C.O. is a contracts, procurement, and supply chain management professional with 25 years of experience working mostly for a Fortune 500 government contractor that manages construction projects for federal and commercial customers. As Manager of Supply Chain Management, she oversaw supply chain management, cradle-to-grave procurement, contract administration and logistics. She served as POC for key government representatives regarding all contracts and supply chain matters as well as government policy and oversight. She developed and implemented company-wide supply chain strategies and key processes. She was also responsible for the small business program, supplier diversity, socio-economic business planning, strategy and compliance related to the government contractor supply chain. Prior to this, C.O. held a number of positions with increasing responsibility in the aerospace and defense industry. She has a BA from Stayer University and is a Certified Purchasing Professional Manager, Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity, and Certified Small Business Liaison Officer. She formerly held a secret clearance (inactive).