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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Joint event with the NCMA Virtual Chapter

Executive Series Briefing - Virtual WebEx

Hot Topics in Federal Contracting

Presented by Michelle Currier

This Webex topic will include proposed Small Business rules, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Act, Supply Chain Risk, Safeguarding Information, and Department of Labor Initiatives.  The event is available at 11:00AM and 8:00PM Eastern Time zone and typically lasts one (1) hour in length with a 45-50 minute presentation and 10-15 minute Q&A period.  The fee for NCMA members is $5.00 and $10.00 for non-members.



Ms. Michelle Currier serves as a Professor of Contract Management at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), Middle Atlantic Region.  Ms. Currier brings a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom from her 34-year career, having served with distinction as a Contracting Officer, Division Chief, and Director of Contracts at the Naval Research Laboratory, Military Sealift Command, Small Business Administration, Naval Sea Systems Command, and the Army Contracting Command. Ms. Currier has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Superior Civilian Service medal in 2006, DAU Corporate Ask-A-Professor Award in 2010 and 2011, DAU  MAR Faculty of the Year 2012 and was awarded  the DAU Distinguished Teacher in 2013. The academic community bestows the Distinguished Teacher Award to recognize faculty members who demonstrate teaching mastery through classroom performance and enhancing student outcomes.  Ten Distinguished Teacher designations have been awarded in the history of the Defense Acquisition University.  Ms. Currier was recognized by Inside Business as one of the Top 25 Women in Business.

Michelle has earned both the Certified Professional Contracts Manger (CPCM) and Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) designations from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and is DAWIA Level III certified in Contracting.  Ms. Currier was competitively selected and is a graduate of the inaugural class for the U.S. Army's Senior Leadership Program.

Ms. Currier is a Past National President of the NCMA (2001-2002) and an NCMA Fellow.  NCMA has recognized Michelle with the Alvis D. Keen Honorary Life Member Award, the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Fellow Award, the NCMA Education Award and several National Achievement Awards.  Ms. Currier currently serves on the NCMA Board of Advisors and is a Contract Management Leadership Development Program mentor and faculty member.  


Those interested in taking advantage of this exciting speaker and topic matter in a virtual training environment (includes 1 CEU credit) will need to email the Virtual Chapter President, Marion Matrazzo at who will handle payments and provide paid participants with the audio and event access information.

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 602-350-9267.


Julie Van Dyk, PY13 Special Events Co-Chair; PY14-15 President Elect; PY15-16 President

National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Thunderbird Chapter








Paypal for Military, Students, Retirees and Unemployed Guests ($10)

For payment questions, please contact JoAnne Richmond 480-722-3292 or

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Notification of cancellation must be received in writing 48 hours prior to seminar.  Registrants who do not attend are not entitled to a refund.