Washington Chapter Officers for 2018 -2019
June 21, 2018
|Leslie Ferguson||President||1 July 19 - 30 Jun 20|
|Vacant||President - Elect||1 July 20 - 30 Jun 21|
|Shari Ritter||Secretary-Designate||703-614-0710 ||1 July 19 - 30 Jun 20|
|COL Todd Handy||Treasurer||1 July 19 - 30 Jun 21|
|Steven Birk||DOD Vice President||1 July 18 - 30 Jun 20|
|Charles Morse||DOD Assistant Secretary||1 July 19 - 30 Jun 21|
|Nicole McClenic ||Army Vice President||1 July 18 - 30 Jun 20|
|Myrna Medina||Army Assistant Secretary||1 July 19 - 30 Jun 21|
|Jane Roberts ||Navy Vice President||1 July 18 - 30 Jun 20|
|Veronica Trent-Walton||Navy Assistant Secretary||1 July 19 - 30 Jun 21|
|Robert Cimorelli||USMC Vice President||1 July 19 - 30 Jun 20|
|Sylvia Chapman||USMC Assistant Secretary||1 July 19 - 30 Jun 21|
|Benjamin J Yarish||Air Force Vice President||1 July 18 - 30 Jun 20|
|Angela Flowers||Air Force Assistant Secretary||1 July 19 - 30 Jun 21|
|LT Mark Sanchez||USCG Vice President||1 July 18 - 30 Jun 20|
|Vacant||USCG Assistant Secretary||1 July 19 - 30 Jun 21|
|Debra Delmar||Corporate/Retired Vice President||1 July 18 - 30 Jun 20|
|Tim Kohlrus||Corporate/Retired Assistant Secretary||1 July 19 - 30 Jun 21|
|Training and Education|
|Chair: Terry Placek and Millie Thompson|
|Training and Education Members:|
|Dick Reed ||CDFM|
|Milford E. Thompson||Luncheon|
|Terry Placek||Training & Education|
|Dr. Jennifer Miller ||Luncheon Liaison/Host |
|Chair: Deb DelMar|
|Deb Del mar||PDI Silent Auction/Rafflefirstname.lastname@example.org |
|Deb Del Mar||Regional PDI|
|Outreach and Publicity|
|Chair: Wayne Whiten and Jeff Norris|
|Outreach and Publicity Members:|
|Jeff Norris||Community Service|
|Michael Monson||Newsletter Managing Editor|
|Chair: David Zavada||Audit Chair|
|Chair: Robin Farley|
|Steve Birk||DOD VP|
|Nicole McClenic ||Army VP|
|Jane Roberts ||Navy VP|
|Robert Cimorelli||USMC VP|
|Benjamin J Yarish||Air Force VP|
|LT Sanchez||USCG VP|
|Deb Delmar||Corporate/Retired VP|
PRESIDENT - Leslie J. Ferguson
Mrs. Leslie J. Ferguson currently serves as the principal financial advisor to the Deputy Commandant for Information responsible for USMC Information Warfare programs and resources, to include Intelligence, Cyber, C4, and Information Operations capabilities. She is responsible for planning and directing the programming, budgeting and execution of resources necessary to support the USMC warfighter mission in the Information Environment.Prior to assuming her current position, Mrs. Ferguson was the Deputy Assistant Director of Intelligence for Resources, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and overseeing all resource matters within the Military Intelligence Program and National Intelligence Program as they relate to the Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Enterprise (MCISRE).Mrs. Ferguson was the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) Director of Financial Management and Deputy Comptroller. In this capacity, she was responsible for the command’s financial management and comptroller activities in support of Marine Corps acquisition programs. Other positions held at MCSC included Intelligence Programs Financial Lead (2009-2011) and Deputy Director of Business and Financial Management for the Joint Program Executive Office Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program (2007-2009).Mrs. Ferguson came to the Marine Corps from the Navy Systems Management Activity (NSMA), where she was the Director of Budget and Accounting. Her responsibilities included the management of all aspects of the planning, programming, budgeting and execution for NSMA program activities and oversight of comptroller accounting functions.Mrs. Ferguson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Finance from Montclair State University and an Executive Masters of Business Administration from the Naval Post Graduate School. She is a certified Level III Acquisition Professional in Business, Financial Management, a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and has 20 years of civilian service.Mrs. Ferguson’s honors and awards include a Secretary of Defense Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2010), Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2009 and 2014), Secretary of Defense David Packard Program Management Award (2008) and an ASN (FM&C) Financial Management Excellence Award (2008).
PRESIDENT ELECT - Vacant
SECRETARY - Sharon (Shari) Ritter
TREASURER - COL Todd Handy
COL Todd Handy is career Financial Management officer and a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted in the US Army Reserve in 1989 and subsequently transitioned to the Active Guard/Reserve in 1991 for three years at Fort Richardson, Alaska. In 1994, he received a Green-to-Gold ROTC Scholarship and was commissioned as a Field Artillery officer in 1997. After 8 years as a Field Artillery officer, COL Handy transitioned to the Comptroller Functional Area in 2005, and has been a career Financial Management officer since.
RECENT CAREER CHRONOLOGY:
July 2018 – Present: Chief, PPBE Integration in the Army Budget Officer, ASA (FM&C), Pentagon. Serves as the Budget Representative in HQDA planning and programming processes as a Tri-Chair for the Program Executive/Appropriation Sponsor (PE/AS), Budget Requirements Programming (BRP), and the Army Requirements and Resourcing Board (AR2B).
July 2016 – June 2018: Program Analyst in Programs Analysis and Evaluations (PA&E), HQDA G8, Pentagon. Served as the lead program integrator for the Army’s $21B program, the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI). He ensured EDI requirements and resources reflected Army strategy and senior leader priorities, represented the Army in the defense of the EDI program to OSD, and coordinated with the Army Budget Office to develop an integrated EDI budget submission for the President’s Budget.
July 2014 – June 2016: US Army Financial Management Command (USAFMCOM), Indianapolis, Indiana. Served as the lead planner for the transformation of USAFMCOM from an O6 Command with 40 personnel to a 2-star command with 217 personnel. He performed in-depth mission analysis of the Secretary of the Army’s directive Army Financial Management Optimization (AFMO), which included the transformation of USAFMCOM to perform enterprise level Financial Management.
April 2012 – June 2014: Deputy G8, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas. As the Deputy G8, was responsible for leading, planning, developing, and executing Resource Management for III Corps. Also, deployed with III Corps and served as the Chief, Comptroller Division for US Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) from April 2013 to January 2014.
2018: Masters of Accountancy and Auditing, Rutgers University
2006: Masters of Business Administration, Syracuse University
2006: Masters of Arts in Public Administration, Syracuse University
1997: Bachelors of Arts in History, Ball State University
1997: Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Ball State University
DoD Financial Management Certification Level 3 (DFMC3)
Certified Defense Financial Manager – Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A)
Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE – Mr. Steven Birk
Mr. Steven Birk serves as the lead Senior Staff Accountant for the Financial Statement Review and Analysis Team and previously served as Senior Budget Analyst within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). Mr. Birk has 39 years of DoD Financial Management experience working for the Army, Navy, DISA, and OSD Comptroller as a Resource Management Officer, Budget Officer, Accounting Officer, Systems Accountant and Staff Accountant. He has worked in the field and at headquarters on most general fund appropriations and the Defense Working Capital Fund. Mr. Birk has served over the last 2 years as Treasurer for the American Society of Military Comptrollers, Washington Chapter and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Mr. Birk is actively engaged with the Association of Government Accountants and the Federal Accounting Standard Advisory Board. In addition, Mr. Birk is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Program Management Professional (PMP), Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM-A), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and Defense Certified Financial Manager (DCFM Level III).
ARMY – Ms. Nicole McClenic
Ms. Nicole McClenic serves as the Chief of the Budget Formulation Branch for the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve, Comptroller Division in Fort Belvoir, VA. For nearly 11 years, Ms. McClenic has served in a variety of positions with progressively more responsibility in the areas of the budget formulation, resource management, and manpower.
In her current position, Ms. McClenic oversees the budget formulation, the presentation, and defense of the United States Army Reserve appropriations to include Reserve Personnel Army (RPA), Operation and Maintenance Army Reserve (OMAR), and Military Construction Army Reserve (MCAR) affecting over 200,000 Soldiers and civilians in 1,500 units and over 1,000 facilities.
Prior to working in the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve, Ms. McClenic spent 10 years serving in multiple positions within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), Army Budget Office at the Pentagon. She served as a lead budget analyst in the Management and Control Directorate where she provided oversight to stakeholders to ensure that Army’s budget submissions complied with directives and guidelines of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of Management and Budget, and Congress. As a financial management analyst in the Operating Forces Division of the Operations and Support Directorate, she built the critical Unit Operating Tempo (OPTEMPO) portion of the Operations and Maintenance, Army (OMA) appropriation budget. She also served as the Congressional Action Officer for both OMA and the Military Personnel Army appropriations where she helped craft effective responses to inquiries from Professional Staff Member of Congress.
Before joining the Department of Defense as an Army Civilian, Ms. McClenic worked in the private sector gaining experience in project management, policy development, strategic planning, and higher education administration.
· Chief Budget Formulation Branch, Office of the Chief of Army Reserve, Fort Belvoir, VA
· Team Leader/Senior Budget Analyst, ASA(FM&C), Management and Control, Washington, DC
· Financial Management Analyst, ASA(FM&C), Operations and Support, Washington, DC
· Project Manager, Apatara, Inc, Fairfax, VA
· Assistant Dean of Students, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
· Master of Education, Student Personnel Services, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1993
· Bachelor of Arts, English, Ohio University Athens, OH, 1992
· Certified Defense Financial Manager
· DoD Financial Management Certification, Level 3
· Department of the Army, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service
· ASA(FM&C) - Outstanding Resource Management Team Award Department of the Army, Achievement Medal for Civilian Services
· Office of the Secretary of the Army, Army Staff Identification Badge and Army Staff Lapel Pin
· American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), Washington Chapter, Army Vice President
NAVY – Ms. Jane Roberts
AIR FORCE – Mr. Benjamin J Yarish
MARINE CORPS – Mr. Robert Cimorelli
COAST GUARD – Lieutenant Mark M. Sanchez, CDFM-A, CGFM, PMP
Lieutenant (LT) Mark Sanchez has been serving on active duty with the United States Coast Guard for over 18 years and is currently assigned as the Deployment Manager for the Financial Management Services Improvement Initiative at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. A Department of Homeland Security Level II special interest acquisition, he oversees all activities related to the development and implementation of financial management, procurement, and asset management training for 15,000 users in preparation of the Coast Guard’s transition to a Federal Shared Service provider. LT Sanchez enlisted into the Coast Guard in June of 1998 immediately following his high school graduation. A native of Albuquerque, NM, his career highlights include:
· Lead Purchasing Agent: Conducted acquisition related activities for 12 Coast Guard sub units in the Southwestern Alaska region totaling over $1M annually.
· Base Kodiak Warehouse Manager: Responsible for the distribution, tracking, and disposal of equipment and capitalized assets totaling over $20M.
· Supply Officer: Administered all financial aspects of Coast Guard LORAN Station Las Cruces, NM including the management of a $65K annual operating budget and over $800,000 in electronic aids to navigation assets.
· Recruit Company Commander: Successfully led over 500 newly enlisted recruits through rigorous 53-day boot camp training program.
· Chief, Facilities and Containers Branch: Administered the Coast Guard Compliance Inspection Program for the Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey region to include the planning and execution of multi-agency strike force operations with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
· Out-Year Budget and Finance Manager: Directed all activities related to the formulation and execution of $134M annual Coast Guard Reserve Training Appropriation.
· Graduate: Coast Guard Officer Candidate School Class 1-09
· Author of two professional articles published in the Armed Forces Comptroller Journal and Reservist Magazine.
LT Sanchez resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife and young son. He serves as the Coast Guard Vice President of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers and is a sitting member of the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Board of Control. LT Sanchez has received numerous honors and awards for his dedicated service, including two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and a Commandants Letter of Commendation. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from American Military University. He is a Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisitions Specialty (CDFM-A), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and Project Management Professional (PMP).
CORPORATE / RETIRED – Ms. Deb Del Mar
Debra S. Del Mar, is Co-Founder of Vanguard Advisors, LLC, a small, woman-owned business based in Northern Virginia. Vanguard Advisors serves an elite group of industry firms who support government objectives of improving performance and readiness in the areas of financial management and business transformation. As managing partner, Ms. Del Mar provides thought-leadership, in-depth experience, and proven business strategies that enable clients to realize impressive growth through the achievement of rapid results, operational effectiveness, and ROI for their government customers.
Previously at American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), Debra’s leader-ship positions included Vice President/General Manager for Defense Financial Solutions and Vice President of Business Strategy for Defense & Intel Division. A member of ASMC since 1985, Ms DelMar has been both the Corporate/Retired Vice President for the ASMC Washington Chapter & the National Capital Region PDI Chair since 2006.
Other professional affiliations include:
Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA)
AFCEA • Women in Technology
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
She earned an MBA in Science & Technology Innovation from George Washington University and a BS in Chemistry from The College of William and Mary.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE – Charles Morse, CPA
Mr. Charles Morse is a Staff Accountant for the Financial Management Policy and Reporting Directorate within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). As part of this role, Mr. Morse leads the development of the annual consolidated DoD Agency Financial Report and supports quality control and trend analysis for the quarterly DoD consolidated financial statements.
Mr. Morse has 13 years of experience working in various Accounting and Budget positions in the Department of Defense. Previously, Mr. Morse served as Chief of the Managerial Accounting Division for the United States Army, Research, Development, & Engineering Command providing accounting support for various budget offices within Army Materiel Command and several program executive offices throughout the Acquisition Support Center. Mr. Morse’s prior experience also includes serving as the Lead Budget Analyst for Foreign Military Sales and a Lead Accountant for the United States Army Communications Electronics Command.
Mr. Morse graduated with an Accounting Degree from Monmouth University located in West Long Branch, New Jersey in 2006. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Management from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2014. Mr. Morse is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A), Certified Acquisition Professional in the functional specialty of Business – Financial Management (Level III), and Defense Certified Financial Manager (DCFM Level III).
ARMY – Myrna Medina
Myrna L. Medina is the Director, Financial Operations and Accounting Oversight at the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army-Financial Operations (DASA-FO), where she’s responsible for the assignment of Army-wide Finance and Accounting policies, providing oversight of the Joint Reconciliation Program and supporting efforts to improve accountability and auditability.
Prior to this position, Myrna served in the capacity of Program Manager of Finance at the US Marshals Service, Asset Forfeiture Division, where she provided oversight of the Financial Management Program, to include the procurement activities associated with the preparation, solicitation, and award of contracts for the management and disposition of seized assets.
Before joining the US Marshals Service, she served as the Chief Budget Execution and Control at the Army Budget Office, overseeing the distribution and control of the Army’s appropriated Funds. She also served in the capacity of a Financial Systems Analyst at DASA-FO, and collaborated with Army commands, the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) functional team, and other DoD entities to develop business process solutions for GFEBS.
Myrna also held a position of Financial Systems Analyst in the Financial Operations Directorate at the Installation Management Command (IMCOM), during which time she supported the GFEBS deployment across IMCOM. She also served as a Financial Systems Analyst at the Office of the Secretary of Defense Business Transformation Agency, Transformation, Priorities and Requirements-Financial Management division.
Her Federal career began 21 years ago, when she was hired as the Cash Control Officer at the BENELUX Finance Office, 8th Finance Battalion, at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers of Europe.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Master in Business Administration from Cameron University.
NAVY – Ms. Veronica Trent
Ms. Veronica Trent is a Senior Budget Analyst for the Department of the Navy, serving as a Senior Financial Analyst for Field Support Activity (FSA). She’s responsible for over $500 million in Operating and Maintenance (O&MN) funding for DOD Combatant Commands (COCOMs). She’s also responsible for the Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom supplemental funding for the COCOMs and activities under the cognizants of Field Support Activity.
Prior to serving as a Financial Analyst at FSA, Ms. Trent held the position of a Senior Program Analyst at the Naval Sea Systems Command (PEO Ships/ AEGIS Program) for 18 years. She has received her certification in Department of Defense Acquisition Program as a Level III (the highest level) in the Business Cost Estimating and Financial Management career field.
She’s active with her local church and children’s school and has taken on the responsibility of mentorship with a Navy intern. Ms. Trent currently resides in Upper Marlboro, MD with her husband and two children.
AIR FORCE – Angela Flowers
MARINE CORPS – Sylvia Chapman
Mrs. Sylvia A. Chapman is the Head, Fiscal Officer for the Administration and Resource Management Division, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps in Washington, DC. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration Management from Trinity University, and her Master of Arts Degree in Organization Management from Ashford University. As Head, Fiscal Officer, Mrs. Chapman is in charge of the execution of resources for three Work Centers. Under her stewardship she is responsible for the following aspects of financial management: Budget Formulation and Execution, Resource Evaluation and Analysis, Managerial Accounting, HQMC Civilian Labor/Payroll, the Government Travel Credit Card Program, Defense Travel System (DTS and the Marine Corps Conference Package process. Mrs. Chapman previous experience includes serving as the Deputy, Fiscal Officer for the Marine Corps National Capital Region Command.
Prior to Mrs. Chapman accepting a position with the Marine Corps, she served the majority of her career as an employee with the Department of the Navy. As a Department of the Navy employee, she served as a Senior Budget Analyst and a Program Specialist with the Bureau of Naval Personnel Command. In the Senior Budget Analyst position, she was responsible for ensuring the planning, programming, budgeting and execution of the Chief of Naval Personnel financial resources. As a Program Specialist, Mrs. Chapman served as the chief operations administrator responsible for the receipt of goods and services, execution of civilian payroll resources, employee development and equipment management. Earlier in her career, she served as a Management Assistant responsible for the Office of Civilian Personnel Management Command, Office Automation Support Personnel. It was at the Office of Civilian Personnel Management Command that she took an interest in leadership management and received her certification in the New Leaders Program. Mrs. Chapman is currently a member of the American Society of Military Comptroller.
- Head, Fiscal Branch, Administration and Resource Management Division, HQMC, Washington, DC
- Deputy, Fiscal Officer, Marine Corps National Capital Region Command, Arlington, VA
- Senior Budget Analyst, Bureau of Naval Personnel Command, Arlington, VA
- Program Analyst, Bureau of Naval Personnel Command, Arlington, VA
- Head, Office Automation Support Personnel, Office of Civilian Personnel Management, Arlington, VA
- Master of Arts, Organization Management, Ashford University, San Diego, CA
- Bachelors of Science, Business Administration Management, Trinity University, Washington, DC
Job Related Training and Certification:
- DoD Financial Management Certification Level 3
- Navy Practical Comptroller Course, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
- New Leaders Program, Graduate School USA
- American Society of Military Comptroller
- Spirit of Service Certificate of Recognition
COAST GUARD – Vacant
CORPORATE / RETIRED – Mr. Tim Kohlrus
PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), ScrumAlliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and certified ITIL professional with experience designing business and cost-effective solutions for clients’ management challenges, building and fostering client relationships, and accomplishing the company and client’s mission and vision. I have experience with acquisition program management, agile IT development, capture management, cost estimation, business process re-engineering, Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE), and oral/written capabilities briefings to federal agencies and private enterprises.
Currently, I work as a Project Manager for Definitive Logic supporting DHS Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution process. Previously, I worked at Dynamis, Deloitte, and BCP International supporting TSA, DOJ, and USCG through acquisition program management and research studies.
WEB MASTER – Mr. Wayne Whiten, MAOM, CFE, CICA, CDFM-A
Mr. Wayne Whiten is an efficient and effective financial manager with 39 years of experience. He served 20 years on active duty in the U. S. Army. Currently, he is a Principal and Project Manager (PM) supporting numerous customers in the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and the Commercial sector. Mr. Whiten demonstrates rare abilities, skill sets, and attributes in logistics, finance, information technology, and manpower. He is a proven leader, Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA), and registered/licensed Private Investigator (PI) who understands the significance of strategic planning, guidance, and implementation from the business, employee, customer, and strategic partner prospective. He is proficient and knowledgeable in business and employee ethics with extensive knowledge of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES). Mr. Whiten articulates both the logistics and financial aspects of requisitioning, budgeting, formulating, allocating, funding, programming, and material return procedures from cradle to grave. He is the recipient of the 2011 ASMC Washington Chapter Distinguished Service Award and 2006 CALIBRE Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Whiten has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s degree in Organizational Management. He is a member of: The American Society of Military Comptrollers; The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is the past and present Registration Chair for the ASMC Washington Chapter National Capital Region Professional Development Institution.