Ashley Duwel

Ashley has been helping companies navigate the government marketplace for more than 13 years. She has coached 725+ small businesses win more than $500M in government contracts as of 2024. She specializes in effective capture, relationship-building, simplified acquisition strategy, and subcontracting.

Ashley’s approach to contracting is data-driven and focuses on the implementation of systems and processes to execute an effective capture strategy. With experience as a APEX Accelerator (formerly PTAC) Counselor, Ashley is well-versed in the challenges businesses face in the marketplace and dedicates over 100 hours each year to accredited government contracting training.

Additionally, Ashley is a VA-Certified Veteran Assistance Counselor and a federal sales strategist. She has assisted her clients through the complexities of obtaining SBA and SLED certifications such as SD/VOSB, ED/WOSB, MBE, DBE, HUBZone, and the 8(a) Business Development program, and utilizing them strategically.

Ashley Duwel + Federal Access

As of January 2023, Ashley Duwel has joined the Federal Access team, as an RSM Federal Certified Coach. There are multiple tiers of coaching available with access to their on-demand training, as well as hundreds of guides, resources, and templates to use in your procurement strategy. Whether you are new to the market or have been at it for decades, Federal Access is a trusted resource among government contractors of all types and sizes.

RSM Federal’s government contracting program, Federal Access, provides comprehensive resources and coaching support to help boost your skills and win more contracts.

Here are some of the features:

  • Strategy Playbooks
  • Game Changers Podcast
  • 100+ Government Templates
  • Step-by-Step Strategy Guides
  • The Government Sales Manual – Digital
  • Featured / On-Demand Webinars
  • Inner Circle – Live Weekly Q&A
  • Dedicated Business Coach
  • On-Demand Training Videos
  • Email Support
  • Phone Support 

Robert Wink

Robert Wink is a seasoned professional with a diverse background that spans both public and private sectors. Currently serving as the Mobile Housing Program Manager at FEMA, he brings a wealth of experience to his role. 

His journey also includes a significant tenure within the government services in the following positions: Contracting Officer, Facilities Manager, Project Manager, and Program Analyst. He has been employed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. He is medically retired from the Army, serving fourteen years in multiple positions.