Jamaal Valentine and Influencer Session Added to World Congress Keynote Lineup

Jennifer Knowlton, Senior Director of Marketing
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ASHBURN, VA - The National Contract Management Association, the leading professional organization for contract management professionals, today announced that Jamaal Valentine will be a featured keynote at World Congress. The three-day event will take place in Chicago from July 17-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Jamaal Valentine is the Division Chief of Purchasing and Contracting with the California National Guard. He is responsible for all aspects of contracting relating to the acquisition of supplies and services and operational contract support for over 93 Army National Guard facilities and five Air Wings. His division includes eight geographically separated offices across the state. He leads a highly skilled staff of business and industry group leaders in providing responsive and adaptive acquisition support to fight America’s wars, secure the homeland, and build enduring partnerships that support our nation’s strategic objectives.

"The theme of our conference this year is “Yes, and”.  Jamaal exemplifies what it means to be a successful contracting and acquisition leader," said Kraig Conrad, CEO of NCMA. "He will lead a panel that will share their perspectives on how to become a fearless difference-maker, driving solutions in a “Yes, and World.”

NCMA also confirmed several other motivational keynote speakers for World Congress, including Jason Schenker, President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of The Futurist Institute, Avish Parashar, Motivational Improviser, Avish Parashar Productions, Inc., Trish Martinelli, Executive Director, Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, and Captain Zach Baumann, Co-founder, Air Force Gaming.

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About NCMA
Founded in 1959, NCMA is the world’s leading professional resource for those in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. For more information on the association, please visit www.ncmahq.org.