program manager inclusion and supplier diversity resume example with 6 years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Cherrie specializes in federal government contract administration. She brings more than three decades of construction knowledge to her arbitration practice including her experience negotiating claims for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Ms. Fisher has extensive experience with bid and proposal preparation, and reviewing and interpreting solicitations. In addition, she has experience drafting and negotiating prime contracts, subcontracts, teaming agreements and change orders. She routinely counsels large and small businesses on the federal government's small business and Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) programs.

She also has been involved in a wide variety of private sector construction projects, including commercial, telecommunications, environmental services and manufacturing. Cherrie has the ability to guide and manage every subcontractor and supplier on large and complex construction projects, while effectively communicating with designers, architects and general contractors.

  • Agreement and bid preparation
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Compliance reporting
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Construction claims
  • Contract administration
  • COVID -19 Response
  • Developing Finding of Facts
  • Discovery processes
  • Dispute arbitration and tracking
  • Emergency Response
  • Environmental laws and litigation
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs)
  • Federal contracting
  • Legal proceedings knowledge
  • Mediation skills
  • Negotiating & managing contractual agreements
  • Professional ethics understanding
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • RFP (Request for Proposal)
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Support Supplier Diversity Goals & Objectives
  • Team Leadership
  • Telecommunications (Hardware/Services)
  • Vendor Sourcing & Cost Analysis
Work History
Arbitrator/Mediator, 03/2021 to 04/2021
CommscopeTempe, AZ,
  • Assess cases for probable outcomes, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases
  • Provide advice to variety of small and mid-sized businesses involved in multiple types of disputes
  • Contract as freelance researcher and reviewer for corporate law firms
  • Conducted research and conferred with subject matter expertise to develop strategies in preparation for cases
  • Prepare written opinions or decisions regarding cases
  • Draft settlement paperwork and gather signatures from disputants of agreed-upon solutions
Program Manager, Supply Chain, 08/2020 to Current
AlphasenseNew York, NY,
  • Plan, execute and lead economic inclusion initiatives.
  • Advocate and provide support for small, veteran, minority and women-owned businesses
  • Foster relationships with internal business partners and key stakeholders in the execution of Parkland's $2billion dollar annual spend
  • Review and evaluate bids and proposals
  • Conduct supplier audits to detect pre-production weaknesses
  • Review contractor proposals and provide ongoing monitoring
  • Monitor incoming contracts and service agreements for compliance
Chief of Staff , 08/2021 to 08/2021
Massachusetts General HospitalBoston, MA,
  • Established and fostered relationships with teaming partners and clients. Developed bid strategies to successfully win and execute design and construction projects.
  • Preconstruction Lead - Managed estimate development, preconstruction cost control and constructability reviews. identified qualified subcontractors, including M/WBE's.
  • Supervised staff and participated in hiring, training and performance evaluations. Established and enforced policies and procedures.
  • Recruited, hired, trained and supervised staff of 8. Conducted performance reviews and administered salaries.
Director Diversity Programs, 02/2021 to 06/2021
Sharp DecisionsVernon Hills, IL,
  • Oversaw and delivered Diversity Program Management services on construction mega projects (Aviation, Healthcare, Higher Education, Transportation).
  • In-depth understanding of federal, state and local compliance laws and regulations.
  • Utilized Business Diversity Software to source, monitor and track Small Business, Veteran and M/WBE Compliance.
  • Managed procurement process in order to pre-qualify subcontractors and ensure diversity business goals were met.
Area Manager-Environmental Services , 2016 to 2018
Sharp DecisionsWestminster, CO,
  • Led AT&T's domestic petroleum storage tank (PST) program for the western United States. Oversaw annual budget in excess of $20M.
  • Oversite ensured 10,000+ tanks were in compliance with EPA, state and local regulations.
  • Led a team of 11 professionals and 20 external vendors responsible for timely reporting, installation, repair and preventative maintenance.
  • Directly involved in Disaster Recovery efforts during Hurricanes Ike and Katrina. This included deploying teams to inspect, remove and repair leaking fuel storage tanks so that critical facilities, including hospitals, retained emergency power.
  • Successfully managed the Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Waste, Air, and Testing Programs.
Sr. Team Lead - Leadership Development Program, 2012 to 2015
B. Braun Medical Inc.Birmingham, AL,
  • Co-managed a team of 91 technical employees including providing annual performance feedback, progressive discipline and coaching.
  • Recruited, interviewed and on boarded 45 college hires into to the Technology Development Program.
  • Implemented video interviewing, increasing candidates viewed by 300% and reduced offer acceptance time by 51%.
  • Created workshop curricula and activities for employees to better understand company mission.
  • Worked with senior leadership and human resources representatives to accomplish diverse hiring objectives.
  • Reviewed resumes and employment applications and interviewed applicants to evaluate work history and other qualifications.
  • Established and maintained contacts with colleges and universities and other professional organizations to find and attract diverse applicants.
  • Mentored new hires and interns through onboarding process.
Telecommunications Transport Engineer, 1997 to 2012
SBC Services, Inc.City, STATE,
  • Led, developed and managed regional-level capital and expense budgets related to interconnection, backhaul and technology projects.
  • Directed 35 member cross functional team through market entry, property acquisition, RFPs, vendor selection and build out, resulting in $600 million leased fiber roll out in 30 markets.
  • Oversaw design and implementation of data routers, Ethernet backhaul interconnection and other data equipment.
  • Actively participated in provisioning of trunk and facility orders, coordinated circuit installation and managed escalations.
  • Designed and managed the installation of both Dark and LIT Fiber Optic Rings.
  • Project Managed after hours cut-overs and service restorals.
  • Implemented temporary solution to meet customer requirements, resulting in customer not cancelling $527,000 contract.
Project Manager , 1985 to 1987
Spaw-Glass Contractors, Inc.City, STATE,
  • Directed overall business development and construction process. Assembled and managed well focused team of 12 subcontractors, using more than 25 suppliers to provide quality and punctual workmanship.
  • Kept sites compliant with OSHA, federal, state and local regulations. Maintained zero site accidents and lost work days for 180 days.
  • Led weekly subcontractor meetings, facilitating stronger communication and helping to resolve critical issues contributing to the early completion of 90,000 square foot retail center.
Project Manager, 1989 to 1994
Anheuser Busch CompaniesCity, STATE,
  • Oversaw design & construction projects for Newark, NJ, Tampa, FL and Ft. Collins, CO breweries annual budget $30M. Included Sitework, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical project coordination.
  • Managed daily work activities of design engineer, Day and Zimmerman.
  • Developed conceptual, site, mechanical and electrical plans for AB's proposed theme park Barcelona, Spain.
  • Automated cumbersome manual process for monitoring Bid vs Estimating accuracy.
Project Engineer, 1984 to 1989
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, St. Louis DistrictCity, STATE,
  • Served as Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) directly responsible for construction management and contract administration of the $1.1B project.
  • Ensured construction modifications consistent with federal acquisition regulations (FARs). Responsible for technical analysis, led negotiations for construction claims and contract modifications.
  • Conducted coordination meetings with project deliver team members, contractors and customers.
Master of Arts: Strategic Leadership, Expected in 05/2012 to Amberton University - Garland, TX
: , Expected in 09/2005 to Project Management Institute - ,

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP# 287719)

Bachelor of Science: Civil Engineering , Expected in 05/1985 to Missouri University of Science And Technology - Rolla, MO

American Arbitration Association Construction Neutral

American Arbitration Association Higginbotham Fellow

American Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Section

American Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Section, Women in ADR Programming Chair

Society of Women Engineers - Vice President - Dallas, Section

Dispute Resolution Board Foundation - Member

Society of American Military Engineers

Volunteer Mediator Dallas County

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School Attended

  • Amberton University
  • Project Management Institute
  • Missouri University of Science And Technology

Job Titles Held:

  • Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Program Manager, Supply Chain
  • Chief of Staff
  • Director Diversity Programs
  • Area Manager-Environmental Services
  • Sr. Team Lead - Leadership Development Program
  • Telecommunications Transport Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Engineer


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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