CMLDP Faculty

CMLDP Program Manager  
Collins.jpgPo Collins, CPCM, C.P.M., Fellow
General Manager of Engineering
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
   
CMLDP Faculty  
Russell BlaineRussell J. Blaine, CPCM, Fellow, Past President
Vice President
Wyle, Aerospace Division Group's Program Development Office
Eliott BranchElliott Branch, Fellow
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Bill Bressette, CPCM, CCCM, CFCM, FellowBill Bressette, CPCM, CCCM, CFCM, Fellow
Princiapl, Baker Tilly
Michelle M. CurrierMichelle Currier, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow
Professor of Contract Management
Defense Acquisition University
Michael Fischetti, J.D., CPCM, FellowMichael Fischetti, JD, CPCM, Fellow
Executive Director
National Contract Management Association
William S. KaplanWilliam S. Kaplan, CPCM, Fellow
Principal, Working Knowledge CSP LCC
SMTF14 - KirlinJim Kirlin, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow
Senior Subcontracts Manager
Raytheon Company
rupert.jpgKim Rupert, CFCM, CPCM, Fellow
Senior Vice President
SAIC
SMTF14 - Tong OelrichJoyce Tong Oelrich
Senior Attorney
Microsoft
William WeisbergWilliam Weisberg
Principal
Law Offices of William Weisberg PLLC
 

 

 


 

Russell BlaineRussell J. Blaine, CPCM, Fellow
Past President
Wyle, Aerospace Division Group's Program Development Office

Russ Blaine is Wyle’s vice president for program development in the company’s Aerospace Group. He previously managed Wyle’s C4ISR Mission Systems Business Unit in Burlington, Massachusetts. Prior to assuming his position with Wyle, he served as the chief of staff and director of contracting for the Electronic Systems Center, supporting the management of the Center’s $25 billion Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance portfolio of systems. In 2004, he served as the deployed commander of DCMA’s Northern Iraq site in Baghdad. He is also a master missileer, having served eight years as a missile launch officer and instructor of the Minuteman II system within the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command. He received a BA in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcerster, Massachusetts, and an MBA from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He was a 2001 Air Force National Security Fellow at Harvard’s JFK School of Government.

Eliott BranchElliott Branch, Fellow
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

  

Bill Bressette, CPCM, CCCM, CFCM, FellowBill Bressette, CPCM, CFCM, CCCM, Fellow
Director
Baker Tilly

Bill Bressette is a principal in Baker Tilly’s Government Contracts Advisory Services Consulting Group. Based in Washington, DC, he has worked with government contractors for over 15 years on a broad range of contract compliance and pricing matters, including strategic pricing analysis, proposal preparation, contract administration, compliance, and audit support. He also advises contractors on GSA Schedule contract administration and compliance program best practices. He is a former president of the NCMA Tysons Corner Chapter, and he is vice chair of the Commercial Products and Services Committee of the ABA’s Section of Public Contract Law.

Collins.jpgPo Collins, CPCM, C.P.M., Fellow
General Manager of Engineering
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority

She is General Manager of Engineering for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, where she leads the Contract Services organization, including construction and professional services contracting, and document control.   Collins is also owner and president of CnC Consulting, Inc. where she provides business (entrepreneurial) coaching. Her previous assignments included serving as the Director of Contracts for Chemring Energetic Devices, where she was responsible for contract management, exports, and security. Prior to joining Chemring, she served at the Director of Contracts at Navistar Defense, and the Senior Manager (contracts) heading knowledge and process improvement management for Raytheon's Network Centric Systems contracts. She is a Six Sigma specialist with over 25 years' experience in contract/procurement management, including assignments as a buyer, subcontract administrator, and contract manager. Her additional experience includes ethics compliance and diversity.  She has served NCMA in numerous positions at the chapter and national levels. Besides serving as Northeast Indiana Chapter president and national director, she has also served on and led several national committees, and was elected to / served in two national offices. More recently, she has supported the NCMA Women's Forum initiative.  She is a past recipient of NCMA's National Achievement Award, Albert Berger Outstanding Chapter Leadership Award, Blanche Witte Award Honorable Mention, and is a two-time recipient of the James E. Cravens Membership Award. She has also received the NCMA North Central Region's Distinguished Service Award and the Fort Wayne YWCA's "Women of Achievement" Award. 

Michelle M. CurrierMichelle Currier, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow
Professor of Contract Management
 Defense Aquisition University

 

Michael Fischetti, J.D., CPCM, FellowMichael Fischetti, JD, CPCM, Fellow
Executive Director
National Contract Management Association

Michael Fischetti is the executive director of NCMA. He assumed this position in July 2012 after retiring from the U.S. federal government as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He has 30 years of diverse acquisition experience, including leadership, management, policy, and contracting officer positions involving oversight, program management, and procurement operations of supplies and services in multiple government, civilian, and industry organizations. He holds a JD; an MS in national resource strategy from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces; an MA in business management from Central Michigan University; and a BA in economics and political science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Within NCMA, he was twice elected to a three-year term on the NCMA Board of Directors (since 2007) and served on the Executive, Audit, Strategic Planning, and Professional Standards and Ethics Committees. He served a term as national secretary, and for the Washington DC Chapter he served as president, vice president, treasurer, director, and chairman.

William S. KaplanWilliam S. Kaplan, CPCM, Fellow
Director
Working Knowledge CSP LLC
Bill Kaplan is the founder of Working KnowledgeCSP LLC. Through October 2009, he was the chief knowledge officer, knowledge management practice manager, and corporate ethics officer for Acquisition Solutions, Inc. (now ASI Government). Prior to this, he served as the deputy knowledge management practice manager and a senior consultant for SAIC. Prior to his responsibilities at SAIC, he completed a distinguished career in contracting and program management in the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Defense, retiring in the rank of colonel. During his military career, he earned numerous personal and unit awards and service medals, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit Medal.

SMTF14 - KirlinJim Kirlin, CFCM, CPCM, Fellow
Senior Subcontracts Manager
Raytheon Company

 

rupert.jpgKim Rupert, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow
Senior Vice President, SAIC

Kim Rupert is the senior vice president for corporate contracts, procurement, and pricing for SAIC. She is responsible for setting policy across the functional organization to facilitate business operations and ensure compliance with laws and regulations. She rejoined SAIC in this corporate capacity in December 2007 after a brief stint at QinetiQ North America as their senior vice president of contracts and procurement. Before that, she spent 12 years in positions of increasing responsibility at SAIC. Prior to that, she worked in the contracts department of Ideas, Inc., a company later acquired by SAIC. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and received an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. She also has a masters certificate in government contracting from The George Washington University. She has previously served on NCMA's Board of Advisors and as a chapter vice president and president of NCMA's Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chapter.

SMTF14 - Tong OelrichJoyce Tong Oelrich
Senior Attorney, Government Contract Compliance
Microsoft
Joyce Tong Oelrich is a Senior Attorney at Microsoft Corporation focusing on government contract compliance. Prior to joining Microsoft, Joyce was an attorney at Bryan Cave LLP where she represented commercial companies doing business with government entities. Joyce counseled clients on a variety of government contract issues such as ethical and corporate compliance, product sourcing compliance, intellectual property, acquisitions of government contractors, bid protests and claims. In 2013, Super Lawyers selected Joyce as a Rising Star in Washington, DC for her work in government contracts.  

William WeisbergWilliam M. Weisberg
Principal
Law Offices of William Wesiberg PLLC
Bill Weisberg is the principal of the Law Offices of William Weisberg PLLC, which he founded in 2013 after practicing government contract law in large law firms for over 25 years, the last 10 of which he chaired the Government Contract practice groups of two international law firms.  Bill represents prime and subcontractors and grantees in all phases of government contracts and related areas, including protest and claims litigation, counseling, compliance, and the transactional and intellectual property aspects of government procurement.  Bill’s clients include traditional defense and non-defense government contractors, as well as primarily commercial companies and other entities that have the government as “a” customer, rather than their primary customer. 






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