About NCMA

Since its founding on May 19, 1959, NCMA has grown into a thriving community of over 100,000 contract management professionals globally. Dedicated to fostering a globally recognized contract management profession and strengthening its connections with related acquisition communities, NCMA serves a diverse membership spanning both the public and private sectors. Through its steadfast commitment to facilitating the growth, advancement, and impact of practitioners, NCMA provides a platform for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums, driving innovation and excellence in the field of contract management. 

We continue to remain focused on providing high-quality resources—events, professional certifications, local networking, and the ANSI-approved Contract Management Standard™—that positively impact the workforce.


Advance the contract management profession and its nexus with related acquisition communities through engagement, standards, and professional development.


NCMA is recognized as the preeminent partner and voice for higher standards, exemplary performance, and broader mission impact throughout the acquisition life cycle.

We Believe

  • Contract management is an aspirational profession
  • Contracts are the output of a well-designed solution
  • Every new challenge just needs a new perspective
  • True innovation stems from collaboration, conversation, and curiosity
  • We must connect - not just collect - the dots
  • We are NCMA. Welcome.

NCMA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


NCMA officers are volunteers, selected by the Nominations and Elections Committee. Learn more.


Meet the national team that provides support, resources and daily administration to keep NCMA at the top of our game. Learn more.

NCMA Partnerships

We’re proud of our numerous partnerships with those committed to developing the Contract Management profession. Learn more.

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NIGP Adopts the NCMA's Contract Management Standard

This strategic alignment establishes a strong, collaborative relationship between the two organizations aimed at the betterment and advancement of global public procurement practices.

SRC Embraces Excellence in Contract Management by Adopting NCMA's CMS

By implementing this standard, SRC aims to enhance efficiency, transparency, and accountability in its contract management processes, ultimately delivering greater value to its customers.

Timothy Applegate Elected as Board Chair Elect for National Contract Management Association

NCMA has appointed Timothy Applegate as its Board Chair for Program Year 2026, and serves as Board Chair-Elect under Heather Gerczak, Program Year 2025 President

NCMA Announces New Board of Directors

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) is proud to welcome the new Board of Directors for Program Year 2025.

Exciting Transition as Executive Director Prepares for New Chapter

Soraya Correa, who has served as the dedicated Executive Director for the past year, will be joining the team at National Industries for the Blind as their new President and CEO-Elect.