Washington Chapter Officers for 2016 -2017
June 1, 2016
|Mats Persson||President||571-372-7167||1 July 16 -30 Jun 17|
|Krystyna M. Kolesar||President - Elect||703-697-1805||1 July 16 - 30 Jun 17|
|202-372-3610||1 July 16 - 30 Jun 17|
|Steven Birk||Treasurer|| |
|703-693-7336||1 Oct 16 - 30 Jun 17|
|Cynthia Curry||DOD Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org||703-697-4542||1 July 16 - 30 Jun 18|
|Gregory Little||DOD Assistant Secretaryemail@example.com ||703-614-7496||1 July 16 - 30 Jun 18|
|Cynthia Crippen-Black||Army Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org||703-545-9316||1 July 16 - 30 Jun 18|
|Hairo Ortiz||Army Assistant Secretary||703-692-7868||1 July 15 - 30 Jun 17|
|Robin Farley||Navy Vice President||703-614-0067||1 July 16 - 30 Jun 18|
|Veronica Trent-Walton||Navy Assistant Secretaryemail@example.com||703-695-2913||1 July 15 - 30 Jun 17|
|Jonathan R Newell||USMC Vice President||571-256-8740||1 July 16 - 30 Jun 18|
|Astrid Diaz||USMC Assistant Secretary||703-614-3435||1 July 15 - 30 Jun 17|
|Benjamin J Yarish||Air Force Vice President||703-695-4442||1 July 16 - 30 Jun 18|
|Chantele "Bug" Dow||Air Force Assistant Secretary||703- 697-0950||1 July 15 - 30 Jun 17|
|LT Mark Sanchez||USCG Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org||202-475-5450||1 July 16 - 30 Jun 18|
|Stacy Spadaford||USCG Assistant Secretary||202-372-3610||1 July 16 - 30 Jun 18|
|Debra Delmar||Corporate/Retired Vice Presidentemail@example.com||703-593-6667||1 July 16 - 30 Jun 18|
|Rita Finney||Corporate/Retired Assistant Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org||301-938-8198||1 July 15 - 30 Jun 17|
|Training and Education|
|Chair: Terry Placek and Millie Thompson|
|Training and Education Members:|
|Wendy Pouliot||Awards/Essay Chairemail@example.com||703-697-0156|
|Jessica McClain||Scholarship Chair|
|Milford E. Thompson||Luncheonfirstname.lastname@example.org||202-685-1524|
|Terry Placek||Training & Educationemail@example.com||703-599-4514|
|Chair: Deb DelMar|
|Vacant||PDI Silent Auction/Raffle||Vacant|
|Deb Del Mar||Regional PDIfirstname.lastname@example.org||703-593-6667|
|Outreach and Publicity|
|Chair: Wayne Whiten and Jeff Norris|
|Outreach and Publicity Members:|
|Veniceza "Vee" Critton||Competitionemail@example.com||703-695-6458|
|Jeff Norris||Community Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org||202-533-4024|
|Michael Monson||Newsletter Managing Editor||571-481-4901 x202|
|Chair: David Zavada||Audit Chair||703-931-5600|
|Chair: Mats Persson|
|Cynthia Curry||DOD VPemail@example.com||703-697-4542|
|Cynthia Crippen-Black||Army VPfirstname.lastname@example.org||703-545-9316|
|Robin Farley||Navy VPemail@example.com||703-614-0067|
|Jonathan R Newell||USMC VPfirstname.lastname@example.org||571-256-8740|
|Benjamin J Yarish||Air Force VP||703-695-4442|
|LT Sanchez||USCG VPemail@example.com||202-475-5450|
|Deb Delmar||Corporate/Retired VPfirstname.lastname@example.org||703-593-6667|
PRESIDENT - Mats Persson
Mats Persson is the Deputy Director of Information and Technology for the Defense Finance and Account Service. He joined DFAS in 2015 and assists the director with oversight and direction of DFAS information technology expenditures of approximately $350 million per year.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Persson served as the Director of Financial Management with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a component within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He joined DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2011.
Mr. Persson served as one of the leads to support DHS in receiving a clean audit opinion in 2013 and 2014. He received a joint Financial Management award from DHS Chief Financial Officer in 2013 for this accomplishment. In Fiscal Year 2014, his organization made the largest audit improvement of all DHS organizations and two material weaknesses were eliminated.
Mr. Persson joined DHS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2011 where he was responsible for managing two Finance Centers in Burlington and Dallas.
Mr. Persson joined the Department of Defense as a Highly Qualified Expert (HQE) in 2007 serving as the Program Executive Officer for Financial Systems in the Business Transformation Agency (BTA). During his four -year tenure, he worked exclusively with the OSD Comptroller and DFAS on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) initiatives. He served as the Program Executive for the Defense Agency Initiative and several major DFAS systems such as the Business Enterprise Information Services (BEIS), the Defense Departmental Reporting System (DDRS), and the Defense Cash Accounting System (DCAS).
Mr. Persson served as a partner for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) from 1997 to 2007 when he left to join DoD. He was Program Manager for a number of major Information Technology programs while with CSC. He was involved with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Financial Systems implementation of SAP software which supported a "clean" audit opinion for the IRS in the first year of the new system.
Mr. Persson worked for Oracle Corporation between 1987 and 1992. During this time, Oracle released the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite (Oracle Financials) and was one of the first Project Managers in the world to implement the technology.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Investment and Finance from the University of Karlstad, Sweden and his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
PRESIDENT ELECT - Krystyna M. Kolesar
Ms. Kolesar was selected to the Senior Executive Service in November 2003. She brings experience working for the U.S. Navy and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Since February 2013, she has served as the Deputy Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate, Headquarters Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8. Her broad responsibilities cover the full breath of all Army program efforts and involve independent analysis, development, integration, reporting, and defense of the Army Future Years Defense Program. She is instrumental in aligning Army’s programs and funding to support strategic priorities, transformation objectives and urgent operational needs of the Army and the Department of Defense.
· Nov 2003 – Feb 2013 Director, Force and Infrastructure Analysis Division, Office of the
Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Washington, DC. Analyzed readiness, supply chain management, installations, energy, and depot
maintenance issues. Assessed global posture with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Developed and implemented tools and methodologies to determine the effective allocation of resources, specifically the Department of Defense’s $200 billion Operations and Maintenance accounts. Reviewed major weapon systems focusing on Operating and Support cost issues.
· Apr 1998 - Nov 2003 -Operations Research Analyst, Force & Infrastructure Cost Analysis, Office of Secretary of Defense, Program Analysis & Evaluation. Prepared independent life cycle cost (LCC) analyses on major weapon systems for the Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) (e.g., Future Aircraft Carrier Program, Comanche Helicopter (RAH-66)). Analyze $100B Operations and Maintenance accounts for all Services. Served as US team lead on Partnership-for-Peace (PfP) Defense Resource
Management Studies (DRMS) to Uzbekistan.
· Sep 1997 - Apr 1998 -US Exchange Officer, Department of Defence, Canberra, Australia. Conducted an assessment of the initial investment costs to the associated upgrade costs for major capital equipment for the Australian Department of Defence.
· Oct 1994 - Sep 1997 -Operations Research Analyst, Economic and Manpower Analysis, Office of Secretary of Defense, Program Analysis & Evaluation. Prepared independent LCC analyses for the CAIG (e.g., Navy Area Theatre Ballistic Missile Defense, Joint Primary Aircraft Trainer). Conducted DoD review of Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities. Served as US team lead on PfP DRMS to Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
· Mar 1993 - Oct 1994 -Supervisory Section Head, Aircraft Carriers & Sub Combat Sys, Naval Sea Systems Command 017 (NAVSEA017), Department of the Navy. Managed cost engineering team to produce cost estimates for the Aircraft Carriers new construction and refueling complex overhaul. Assessed the $5B CVN-76 contract for approval.
· Aug 1992 - Feb 1993 -International Agreements Specialist, Navy International Project Office, Department of the Navy. Negotiated Memorandums of Understanding with US allies (e.g., UK, France, Sweden, and Australia).
· Jul 1987 - Aug 1992 -Cost Engineer, SEA017, Department of the Navy. Developed cost estimates and budgets (e.g., US/UK Surface Ship Torpedo Defense and US/UK Advanced Sea Mine program).
· Master in Business Administration, University of George Washington, Washington, DC.
· Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
· Economics coursework at University College, Oxford University in England.
· “Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives” from Harvard Law School
· Department of the Navy, Supervisory Excellence Program
· Department of the Navy, Cost Analysis Intern Program
· “Technology, Operation and Value Chain Management” from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.
· “Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security” from John F.
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
· “Seminar XXI: International Relations, Foreign Politics, and the U.S. National Interest”
from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for International Studies.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
· Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service (Bronze Palm), April 2013.
· Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, April 2008.
· Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, May 2007.
SECRETARY - Ms. Stacy Spadafora
TREASURER - Mr. Steven Birk
Mr. Steven Birk is currently a Senior Budget Analyst within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). Mr. Birk has 27 years of DoD Financial Management experience where he worked for the Army, Navy, DISA, and OSD Comptroller as a Resource Management Officer, Budget Officer, Accounting Officer, Systems Accountant and Staff Accountant. Throughout his career he has worked on most general fund appropriations and in the working capital fund. Mr. Birk has a Master of Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM-A), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and Defense Certified Financial Manager (DCFM Level III).
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE – Ms. Cynthia L. Curry
Cynthia L. Curry is currently a Senior Program Analyst with the Department of Defense (DoD), Chief Information Officer, Washington, DC. Mrs. Curry supports the development, review, reporting and oversight of the DoD's $38B Information Technology (IT) budget. She is responsible for the DoD’s implementation of A-11 reporting requirements, specifically Sections 53 and 300. She develops the DoD fiscal guidance to Military Services, Defense Agencies and Components for the preparation of the Department’s IT budget exhibits. Additionally, she serves as the principal focal point for DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System inquiries to numerous Joint-Service and Service specific Intelligence and Command & Control (C2) programs. She develops and conducts training programs and processes for ensuring the Department’s budget justifications to the Office of Management and Budget and Congress are exemplary.
Mrs. Curry was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in San Bernardino California. Her career began with the Strategic Communications Division, Strategic Air Command in 1986. She has held progressively more responsible positions in the areas of budget formulation, program integration and resource management. Her experience spans numerous appropriations, multiple functional areas and varying life-cycle phases of programs. Mrs. Curry’s experience also includes performing budget analyst functions. Prior to assuming her current position, she was Chief, Portfolio Management & Analysis Division, Office of the Air Force Chief Information Officer, Resource & Analysis Directorate.
1989 Bachelors, Management of Human Resources, Bellevue University, Bellevue NE
1999 Masters, Human Resources Management, Troy State University, Montgomery AL
1999 Air Command & Staff College, Montgomery AL
2002 Masters, National Security Strategy, Air War College, Montgomery AL
1986 – 1992 Financial Management Analyst, Strategic Communications Division, Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB NE
1992 – 1995 Command Budget Analyst, Strategic Communications, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB VA
1995 – 1997 Command Budget Analyst, Financial Management, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB VA
1997 – 1999 Chief, Operations Support Branch, Financial Management, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB VA
1999 – 2003 Military Personnel Appropriation Manager, Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau
2003 – 2004 Chief, Portfolio Management & Analysis Division, Office of Air Force Chief Information Officer
Awards and Honors
Numerous performance awards
Professional Memberships and Associations
American Society of Military Comptrollers
Married to Sammie L. Curry for past 40 years with 3 children: 2 girls; Leah & Courtney; 1 son, Brandon; and 5 grandchildren. I am the oldest of 6 children to Clifton (deceased) & Louise Harris.
ARMY – Ms. Cynthis Crippen-Black
Ms. Crippen-Black is Chief, Financial Management Division, Resource Services-Washington. She is a multi-disciplined financial analyst with over 28 years of accounting and resource management experience. During her career she has played a key role in the areas of budget execution and formulation, manpower, resource management, management initiatives, strategic planning and resource programming, financial management, program analysis, budget analysis (budget formulation, justification and execution) and manpower analysis and management.
In her current assignment she provides a broad range of financial support and administration services to senior officials and customers for 27 agencies and HQDA. Responsible for developing, interpreting, and disseminating policies and regulations related to overall programs and activities serviced by Resource Services-Washington. Within a broad framework, exercise professional judgment and interpret policies, which include Army policies and procedures governing payroll operations, Government Travel Card Program, Defense Travel System for the operating agency, Government Purchase Card Program, and Finance career developmental training support.
Chief, Financial Management Division, HQDA, OAA, Resource Services-Washington
Sr Financial Analyst for Civilian Pay, HQDA, Army Budget Office
Team Leader/Sr Financial Management Analyst, HQDA, Army Budget Office
Team Leader/Program Analyst, HQDA, AG-1 for Civilian Personnel
Resource Analyst, HQDA, AG-1 for Civilian Personnel
Financial Analyst, US Army
MSM, Financial Management, University of Maryland University College (anticipated graduation December 2015)
BS, Business Administration, Excelsior College
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Performance Recognition Award
ASMC Award: Outstanding Resource Management Team (above ACOM)
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medals
Army Achievement Medals
National Defense Service Medal
Army Service Ribbons
Overseas Service Ribbons
American Society of Military Comptrollers
NAVY – Robin Farley
AIR FORCE – Benjamin J Yarish
MARINE CORPS – Mr. Jonathan R. Newell
COAST GUARD – LTJG Mark Sanchez, USCGR, MPA, CDFM-A, CGFM
LTJG Sanchez currently serves as the Out-Year Budget and Finance Manager in the Office of Reserve Affairs (CG-131) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. In this position, he is responsible for managing all activities related to the formulation of the Coast Guard Reserve Training Appropriation. As the lead officer in future year budget modeling, he oversees the preparation of annual Resource Proposals outlining fiscal resource needs in order to maintain and sustain 8,100 Selected Reserve Personnel.
LTJG Sanchez completed Coast Guard Basic Training in July of 1998, receiving orders to Lifeboat Station Hatteras Inlet, NC. During this time, he served as a telecommunications watch stander and small boat rescue crewman assisting in numerous search and rescue operations. In 1999, he received orders to Storekeeper “A” School at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, CA. Upon graduation, he was advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class, receiving orders to Integrated Support Command Kodiak, AK Comptroller Division. In this position, he managed all acquisition related functions for 12 subunits, including 3 isolated units along the Aleutian chain. In addition, he managed the base warehouse where he was responsible for all activities related to the distribution, tracking, and disposal of equipment and capitalized assets. In 2002, he received orders to Coast Guard LORAN Station Las Cruces, NM where he served as an Independent Duty Storekeeper overseeing all financial aspects of the unit. In 2003, he was advanced to Petty Officer 2nd class and was 1 of 10 enlisted personnel selected to be featured in the Coast Guard “Shield of Freedom” advertising campaign. In 2006, he was selected to attend Recruit Company Commander School at Training Center Cape May, NJ. Following graduation, he successfully led over 500 newly enlisted recruits through the rigorous 53-day transformation from civilian to Coast Guardsman.
In 2008, LTJG Sanchez was selected to attend Officer Candidate School at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. Following graduation, he received his commission as an Ensign and was ordered to the Office of Port and Facility Activities (CG-544) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. During this time, he served as the Asst. Cargo and Security Branch Chief, assisting in the development and implementation of security policies at 3,200 port facilities nationwide. He also served as the Division Budget Officer, overseeing the execution of a $7 million annual budget. In 2010, he was promoted to LTJG, receiving orders to Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, PA. Here he served as the Container and Port Facilities Inspections Branch Chief, managing the Compliance Inspection Program for 76 port facilities. In addition, he served as the Asst Waterways Management Branch Chief, overseeing the safe passage of commercial and recreational vessels over 250 miles of river and coastal shoreline. In 2011, LTJG Sanchez was 1 of 9 officers selected to serve as a Reserve Program Administrator.
A native of Albuquerque, NM, LTJG Sanchez has received numerous honors and awards for his dedicated service, including 3 Coast Guard Achievement Medals and a Commandants Letter of Commendation. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration from American Military University. He is a member of the Delta Epsilon Tau and Golden Key International Honor Societies. In 2012, he received the Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisitions Specialty (CDFM-A) and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designations.
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 – Gregory Little
ARMY – Hairo Ortiz
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 – Chantele "Bug" Dow
Chantele M. Dow serves as senior financial analyst, Directorate of Business and Economic Analysis, Secretary of the Air Force for Cost and Economics. She is the Air Force Financial Management lead for review and oversight of Product Support Business Case Analysis, including processes, policies and procedures facilitating AF-wide decision support analysis to senior Air Force and Office of Secretary of Defense leaders.
Ms. Dow began her Air Force career at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, in 1982 and entered the Aeronautical Systems Center Financial Management Training Program in 1989. Upon completion in 1992, she served in various acquisition and financial management positions. Prior to assuming her present position, Ms. Dow was selected for the AF Civilian Strategic Leader Program (CSLP) and assigned to US Southern Command and a Portfolio Manager for Combating Terrorism Operations. Ms. Dow is member of the Acquisition Corps.
1988 Associate of Science in Business Administration, Sinclair Community College
1989 Bachelor of Science in Management, Park College
1995 Master of Science in Business Administration, University of Dayton
1996 Professional Military Comptroller School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2011 Leadership Enhancement Pgm, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Greensboro NC
2012 Air War College (Correspondence)
2012 Federal Executive Institute (FEI), AF Civilian Leadership Course, Charlottesville, VA
1. 1982 – 1989, Various Administrative Positions, Wright-Patterson AFB OH
2. 1989 – 1991, Financial Manager, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB OH
3. 1991 – 1992, Financial Manager, Aircraft Systems Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
4. 1992 – 1996, Financial Manager, F-16 Program Office – Foreign Military Sales, Aeronautical Sys Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
5. 1996 – 1996, Financial Manager & Quality Pgm Coordinator, Comptroller Office, Aeronautical Sys Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
6. 1996 – 1997, Financial Manager, F-15 Program Office – Foreign Military Sales, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
7. 1997 – 2001, Adv Financial Analyst (Industry), F-16 & B-1 System Program Offices, Aeronautical Sys Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
8. 2001 – 2006, Senior Financial Analyst (Industry), B-1 System Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
9. 2006 – 2007, Senior Cost Analyst (Industry), Global Hawk System Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
10. 2007 – 2008, Financial Manager, DEAMS Program Office, Electronic Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
11. 2008 – 2009, Lead Cost Analyst, AF Fleet Viability Board, HQ Air Force (AF/A4), Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
12. 2009 – 2012, Chief Financial Officer, AF Fleet Viability Board, HQ Air Force (AF/A4), Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
13. 2012 – 2013, Chief Financial Management, Acquisition Center of Excellence Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
14. 2013 – 2015, AF CSLP, HQ Cross-Cutting Portfolio Manager (Joint), US Southern Command/SCJ8, Doral, FL
15. 2015 – 2016, AF CSLP, Combating Terrorism Portfolio Manager (Joint), US Southern Command/SC J8/J3, Doral FL
16. 2016 – Present, Senior Financial Analyst, SAF/FMCEE, Directorate of Cost and Economic Analysis, Pentagon, DC
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
DoD Senior Professional Women’s Association
Association of Government Accountants
International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association
American Society of Military Comptrollers
Air Force Association
DoD Financial Management Certification, Level 3, 2014
International Affairs, Level III, 2012
DAWIA, Business Financial Mgt & Comptroller (BUS-FM), Level III, 1994 and Bus-Cost Estimating (BUS-CE) Level III, 2012
DAWIA, Acquisition Corps Member, 2010
DAWIA, Program Management, Level I, 1992
Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), 2008 & Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A), 2010
MARINE CORPS – Astrid Diaz
COAST GUARD – Stacy Spadaford
CORPORATE / RETIRED – Ms. Rita Finney
Ms. Finney has played an active role in supporting the ASMC’s mission to improve military comptrollership across many facets including budget, cost, accounting, and finance. For the past 9 years, Ms. Finney has served as the ASMC National Capital Region PDI Treasurer / Finance chair and has also assumed the duties of the Sponsorship Chair over the past four years. Her support and hard work was recognized by the Washington DC Chapter in 2013 when she received the Distinguished Service Award.
In March of 2013 and 2014, the Washington DC Chapter hosted its annual National Capital Regional PDI event at the Ronald Reagan Building with record breaking attendance each year. Ms. Finney played a key role in recruiting other corporate sponsors for the event. Having established a working relationship with past corporate sponsors, Ms. Finney was able to secure additional corporate sponsorship for the Regional PDI which completely covered the expenses of all government attendees. This allowed government attendees to participate at no cost, a tremendous feat in this time of budget austerity and training cuts.
Ms. Finney is also involved in the planning, organization, and execution of the annual ASMC-AGA Golf Tournament each July at Fort Belvoir. Through active sponsorship solicitation, she has ensured this event has been profitable since 2009.
WEB MASTER – Mr. Wayne Whiten, MAOM, CFE, CICA, CDFM-A
Mr. Wayne Whiten is an efficient and effective financial manager with 34 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.