Val is the Program Manager, Prime Contracts Program out of SBA headquarters, Office of Government Contracting in Washington, DC. She has oversight over the  PCRs (Procurement Center Representative), Certificate of Competency, Size, and Surveillance Review Programs. She has been in this position since July 2016. Prior to that she was a PCR stationed at Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. She is a former contracting officer with over 900 hours of education in the government contracting field and holds a Level III FAC-C certification. On March 6, 2018, she began her 45th year with SBA.

Val has received numerous awards for her work with small businesses including those from the White House Conference on Small Business by President Clinton; National Contract Management Association, National Council of Contractors Association; National Association of Minority Contractors; Houston Minority Advocate of the Year, the Small Business Advocate Rising Star Award, Interagency Cooperation Award from the Department of Homeland Security for her work with FEMA in Houston after Hurricane Ike, Trailblazer of the Year,  Minority Business Advocate of the Year Award and just recently the Humanitarian of the Year from the Greater Houston Procurement Council.