American Business Development Group to Attend the 2022 National Guard Association of the United States Conference!

American Business Development Group (ABDG) is proud to announce that we will be participating in the 144th annual National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) General Conference and Exhibition in Columbus, OH with several of our clients. The conference will take place August 26-29, 2022, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This annual conference will bring together National Guard members and the 54 Adjutants Generals, as well as defense officials, industry representatives and lawmakers.

Bill Skipper, ABDG President and CEO said, “We are very excited to be attending this year’s conference and supporting seven of our clients. The NGAUS conference is a great opportunity to meet with our friends and NGAUS members. I hope everyone can stop by our ABDG Showcase at booth, 1838 to meet our clients and our team.”

The ABDG experts attending the conference are:

  • William H. (Bill) Skipper – Founder and President of American Business Development Group.  Over 25 years of experience in Department of Defense procurement and legislative affairs.  Pioneered the use of the Federal Market Assessment (FMA) and continues to play a critical role in bringing new technologies to the modern warfighter.
  • Jim LeNoir – Recognized as a subject matter expert in the areas of logistics, transportation, force management, resource management and strategic planning, Jim is a former Chief of Logistics of the Army National Guard.
  • Michael Ford – Recognized as a subject matter expert Army Aviation Operations, Air/Ground Safety and Training, Michael is a former Chief of the Safety and Standardization Branch of the Army National Guard’s Aviation and Safety Division. Michael is currently serving on the NGAUS Corporate Advisory Council.
  • Frank Lever – Served in the Army National Guard for 36 years holding key senior enlisted leadership positions, Frank retired as, the Army National Guard, Command Sergeant Major. He has also served as President of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States.
  • Kelly Royer – Provides field sales and marketing for clients, as well as end-user services and support for client products.
  • Elisha Kehl – ABDG’s Director of Operations has worked with our clients for 21 years in developing exhibit displays, event management, and execution of marketing plans that are both creative and strategic. She always puts the clients’ needs first, with every detail considered from concept development to execution.

If you would like more information on how ABDG can assist your organization in the Defense, National Guard and Homeland Security markets, please stop by our booth, 1838 or visit our website.

Be Sure to Visit Our Client’s Booths: 

EnerSys, Inc: 1839

Escape International: 1840

Hydraulics International: 1846

Recoil Aerospace: 1747

Survitec: 1836

TrellisWare Tech: 1841 


ABDG is an internationally respected, full-spectrum business development consulting firm located in Columbia, SC with representatives located throughout the United States enabling us to meet the needs of our numerous clients. Our expertise lies in the Defense, National Guard and Homeland Security markets. Our team consists of former military professionals with strong systems requirements, acquisition, and sustainment expertise. For more information, visit