Germaine Forbes attended Arizona State University and graduated from California State University, Long Beach. Her experience in fielding day to day technical sales calls, preparing quotations and managing all aspects of a busy industrial and mechanical manufacturer’s representative’s office, leads to a productive inside sales team. Germaine successfully pursued the certification of Industrial Steam Specialties Inc. as a small woman owned and minority owned (SWAM) business in Virginia. Enhanced procurement opportunities are given for SWAM businesses participating in state-funded projects.