American Business Development Group to Attend the 2023 National Guard Association of the United States Conference!

American Business Development Group (ABDG) is proud to announce that we will be participating in the 145th annual National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) General Conference and Exhibition in Reno, NV with several of our clients. The conference will take place August 18-21, 2023, at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. This annual conference will bring together National Guard members and their 54 Adjutants Generals, as well as defense officials, industry representatives and lawmakers.
Bill Skipper, ABDG’s President and CEO said, “I’ve only missed a handful of NGAUS conferences in the past 25 years.  We count this conference as one of the best trade shows in the defense industry.  We are especially excited about this year’s conference and look forward to seeing you there!” Please drop by booth 2131 and let us explain how we have helped the Army and Air Guard gain the equipment and services they need to keep our states and country safe.The ABDG experts attending the conference are:

  • William H. (Bill) Skipper – Past NGAUS Legislative Director and the 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.
  • 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 22 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, 2131 or visit our website.
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