NCMA Frederick Chapter of the National Contract Management Association

NCMA Frederick Chapter of the National Contract Management Association

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  Cherie B. Wigfield

  David Kalman

  Lee J. Ericksen

Who Is NCMA?

NCMA was formed in 1959 to foster the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. The NCMA is the world’s leading professional resource for those in the field of contract management. NCMA offers its members community; credentials; learning; information; networking; and advocacy.

NCMA is a membership-based, professional society, whose leadership is composed of volunteer elected officers. The organization has over 22,000 members and strives to serve and inform the profession it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums.

The NCMA office has a full-time staff to support its members’ needs. The NCMA Staff Directory provides details about the NCMA office departments responsible for different services.

What is Contract Management?

Contract management is a profession that includes many positions along the buying and selling chain, including jobs within the Federal Government, industry, commercial businesses, academia, and more.

Contract management professionals strive to:

  • Manage customer and supplier expectations and relationships

  • Control risk and cost

  • Contribute to organizational success

Contract management integrates a broad set of business disciplines and involves working closely with all areas and departments within an organization.

2018-2019 Frederick Chapter Officers

Cherie B. Wigfield - President Frederick Chapter NCMAPRESIDENT
  Cherie B. Wigfield

Cherie is the Corporate Operations Director at Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc., where she was previously their Contracts Director. She has 30 years of contracting experience between positions at the U.S. Department of Energy and Edgewater Federal Solutions. Cherie has a Master Certificate in Government Agile Contract Management from Villanova University (May, 2016). She is currently attending Asbury University working towards a degree in Organizational/Business management and is a member with the National Contract Management Association. She believes you should always give a 110% and strive to learn something new every day.

Cherie lives Brunswick with her husband David and daughter Alexis. Her oldest daughter Heather and her husband Bryce have a beautiful daughter named Haven. Cherie is known as YaYa to Haven. Family is everything to her. She loves Sunday dinners at her house, family trips to Disney and anything Christmas.

When Cherie is not working, she enjoys playing with her dog, a boxer named Morgan, kayaking, decorating, traveling and shopping. Life is short so she strives to enjoy every minute. Cherie is excited about her new role as President of the Frederick Chapter of the NCMA. As she says “Let the adventure begin!

David Kalman - Vice-President Frederick Chapter NCMAVICE PRESIDENT
  David Kalman

David Kalman is a seasoned contracting professional with over 25 years of Government contract experience. He currently serves as a Director of Contracts and has been an active member of the NCMA for 17 years. While on active duty in the U.S. Army, David supported term and completion contracts for national landmarks including Arlington National Cemetery and historic Fort Myer (now Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall). Some of these contracts supported events with Presidential attendance. David has been both the customer and the contractor and has worked with organizations of all sizes. He has supported the Joint Staff Comptroller at the Pentagon by providing senior acquisition services and has lectured on contract management for the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Program. David has also served as a guest lecturer on negotiation with the Defense Acquisition University and has developed coursework for corporate training in government contracting, communication, and emotional intelligence.

A graduate of Eastern Nazarene College and an Honor Graduate of the United States Army Chaplain Center and School (USACHCS), David is committed to being a life-long learner and leaving a legacy of serving the public trust and the needs of our Government for future generations.

David is proud and humbled to serve the Frederick Chapter of the NCMA. His passion for pursuing excellence in contracting drives him to serve where needed.

Lee J. Ericksen - Treasurer Frederick Chapter NCMATREASURER
  Lee J. Ericksen

Mr. Lee J. Ericksen has over 20 years of experience as a Contracting professional. Currently, he is Team Lead and Contracting Officer at the Naval Medical Logistics Command and directly supports the Department of Defense (DoD) Drug Demand Reduction Program where he advises personnel at Army, Navy and Air Force forensic toxicology laboratories.

He is a Level III certified Contracting professional with experience in military and federal civil service as well as private sector. He served at all levels of the Air Force and five MAJCOMs, including two assignments in Europe. As federal employee, he worked as a Contracting Officer in the Intelligence community for over a decade before shifting to Medical Logistics. He has experience administering and terminating a variety of contracts types from firm fixed-price to cost reimbursement with award fee arrangements. He worked in Supply Chain Management in the private sector as well.

Lee received his undergraduate degree at the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University and a master's degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University. He has attended NCMA World Congress three of the last five years.

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