April 2020 Elections

Dear NCMA Tysons Members:

Thank you for your continued support of the Chapter. Because of you, we are a leader in the NCMA and throughout the government contracting community.

As we approach our April election, we are requesting nominations for qualified Chapter Officers for the upcoming term. The two-year term will serve the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 program years. Per the NCMA Tysons Bylaws, a candidate must have maintained continuous membership in NCMA National and the Chapter for the current program year to be eligible for election as a Vice-President.

Please find the Chapter Officer positions that will be available for vote during the April election. We have also identified the incumbents that will be running again.

  • VP Secretary
  • VP Treasurer, Incumbent: Michael Whalen
  • VP Communications, Incumbent: Natalie McDonald
  • VP Programs
  • VP Education
  • VP Membership
  • VP Professional Growth & Development
  • VP Sponsorships, Incumbent: Fran Bishop
  • VP Outreach
  • VP Certifications
  • VP Government Relations and Policies
  • VP Operations, Incumbent: Stephanie Lemaitre
  • VP Partnerships

If you are interested, please submit your nomination package, no later than March 24, 2020 (March dinner meeting), to the chapter at ncmatysonselections@gmail.com A nomination package should include the following:

  • Statement of Qualifications and Intention (Explanation of your qualifications, volunteer history, and intended plans to assist the chapter);
  • Headshot and Bio;
  • NCMA Member Number;
  • Confirmation that you have read and understood the NCMA Tysons bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Members may also nominate individuals for Chapter Officer positions by providing their name and email. We will reach out to the individual to determine qualification and interest.

Please direct any additional questions via email to ncmatysonselections@gmail.com.

COVID-19 Announcement

Dear NCMA Tysons Members,

It is with great precaution and concern for the safety of our members that we cancel all in-person events through April 15, 2020, to include the Hot Topic Dinner Meeting on March 24th. The current situation with regard to the evolving and unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, has significantly affected event/activities planned not only globally but locally.

In response to the accelerating progress of COVID-19, NCMA Tysons has made the decision to provide continuous training opportunities in a virtual capacity until more definitive details emerge about COVID-19 and the ability to provide a safe space for attendees. All courses may be found at www.ncmatysons.org.

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 in the future and will be sure to keep you informed.

In the meantime, you may email Mike Whalen at ltcolwhalen@gmail.com to request a refund by providing him with your confirmation of payment email for in-person events that you have registered for. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Jennifer Hanks, CFCM, Fellow
President – NCMA Tysons

Congratulations to the Incoming CMLDP Class of 2020!

Anestacia G. Evans has been with Deloitte almost 4 years as a Subcontracts Manager. She is a Subcontracts Professional with twelve (12) years of experience working in the Federal Subcontracts Industry from Cradle to Grave. She has managed subcontracts of all degrees of complexity in the federal space across the OCONUS and CONUS environments. She has Graduate Certificates in Procurement and Contracts Management and Project Management from the University of Virginia and has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Strayer University. She began her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Central University and completed her Bachelor of Science at George Mason University. In her personal time, she enjoys fun and laughter with her family, traveling, and doing community activities like Meals on Wheels.

Kymiel Standifer is a native Floridian but moved to the DC area in 2009. She currently works for the IT and Data Analytics firm, Accenture Federal Services, as a Contracts Manger with various government clients. She joined the NCMA Tysons Chapter in 2013 and has held various roles such as Contract Life Cycle Series Volunteer, NCMA Tysons Conference Committee Board Member, Director of Awards and currently the Director of Program Support. In her spare time, she mentors with an esteemed college readiness program called College Bound as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is also fluent in American Sign Language and led her to serve as a Board Member of the National Alliance of Black Interpreters – DC Chapter and Interpreter Coordinator of her Church. Kymiel believes that God provides many talents to everyone, professionally or personally, and if used in the right way even the smallest of these can make a huge difference. Page 5 NCMA Tysons Chapter Newsletter NCMA Tysons would like to congratulate the incoming CMLDP Class of 2020!

Janelle E. Taylor is committed to building effective systems that bridge mutual opportunities for small businesses, academic communities and industry professionals. Her passion for cultivating growth and empowerment is realized through advocacy, volunteer service and mentorship with a collective group of organizations. She serves as troop leader for the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, chapter mentor for the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a member of NCMA Tyson’s chapter in which she serves on the Sponsorship Team and Leadership Development Committee. Ms. Taylor is a graduate of the University of Maryland, and a leader in improving programs, delivering acquisitions solutions and efficient project management with a record of outstanding past performance (awarded “Contractor of the Quarter”, November 2018), Office of Acquisitions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection- Department of Homeland Security. Ms. Taylor is CEO of JTOA Corporation- a professional services company that delivers strategy, consulting, and management training to the federal and private sectors. She is also founder of Jill Logistics, LLC – a local transport and commercial maintenance service company.

President’s Letter

Greetings NCMA Tysons members, friends and colleagues,

My name is Jennifer Hanks and I have the pleasure and honor of being the NCMA Tysons President for the 2019-2020 program year. I envision a new and exciting program year so I look forward to connecting with all of you at the new and signature events, training and networking opportunities.

The Acquisition and Contracting community is ever-changing and it is my goal to keep pace with providing innovative solutions to meet the needs of our members. The focus areas for this program year include execution of programs and initiatives through proactive and innovative leadership methods, increased engagement with sponsors to improve change integration response times, continued collaboration with other NCMA chapters, accountability and quality of our service offerings, continued fellowship with members and partners, and the timely execution of Committee initiatives (i.e. Women In Leadership, Leadership Summit Planning Committee, etc.).

We have an outstanding program year ahead! We will continue with our very successful Women In Leadership Initiative, our Contract Life-Cycle Series, and the NEW Subcontract Management training series for the current program year training courses. We will also continue supporting the Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) and the Mentoring Program. More information to follow in this Newsletter.

On September 24th, we will kick-off the program year with Ms. Deanean Machis, CPCM, Chief Professional Development Officer and Education Director from NCMA HQ to share the vision and goals for NCMA for the upcoming year followed by our guest speaker Mrs. Stephanie Fugate, NCMA National Board of Directors member and USAID Division Chief, Professional Development and Training.   Details for this dinner meeting are provided within this Newsletter. Please come out and network, meet new friends and join in on the discussion.

Lastly, I want to thank our amazing 2019-2020 Board of Directors and Advisors and YOU who help make NCMA Tysons an amazing Chapter!

If you have any questions or would like information regarding the NCMA Tysons Chapter you may visit www.ncmatysons.org and follow us on social media. You may also contact me directly at ncmatysonspresident2019@gmail.com and (202) 329-1766, and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Kind Regards,

Jennifer Hanks, CFCM, Fellow

President, NCMA Tysons