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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com and (202) 329-1766, and connect with me on LinkedIn.
Jennifer Hanks, CFCM, Fellow
President, NCMA Tysons