Heather Dallara Elected as President of the National Contract Management Association
GovCon Expert Brings Nearly Two Decades of Experience to Lead NCMA
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Ashburn, VA, April 3, 2023 - The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), the leading association for the contract management community, has appointed Heather Dallara as its President for Program Year 2025. She will serve as President-Elect under Denyce Carter, Program Year 2024 President. Ms. Dallara is a skilled expert in government contracts and merger and acquisitions integration with nearly two decades of experience in the defense, intelligence, and national security sectors. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, making her an excellent fit for the new role.
Ms. Dallara is currently the Senior Vice President of Business Operations at Integral Federal, where she is responsible for driving growth, transformation, and strategic M&A initiatives. Prior to joining Integral, she held executive positions at Amentum, General Dynamics Information Technology, L-3 Communications (now CACI), and Harris Corporation (now Peraton).
A member of NCMA since 2005, joining the Board of Directors in 2017, Ms. Dallara is also a graduate of the NCMA Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) and was recognized as one of NCMA's Advancing Professionals in 2014. In 2015, she was awarded the prestigious NCMA Fellow distinction.
"I am honored to be elected as the new President of the National Contract Management Association," said Ms. Dallara. "I look forward to working with the NCMA's dedicated members and partners to advance the field of contract management and support our nation's defense and national security missions."
Kraig Conrad, CEO of NCMA, added, "We are excited to welcome Heather as our new President for Program Year 2025, after Denyce Carter serves her presidency. Her extensive experience in the contracting community and dedication to advancing the profession make her an ideal leader for our association. We look forward to working with her to build on NCMA's legacy of excellence and innovation."
Ms. Dallara's election as NCMA President reflects her reputation as a trusted leader in the contracting space with deep expertise in strategic contract, procurement, pricing, and risk management lifecycle. Her vision for NCMA includes increasing the depth and breadth of its current offerings, broadening the functional areas it covers and reaching into the intersections of contract management with other professions.
The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To find out more, please visit www.ncmahq.org.