Jerval D.Watson is the Business Development Officer for Metro Nashville Government in the Business Assistance Office. In her current position, she serves Citizens by working to increase business opportunities for small and diverse businesses seeking to do business with Nashville Government. Jerval also develops networking opportunities, outreach events, and training seminars. She has worked in the Supplier Diversity field for over ten years. Prior to joining Metro Nashville Government, Jerval was the Operations Manager for Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council(TMSDC) an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council(NMSDC). At the council she was a part of Certifying MBEs, planning and developing training seminars; organizing and producing major events; developing and executing budgets; and managing overall processes.