Please note: Changes since the last roster are indicated by bold/italics print.
Col Robert Weidert is the Deputy for Financial Oversight, HQ USMC, and is responsible for overseeing the finance, accounting, and audit and review functions within the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in a variety of comptroller billets at the Division, Brigade, and Aircraft Wing levels within the Marine Corps, as well as at Headquarters. His previous assignment was as the Assistant Chief of Staff, Comptroller, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic.
Andrew Smelko is an Accountant in the Programs and Resources Department, Fiscal Division, Audit and Review Branch of Headquarters, Marine Corps.
Capt Thomas Osterhoudt is the occupational specialist for active duty Marines serving as financial managers. In this capacity he recommends assignments, training standards and changes to billet requirements. He has previously served as an accounting officer and a disbursing officer.
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.
LCDR Pat Stansfield is 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.
Roderick M. Bricksin, 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.
Shirley Simpkins heads the O&M,N Financial Control and Support Branch (SEA 0143) in the Comptroller Directorate at Commander, Naval Sea Systems command. She has been an active member of the ASMC Washington Chapter since joining in 1992. First, Shirley chaired the Scholarship Committee in 1993 then served as co-Historian from 1994 to 1996. She was elected to the office of Navy Assistant Secretary in 1997 and also co-chaired the Scholarship Committee in 1998. In addition, Shirley was a key player in this year’s Spring Symposium.
Keith Hicks is a Budget Analyst for the Budget Operations Directorate, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Budget) for the Air Force. His current position is the O&M analyst for Air Mobility Command and Air Force Special Operations Command. He previously served as the O&M analyst for United States Air Forces in Europe and Pacific Air Forces. He also served as a Program Analyst for 11th Wing at Bolling AFB, DC. Mr. Hicks holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio and an MA in Management from Central Michigan University. He has been a member of ASMC since 1997.
Mrs. Mary R. Wilson is a Financial Analyst in the Programs and Resources Department, Budget Operations Branch, Budget Execution Section, for Headquarters, Marine Corps. She has served as Marine Corps Assistant Secretary for the 1997-1999 term and has been a member of ASMC since 1979.
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.
COAST GUARD -- Mr. Warren Cottingham
Mr. Warren Cottingham is a Financial Analyst with the US Coast Guard (CG) where he is responsible for developing the CG’s financial enterprise architecture plan and ensuring that CG financial systems meet Federal financial management standards and requirements. This includes compliance with the US Standard General Ledger (USSGL) and FACTS I/II. Prior to joining the CG in April 2000, he was a Systems Accountant with the Department of Treasury Financial Management Service where he was responsible for testing agency financial systems for compliance with Federal standards, reviewing agency posting logic for compliance with the USSGL, conducting FMFIA and FFMIA reviews and preparing Treasury’s Fiscal Systems FMFIA report.
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.
Mrs. Gwendolyn Brown has worked within the Office of the
Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) for the past six
years. She has been instrumental in several areas within
Comptroller such as her experience with Unit Cost Resourcing
and the Defense Business Operations Funds, Data
Administration as it pertains to the Financial and Budget
data models, and as the Comptroller’s representative on a
variety of Electronic Commerce and Electronic Data
Mr. Craig Fitzgibbons is Staff Accountant for the Corporate Planning and Assessment Division, Resource Management Directorate, DFAS-Arlington. His is currently the Agreements Manager for the Agency. He previously served in a variety of accounting and budgeting positions in the Far East, Middle East, Europe and CONUS for DFAS and the U.S. Army. Mr. Fitzgibbons holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Hartford and an MBA in Management and Organization from Syracuse University. He has been a member of ASMC since 1983. Also, he has previously served as VP, President, and founding member of several ASMC chapters worldwide.
Ms. Paula LaFleur is the Financial Analyst in the RADIAC Program Office, NAVSEA 04LR, Fleet Logistics Support Directorate. Her job includes working with OM&N, OPN AND RDT&E funds, budget and execution. Paula has been a member of the Washington Chapter, ASMC for four years. Within that time, she has performed the duties of photographer, assisted at ASMC Symposiums, assisted in two PDI's and is now serving as Competition Chairman. She is filling in as the ASMC Navy Secretary.
Lt Col Joe Ward: currently Chief, Plans & Programs, Air Force Accounting & Finance Office at the Pentagon. Prior to this assignment, he served as Chief, Accounting & Finance Division for the Office of Air Force Reserve and as the comptroller flight commander at Altus AFB, Oklahoma. He has a B.S. degree in Business Administration (Finance), and an M.S. degree in Public Administration. In 1990, Lt Col Ward was recognized by the ASMC as one of the top finance officers in DoD (Distinguished Performance).
Mrs. Sandra Wright is a Budget Analyst in the Programs and Resources Department, Budget Coordination Office for the Marine Corps. She has a BBA in Management from the University of the District of Columbia and is currently working on her MPA from Troy State University as a DODGLFMP participant. Sandra has been a ASMC member since 1998.
LT Patti Seeman is a line officer in the USCG. Currently LT Seeman serves as the Financial Manager for the Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Directorate at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington DC. Previously, she served aboard two operational units in Hampton Roads, VA – Marine Safety Office Hampton Roads and USCGC TAMPA (WMEC-902). LT Seeman holds an MBA from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) and a BBA from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX). She has been a member of ASMC since 1999.
Craig Silcox is a Senior Manager for KPMG LLP, the international accounting firm. His area of concentration is federal accounting and auditing. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager. Prior to his private sector employment, he served 27 years in the U.S. Army. He received a B.S. in Business from Cameron University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Missouri and is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He has been as ASMC member since the 1980s.
Mr. Ackley graduated from the University of Oklahoma, and was commissioned an Ensign in the U. S. Navy. His operational assignments included command of a hydrofoil and a guided missile frigate. He earned a post graduate degree in Financial Management from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School. He served as the Operations & Maintenance Appropriation Program Manager for the ACNO (Surface Warfare), as Comptroller of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, and as the Comptroller of Naval Sea Systems Command in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Ackley has completed Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senior Executive Program. He is a proven subspecialist in Financial Management and is designated a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). He has been certified in Department of Defense acquisition to Level III (the highest level) in the Business, Cost Estimating and Financial Management career field. He is a member of the Association of Government Accountants and past president of the Washington Chapter of the ASMC.
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July 13, 2014