Distinguished Acquisition Executive with over 37 years of management, major program administration & development, budget, supply chain, compliance, human capital strategies, and individual / organizational leadership; training; mentoring and coaching experience.
03/2009 to 10/2013
Deputy DirectorDefense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Chicago – 60005, IL
Directed multifaceted Defense Contract Management Office responsible
for 315 civilian and military personnel over a 5 state area
administering 10,300 plus contracts values at over $65 billion.
Member of Senior Executive Management Team & served as the Director (O-6 Colonel level) for 10 months.
Guided, mentored and coached junior managers and supervisors developing strong, competent and successful Leadership Teams and future Senior Executives.
Built strategic alliances with the Army and Marine Corps Joint Procurement Office (JPO), Office, the Under-Secretary for Acquisition, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense pursuant to the Command's Human Capital & Technical implementation plans for the execution and fielding of the $2.1 billion Mine Resist Ambush Protected-All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) resulting in the acceptance & delivery of over 10,000 vehicles ahead of the 10 month schedule and with an estimated human capital cost savings of $1.2 mil.
Represented Senior Agency Management in Union and Personnel Management issues.
Change Agent defining strategy and business plan for Agency's 2010 restructuring to include the implementation of the President's Acquisition Workforce Growth initiative (Sec 852) hiring, training and mentoring 92 new acquisition professionals.
03/2002 to 03/2008
Chief, Business Operations; Technical Support Team Supervisor; Administrative Contracting Offier-Business SystemsDefense Contract Mangement Agency - Rolls Royce – Indianapolis, IN
Member of Executive Management Team and Executive Management council consisting of both Government and Manufacturer membership.
Directed multinational Business Operations Team consisting of Contracting Officers, Contract Administrators, Price Analysts, Engineers, Program Integrators, Earned Value Manager, Industrial Specialists and Administration support.
Directed the reinvention of the office, local Defense Contract Accounting Agency (DCAA) and the manufacture's approach to resolving complex & emotional Business Systems and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) issues resulting in a new combined focus with facilitation by the firm "Ernst & Young" resolving misunderstanding and culminating in continued contract awards and priority aircraft engine and parts delivery to the uniformed services.
Built strategic alliances with the Marine Corps the Rolls Royce pursuant to the Marine Corps ability to obtain timely V-22 engine repair services in support of the first V-22 operational deployment to Anbar Province, Iraq.
Negotiated final overhead rates realizing and overall Government savings of over $13 million.
Developed Berry Amendment-Specialty Metals Law business plan culminating is an $11,000 saving per aircraft engine to multiple Department of Defense customers.
08/1994 to 04/2006
Deputy Commander, Director of Instruction, Command Administrative Officer, Base Support Team Control Section Offiicer, Aide De CampMilitary Department of Indiana - Indiana Guard Reserve – Indianapolis, IN
Member of Executive Command Team as Deputy Commander & Director of Instruction, Indiana Guard Reserve - Training Command.
Initiated program that standardized Basic Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), Advanced NCO, Officer Training and Advanced Officer Training syllabi, schedules and staffing increasing reportable standards, reducing overall staff requirements and improving overall soldier knowledge and performance.
Developed Training Command's Table of Organization restructuring approved by IGR General General and Staff.
Initiated program that standardized soldier training and led to increase in academic performance and understanding.
Earned Training Command exceptional ratings and recognition as attested to by the presentation of the Outstanding Unit Award and testimonials from IGR Brigades and the Indiana Adjutant General.
03/2008 to 03/2009
Branch Manager - Budget, Financial Operations and Procurement (BFO&P)Homeland Security - US Customs and Border Patrol – Indianapolis, IN
Led staff of contracting officers and specialists responsible for critical materials and services in support of Homeland Security.
Defined strategy and business plan for the Assistant Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer averaging $2.7 billion annually.
Member of Executive Management Team mentoring and coaching procurement professionals.
Built strategic alliances with the National Finance Center and the Finance Acquisition Division in the development of the overall Homeland Security Relocation Management Services and the DHS Strategic Sourcing initiatives streamlining Agent reassignments and saving the Agency an estimated $1.5 m annually.
Values Centric Leadership
Leading Multifaceted Enterprises
Mentor, Coach Train Rising Leaders
Strategic Objective Execution
Human Resources Management
Consummate Change Agent
Public Speaking Talent
Program Management & Negotiations
J.D.: Contracts, Business and Alternate Disputes Resolution University of New Hampshire School of Law - Indianapolis, IN
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration/Management Indiana Wesleyan University - Marion, IN
High School Diploma: Creative Arts Center Grove High School - Greenwood, IN
Indiana Notary Public #646928 Expiration Aug 22, 2021
Procuring Contracting Officer ($25 m) Dec 11, 2008
Federal Acquisition Institute, Level III, Contracting June 2008
Defense Acquisition Corps Member, Aug 15, 2006
DAWIA Certification Level I, Program Mgmt April 11, 2006
DAWIA Certification Level III, Contracting Feb 17, 2006
Certified Arbitrator (Better Business Bureau) May 21, 2004
Grants and Agreements Officer July 2001 & April 2000
Administrative Contracting Officer Mar 1999, July 2001
DAWIA Certification Level II, Contracting Aug 16, 1996
DCMA Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Oct 31, 2013
Certificate of Promotion - COLONEL (Honorary), Oct 13, 2013
DCMA Meritorious Civilian Service Award, July 31, 2011
Grounds Systems & Munitions Leadership Award, March 2010
DCMA Exceptional Civilian Service Award, Oct 2007
Indiana Commendation Medal, March 2006
Legion of Hoosier Hero's, April 8, 2006
Honor Graduate, Indiana Officer Training Academy, June 22, 1996
Outstanding Professional-Indiana Wesleyan University, Aug 12, 1995
National Dean's List, Aug 12, 1995
Member of Indiana State BAR Association (ISBA) #34410
Who's Who Historical Society-Public Service 2001 & 2006
Coauthor of Defense Acquisition Review Article, Feb 2007, Vol 14