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In Memory of 15 ASMC members killed in the Pentagon attack.  9/11/2001


2000-01 Chapter Officer Ballot

    As provided for in the Chapter Constitution, a ballot for election of officers will be distributed a the regular luncheon meeting in April.   Results will be announced at May Luncheon meeting.  In addition to Chapter President (one year term of office), Service Vice Presidents (two year terms) will be elected.  Chapter Secretary and Treasurer (one year term of office) are appointed by the incoming President.
        [Names are linked to biographies below] 

Title Name
President Patricia J. Zarodkiewicz
Vice President Ralph Proctor
Vice President LCDR Pat Stansfield
Vice President Rod Bricksin
Vice President Zena Thomas
Vice President Major John D. Barth
Vice President Brenda L. Swain
Vice President Sam Korson
Vice President Richard Pineda



Patricia J. Zarodkiewicz:  A member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Budget investment, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Air Force.  She is responsible for supporting budget formulation and executing approximately $22.5 billion in funds for procurement, research and development, military construction, base closure and military family housing.



bricksin.jpg (3377 bytes)Roderick M. Bricksin, Candidate for Army Vice President, is a GS-15 Program Analyst working in the ASA (FM&C) office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary Army for Resource Analysis and Business Practices. He currently is working the policy and program issues relating to privatization of Army assets. His previous assignments have included serving as the Director of Enabling and Integration in the Defense Performance Review office and on the 1991 BRAC Commission as the Chief Economist and head of the Cost Analysis Office. Prior to his assignment to the Pentagon he worked in HQ Army Materiel Command in the DCSRM, and served as the Division Chief of the Resource Management Operations Office. He received his BA degree from the University of Illinois and MBA from the University of Syracuse in the Army Comptrollership Program. He has been a member of the Washington Chapter for over 10 years.


thomas.jpg (8012 bytes)Mrs. Zena Thomas is a Budget Policy Analyst in the Naval Sea Systems Command Comptroller’s Budget Policy Office. Mrs. Thomas’ professional background includes a wide range of duties including Budget analysis, Budget policy development, recruitment and training of college graduates, curriculum development, and Budget course instruction. In addition to her civilian career, Mrs. Thomas has served as a Naval Air Reservist for 6 years. Her ASMC contributions include serving as the ASMC National Membership and Chapter Development Co-Chair, and has served in many capacities on the Washington Chapter Executive Board including Navy Vice President and Chapter Competition Chairperson. She is married to Fred Thomas and has three children, two boys and a 13 year old adopted daughter from Korea. Her philosophy on life is that each day presents new opportunities - reach out and grab them.


Brenda L. Swain:  Mrs Swain currently works in the Budget Investment Directorate, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget.  As Chief of the Program Support Division she implements effective and efficient processes to facilitate decision making regarding investment budget and financial management issues.  Her assignments prior to appointment at the Pentagon encompassed three financial management disciplines at base, Product Center and MAJCOM levels working with numerous appropriations.  She previously served as Secretary and Newsletter committee member for the Montgomery Chapter of ASMC.  Brenda also served on our Publicity committee for the Spring Symposium this year.


Major John D. Barth, USMC:  Major Barth is a 1985 graduate of the University of Washington via the NROTC program.  He is also a 1992 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, with degrees in Financial Management and Defense Systems Analysis, and a 1999 graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.  He has served in a variety of billets, including; disbursing officer; series commander in the Recruit Training Regiment; resource analyst for the Marine Corps Systems Command; Commanding Officer, Combat Service Support Detachment 34 for operation Ulchi Focus Lens 1997; and most recently as deputy comptroller for the 3rd Force Service Support Group in Okinawa, Japan.  While in Okinawa, Major Barth served as ASMC chapter president for the Okinawa Chapter for one year.  Major Barth is currently serving as a budget analyst in the Investment section of the Marine Corps Fiscal Branch, Programs and Resources Department, Headquarters, Marine Corps. He is married to the former Michele Ducharme of Montreal, Canada. They have two children, Nicholas and Natalie, and make their home in Stafford, Virginia.


proctor.jpg (2643 bytes)Ralph Proctor: Ralph H. Proctor is a budget analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Revolving Funds Directorate. Prior to his assignment to OUSD(C), he was Head of the Revolving Funds Branch at the Naval Air Systems Command.  He also has field experience as Head of Accounting for the former Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division – Indianapolis.  Mr. Proctor served in the U. S. Air Force as a Command and Control Specialist from 1971 to 1975.  He earned a BS Degree in Accounting for the University of Detroit in 1971 and an MBA from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas in 1976.  He is a member of the ASMC Washington DC Chapter.   Mr. Proctor is a native of Detroit, MI.  He has two daughters, Jennifer and Emily.


stansfield.jpg (2359 bytes)LCDR Pat Stansfield:  A Navy Supply Corps Officer assigned to the military pay division of DFAS since October 1998.  Currently working on the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System (DIMHRS) Pay Module, which will be the future military pay system for DoD.  Pat is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia, the Naval War College, Newport, RI and the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA.  He is currently pursing an MBA at Georgetown University during his off-hours.


Samuel J. Korson is a Program Analyst, in the Contingency Preparedness Division, at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC.  Mr. Korson's primary responsibility is writing and analyzing policy and doctrine for Coast Guard responses to myriad contingencies, including national defense issues.  In addition to that, he is also directly responsible for oversight of the Coast Guard's contingency planning exercise program.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Korson managed various funds for the Coast Guard's Vessel Traffic Services program. In 1971 he graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.  He graduated from the U. S. Naval War College, in June 1994, from the College of Naval Command and Staff.  Mr. Korson has been a member of ASMC for six year, serving as the Coast Guard's Assistant Service Secretary for two years and the remaining time as the Coast Guard Vice President to the Washington Chapter.  In his private life, he has been advisor to a senior youth group, referees high school volleyball, umpires fast pitch softball, and is a member of the Prince William County, VA Human Rights Commission.


pineda.jpg (3410 bytes)Richard Pineda, is a Project Manager for Soza and Company, Ltd. (SOZA).  He is currently managing a team of analysts supporting the Department of Defense Project Management Office -Defense Travel System (PMO-DTS) Finance Branch.  His expertise is in costing and performing economic and cost benefit analyses.  Prior to his current assignment and position at SOZA, Mr. Pineda was a Credit Manager for an investment firm.  He received his B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech and is currently pursuing his MBA from the George Washington Univesity Accelerated MBA (AMBA) program.  He has been a corporate member since 1997 and has been the Corporate Member Assistant Secretary from 1999-present.


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