Laurie Sayles

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Laurie Sayles

Laurie Sayles is an author, change agent, thought leader, serial entrepreneur, and the President & CEO of Civility Management Solutions, a professional consulting firm for government and commercial contracting.

Based in Prince George’s County, MD CivilityMS has provided a variety of professional services, including project, program, financial, and grants management; training and conference logistics; and administrative support to federal, state, and local government agencies and entities in and around the Washington, D.C – Baltimore metropolitan areas. As a certified Small Business Administration 8(a), Women Owned, and verified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business with an office in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Laurie has contributed to the creation of jobs, providing of goods and services, and the facilitation of commerce that has been the driving force of Prince George’s County’s economic development.

Laurie was awarded the Washington Business Journal “2020 Veterans in Business” award; the 2019 Maryland Women Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year and Veterans in Business (VIB) Network’s “Above and Beyond” award; and in 2018 CivilityMS was selected as 1 of 100 Minority Businesses in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area. Elected as the first Woman Veteran Officer on the Veteran Entrepreneurship Task Force (VET-Force) Committee, Laurie has been recognized as a “Compassionate Business Leader” due to her advocacy on behalf of veteran business owners. She has served on Small Business Committee Hearings in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives and participated in many pilot programs for veterans and small business owners to provide direct input on the economic development and growth opportunities for women-owned and Veteran-owned businesses.

Laurie received her bachelor’s in social science, with a minor in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, and a Business Project Management Certification from the University of Maryland University College (now University of Maryland Global Campus). She currently serves as the Chair of the Women Veterans Business Coalition, which fights for policy changes for Veteran Women-Owned Businesses. Laurie is also a member of the 2023–2025 UMGC Alumni Association Advisory Board. She authored “As My Leaders Go … So Do I,” which is an ode to the leaders she surrounded herself with throughout the years that have been examples of service and stewardship in their respective communities. Proceeds from her book support programming for survivors of economic domestic violence. Laurie recently launched a nonprofit “R3” (Recognize, Repair and Repeat), which aims to improve the lives of women, women who have served in the military, and their families by providing them with exposure and access to wealth-building resources for their success.

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