Highly-qualified Chief Administrative Officer driven to maximize operational efficiency through enhanced acquisition and logistics operations. Program/Project management, acquisition & logistics management, training and budgeting expertise. Skilled at building strong working relationships with fellow staff, supervisors, customers and community members. Talented Chief Officer and strategic planner, possessing a solid understanding of data analysis techniques, budget oversight and quality management. Excels at building dynamic teams that achieve continual process improvement. Driven to improve efficiency of operations and reduce overall costs.
Spearheaded the development of national VA policy regarding Logistics quality management and operations. As Acting VHA Chief Logistics Officer, I created a Process Action Team which developed national policy in response to GAO recommendations, coordinated the multi-program approval process and signed into effect the implementation directive issued to the field.
Solicited, negotiated and awarded numerous multi-million dollar construction projects including the purchase of property and development of a newly constructed 60,000 square foot outpatient clinic.
Successfully implemented and managed a Network Equipment Standardization Program that resulted in annual savings of approximately $500,000 ($4-5 million annual budget)
Led the Network's first-ever successful emergency management response deployment in October 2013. Approximately 50 emergency management response personnel were deployed from around the Southwest and mobilized in Albuquerque, New Mexico for three days. A mock disaster drill was coordinated with Federal, State and Local authorities in New Mexico.
Promoted to Program Manager (Chief, Acquisition and Materiel Management Service) at the facility level at age 32 after just six years in the VA Acquisition system.
Oversaw the roll-out of numerous new programs throughout my VA career that required development of local, regional and national training solutions. These included:
National and regional training for implementation of new acquisition and inventory management policies.
Local training for implementation of new VistA programs (IFCAP, GIP, AEMS/MERS, CPRS, Work Orders, Time & Attendance).
Ongoing training for continuing education and employee competency requirements.
(Graduated in top 5% of senior class)
Executive Managerial skills
Skilled in contract negotiations and administration
Skilled in supply chain management and logistics operations
Excellent data analysis and data preparation skills
Budget management skills
Skilled in developing and providing training
Skilled in the use of information technology and applications
Outstanding people skills (interpersonal relations)
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