NCMA Announces Graduates of 2007-2008 Contract Management Leadership Development Program

June 4, 2008

Contact: Danielle Johnson

NCMA Announces Graduates of 2007-2008 Contract Management Leadership Development Program 

ASHBURN, Va. – June 4, 2008 – The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) today announced the graduates of its 2007–2008 Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP). In all, 24 students participated in the graduation ceremony at NCMA’s World Congress in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 16, 2008. This was the second class to graduate from the year-long program.

“NCMA congratulates the CMLDP graduates for successfully completing this intensive year-long educational program,” said Neal Couture, NCMA Executive Director. “We wish them continued success throughout their professional careers.”


The CMLDP is designed to help develop the next generation of contract management leaders. Program participants received 180 hours of top quality training in fundamental leadership, soft skills, and contract management. The program is highly relevant to contract management professionals regardless of their employer, location, or industry. 


Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to honor and uphold the contract management code of ethics. In addition, they are required to serve two additional years with NCMA and actively participate in their local chapters. The 2007-2008 CMLDP graduates are listed below:

NameOrganization NameNCMA Chapter
Sandy AllbeeComputer Sciences CorporationHuntsville
Beverly AllenHenry M. Jackson FoundationPotomac
Cornelius AndingRaytheon CompanyNorth Texas
Ann BinionUnited Space AllianceSpace City/Houston
Julie BonineLockheed Martin Corp.Twin Cities
Eric BraeseEG&G Technical Services Inc.Tysons Corner
Melanie BurgessCherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLPNorfolk Area
Erika ChessonAlion Science and TechnologyHampton Roads
Justin CraunRaytheon Space & Airborne SystemsFort Worth
Sheri EspositoRaytheon CompanyBeach Cities
Grant FallonRaytheon CompanyLos Angeles South Bay
Pantea FarnejadBAE SystemsTysons Corner
Shannon HarperBattelle Memorial InstituteDayton
Amy HawkinsUnited States Air ForceSooner
Robin Hope-WilliamsNational Institutes of Health (NIH)Bethesda Medical
Allie IzmailoffDoble EngineeringBoston
Jonene JohansonUnited States Air ForceGreat Salt Lake
Daniel KiefferBAE SystemsTysons Corner
Kimberly McLeodUnited States Air ForceVandenberg Chapter
Heather MerrillBattelle Energy AllianceSoutheast Idaho
Jessica MorrisUnited States Air ForceBoston
Tammy NewtonUnited States Air ForceBoston
Latricia PerryThe Mayatech CorporationBethesda/Medical
Mark William SnellNAVFAC Europe & Southwest AsiaPuget  Sound
Tracey SoteloArizona State UniversityPhoenix Thunderbird
Mauri TionkoBattelle, Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryColumbia Basin

The CMLDP was created to quickly close the gap in leadership progression by accelerating the preparation of a select group of contract management professionals. Candidates will have demonstrated a level of commitment to their professional development unmatched in the field and, as a result, will carry with them a unique, meaningful credential that will open doors to new challenges and professional opportunities.

For more information on the CMLDP, please visit Applications for the 2008-2009 CMLDP are closed. If you have any questions, please contact John Wilkinson at 800-345-8859 x426 or

About NCMA 

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