CMLDP Faculty

CMLDP Program Manager  
Collins.jpgPo Collins, CPCM, C.P.M., Fellow
General Manager of Engineering
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
   
CMLDP Faculty  
ArvisoBeverly Arviso, CPA, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow
President
Arviso, Inc.
BurgessMelanie Burgess, CPA, CFCM
President
Burgess Consulting, LLC
Charles D. ChadwickCharles D. Chadwick, Fellow
Vice President of Contracts & Business Conduct
BAE Systems
Michael JenningsMichael Jennings, PhD, CPCM, Fellow
Contract Specialist
Army Contracting Command - Redstone
T. ReidThomas G. Reid, JD,  CPCM, Fellow
Chief Problem Solver
Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC
Karen H. ReuterKaren H. Reuter, CPCM, Fellow
Consultant, Contract Management
CMLDP
Tong, Joyce - LRGJoyce Tong Oelrich
Senior Attorney, Government Contract Compliance
Microsoft
William WeisbergWilliam Weisberg
Principal
Law Offices of William Weisberg PLLC
white.jpgPenny L. White, JD, Fellow
Director of Procurement
United Space Alliance, LLC
Bill Bressette, CPCM, CCCM, CFCM, FellowBill Bressette, CPCM, CCCM, CFCM, Fellow
Princiapl, Baker Tilly
Michael Fischetti, J.D., CPCM, FellowMichael Fischetti, JD, CPCM, Fellow
Executive Director
National Contract Management Association
Russell BlaineRussell J. Blaine, CPCM, Fellow, Past President
Vice President
Wyle, Aerospace Division Group's Program Development Office
William S. KaplanWilliam S. Kaplan, CPCM, Fellow
Principal, Working Knowledge CSP LCC
rupert.jpgKim Rupert, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow
Senior Vice President, SAIC
 

 

 

 


 

ArvisoBeverly Arivso, CPA, CFCM, CPCM, Fellow
President
Arivso, Inc

Beverly Arviso is the founder of Arviso, Inc. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), and Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) with over 16 years of progressive accounting and finance experience and extensive knowledge of the government contracting industry. Beverly has private sector experience as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Contracts for government contractors in a variety of industries, she served as the Partner-in-Charge of the Hampton Roads Government Contract Consulting Group in a regional public accounting firm. After graduating from George Mason University in less than four years, Beverly was selected to participate in an accelerated program for Contracts Specialist with the Department of Defense. 

Bill Bressette, CPCM, CCCM, CFCM, FellowRussell J. Blaine, CPCM, Fellow
Past President
Wyle, Aerospace Division Group's Program Development Office

Russ Blaine is Wyle’s vice president for program development in the company’s Aerospace Group. He previously managed Wyle’s C4ISR Mission Systems Business Unit in Burlington, Massachusetts. Prior to assuming his position with Wyle, he served as the chief of staff and director of contracting for the Electronic Systems Center, supporting the management of the Center’s $25 billion Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance portfolio of systems. In 2004, he served as the deployed commander of DCMA’s Northern Iraq site in Baghdad. He is also a master missileer, having served eight years as a missile launch officer and instructor of the Minuteman II system within the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command. He received a BA in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcerster, Massachusetts, and an MBA from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He was a 2001 Air Force National Security Fellow at Harvard’s JFK School of Government.

Bill Bressette, CPCM, CCCM, CFCM, FellowBill Bressette, CPCM, CFCM, CCCM, Fellow
Director
Baker Tilly

Bill Bressette is a principal in Baker Tilly’s Government Contracts Advisory Services Consulting Group. Based in Washington, DC, he has worked with government contractors for over 15 years on a broad range of contract compliance and pricing matters, including strategic pricing analysis, proposal preparation, contract administration, compliance, and audit support. He also advises contractors on GSA Schedule contract administration and compliance program best practices. He is a former president of the NCMA Tysons Corner Chapter, and he is vice chair of the Commercial Products and Services Committee of the ABA’s Section of Public Contract Law.

BurgessMelanie Burgess, CFCM
President

Burgess Consulting, LLC

Prior to forming Burgess Consulting, LLC, Melanie was a Senior Consultant in a prominent regional accounting firm where she worked with companies varying in size from start-ups to those with revenues in excess of $100 million. Melanie also assisted contractors in preparing for DCAA audits; budgeting; indirect and provisional rate development; proposal pricing; compliance with federal procurement regulations and internal audits; established and implemented policies and procedures, and developed disclosure statements in accordance with the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).

Melanie is a Certified Public Accountant as recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia; is a member of the Boulder Chamber; holds a Master's Certificate in Government Contracting and Master's in Accounting from Old Dominion University; and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington. She is a distinguished graduate from the National Contract Management Association's (NCMA) Leadership Development Program. Melanie currently serves on NCMA's Leadership Development Program's Oversight Committee designed to assess and improve the program each year. Previously she served as Secretary, Vice President, and President of the Norfolk, VA, NCMA chapter. She is a frequent lecturer on leadership and government contracting topics both locally and across the United States.

Charles D. ChadwickCharles D. Chadwick, Fellow
Vice President of Contract and Business Conduct

BAE Systems

Charles D. Chadwick is vice president of Contracts and Business Conduct for BAE Systems, Inc., responsible for coordinating contract activity for all U.S.-managed units of BAE Systems. He is also the chief ethics official for BAE Systems in the United States. He provides functional direction for over 700 contracts professionals and 60 ethics advisors. Mr. Chadwick also has had extensive experience in export licensing and compliance, including management responsibility for over 100 export advisors. He has over 35 years of experience in government and commercial contracting with BAE Systems, Boeing, Sperry, and CSC. He is a member of the Tysons Corner Chapter, has served on many NCMA committees, on the Board of Directors and as a member of the NCMA Executive Advisory Committee. Mr. Chadwick is also a member of the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association and serves as BAE Systems' principal representative to the Defense Industry Initiative on Ethics and Business Conduct (DII).

Collins.jpgPo Collins, CPCM, C.P.M., Fellow
General Manager of Engineering
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority

She is General Manager of Engineering for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, where she leads the Contract Services organization, including construction and professional services contracting, and document control.   Collins is also owner and president of CnC Consulting, Inc. where she provides business (entrepreneurial) coaching. Her previous assignments included serving as the Director of Contracts for Chemring Energetic Devices, where she was responsible for contract management, exports, and security. Prior to joining Chemring, she served at the Director of Contracts at Navistar Defense, and the Senior Manager (contracts) heading knowledge and process improvement management for Raytheon's Network Centric Systems contracts. She is a Six Sigma specialist with over 25 years' experience in contract/procurement management, including assignments as a buyer, subcontract administrator, and contract manager. Her additional experience includes ethics compliance and diversity.  She has served NCMA in numerous positions at the chapter and national levels. Besides serving as Northeast Indiana Chapter president and national director, she has also served on and led several national committees, and was elected to / served in two national offices. More recently, she has supported the NCMA Women's Forum initiative.  She is a past recipient of NCMA's National Achievement Award, Albert Berger Outstanding Chapter Leadership Award, Blanche Witte Award Honorable Mention, and is a two-time recipient of the James E. Cravens Membership Award. She has also received the NCMA North Central Region's Distinguished Service Award and the Fort Wayne YWCA's "Women of Achievement" Award.

Michael Fischetti, J.D., CPCM, FellowMichael Fischetti, JD, CPCM, Fellow
Executive Director
National Contract Management Association

Michael Fischetti is the executive director of NCMA. He assumed this position in July 2012 after retiring from the U.S. federal government as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He has 30 years of diverse acquisition experience, including leadership, management, policy, and contracting officer positions involving oversight, program management, and procurement operations of supplies and services in multiple government, civilian, and industry organizations. He holds a JD; an MS in national resource strategy from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces; an MA in business management from Central Michigan University; and a BA in economics and political science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Within NCMA, he was twice elected to a three-year term on the NCMA Board of Directors (since 2007) and served on the Executive, Audit, Strategic Planning, and Professional Standards and Ethics Committees. He served a term as national secretary, and for the Washington DC Chapter he served as president, vice president, treasurer, director, and chairman.

Michael Jennings

Dr. Michael Jennings, PhD, CPCM, Fellow
Contract Specialist
Army Contracting Command - Redstone
Dr. Jennings began his contracting career with General Motors (GM) supporting sales of vehicles; Allison tank transmissions and other sales to agencies such as the DOD, GSA, and USPS. While at GM he also negotiated DOE cooperative agreements, CRADAs, and other R&D teaming agreements - promoting the development of green technologies. Dr. Jennings has also worked for BAE as a Senior Contract Administrator on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle program. He currently resides in Huntsville, Alabama where he supports the mission of the U.S. Army Contracting Command on Redstone Arsenal.

Dr. Jennings has earned an Associate of Applied Sciences in Culinary Arts, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Master of Educational Leadership degree, and a PhD in Instructional Design and Development. Further, he has earned as Associate Certificate in Government Contracting from ESI/George Washington University and will complete his DAWIA Level III DAU Contracting Certification in February 2013. Dr. Jennings is an active advisory board member with the NCMA Huntsville Chapter and an NCMA CMLDP mentor. 

William S. KaplanWilliam S. Kaplan, CPCM, Fellow
Director
Working Knowledge CSP LLC
Bill Kaplan is the founder of Working KnowledgeCSP LLC. Through October 2009, he was the chief knowledge officer, knowledge management practice manager, and corporate ethics officer for Acquisition Solutions, Inc. (now ASI Government). Prior to this, he served as the deputy knowledge management practice manager and a senior consultant for SAIC. Prior to his responsibilities at SAIC, he completed a distinguished career in contracting and program management in the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Defense, retiring in the rank of colonel. During his military career, he earned numerous personal and unit awards and service medals, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit Medal.

T. ReidThomas G. Reid, JD, CPCM
Chief Problem Solver
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Tom Reid is he Founder and Principal of Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC located near Denver, CO. He has over 30 years of experience in government contracts and business operations. Following seven years as a Government attorney specializing in procurement, he has serves as a senior executive in both large and small companies demonstrating expertise in contract management, business development, training, leadership development, legal and litigation management, strategic planning, and management of multi-million dollar business operations. He has served as the senior executive of Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC since 2002.

Tom is an NCMA Fellow, has served as co-chair of Council of Fellows, and has served as chapter president in three different NCMA chapters. He served a two-year term as a member of the National Board of Directors for NCMA, was named NCMA's Outstanding Fellow for 2006, and received the NCMA National Achievement Award in 2009.

ReuterKaren H. Reuter, CPCM, Fellow
Consultant, Contract Management

Ms. Reuter recently retired as the NCMA Director of Standards, where she developed standards related to organizational alignment, job analysis and other benchmarks for the contract management profession.  As a volunteer, she has been extremely active at the chapter, regional and national levels of NCMA.  This service culminated as the 2005-2006 National President and as a trustee of the Contract Management Institute.  In addition, she served as the first Chairwoman of the CMLDP Oversight Committee.

In 2008, she retired from the Federal Government after more than 25 years in the contract management field. Ms. Reuter served in various positions throughout the Department of Defense. She served in all capacities from acquisition professional at Ft. Meade, MD, to contract policy and contracting officer for the Missile Defense Agency, and contracting officer at the Defense Energy Support Center. Other assignments included the Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard, and the Air Force Plant Representative Office for the B-2 Program. Prior to entering the profession, Ms. Reuter served in the legislative branch for both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.  

rupert.jpgKim Rupert, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow
Senior Vice President, SAIC

Kim Rupert is the senior vice president for corporate contracts, procurement, and pricing for SAIC. She is responsible for setting policy across the functional organization to facilitate business operations and ensure compliance with laws and regulations. She rejoined SAIC in this corporate capacity in December 2007 after a brief stint at QinetiQ North America as their senior vice president of contracts and procurement. Before that, she spent 12 years in positions of increasing responsibility at SAIC. Prior to that, she worked in the contracts department of Ideas, Inc., a company later acquired by SAIC. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and received an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. She also has a masters certificate in government contracting from The George Washington University. She has previously served on NCMA's Board of Advisors and as a chapter vice president and president of NCMA's Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chapter.

Tong, Joyce - LRGJoyce Tong Oelrich
Senior Attorney, Government Contract Compliance
Microsoft
Joyce Tong Oelrich is a Senior Attorney at Microsoft Corporation focusing on government contract compliance. Prior to joining Microsoft, Joyce was an attorney at Bryan Cave LLP where she represented commercial companies doing business with government entities. Joyce counseled clients on a variety of government contract issues such as ethical and corporate compliance, product sourcing compliance, intellectual property, acquisitions of government contractors, bid protests and claims. In 2013, Super Lawyers selected Joyce as a Rising Star in Washington, DC for her work in government contracts.  

WeisbergWilliam M. Weisberg
Principal
Law Offices of William Wesiberg PLLC
Bill Weisberg is the principal of the Law Offices of William Weisberg PLLC, which he founded in 2013 after practicing government contract law in large law firms for over 25 years, the last 10 of which he chaired the Government Contract practice groups of two international law firms.  Bill represents prime and subcontractors and grantees in all phases of government contracts and related areas, including protest and claims litigation, counseling, compliance, and the transactional and intellectual property aspects of government procurement.  Bill’s clients include traditional defense and non-defense government contractors, as well as primarily commercial companies and other entities that have the government as “a” customer, rather than their primary customer. 

Penny L. White, J.D., Fellow
Director of Procurement
United Space Alliance, LLC
Penny White is the director of procurement at United Space Alliance, LLC, a company jointly owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin. She started her aerospace career with Rockwell International in 1989 as a contract administrator. She obtained her bachelor's degree in finance from Mercer University and went to Tulane University, where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree. As a member of the Space City Houston Chapter, White served as vice president of education, vice president/president elect, and president. She also co-presented three workshops at NCMA's World Congress. In addition to NCMA, she is currently a member of the Georgia State Bar, the Institute of Supply Management, United Space Alliance Leadership Association, the National Property Management Association, and Leadership Texas Alumni Association. Ms. White currently is a member of NCMA Board of Directors.






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