(L-R) Katrice Walker, Chapter President Michael Shingledecker, David Gitlin

(L-R) Katrice Walker, Chapter President Michael Shingledecker, David Gitlin

Two NCMA Dulles Corridor Chapter members were among 16 students who recently graduated from NCMA’s Contact Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP). Katrice Walker and David Gitlin received their certificates at the conclusion of NCMA World Congress in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations to Katrcie and David!

About the Graduates

Katrice Walker

Katrice is a Subcontracts Administrator for Lockheed Martin Corporation. She joined the team at Lockheed Martin with 6 years of experience as a contracts administrator and is a 2005 graduate of Trinity University.

Katrice began her career in government contracts as a Sr. Final Biller in the Contract Accounting department at Northrop Grumman. Her involvement in the close-out process drove the desire to understand more about the government contracting profession.  Since transitioning into contracts administration, Katrice has remained in the field taking on positions with increasing responsibility. She has gained experience in pre-award, post-award, and contract close-outs while working with both small businesses and large corporations. Katrice’s professional experience, coupled with her thirst for knowledge, led her to seek further development as a student of NCMA’s Contract Management Leadership Development Program.   She has been a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) since 2013 and holds the Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) certification.

In her free time, Katrice volunteers with Loudoun Literacy and Destiny Church in Leesburg, VA. She loves going camping and testing out local hiking trails with her husband and two sons.

David Gitlin

A graduate of George Mason University, David has been working in government contracting since 2011. For the past two years he has been employed by Serco Inc. as a Contracts Representative providing contracts administration and management to state, local, federal and commercial customers. Currently David supports Serco’s Department of Defense business units on a variety of projects. Recently certified as a CFCM, David is pursuing a graduate certificate in Contracts and Procurement from the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. In his personal time, David enjoys spending evenings with his fiancé and weekends with family and friends.

About the CMLDP

cmldp-logoThe contract management workforce is facing one of its greatest challenges ever—the workforce is aging and retiring at a pace faster than the next generation is replacing them. The Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) is designed to help develop the next generation of acquisition and NCMA leaders through an intensive year-long educational experience.

The CMLDP provides top-quality education in fundamental leadership, association volunteerism, NCMA governance, and contract management:

  • Gain access and career connections to top government and industry leadership in the contract management profession;
  • Receive career guidance and assignment feedback from two senior contracting professional mentors throughout the program year;
  • Network with NCMA leadership at the national and chapter level;
  • Apply learned leadership skills in small and large group assignments, preparing participants to bring new skillsets back to the workplace;
  • Join classmates and faculty at in-person training events;
  • Participate in a series of webinars on fundamental leadership skills and their application in the acquisition workforce;
  • Write a graduate-level research paper on a contract management topic, with the possibility of publication in Contract Management Magazine or the Journal of Contract Management; and
  • Receive 180 CPE hours.