President’s Letter

President’s Letter:

Dear Fellow NCMA Tysons Members, Friends and Family:

It is an honor and privilege to have the trust of my fellow members to lead this outstanding chapter for program year 2020-2021. As we enter the new year through the COVID-19 pandemic, I encourage you to share optimism and surround yourselves with uplifting and energizing connections in your lives including family, friends and extended peer relationships that help support your personal and professional endeavors. It is these types of positive connections that keep us strengthened and able to empower each other regardless of challenges.

During this time of uncertainty, we are undoubtedly reminded as a collective to use more compassion, understanding, humility and most of all, active listening to one another in business and private communication.  As a professional network and association, we celebrate the practice of both technical competency and people-focused consciousness.  One of our first initiatives this year was to strategically assess your planned membership use.  We sent you a survey that inquired how you plan to engage NCMA Tysons for your growth and development.    Your responses provided us great insight including courses desired, which industry you serve and your career level and goals.  This data helped to cultivate new initiatives while sustaining classic traditions, exclusive to the Tyson’s chapter.  Thank you so much for participating in this important outreach! Knowing who our members are and how to meet their career objectives is our long-standing purpose.

This year’s emphasis includes focus on servant leadership, collaboration, and building bridges of opportunities through cross-partnership with members, industry and government. We have seamlessly transitioned to the virtual platform for courses and events in consideration for the safety of our members. Therefore, I hope that you consider the goals you seek to accomplish and utilize NCMA Tysons to help you achieve your mission. Whether it be volunteering, networking, professional development, certification, empowering others, community service, we have an outstanding team ready to guide you in the right direction!

Let us pledge to make the upcoming year one of record impact for all members through our wide-variety of programming. I look forward to leading us as we continue our journey together to navigate NCMA Tyson’s Chapter as a leading industry standard for contract professionals.


Janelle E Taylor, NCMA Tyson’s President

NCMA Tysons Developing Professional Scholarship Winner

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Ashlyn L. Hodge is the winner of the NCMA Tysons Developing Professional Scholarship.  Ashlyn is a graduating High School Senior from College Park Academy in Riverdale, Maryland.  As a student of College Park Academy, she has participated on the Varsity Cheer Team as the Phoenix Varsity Captain, won Homecoming Princess, achieved perfect attendance and Honor Roll while maintaining a 3.451 cumulative GPA.  In the Fall Semester, Ashlyn will be attending Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA.  She will be majoring in Teachers Education Services with the desire in becoming an Elementary School Teacher.  She will be attending ODU as a University Scholar.  Congratulations Ashlyn!


Women in Leadership Virtual Lunchtime Retreat Series

During this time of unprecedented change, it is time for you to focus on the most important person in your life – YOU! As organizations prepare for the future of work in this new normal, they are seeing an increasing need for leaders to be equipped with emotional intelligence and self-awareness. A positive self-image is critical to be a successful leader and science tells us that raising your positivity causes your brain to be 31% more productive than at negative, neutral or stressed.

Join WIL for a four-week self-care series focused on you and your relationship with yourself. You will gain confidence and develop a new sense of self, at a time when you may need it most.

The goal is to help you discover your true center and learn how honoring that center will bring positive change to all areas of your life. You will walk away from this virtual retreat with these Positive Life Skills:

  • How to release old conditioning and self-doubt
  • How to raise your vibration and expand your awareness
  • How to listen to your inner voice to nurture your self-care and personal growth

Series Itinerary:

Week 1 – Self Care 101: “Ten self-care practices to create balance and improve self-worth”

Week 2 – Circling to your Center: “Transform your life and create a positive self-image”

Week 3 – Overcoming Fear: “Move from self-critic to self-champion”

Week 4 – Reflections for Moving Forward: “Living at the level of your True Self”

About the Speaker:

PJ Jackson is a senior advisor to C-Suite executives seeking to enhance their performance and transform their organizational culture. Author, influencer, difference maker, PJ brings a positive energy like no
other, she is truly one-of-a-kind! An applied scientist, who blends the art of fulfillment with the science of achievement through her proprietary process called “Circling to Your Center”.

PJ is a high energy leader, transformational change agent, and authority on women in business, she has spent three decades influencing change in federal government, defense and the aerospace industry.

PJ is the Chief Executive Office and founder of Positive Knowledge, LLC, a consulting firm for positive transformational change, whose goal is to increase the harmony of humanity, one choice, one step, one
moment at a time through love, kindness and respect. As a positive role model, PJ teaches her unique professional development offering Positive Life Skills. Through her own story, The Labyrinth Influence, Awaken the Wisdom Within, PJ is focused on helping people accelerate their personal growth, be grounded in a positive self-image, and inspires them to find their true purpose.

*The cost of attendance is free. However, the Tysons Chapter is accepting optional donations in support of Share of McLean, a local food bank providing emergency services to the Northern Virginia area.

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Message from the President – COVID19 Update

Dear NCMA Tysons Members,

I am sure that many of you have been monitoring the news via several media outlets so I will not bother to update you on what will be old news tomorrow.  However, I would like to update you on the state of the Chapter.   We remain concerned about the health and safety of our members and have decided to continue with virtual events for the remainder of the program year which ends June 30th.

Our first virtual dinner meeting on Tuesday, April 28th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm will feature Madame Michelle Currier who will lead a discussion on the topic “Leadership Perspectives: What would you do?  A TransDigm Discussion.”  Registration for our remaining dinner meetings will be free.  We have decided this is the time to help others and will instead fundraise for various organizations that are supporting COVID relief efforts.  For the next month,  we invite you to join NCMA Tysons in making a contribution to the World Central Kitchen to support those impacted by COVID19.  We have a goal of $2,000 and will match 50% of the funds raised.  Donations will be accepted upto our next virtual dinner meeting in which we will select another charitable organization participating in COVID relief efforts.

I want to thank you for your support of our events and when the time is right, we will be looking at dates to reschedule the Leadership Summit and the Women In Leadership Symposium in the future and will be sure to keep you informed.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Jennifer Hanks, CFCM, Fellow
President – NCMA Tysons