Captain George Asseng is Chief of Financial Management for the United States Coast Guard. Before this assignment, he served first as Chief of Materials Management and then Comptroller of the Engineering Logistics Center. From 1993-1997, Captain Asseng was a contracting officer at Coast Guard Headquarters. From 1987 to 1991, Captain Asseng was Chief of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Evaluation staff for the Naval Engineering Program. Captain Asseng graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1980. He earned a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1987. In 2002, Captain Asseng obtained a Master of Science from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland and an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Baltimore.
LT Diane Perry is the Assistant Integrated Support Command (ISC) Program Manager and the Industrial Management Program Manager for the United States Coast Guard. Her current assignment entails management of 12 ISCs, Support Center Elizabeth City, and 10 Industrial Support Activities (ISA), w/ 465 billets and $20M in AFC expenditures. She provides resources, systems logistics, and policy guidance to field units and manages the Industrial Management Advanced Education program, Industrial website, program budget, and Industrial Management System (an integrated suite of IT modules comprised of Oracle Financials, $5.2M Wage Grade/General Service payroll, and $550K consumable material inventory). LT Perry's previous assignments include: Industrial Manager, Industrial Support Detachment (ISD), South Portland, ME, Assistant Production Supervisor, ISD South Weymouth, MA, and Assistant Industrial Business Manager, ISC Boston, MA. LT Perry earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1992 and a dual Master of Business in Finance and Industrial Management from Baker College, Flint, MI in 2000. In 2002, LT Perry obtained an Associate Certification in Project Management from George Washington University and ESI. From 1992-1996, LT Perry spent two years as an Engineering Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA, graduated from the Aviation Technical Training Center, served at both Air Station Humboldt Bay, CA and Air Station Elizabeth City, NC, and graduated from Officer Candidate School.
LT Marc Knowlton is the assistant Operating Expense appropriation manager for the US Coast Guard. His recent assignments included: financial analyst: development of energy budget needs, allocations, and forecasts for Coast Guard facility and mobility assets, with continuing work in economic analysis and budget model development. He received his B.S. in Government from the US Coast Guard Academy and holds a MBA from the College of William & Mary. He is a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM).
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 Ė 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 Ė 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.
Mr. Craig Fitzgibbons is a Program Analyst for the Corporate Planning Directorate, DFAS-Arlington. His current position is as the Agreements Manager for the Agency. He previously served in a variety of accounting, budgeting, and program management positions in the Far East, Middle East, Europe and CONUS for the U.S. Army and DFAS. 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. Additionally, he was VP, Programs for the Korea Chapter (1987-88), President of the Syracuse Chapter (1989-90), a founding member and Treasurer for the Arabian Sands Chapter (1993-94), and has been the DFAS - Asst. Secretary for the Washington Chapter (2001 Ė 2002).
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 yearís Spring Symposium.
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.
Mr. Warren Cottingham is a Financial Analyst with the US Coast Guard (CG) where he is responsible for developing the CGís 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 Treasuryís 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.
Ms. Lucy Williams - is a Legislative Research Specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Plans and Systems Directorate. She has been an active member of ASMC Washington Chapter since joining in 1998. Within that time, she has assisted at ASMC Symposiums, assisted at PDI's and is now serving as Membership Chairman.
Ms. Susan Eldridge is a Systems Accountant for the Accounting Directorate, DFAS Arlington. She has worked in financial management within the Department of Defense for over twenty-five years for the Air Force, Navy, Army, Defense Logistics Agency and DFAS. She has an Associate Degree in Accounting and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. She is both a Certified Defense Financial Manager and a Certified Government Financial Manager.
Ms. Nancy Palmer is a Budget Analyst for the Fort Myer Military Community, Directorate of Public Works and Logistics, Housing division. She works in Program and Budget for Military Housing at Fort Myer and Fort McNair. Ms. Palmer has been a member of ASMC since 1991. She has served as Vice President for the Yankee Chapter at Fort Devens, Ma and since transferring to the Washington Chapter in 1994, has assisted at ASMC Symposiums, assisted in three PDI's and is currently serving as the ASMC Army Assistant Secretary.
Major Lasheeco Graham currently serves as an O&M Appropriation Manager for the Budget Operations Directorate, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Budget) for the Air Force. Previous assignments include analyst at Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA; Chief, Financial Analysis Branch at Tyndall AFB, FL; and Acquisitions Officer at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. She has a BS degree in Business Administration from Fayetteville State University and an MS in Management from Troy State University.
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LT John Imahori is a Financial Analyst with the US Coast Guard. His recent assignments included: development of standard personnel costs and standard rates for Coast Guard assets and services, with continuing work in activity based cost management. He received his B.S. in Marine Science from the US Coast Guard Academy and holds a MBA in Finance and International Trade Management from Georgia Southern University.
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 Technologyís 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, past president of the Washington Chapter of the ASMC and the Navy VP to the ASMC National Executive Board.
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