Multi-dimensional procurement, program analyst/contracting officer with demonstrated leadership in supervision, outreach, and networking, relationship building. Offering outstanding presentation, communication and cross cultural team management skills. High energy, result oriented leader with an entrepreneurial attitude. Dedication in performance through communicating the importance of supporting organizational mission and vision.
Served as the subject matter expert for small business policies of the Chicago Office. Trained all management and contracting personnel on small business contracting, market research, teaming and financial assistance programs.
Created a working relationship with local and area Chamber of Commerce in all the diverse communities for open lines of communications. Increase outreach activities by 50% in a one and half year time frame. Monitored the National Laboratories small business programs and small business awards achievements. Established a portal of small business contacts/service lending contacts and other small business help resources. Worked with the Procurement Assistance Centers in provided federal information to its clients. Participated as a panelist in all SBA and Congressional outreach events. Built public, government and private industry relationships with delivering useful information to be given to large, non for profit and for profit sources.
Updated the office guidelines on the small business programs. Ensured compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and other applicable small business laws and regulations. Furnished information on financial assistance opportunities and SBIR and STTR programs.
Represented DOE at all outreach events via one on one communication and developed presentations for large groups of diverse contractors.
Advised and solved contracting issues that dealt with small business programs, (ie 8(A), WOSB, Native American and Tribal)
Successfully nominated a Women owned, Hubzone small business for Hubzone of the Year at the DOE Small Business Expo 2013.
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Support Division Director
(630) 252 - 2069
Responsible for the technical and administrative details concerned with the implementation and the management of 11 professional contracting specialists GS 1102 - 12 and one Keystone contracting intern. Provided technical analysis overview to other than small contractors, and Department of Defense buying activities to ensure they maintain and enhanced the competitive position to business concerns in contract awards at the prime and subcontractor level. Executed national small business policies designed for the maximum use of small business concerns to include all sub categories of women, Hub zone, service disabled veteran etc. Monitored the performance of major prime contractors in their respective geographic areas, and provided input and oversight of programs progress towards meeting contracted SB goals. Performed contract administrative tasks as the supervisor to assist my subordinate staff and management. Created and helped to develop metric and performance measure to track small business performance for staff and each of their small business program portfolios.
Provided customer based small business focus needs of the Office of Small Business Programs at DCMA. Developed and presented workshop training for small business specialist on my staff in all aspects of small business subcontracting, the small business laws and current regulations. Held meetings/overviews, briefings with senior executive staff and directors of the major buying command of Navy Marines and Defense Logistics Agency. Signed master subcontracting plans that adhered to the FAR and DFARS regulations for small business subcontract and addressed the commercial and non-commercial procurement buys of the various agencies. As a warranted Administrative Contracting Officer, I signed and approved contractual documents that bind the government into subcontracting agreements. Created and implemented overall plans for accomplishment of assigned division activities by assignment of individual contracts, to staff that numbered approximately 1,000 a year, grants and agreements and other transactions (OT) approximately 57 a year. Issued assignments, established priorities as required, for metrics analysis, SAM and eSRS implementation.
Planned and directed complex administrative and technical efforts of the division which ensured the Procurement Technical Cents and the Native American programs were managed correctly and in accordance with Congressional oversight. Worked with the FIOA and public affairs officers to ensure the correct and accurate data of small business metric and performance was submitted.
Directed initiatives to govern the small business programs, such as the eSRS, corrective action program, and small business management tools to maximize subcontracting opportunities for small businesses consistent with the stature, Executive Orders, DOD policy and DCMA mission. The result of the initiative was measured by the DCMA performance against its small business goals monitored at the highest level in DCMA, DOD Congress and at the White House.
Developed a positive working relationship with the Small Business Administration's CMR and PCR in the local regions of all of my contractors to ensure they were a part of the overall working team, for the performance of small business subcontracting.
I developed and created working relationships with the local large business community and participated in their communities, outreach and meetings to ensure the other than small, large, non for profit, and banking community understand the DoD contracting and goals for small business concerns.
Represented the DCMA small business programs office at all trade shows expos, and training events. Presented workshop/training, sat on panels as the subject matter expect on subcontracting ,SBIR/STTR and Mentor Protege programs and provided educational sessions on an as needed bases.
Security Clearance : Secret
Unlimited Contracting Officer Warrant
Supervisor: Mr. Mark Olson
DCMA - Leaders Growing Leaders
DCMA - Leadership Training
DCMA - Emotional Intelligence
DCMA - Coaching for Excellence
Three month intensive training/development training programs for (GS 13 and above ) leadership at DCMA. The training focused on soft skills, people development and diversity, cross cultural training
Advance Market Management
National Association of Professional Women 2015 -current
Federal Acquisition Institute Certification, Contracting Certification Level III 2013
DAWIA Systems Acquisition Management Certification Level I 2009
DAWIA Contracting Certification Level III 2001
Contracting Officer (unlimited) 2004
Administrative Grants Officer (unlimited) 2004
Presbyterian Women - Core Working Group lead 2008-2012
Whitewater Valley Presbytery - Elder Commissioner 2004-2012
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated - Life Membership
Indianapolis 500 Festival Kids Day 3 years ( finish line and race participants ages 3 -12)
White Water Valley Presbytery - various committees
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook) Advanced
Administration and Filling - Records Management
Diverse Industry and Market Knowledge
Cross Cultural Communications
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