Ruby Harvey

Executive Director
US Dept of Veteran Affairs 


Ruby B. Harvey served as the Executive Director, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) where she was responsible for programs that promoted small business participation in VA procurements, with a special emphasis on Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. Ms. Harvey was a member of the United States Senior Executive Service and has more than 25 years of acquisition, program management, finance, training, information technology, entrepreneurship advisory services and human resources experience in the public and private sectors.

Prior to her position with OSDBU, she served as Chancellor of the VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA), where she directed and oversaw the training of VA’s 30,000-member acquisition workforce. Preceding her tenure with the VAAA, she served as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acquisition Program Support in VA’s Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), where she provided executive direction for acquisition support services. Prior to joining VA, Ms. Harvey served with the United States Department of Agriculture, as Chief, Procurement Systems Division, in Washington, D.C. During her time in the private sector, Ms. Harvey served as Verizon Wireless’ Associate Director, Mid-Atlantic, for Revenue and Systems Assurance. Her professional background also includes Federal technology consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton.