Our members are at the heart of everything we do. We are excited to showcase just a few of our member's stories. These are the Faces of NCMA.
Lexi Carpenter, CFCM
I continue to serve on the board of a local chapter, because it's important that we continue our association being the premier educational association for contracting professionals.Watch Lexi's video interview here.
In 2018 I was asked to be a part of the Boston Board of Directors. It’s been really empowering to make a difference locally. Volunteer in your local chapter and try to make a difference. You get out of NCMA, what you put into it.Watch Ryan's video interview here.
The biggest way that NCMA has impacted my career is that it's given me an opportunity to understand the different sides of the government management industry.Watch Melanie's video interview here.
You will get so much more then you think you will at NCMA. There is a huge ability to tap into the wisdom from leadership. Come for a few meetings and you will want to stay for a lifetime.Watch Iris’s video interview here.
You don’t realize how people can help you until you start participating in NCMA events and meetings. When you start to meet other members, you realize, wow, look at this huge network of people that we have available that are experts in the profession and can help me.
I am so grateful to have been a learner and connector in my early years of NCMA. Now I can give back through mentoring and have the joy of seeing others achieve their extraordinary futures.Watch Michelle's video interview here.
I hope people see my face as an underrepresented minority at NCMA. I am a woman, a black woman, but I am so much more than that. As NCMA continues to grow, I hope that we see EVERYBODY at the table. Watch Anestacia's video interview here.
After graduating from CMLP, I gained the confidence that I never expected to have. NCMA has truly made me become the leader that I am today.
Volunteer at NCMA. Join and be active! The friendships and impact you will make are invaluable.
As a young professional still, I feel like I can share my experience to help people make certain decisions that maybe I would have done differently. I want to share that information with others and also continue to give back and provide to the success of NCMA as a whole.Watch Jennifer's video interview here.
NCMA has impacted my career by offering multiple promotions because I got my certifications which gave me the opportunity to work a presentation and become the SME for OTA's for my employer.Watch Kathrine's video interview here.
I’ve met a lot of people since joining NCMA. I’ve met people I’ve relied on for benchmarking purposes, job referrals, and bouncing ideas off of. They’ve become great friends and that has been an unexpected benefit for me. Watch Landon’s video interview here.
NCMA accelerated my learning of the contracts body of knowledge. The speakers, the books, the conferences, the seminars, the networking from NCMA all taught me how to do my job. Watch Jim's video interview here.
I knew there was more out there then taking classes through the government. I wanted to be open to both government and industry. For me, NCMA keeps you relevant on all issues, both for regulatory, information, and business.
Watch Sharlene's video interview here.
The NCMA space has always felt safe to express opinions professionally. All of us come to our jobs with a certain point of view and by being involved and having conversations with other members my point of view has broadened over the years.
I want to continue to grow and be a better leader and give back to others. I think it is super important that I continue to surround myself with like-minded individuals with NCMA. That is my hope. Watch Carlton's video interview here.
NCMA has been a part of my life for almost 35 years, through the bulk of my career. It's important to me. I'm still interested in what the profession is doing and what NCMA does to support it.Watch Karen's video interview here.
It's really important for people to find their value within the local chapter, and to tell leaders what interests them most.Watch Robert's video interview here.
Colleen Timmer, CFCM
You get not only the education and support of NCMA HQ, but with your local chapter. You might meet your best friend. It’s a small world in contract management.Watch Colleen's video interview here.
Amit Tyagi, CFCM, CPCM
When I started back in 2006 in federal government contracting, I was very new to the field and wanted to establish myself. I was looking for resources that could keep me up to date with industry news and regulations. That's where I came across NCMA.
To those military members out there who feel that their growth must be limited by rank or status, do not feel discouraged. People at NCMA want to see you grow. Take a chance on yourself.Watch Richards's video interview here.