself, please contact discuss other options. Clients are required complete our Travel, Lodging, and Site Information Form, which will sent you with this contractual agreement. 
Cancellations: Cancellations must sent Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. writing. Cancellations received within ten days contracted date will require full payment the fee. cancellation charge 25% the fee(s) will deducted from the deposit for those cancellations received advance days prior contracted date. Any expenses incurred prior cancellation will deducted from the balance the deposit, the remainder which will refunded the client. 

Strengthening the World Work Through Diversity

   5448 Kimball Ave., Chicago, 60625   Phone: 773-463-6374  Fax: 773-463-0429   Email: contactus@betances.com www.betances.com  EIN 36-374-3331 
Information and Equipment Needs: order prepare his presentation meet your best hopes, Dr. Betances requires certain information which includes profile issues questions outlining the challenge(s) addressed and the anticipated size and make-up the audience. (The enclosed Best Hopes Information Form and Event Description and Site Logistics Form will help you with this process.) also ask that receive copy the agenda and/or listing other speakers and topics addressed during the event. addition, any reports, newspaper articles, newsletters any other print multimedia information about your organization that you can send also encouraged. Dr. Betances requires the following A/V equipment for all his presentations/trainings: portable lavaliere/lapel microphone, computer laptop with least Microsoft Office 2007 PowerPoint and LCD projector screen(s). Dr. Betances also requires that someone present help him load and run his PowerPoint slides during his presentations. Please have cold bottled water available during Dr. Betances presentations. 
Recording and Intellectual Property: Audio and video recordings can negotiated for additional fee. Books and audio products are available for those who are interested. Please contact New Century Forum, Inc. (773) 463-1667 visit www.newcenturyforum.com order. All material, including any PowerPoint slides, the intellectual property Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. and cannot used duplicated without written consent. 
Promotional Materials: Upon request, can send biographical data and/or photograph. appreciate receiving copies all programs, photos, promotional material and printed media coverage the event which Dr. Betances included. 
NOTE: Litigation expenses due any violation this contract and its terms will the sole responsibility the client. 
Please sign both copies this agreement and return our copy your earliest convenience. Should you require additional information, please not hesitate contact our Business Manager, Mr. Shawn Surber, (773) 463-6374, via email ssurber@betances.com. Thank you for your interest. Dr. Betances looks forward doing his very best work for you. 

(Signature Authorized Client Representative) Dr. Laura Souder, President and CEO Name: Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. Title: Date: 5-27-11 Date: ___________________ 

Strengthening the World Work Through Diversity

5448 Kimball Ave., Chicago, 60625 Phone: 773-463-6374  Fax: 773-463-0429 Email: contactus@betances.com www.betances.com 
EIN 36-374-3331 

A-V INSTRUCTIONS 

Dr. Betances Audio/Visual Needs for all events:  Dr. Betances will need computer/laptop setup, w/LCD projector and screen, and the ability play sound will using PowerPoint Slides which might include video clips with audio. The computer will need have least PowerPoint 2007 (Part Microsoft Office 2007) later.  Also, will need someone help setup the slideshows the computer and run them while conducts the presentation. Dr. Betances will bring the PowerPoint files with him USB Flash Drive (memory stick). breakout sessions, workshops and trainings, each participant will need paper and pen/pencil take notes and work the exercises. There should least one easel with full pad chart paper and markers setup near the front the room for participants come and use.  Dr. Betances will need lavaliere/lapel microphone for all events.  Please have cold bottled water available for Dr. Betances during all presentations/workshops/trainings. you have any questions, please not hesitate contact via email ssurber@betances.com or phone (773) 463-6374. 

Strengthening the World Work Through Diversity 

5448 Kimball Ave., Chicago, 60625 Phone: 773-463-6374  Fax: 773-463-0429 Email: contactus@betances.com www.betances.com EIN 36-374-3331 

TRAVEL, LODGING AND SITE FORM 

for CONTRACT 
Please provide the following information enable make final logistical arrangements for Dr. Betances participation your event. NOTE: driving required the part Dr. Betances, please provide detailed directions with map from Chicago the site and specific parking arrangements closest the facility. addition, please complete all relevant portions this form. 
Requested Date/Time Arrival Destination: Requested Date/Time Departure from Destination: 
SITE EVENT: Facility: Address: Contact Person site:  City:  State: one:  
DRESS CODE:  Formal  Business Suit Business Casual  Informal Other: yes, whom?: AIR TRAVEL: Will  Dr. Betances  met airport?         Yes the event flight changes, please provide the following numbers where client rep. can reached. 
Wk#: Cell 
Car Pgr 1-800 Dr. Betances not met the gate person holding sign with his name, will BAGGAGE CLAIM and wait inside the terminal until met paged. no, you recommend that take  taxi shuttle  limo  ___ Car/Limo Service Confirmation Car/Limo Service Phone Will Dr. Betances dropped-off the airport after the engagement? Yes yes, whom?: LODGING: (NOTE: Please Note that Dr. Betances prefers king size bed the non-smoking section.) Will you making hotel reservations necessary?      Yes yes, Name Hotel: Address: Phone: Date Reservation: Confirmation Direct Billing Client Yes no, please suggest closest hotel event: Phone: 

Strengthening the World Work Through Diversity 

From: Brown, BeverlyS -AMS To: Hooper, Angela -AMS Subject: FW: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances" event June 28th Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:40:58 Attachments: 110628Contract.pdf 
A-V Instructions-NEW.doc EVENT DESCRIP-SITE LOGISTICS NEW.doc TLSF NEW.doc 
Importance: High 
Whos subcenter should put the AD-700 for this. Darryls yours???? 
From: Alexander, Monica Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:26 To: Brown, BeverlyS Cc: Alexander, Monica; Hooper, Angela Subject: FW: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances' event June 28th Importance: High Beverly, know that you are out today, however wanted get our calendar for tomorrow discuss the agreement for Dr. Betances services for our in-house Cultural Transformation traioning Memphis. are planning for the last Wednesday July, and know that you will out for about two weeks mid-July, need get the ball rolling. gathered the attached docuemtns from Sue Bernstein for the agreement that you worked with her for AMSs event June 28, however noticed that his price was $7600, inclusive, but charged for the business class airfare later. you have the final cost for his services? asking because when contacted his assistant for quote, was quoted $9000, inclusive. Did you ride the APHIS contract was this one stand-alone agreement? asking, because may have ride the APHIS AMS agreement get the lower rate. also waiting response from Shawn clarify the $9K quote includes the travel. definition inclusive that just that, inclusive. 
Thanks and talk you soon. 

Monica Alexander 
Supervisory Management Analyst AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 
PHONE: 202-720-7667 FAX: 202-690-1718 
monica.alexander@ams.usda.gov 
From: Bernstein, Sue Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 5:26 To: Alexander, Monica Subject: FW: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances' event June 28th 

Importance: High Monica, 
Hope this helpful. have been working with APHIS this; they have also contracted Dr. Betances, and are doing modification the contract for the AMS session. you know Bev Brown? She was involved with this. thought she might Cotton employee.) Im training through Friday, wont have much opportunity respond. Ill back Monday morning. Take care, Sue 
From: Shawn Surber [mailto:ssurber@betances.com] Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 10:17 To: Bernstein, Sue Subject: Contractual Packet for Dr. Betances' event June 28th Importance: High 
Hello Sue: 
Please find attached the contract and forms for Dr. Betances' event June 28th. The contract for informational purposes only will need copy purchase order from your end payment via government credit card. The forms need completed and returned your earliest convenience. have also attached the A/V requirements for Dr. Betances' workshop. you have any questions, please let know. Thank you. 
Cordially, 
Shawn 
Shawn Surber, Business Manager Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 5448 Kimball Ave., Chicago, 60625 Phone: 773-463-6374 Fax: 773-463-0429 Email: ssurber@betances.com Web: www.betances.com 

From: Alexander, Monica -AMS To: "ssurber@betances.com" Cc: Brown, BeverlyS -AMS; Hooper, Angela -AMS; Alexander, Monica -AMS Subject: Re: Date for Dr. Betances Date: Friday, July 01, 2011 7:24:30 Shawn, 

Yes. Please switch the dates. Our proposed date July 25th. Our contracting officer will reviewing 
the proposal and may contact with you. 
Will this change impact the quote? 

Monica Alexander 

----- Original Message ----From: Shawn Surber  To: Alexander, Monica Sent: Thu Jun 14:48:40 2011 Subject: Re: Date for Dr. Betances Monica: 
July possible. Please let know you want change your hold from the 27th the 25th. 
Shawn 6/30/11, Alexander, Monica  wrote: Shawn, How Dr. Betances' schedule for Monday, July for training Memphis, TN. Monica Alexander Supervisory Management Analyst AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 1400 Independence Avenue Room 2637-South, Stop 0224 Washington, D.C. 20250-0224 PHONE: 202-720-7667 FAX: 202-690-1718 monica.alexander@ams.usda.gov 

From:  Brown, BeverlyS -AMS  
To:  Alexander, Monica -AMS  
Subject:  RE: Training for Memphis, Tennessee  
Date:  Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:03:00  
Attachments:  image001.png  

yes 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs 3275 Appling Road Memphis, 38133 E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Alexander, Monica AMS Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:41 To: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Subject: RE: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 
Hey, you have time chat? have 10am meeting, but should free until then 1030. 

Sincerely, 
MonicaM.Alexander 
AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 
(901) 
384-3310 

(901) 
384-3021 FAX 

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From: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7:50 To: Alexander, Monica AMS Subject: FW: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs 3275 Appling Road Memphis, 38133 E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Brown, BeverlyS Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 10:36 To: 'ssurber@betances.com' Cc: Alexander, Monica; Hooper, Angela; Cohen, Patricia Subject: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 
Shawn, 
Per our telephone conversation today, attached the purchase order for training Memphis, Tennessee July 25, 2011. The purchase order broken out with training cost one line and travel costs another. Dont worry about the dollar amounts shown the line items. long the invoice does not exceed $9,000 will fine when process your payment. you have any questions regarding the order, please give call the phone number below. 
Thank you, 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 

From: Brown, BeverlyS -AMS To: Alexander, Monica -AMS Subject: FW: Training for Memphis, Tennessee Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:50:00 Attachments: SOUDER.PDF 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs 3275 Appling Road Memphis, 38133 E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Brown, BeverlyS Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 10:36 To: 'ssurber@betances.com' Cc: Alexander, Monica; Hooper, Angela; Cohen, Patricia Subject: Training for Memphis, Tennessee 
Shawn, 
Per our telephone conversation today, attached the purchase order for training Memphis, Tennessee July 25, 2011. The purchase order broken out with training cost one line and travel costs another. Dont worry about the dollar amounts shown the line items. long the invoice does not exceed $9,000 will fine when process your payment. you have any questions regarding the order, please give call the phone number below. 
Thank you, 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 

From: Alexander, Monica -AMS To: Hooper, Angela -AMS Cc: Alexander, Monica -AMS Subject: Dr. Betances Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:12:10 Attachments: AMS CT BEST HOPES NEW.doc Angela, discussed while back, the Cultural Transformation training Dr. Betances can modified meet our needs. know that will use the same curriculum the AMS meeting June 28, however are allowed tell him about any areas that would like more emphasis. attaching the document sent his arranger for your input. Please review and comment necessary. would like get this him today tomorrow. 
Thanks, 
Monica 

From: 	Bernstein, Sue -AMS 
To: 	Baines, Cynthia -AMS; Alexander, Monica -AMS; McCullough, Cathie; Cox, Billy -AMS; King, Ellen -AMS; Farber-Lau, Heather -AMS; Fernandez, Jerry -AMS; Gilchrist, Clifton -AMS; Guo, Ruihong -AMS; Harris, Lavern -AMS; Henderson-Samuels, Earlene -AMS; Hooper, Angela -AMS; Jarvis, Michael -AMS; Jones, Samuel -AMS; Keeler, Douglas -AMS; Lakins, Velma -AMS; Neal, Arthur -AMS; Nelson, Nicole -AMS; Newman, Deborah -AMS; Petty, Karen -AMS; Rick, Whitney -AMS; Stanziani, Pamela -AMS; Taylor, JoyceS AMS; Turpin, Jennifer -AMS; Williams, Jan -AMS; McCullough, Cathie; King, Ellen -AMS; Tucker, Jennifer AMS 
Subject: 	Dr. Betances" reading list 
Date: 	Friday, October 07, 2011 9:58:15 
Attachments: 	Betances Books That You Should Read -2010 (2).pdf 
Per yesterdays meeting. Enjoy the holiday weekend! Sue 

Twenty-two Books You Should Read 
List compiled by: Dr. Constantine Papadopoulos 
Email: cpapams@hotmail.com What The Dog Saw, Malcolm Gladwell. 
You will learn what millions readers have learned from his other books. The uncommonness common sense made clear when you read this book. The Other Side Me, Sidney Sheldon personal story poor Jewish child from Chicago, shy and without family. became the most prolific writer Hollywood and the creator shows every American grows watching, including you. wasnt easy, but made it. Broken Music, Sting 
Out broken heart from broken family, Sting today one the most recorded and listened musicians. Read about how this genius explains that his only way communicate and understood through his lyrics and his music. Bono: Conversation with Michka Assayas, Michka Assayas 
Learn how this globally known singer meets with Presidents, Prime Ministers and corporate leaders help reduce the debt poor nations. There perhaps other entertainer which causes influential people stop and listen Bono does. You Learn Living, Eleanor Roosevelt 
The most honest portrayal human challenges and the reason why live and learn. Her articles were read millions. Her book was written for her grandchildren. Sit and listen woman who writes with the love grandmother every expression advice for lifetime. Brief History Time, Stephen Hawking 
Have you ever imagined what would like listen genius, theoretical genius. With his physical life beaten debilitating illness, Stephen Hawking teaches that spirit can stopped its intended purpose. makes complex ideas understandable, bit genius and itself. 
 Copyright 2010. Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. The Autobiography Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela living hero. years prison didnt break him, but made him stronger. His life story makes every person who reads this book stronger. simply book you cannot miss. You will also see what racist society is, South Africa, and wonder times whether the book talking about our country South Africa. book has clued into racism and the suffering that causes than this book, and Im talking about our country. Just see ourselves better other people, and how learn about our own culture while were visiting another culture, this book will teach you more about America through its description South Africa than any other book. The Eye the Prophet, Kahlil Gibran middle-easterner who emigrated Los Angeles and created works that are indeed class brilliance all their own. were any writer and thinker, Id Kahlil Gibran. Then learn what they did with his estate, squabbled over and turned into such mess that his country birth had take over and duly let waste. lesson how sometimes (often) forget the oxygen that gives life. you love language, not miss this book. will redefine your standards what beautiful literature is. The Meaning Everything, Simon Winchester biography the first Oxford English Dictionary. Read this amazing story complicated process that spans over 100 years before produced the authoritative English dictionary. Learn something about what the English have given us, beside Empire that has been demonized, and rightfully so. The English that use make our life possible their contribution us. Its easy get lost Empires and forget the positive contribution that the people other countries have made us. This book teaches that lesson. 
10. Founding Mothers, Cokie Roberts 
Allow yourself honor the ladies our lives. Cokies passion for setting the record straight including the brilliant women who made major contributions their husbands (our First Presidents) will move you, even her politics dont (they dont, for me). 
11. Triumph, The Untold Story Jesse Owens, Jesse Owens 
Dont miss this book and story that seems like long time ago, but absolutely magnificent how shares young mans only hope helping his mother, his only active parent. Jesse Owens the first Jackie Robinson and the first Michael 
 Copyright 2010. Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. 

Jordan. absolutely story that you cannot miss. 
12. Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson 
This story teaches that have many gifts, should pursue each and all them. Dont confuse choosing major and living life that expresses all your gifts. This book will teach you both. Where would Benjamin Franklin decided that should only one thing well? Read this book understand this important lesson. 
13. Wisdom the Crowds, James Sorowiecki 
Youre ready for the world ideas and how they influence the places where you work and the philosophies people who will your boss. The crowd wiser than the brightest person the group the assertion this book. Read this book and the evidence that proves this assertion beyond reasonable doubt. 
14. Latticework, Robert Hagstrom 
Where are most Noble Prize winners assembled? Los Alamos, New Mexico. What they do? They study and try explain models for their clients like JPMorgan Chase Bank, The New York Stock Exchange, The United States Government, Ecologists and others. This will your first book complexity. you like ideas, then you must read this book. Learn what great minds with their energy. 
15. True Blue: Protect and Serve, Lt. Randy Sutton other book will gain your respect for the neighbor who became police officer and who stands between you and the bad guys. respect for officers and understanding their life and work was learned through this book. Dont miss it. remember thinking, Everyone should read this book. And one about nurses, teachers, priests, etc. 
16. Bouncing Back, Joan Rivers dont know theres another life story heart-breaking and yet demonstrative the resiliency the human spirit. truly story how complex life and can become. How grow and develop and what that means for the decisions make and their consequences. other book arrested and questioned thoughts about the complexity life than this book did. 
 Copyright 2010. Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. 

17. Rodney Dangerfield, Its Not Easy Being Me, Rodney Dangerfield 
Molested young man, poor, and disadvantaged, teaches that laughter sometimes the only way deal with the things that arent supposed happen when they do. story about how cope with the stuff that wish never happened us. simply not look comedians the same anymore after this book. 
18. Churchill, James Humes 
This award-winning life-story great leader during great moment history important look into life that was less than perfect, which was then turned into legend and global victory. Speech impediment, blended nationalities (his Mother American, his Father British), knew his Father only through newspaper clippings, and loved and raised nanny whose picture kept his desk throughout his life and during the coordination the British effort during the last global war, make Churchills story the one you read this summer. 
19. Future Without Forgiveness, Desmond Tutu had the choice one book take with and that was all could take, Id take this book. simply the most important book about healing, and saying sorry, and making right that perhaps has ever been written. will teach you how apologize and what expect and ask for when people apologize you. This unknown wisdom how say Im sorry, and let make right, simply important for the relationships our life. You want power ideas? Youll find other book with greater power. 
20. Billy Crystal, 700 Sundays, Billy Crystal 
Learn how the people who make laugh most have cried much and how can better understand them and ourselves with the stories that they tell. You will learn that every human being (that includes you) wants understood, beyond anything and any conspired and superficial need that you believe instinctual want, you and more than anything else, want understood. Laugh, cry, and learn with Billy Crystal. honors his Father this story way that moving. 
21. Teacher Man, Frank McCourt immigrant, poor, son drunkard father who became English teacher New York City for years. Beautifully written with powerful ideas. This story includes his time Ireland and really the story the homes most immigrants. Out suffering, made sense for him and his students, and now for 
 Copyright 2010. Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. this life-story. 
22. Living History, Hillary Rodham Clinton woman who stayed together with her husband when everyone told her leave. Her anger and disappointment are this book her incredible intellect and passion for her husband, family, womens rightful place the world, and nation. She simply and unequivocally GIANT our nation. would hard-pressed find someone with her accomplishments, either man woman. The only reason she hasnt ascended the level Lincoln and King that nation were not all-on-board with the equality issue (reality?). Hillary Clinton goes on, anyhow. this way she model Do it. because its right; it, not because will popular, but because your belief. love this book for the strength demonstrates our Secretary State. Read it. 

5448 Kimball Ave., Chicago, 60625 
Phone: 773-463-6374 Fax: 773-463-0429 
Email: contactus@betances.com www.betances.com 

 Copyright 2010. Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. 

From: Brown, BeverlyS -AMS To: Evans, Jean -AMS; Proctor, Nolene -AMS Subject: Find Vendor FMMI Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:11:00 Attachments: Vendor page2.pdf 
Vendor Page1.pdf vendor page 3.pdf Vendor page 4.pdf vendor page 5.pdf vendor search results.pdf payments.pdf Page -Vendor search.pdf 
Click the box that looks like piece paper beside vendor account (page 1). Make sure the category says CCR Remit-to vendor (page 2), enter the DUNS number found line the purchase order description box  and hit search the bottom (page 3). list FMMI vendor codes will show (page 4). Highlight and click green check mark. Make sure All ITEMS selected, then hit execute. Payments will displayed. nothing displayed, use the TIN/TAX and search TAX number. The one with the payments usually the third one the list when you get the vendor search results. you are looking for the FMMI vendor code for old order (prior 12) change from CCR TAX/TIN vendor and enter the tax number (which the FFIS code without the alpha). When results come up, look column that says Tax4 FFIS and find your FFIS vendor code that column. That will the FMMI vendor code used for searching payments old orders. (see page  vendor search). the TIN doesnt work, try the SSN. Sometimes its their social security number and not the TIN. 
Hope this helps and dont confuse you. 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 

From: Brown, BeverlyS -AMS To: James, Claudette -AMS Subject: FW: Find payments Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:29:00 Attachments: Page -Select All Items.pdf Accounts Payable, Reports, 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 10:11 To: Evans, Jean AMS Subject: FW: Find payments 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:19 To: Proctor, Nolene AMS Subject: FW: Find payments 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:56 To: Ortiz, Ruth GIPSA Subject: FW: Find payments 

Here the screen shots sent her and instructions below. 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 12:14 To: Ogunyale, Patricia GIPSA Subject: Find payments into FMMI. Click Accounts Payable, Reports. the left the screen, click accounts payable reports and will bring list. 
Click Display Line Items Report, Enter Vendor Account. You can click the white sheet paper beside the blank space search. Page and shows this. You can search name *FOUR POINTS* and will bring all the vendors you can seach TAX2 TIN you know their tax number TAX4 you have their old FFIS vendor code minus the alphabet. Because these were done 11, when comes up, you want select the one that has the vendor code the TAX$FFIS VENDOR column. This most likely where your payment hit. order, you may have select the other codes one time until you see any payments. When you select the line will turn orange and hit the green check mark the corner. 
Make sure all items checked under Line Item Selection, then hit execute the top. See Page 
This will run the report and show you want has been paid. there the TYPE column, that means has hit treasury. There will green dot the column. there red dot means payment hasnt been paid yet Treasury but NFC has processed their side. See Page 

The NET DUE Date supposed the disbursement date from Treasury and usually hits vendors bank 3-5 days after that date. 
Hope this helps. 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 

From: Brown, BeverlyS -AMS To: James, Claudette -AMS Subject: FW: Find Vendor FMMI Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:29:00 Attachments: Vendor page2.pdf 
Vendor Page1.pdf vendor page 3.pdf Vendor page 4.pdf vendor page 5.pdf vendor search results.pdf payments.pdf Page -Vendor search.pdf 
These may better instructions. 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:11 To: Evans, Jean AMS; Proctor, Nolene AMS Subject: Find Vendor FMMI 
Click the box that looks like piece paper beside vendor account (page 1). Make sure the category says CCR Remit-to vendor (page 2), enter the DUNS number found line the purchase order description box  and hit search the bottom (page 3). list FMMI vendor codes will show (page 4). Highlight and click green check mark. Make sure All ITEMS selected, then hit execute. Payments will displayed. nothing displayed, use the TIN/TAX and search TAX number. The one with the payments usually the third one the list when you get the vendor search results. you are looking for the FMMI vendor code for old order (prior 12) change from CCR TAX/TIN vendor and enter the tax number (which the FFIS code without the alpha). When results come up, look column that says Tax4 FFIS and find your FFIS vendor code that column. That will the FMMI vendor code used for searching payments old orders. (see page  vendor search). the TIN doesnt work, try the SSN. Sometimes its their social security number and not the TIN. 
Hope this helps and dont confuse you. 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 

From: Tripp, Julie -APHIS To: Brown, BeverlyS -AMS Subject: RE: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Date: Monday, February 27, 2012 2:51:17 
This one good  was able draw down from the award. this one closed!! (one down  zillion more go) 
From: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 11:54 To: Tripp, Julie APHIS Subject: FW: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Importance: High 
Betances 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Alexander, Monica AMS Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 12:03 To: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Subject: FW: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Importance: High 
FYI, will check FMMI and let you know what found out. 

Monica Alexander 
AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 
(901) 
384-3310 

(901) 
384-3021 FAX 

From: Elsie Souder [mailto:elsie@betances.com] Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 11:40 To: Alexander, Monica AMS Subject: Re: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Importance: High Ms. Alexander, 
Our records show that Invoice No. 20110046 remains outstanding (copy attached). Please let know the payment status. Below are our past communications regarding this invoice for your easy reference. Thank you very much for your assistance and look forward your response. 

Sincerely, Elsie Souder Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 5448 Kimball Avenue Chicago, 60625 Phone: 773-463-6374 Fax: 773-463-0429 
www.betances.com 
From: Alexander, Monica AMS Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:54 To: Elsie Souder Subject: RE: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Ms. Souder, 
No, the original invoice not necessary and thank you for asking. 
Monica 
From: Elsie Souder [mailto:elsie@betances.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:04 To: Alexander, Monica AMS Subject: Re: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. 
Thank you very much for your reply and assistance. Please confirm that its not necessary for mail the original invoice copy the Deputy Administrator (as per contract block 21). Thanks again. 
Sincerely, Elsie Souder 
From: Alexander, Monica AMS 
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 7:09 
To: Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 
Subject: RE: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. 

Thank you Ms. Souder, 
The invoice has been forwarded Ms. Beverly Brown, our contracting officer, who will remit the payment. 
Sincerely, Monica Alexander Supervisory Management Analyst AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 901-384-3000 

From: Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. [mailto:elsie@betances.com] Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 9:52 To: Alexander, Monica AMS Subject: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. 
Dear Ms. Alexander: 

Attached copy Invoice No. 20110046. Please let know need mail the 
original invoice copy the address appearing the "Bill To" box. 

Thank you for your assistance this matter. 

Sincerely, 
Elsie Souder 
Souder, Betances and Associates Inc. 
773-463-6374 

www.betances.com view your invoice 
Open the attached PDF file. You must have Acrobat Reader installed view the 
attachment. 

From: Brown, BeverlyS -AMS To: Tripp, Julie -APHIS Subject: RE: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Date: Monday, February 27, 2012 2:51:00 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Tripp, Julie APHIS Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 1:51 To: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Subject: RE: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. 
This one good  was able draw down from the award. this one closed!! (one down  zillion more go) 
From: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 11:54 To: Tripp, Julie APHIS Subject: FW: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Importance: High 
Betances 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Alexander, Monica AMS Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 12:03 To: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Subject: FW: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Importance: High 
FYI, will check FMMI and let you know what found out. 

Monica Alexander 

AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 
(901) 
384-3310 

(901) 
384-3021 FAX 

From: Elsie Souder [mailto:elsie@betances.com] Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 11:40 To: Alexander, Monica AMS Subject: Re: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Importance: High Ms. Alexander, 
Our records show that Invoice No. 20110046 remains outstanding (copy attached). Please let know the payment status. Below are our past communications regarding this invoice for your easy reference. Thank you very much for your assistance and look forward your response. 
Sincerely, Elsie Souder Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 5448 Kimball Avenue Chicago, 60625 Phone: 773-463-6374 Fax: 773-463-0429 
www.betances.com 
From: Alexander, Monica AMS Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:54 To: Elsie Souder Subject: RE: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Ms. Souder, 
No, the original invoice not necessary and thank you for asking. 
Monica 
From: Elsie Souder [mailto:elsie@betances.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:04 To: Alexander, Monica AMS Subject: Re: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. 
Thank you very much for your reply and assistance. Please confirm that its not necessary for mail the original invoice copy the Deputy Administrator (as per contract block 21). Thanks again. 
Sincerely, Elsie Souder 

From: Alexander, Monica AMS 
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 7:09 
To: Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 
Subject: RE: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. 

Thank you Ms. Souder, 
The invoice has been forwarded Ms. Beverly Brown, our contracting officer, who will remit the payment. 
Sincerely, 
Monica Alexander Supervisory Management Analyst AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 901-384-3000 
From: Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. [mailto:elsie@betances.com] Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 9:52 To: Alexander, Monica AMS Subject: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. 
Dear Ms. Alexander: 

Attached copy Invoice No. 20110046. Please let know need mail the 
original invoice copy the address appearing the "Bill To" box. 

Thank you for your assistance this matter. 

Sincerely, 
Elsie Souder 
Souder, Betances and Associates Inc. 
773-463-6374 

www.betances.com view your invoice 
Open the attached PDF file. You must have Acrobat Reader installed view the 
attachment. 

From: Brown, BeverlyS -AMS To: Tripp, Julie -APHIS Subject: FW: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Date: Monday, February 27, 2012 12:54:00 Attachments: Inv#20110046.pdf Importance: High 
Betances 

Beverly Brown 
Contracting Officer USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Programs E-mail: BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov Phone: 901-384-3099, ext. 3103 Fax: 901-384-3021 
From: Alexander, Monica AMS Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 12:03 To: Brown, BeverlyS AMS Subject: FW: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Importance: High 
FYI, will check FMMI and let you know what found out. 

Monica Alexander 
AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 
(901) 
384-3310 

(901) 
384-3021 FAX 

From: Elsie Souder [mailto:elsie@betances.com] Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 11:40 To: Alexander, Monica AMS Subject: Re: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Importance: High Ms. Alexander, 

Our records show that Invoice No. 20110046 remains outstanding (copy attached). Please 
let know the payment status. Below are our past communications regarding this invoice 
for your easy reference. Thank you very much for your assistance and look forward 
your response. 

Sincerely, 
Elsie Souder 
Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 
5448 Kimball Avenue 

Chicago, 60625 Phone: 773-463-6374 Fax: 773-463-0429 
www.betances.com 
From: Alexander, Monica AMS Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:54 To: Elsie Souder Subject: RE: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. Ms. Souder, 
No, the original invoice not necessary and thank you for asking. 
Monica 

From: Elsie Souder [mailto:elsie@betances.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:04 To: Alexander, Monica AMS Subject: Re: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. 
Thank you very much for your reply and assistance. Please confirm that its not necessary for mail the original invoice copy the Deputy Administrator (as per contract block 21). Thanks again. 
Sincerely, Elsie Souder 
From: Alexander, Monica AMS 
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 7:09 
To: Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 
Subject: RE: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. 

Thank you Ms. Souder, 
The invoice has been forwarded Ms. Beverly Brown, our contracting officer, who will remit the payment. 
Sincerely, 
Monica Alexander Supervisory Management Analyst AMS Cotton and Tobacco Programs 901-384-3000 
From: Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. [mailto:elsie@betances.com] Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 9:52 To: Alexander, Monica AMS Subject: Invoice No. 20110046 from SBA Inc. 

Dear Ms. Alexander: 
Attached copy Invoice No. 20110046. Please let know need mail the 
original invoice copy the address appearing the "Bill To" box. 

Thank you for your assistance this matter. 

Sincerely, 
Elsie Souder 
Souder, Betances and Associates Inc. 
773-463-6374 

www.betances.com view your invoice 
Open the attached PDF file. You must have Acrobat Reader installed view the 
attachment. 

Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc. 

Invoice 
5448 Kimball Avenue 
Chicago, 60625 
Phone 773-463-6374 Fax 773-463-0429 Web Site www.betances.com Taxpayer I.D. 36-3743331 

Bill  
USDA AMS Attn: Deputy Administrator 1400 Independence Ave., Room 2641 Washington, 20250-6456  

P.O. No.  Ship Date  Terms  Due Date  Rep  Notes  
AG-4740-P-11-0055/0...  8/30/2011  Net  10/12/2011  11-08-30-TN-C-1  
Item  Description  Amount  
001 002  Cultural Transformation Training Dr. Samuel Betances August 30, 2011, Memphis, Dr. Betances' travel expenses  7,000.00 2,000.00 appreciate your prompt payment.  Total $9,000.00  

AMS COTTON AND TOBACCO PROGRAMS 
Cultural Transformation Training for Managers

August 30, 2011 
Survey Item  Scale  Good How would you rate your understanding Cultural Transformation before the training? How would you rate your understanding Cultural Transformation after the training? Were the objectives the training clearly stated the speaker?  Yes yes, how well were the stated objectives met? How effectively did Dr. Betances communicate you during the presentation? How you rate the speakers understanding Cultural Transformation? How would you rate the relevance and usefulness the information given during the presentation understanding Cultural Transformation USDA and AMS? What did you like most about the presentation?  I understand how demographic shifts [affect] organization.  Dr. Betances' real world examples.  The Speaker. (multiple responses)  Dr. Betances personal stories.  Dr. Betances' self-assurance and command the subject matter.  Speaker was engaging provided real examples that everyone could relate to.  Technique-using real life stories examples.  Personable speaker; great stories; drew the audience  The manner delivered. Direct application vs. logic theory. Easy flow and understandable.  

AMS COTTON AND TOBACCO PROGRAMS 
Cultural Transformation Training for Managers

August 30, 2011  What did you like least about the presentation?  Time-it kind got rushed towards the end the presentation.  Use PowerPoint. did not believe that added value the presentation, except for the videos.  Too many stories about Dr. and not C.T.(multiple responses)  Long intro.  Seemed skip over the meat the presentation get his personal stories and sales pitch for book and seminar. Definitely did not like sales pitch.  Some stories were little long. stayed suspense wondering where the relation the subject would enter. Always did though.  Seemed rushed the end.  The time ran short; background noise for final segment distracted.  The ugly truth our past.  Too much subject matter for the given timeframe.  Felt like Dr. Betances needed more time.  Too short.  What area(s) the presentation did not receive sufficient coverage?  How EEO Cultural Transformation are different.  Could have more detailed discussion.  The speaker slides PowerPoint, rushed.  Literature review, conclusion summing up.  Seemed rushed the end.  The slides the middle the presentation werent covered.  The ones where skipped slides.  2/3  When [CT] would implemented.  Take aways.  
10.  Please provide comments general feedback the Cultural Transformation training.  It was great, inspiring, and increased awareness what cultural transformation really is.  I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the training. Dr. was motivational, but also dissected into small pieces, that can now understand how the individual person and our perceptions can help hinder the achieving diversity and inclusion our organization.  Interesting presenter. learned more about the presenter than the topic.  I felt was exceptional. Very good speaker.  This should offered all employees.  The training made aware things was taking for granted, taking [too] lightly. gave good understanding the scope the effort.  A lot time and money spent training people things that people should already do.  Overall one the best training have experienced. The speaker was excellent certainly understood [the] subject matter.  Dr. Betances very interesting speaker and wish would have had more time spend with us.  I think overall the information was good and useful understand manager. The presenter did good job providing instructions overall.  Need give more than just one. Dont wait until next year.  Life changing. Many Aha moments! Will never view others the same again!