Ms. Susan J. Goodyear (Sue) has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since August 2010. She currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Resource Management for the US Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, DC. In this position, she is responsible for advising the Chief of Engineers, Staff, and subordinate elements on all matters related to planning, programming, and execution of both Civil Works and Defense appropriated funding sources in support of USACE missions. Ms. Goodyear’s most recent assignment was the Executive Deputy to the Commanding General (Army Futures Command), responsible for the long-term management and investments of the Army Futures Command, where she was responsible for the business operations of the Command's mission to modernize the Army.
•Jan 2023-Present: Director of Resource Management, CFO, US Army Corps ofEngineers, Washington, DC.
•Oct 2019 – Jan 2023: Executive Deputy to the Commanding General, ArmyFutures Command, Austin, TX
•Oct 2015 – Oct 2019: Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management, G-8, U.S. ArmyMateriel Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL
•Aug 2010 – Sep 2015: Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management, G-8and Executive Director of Business, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal,AL
•Jul 2007 – Jul 2010: Chief, Force Management Division, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army ForcesCommand, Fort McPherson, GA
•Aug 2004 – Jun 2007: Deputy Budget Officer, G-8, U.S. Army Forces Command, FortMcPherson, GA
•Jan 1992 – Aug 2004: Multiple Budget and POM positions, U.S. Army ForcesCommand, Fort McPherson, GA
• Jan 1985 – Jan 1992: Budget Intern through Budget Team Leader, Budget Division, Garrison Comptroller, Fort McPherson, GA
• MS, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort McNair, DC, 2007
• MPA, Public Administration, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2002
• BA, Business Administration, Regents College, Albany, NY, 1999
• Army Force Management School, Fort Belvoir, VA
• Sustaining Base Leadership Management, Army Management Staff College
• Leadership Decision Making
• Army Strategic Leader Development Program – Intermediate
• Army Senior Executive Education Program - Intermediate
• Army Senior Executive Education Program – Basic
• Army Senior Executive Education Program – Advanced
• Leadership, Excellence and Development (LEAD) Course, McChrystal Group
• Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Enterprise Data Management Program
AWARDS AND HONORS:
• Exceptional Civilian Service Award
• Meritorious Presidential Rank Award
• Three Meritorious Civilian Service Awards
• Two Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) Commander’s Award for Civilian Service
• ASA(FM&C) Secretary’s Award for Resource Management, 2000
• ASA(FM&C) Secretary’s Award for Budget (MACOM and above), 1997
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
• American Society of Military Comptrollers
• National Honor Society for Public Administration
As a Department of Defense Financial Manager (FM), Lianora Smith has held a wide range of positions of increased responsibility spanning over 15 years of service in the U.S. Army. Currently, Lianora works as the Integration Officer and Command Analyst/Funds Control in the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve (OCAR) where she coordinates budget activities across the global Army Reserve footprint.
COL Torin K. Hamilton, a native of Seneca, South Carolina is in his 27th year of service in the Army. He is an Iraq and Afghanistan combat veteran currently serving as the Comptroller, Office of the Chief Army Reserve (OCAR) at Ft Belvoir, VA. Responsible as the Appropriation Sponsor for the budgeting, funds control, execution, and accounting functions for over $8.5B within three appropriations, Reserve Personnel, Army (RPA), Operations and Maintenance, Army Reserve (OMAR), and Military Construction, Army Reserve (MCAR). Responsible for the formulation of the Army Reserve budget, preparation and distribution of supporting budget materials, and supporting the presentation and defense of the Army Reserve budget to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Congressional stakeholders. COL Hamilton previously served as Deputy Director, Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) G-1 Plans and Resources at the Pentagon. There he supervised the G-1 Resource Management Office that program, distributes, and executes an annual portfolio of Operations and Maintenance, Army appropriated funding worth over $719 Million to support the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs and HQDA G-1 missions.
COL Hamilton joined the Simultaneous Membership Program at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in 1995 and completed Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He commissioned as a Finance Officer in 1998 and received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from ETSU. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University in 2003 and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in 2019.
COL Hamilton’s military education includes Finance Officer Basic Course, Finance Captains Career Course, the Joint Special Operations Command Comptroller Course, Combined Arms Exercise (CAX), Army Comptroller Course, Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, the US Army War College, and Airborne School. He also holds the Certified Defense Financial Management and DoD Financial Management Certification Level III.
LCDR Sanchez currently serves as Financial Operations Manager for the Reserve Training Appropriation at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. As such, he is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the $118M annual budget. In this capacity, he manages oversight of 58 accounts providing pay, travel, training, and benefits for nearly 6,000 Coast Guard Reservists.
LT Sanchez completed Coast Guard basic training in July of 1998, receiving orders to Lifeboat Station Hatteras Inlet, NC where he served as a telecommunications watch stander and small boat rescue crewman. In March of 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 where he managed acquisition activities for 12 subunits totaling over $1M annually. In addition, he managed base warehouse operations related to the distribution, tracking, and disposal of equipment and capitalized assets totaling $26M. In 2002, he received orders to Coast Guard LORAN Station Las Cruces, NM where he managed a $65K annual budget and assisted in aids to navigation operations impacting the Southwest region of the United States. In 2006, he was selected to serve as a Recruit Company Commander at Training Center Cape May, NJ where he led over 800 newly enlisted recruits through the Coast Guard’s 53-day basic training program.
In 2008, LT Sanchez was selected to attend Officer Candidate School at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. Following graduation, he was commissioned as an Ensign and ordered to the Office of Port and Facility Activities at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. During this time, he served as the Asst. Cargo and Security Branch Chief, where he assisted in the development and implementation of new security policies at 3,200 port facilities nationwide and managed an annual operating budget of $7M. In 2010, he was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and ordered to Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, PA as the Container and Port Facilities Inspections Branch Chief. As such, he managed 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, LT Sanchez received orders to serve as the Out-Year Budget and Finance Manager in the Office of Reserve Affairs at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC where he was responsible for managing all activities related to the formulation and execution of the Coast Guard Reserve Training Appropriation. In 2014 LT Sanchez was assigned as to Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate (CG-9331) as Training Manager for the Financial Management Services Improvement Initiative. As such, he oversaw the development of training activities for the implementation of a new financial management system impacting over 12,000 users.
LT Sanchez serves as Coast Guard Vice President for the Washington, DC chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers and Board Member for the Association of Government Accountants Professional Certification Board. A native of Albuquerque, NM, LT Sanchez has received numerous honors and awards for his dedicated service, including two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and three Coast Guard Achievement Medals. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from American Military University and a Professional Certificate in Budget & Finance from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Delta Epsilon Tau and Golden Key International Honor Societies and has earned the Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisitions Specialty (CDFM-A), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and Project Management Professional (PMP) designations.
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.
LTC(P) Ed Freeman serves as the Deputy Director for Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) G1 Plans and Resources (PR). His primary responsibility is managing the operations and synchronization of the HQDA G1 PR directorate. Additionally, within the directorate, he supervises the Resource Management Office (RMO) that handles funding of over $700M that supports Assistant Secretary of the Army (Military and Reserve Affairs)/HQDA G-1 missions across multiple fund centers.
LTC(P) Freeman is a 2017 graduate of the Syracuse Defense Comptrollership Program and a class of 2022 graduate of the Army War College. LTC(P) Freeman is also a Certified Defense Financial Manager with a specialty in Acquisitions.
LCDR Samuel D. Shorts is from Atascadero, California and graduated from Messiah College with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business in 2009, receiving his commission in January 2012 from Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. LCDR Shorts also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas.
Afloat, LCDR Shorts served as the Special Programs Finance Officer at
Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) in Dam Neck,
Virginia and completed a four-month deployment to Djibouti as the J8 Budget Officer in support of a Joint Special Operations Task Force.
Previously, he served as the Supply Officer aboard the USS HAWAII (SSN
776). During his three years on the HAWAII, he completed an Eastern
Pacific Deployment to California and Alaska, a seven-month Western
Pacific Deployment, and initiated the first ever Integrated Logistics Overhaul for a Virginia Class Submarine in the Pacific Fleet. Ashore, he served as the Budget Officer at Coastal Riverine Group TWO in Norfolk, VA and as the Aviation Support Division (ASD) Officer at Commander, Airborne Command Control & Logistics Wing in Pt Mugu, California, where he supported 16 aviation squadrons and a Fleet Readiness Center.
LCDR Shorts is currently serving as Requirements Officer and Resource Sponsor for Spares, MILCON, and Naval Reactors Modernization programs within the Undersea Warfare Division (N97) in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) in Arlington, VA.
LCDR Shorts earned the supply expeditionary, submarine, and aviation warfare qualifications, is a certified Business Financial Management (BUS-FM) Practitioner, and is a member of the Acquisition Professional (APM) community. His military decorations and awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), and various unit and campaign commendations.
LCDR Shorts has also earned the Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) certification from the American Society of Military Comptrollers and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) via the Project Management Institute.
LCDR Shorts is married to the former Krystal Solomona of Riverside, CA. They have three children: Ezekiel, Kara, and Makena.
Abigail Zofchakcurrently serves on the Department of the Air Force’s Engine Room Integration team in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget (SAF/FMB). In this role, she integrates approximately $215B of funding for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force annually during the Program Objective Memorandum build, Budget Estimate Submission, and President’s Budget request.
Mr. Wayne Whiten is an efficient and effective financial manager with 43 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 & 2022 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.
Mr. Mario R. Beckles is the Deputy Comptroller, Office of the Chief of Army Reserve from 2016 to present. His previous resource management positions include Budget Analyst/Financial Management Analyst, Army Budget Office, Washington, DC (2012-2016), Budget/Program Analyst Office of the Chief of Army Reserve Comptroller/PA&E Divisions (2007-2012), Deputy Reserve Pay Officer, USAR Pay Center Fort McCoy, WI (2002-2007), Budget Officer US Army Reserve Command G-3/5/7, Fort McPherson, GA (1997-2002), Budget Instructor Officer, Army Reserve Readiness Training Center, Fort McCoy (1994-1997) and Budget Officer, 12th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Arlington Heights, IL. (1990-1994)
Mr. Beckles’ civilian education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Masters’ degree in Management from Webster University. His military education includes the Command and General Staff Officer Course, Defense Strategy Course, Professional Resource Management Course, Professional Military Comptroller School, Combined Arms and Service Staff School, Finance Officer Advanced Course, and the Army Cost Management Certification Course. He also is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), DoD Financial Management Certification Level 3, and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Dr. Jennifer Miller is a business operations manager for the Defense Health Agency. She is a certified project management professional, certified government financial manager, a certified defense financial manager with acquisition specialty and a member of the American Society of Military Comptroller’s Washington Chapter.
Terry Placek, co-chair of the Training and Education Committee is a lifetime member of ASMC and is active in ASMC activities at both the chapter and national levels. She is a retired Department of the Army civilian with extensive experience and expertise in military and civilian career management, education, training and professional development.
Jeff Norris is a partner with KPMG LLP. He has over 30 years of experience providing financial audit and advisory services to Department of the Defense, Federal Civilian agencies, and commercial entities. He is a member of American Society of Military Comptrollers and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Daniel Olden is a Partner with KPMG LLP. Mr. Olden has over 27 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and financial management serving Federal departments and agencies. Using technology, Dan seeks to find innovative ways to bring efficiencies to his everyday activities. Dan is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers.
Mike Monson leverages his 30+ years of Air Force and corporate leadership experience to help Department of Defense, Federal Agency, and private sector clients design, integrate and deploy better business systems. He provides a unique customer perspective to ensure customers receive a high rate of return on their digital transformation investment.
Prior to joining the Definitive Logic team in February 2018, Mr. Monson was the Vice President of Business Development for Integrated Data Services Incorporated, serving as a senior strategist and consultant to DoD clients to improve their financial management processes and systems.
Mr. Monson retired from active duty in the Air Force as a career comptroller and financial management professional in September 2015. During his last assignment as the Director of Air Force Budget Programs in the Headquarters Air Force “Engine Room”, he was responsible for the integration and submission of the Air Force’s annual budget to Congress. A 2-time commander and dynamic leader, Mr. Monson led the Air Force’s largest Mission Support Group (4,200 people) at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. His comptroller assignments include: Major Command Comptroller/Director of Financial Management for US Air Forces in Europe; Director of Financial Management & Comptroller, White House Military Office, Washington DC; and Commander/comptroller, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis, AFB, NV; Director, Air Force Financial Management Officer Assignments, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, TX; and Financial Manager, F-22 Systems Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
Mr. Monson holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and four graduate degrees, including a master’s degree in Organizational Management from George Washington University and a master’s degree from the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington DC.
Ronald Bozant is a Managing Director in KPMG’s Federal Audit Practice. Ronald has over 15 years of experience performing financial statement audits and performance audits for both commercial and federal clients. Ronald also spent two years in KPMG’s Federal Advisory Practice where he assisted with audit readiness efforts within the defense sector. In service to the community, Ronald is on the KPMG Family for Literacy steering committee and on the board of The Fishing School, a not-for-profit in Washington, DC. Ronald lives in Upper Marlboro, MD with his wife Dominique and son Ronald IV, and they enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.