The Denver Chapter connects you to our more than 400 local members, comprised of contract managers and related professions. We provide regular educational and training events, making it easy for you to earn CPE/CLP credits. The Denver Chapter hosts in-person certification training courses for the Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM), and Certified Commercial Contract Manager (CCCM) Certifications. The Denver Chapter hosts regular social networking events at unique venues to help you connect with peers. And we offer leadership and volunteer opportunities for our members. The Denver Chapter, run by member-volunteers, is an exceptional resource for your professional and leadership development. We are proud to be a consistent winner of the NCMA’s Chapter Excellence Award, which recognizes the most outstanding chapters based on Chapter Leadership, Chapter Operations, Member Involvement, and Member Services. The Denver Chapter is the current Gold Medal recipient of the Chapter Excellence Award for mid-sized chapters.

The Denver Chapter Board of Directors is comprised of member volunteers, professionals in contract management and related fields, dedicated to serving our Chapter members’ professional development needs. Our bios are below. If you have any questions, or if you are interested in volunteering and developing your professional leadership skills, please inquire with our officers.

 

NCMA Denver Chapter Board Officers

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Andrea Mueller - President

Andrea is originally from Denver, Iowa (the mile-wide city!); however, she has lived a mostly nomadic adult life, until finding herself here in Denver six years ago. With over eight years of diverse contract management experience within the technology, healthcare, financial; and state, local, federal, and tribal arenas, Andrea has been afforded unique opportunities and perspectives within Contract Management. She has served on the NCMA Denver Board of Directors as the Events Chair beginning in 2018 for two years before stepping into a leadership role, serving as President-Elect and currently President. Andrea is also a graduate of NCMA’s Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) class of 2021, finishing the program with the designation of Distinguished Graduate.

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Amanda Reyes - President-Elect

Amanda is a Contracts Manager with over 13 years of experience within both the Federal Government and Private Sector as the Chief of Base Support Contracting Officer at Buckley Air Force Base and now as a Contracts Manager at Ball Aerospace. She has experience in construction, engineering, emergency management, research & development and now is excited to add aerospace to her gamut of contracting experience. She is a recent fellow of the Latino Leadership Institute and is a proud Aggie graduating from New Mexico State University and the University of the Incarnate Word with her MBA. Amanda has been honored with professional awards in her tenure such as the Air Force Association Colorado Chapter’s Top 3 Contracting Officers as well as the Air Force 460th Contracting Squadron Supervisor of the Year and Air Force Installation Contracting Agency 772nd ESS Civilian of the Year. Amanda is thrilled to be a part of the NCMA Denver Chapter as this year’s President Elect.

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Sarah Cambridge, CPA - Treasurer

Sarah has 12 years in public accounting experience with Plante & Moran, PLLC. She works with public and privately held companies in the bioscience, government contractor, and manufacturing and distribution industries.  She holds a B.S. in accounting from Hastings College.  Sarah was a member of the Hastings College Women’s Basketball team, which won the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship in 2006.  This will be Sarah’s first year serving as the NCMA Denver Treasurer.

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Stacy Bowman - Secretary

Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Stacy (aka Anastasia), has been in Colorado since 1997. Her background involves all aspects of contracting from project support, business development to contract and subcontract administration. Stacy holds an MBA from the University of Maryland (Global Campus). Over the 20 years Stacy has been in the industry, she has worked for companies supporting NASA, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security. Presently, she is a contracts administrator for TechSource, Inc., an engineering consultancy firm. Actively involved as a member in the NCMA Denver chapter since 2018, she started as a board member in 2020 as Events Chair.  Outside of work and NCMA, she is a mother to two “adult adjacent” college kids and loves to explore all that Colorado has to offer from hiking and whitewater rafting to snowshoeing.

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Ben Olson - President-Emeritus

Ben has been living in the Denver area for 7 years but is a Virginia native, where he attended George Mason University for both his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He has worked in the Contract Management industry for over 10 years and currently works for General Dynamics Information Technology. Volunteering on the Denver NCMA chapter board since 2017, he has served as the President and leadership co-chair. He is also a graduate of the NCMA Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP).

NCMA Denver Board Members

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Peter Ford - Outreach Chair

Peter Ford is a partner with PilieroMazza and manages the firm’s Colorado office. Mr. Ford has become one of the firm’s most experienced attorneys for SDVOSB-related matters for both the VA and SBA. His practice also encompasses the representation of Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations, including their government contracting subsidiaries. He has assisted tribal entities with establishing the proper infrastructure to become robust government contractors including, establishing tribal holding companies to own Section 8(a), HUBZone and other small businesses doing business with the federal government. He also provides general corporate and business assistance, with a focus on company start-up and corporate restructuring matters, and purchase and sale transactions.

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Ed Moore - Website Chair

Edward J.A. Moore is a tenured procurement veteran, with a majority of his career in a Senior Contracting Officer role. Edward started his career on the commercial side of procurement with Coors Brewing Company in their Marketing Purchasing Department, then moving on to National Contracts for Mortenson Construction, before finally moving to government contracting with the United States Postal Service. He currently serves as the Medical & Injury Compensations Services Category Management Team Contracts Manager. Mr. Moore has been a Certified Professional Contracts Manager since 2013 and currently holds the position of Website Chairperson for NCMA Denver.

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Rachelle Jackson - Events Chair

Rachelle works for Grant Thornton as a Government Contracts Consultant. She has devoted her career helping clients navigate the murky waters of contract compliance with regulations such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), OMB Circular and 2 CFR 200 Cost Principles. She specializes in compliance matters related to The Service Contract Labor Standards (SCLS, formerly SCA) and assists numerous clients by providing strategic proposal pricing and RFP support. Prior to entering the working-world, Rachelle attended James Madison University, located in Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance.

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Christi Davis - Membership Chair

Christi served for over six years as a legal studies, negotiations, and legal research instructor. She has taught both in the classroom to middle schoolers as well as online to adults. Prior to teaching, she served in leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, primarily in child rights and advocacy around the world. She is still deeply passionate about advocating for those without a voice, particularly our most vulnerable children. With this passion, she serves as a Guardian Ad Litem with the county courts. She is currently an Associate Director of Sourcing Excellence- Contracting for Bristol Myers Squibb. She is married to her childhood sweetheart, has two beautiful children, ages 6 and 8, and a 19-year-old bonus son, who just graduated from our community college’s tech program.  We’re SOOO proud of him!
She is certified as both a CCCM and CPCM through NCMA. “Though I live in Florida, I love serving on the NCMA Denver Board and am thrilled to be plugged in to this strong, vibrant chapter.”

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Matt Danner - Social Media and Government Outreach Chairs

Matt Danner is a Senior Manager, Government Contractor Solutions at Grant Thornton LLP.  Matt has over 12 years of experience in identifying, quantifying, and managing risks for government contractors, including expertise in business system compliance, government cost accounting, cost restructuring, and M&A due diligence. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Matt served as Senior Manager for the government contractor advisory services practice of Baker Tilly.  He's held positions serving government contracting clients at an international consulting and accounting firm, as well as internal government compliance positions at top A&D and A&E firms.

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Meagan Fackler - Education and Certifications Chair

Meagan is originally from Georgia, but she has been living in Colorado for eight years.  Meagan is a member of the Government Contracts practice at Dentons US LLP, the world’s largest law firm.  Meagan’s practice focuses on all aspects of federal government contract litigation and counseling, including contract disputes and regulatory and contractual compliance.  Meagan earned her JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she also received a certificate in Corporate and Commercial Law, and she received her BA from the University of Georgia.

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Zach Taylor - Young Professionals Chair

Zach is the Procurement Operations & Supply Chain Innovation Manager at Deloitte and has a deep passion for out-of-the-box solutioning. He brings experience from Lockheed Martin’s Global Supply Chain Management team which supported the U.S. Special Operations Command’s largest service contract vehicle. At Deloitte, Zach previously served as a Lead Subcontracts Administrator and continues to serve on many exciting firm initiatives including Coupa Implementation, CPSR Readiness, and establishing a Procurement Project Management Office. Outside of work, Zach spends his time hiking with dog (Tucker) and endless training for Ironman Arizona November 2021.

 

The Vision of the Denver Chapter

The NCMA-Denver Chapter's vision is to be the pre-eminent source of professional development and networking for acquisition personnel in the Denver area; to sustain and increase membership though organizational vitality, re-invention and professional outreach; and to ensure the on-going practicality, timeliness and integrity of its programs and member services.

The Mission of the Denver Chapter

As the Denver area's leading association in the field of contract management, NCMA-Denver is dedicated to the professional growth and educational development and advancement of acquisition personnel. We strive to serve and inform the profession and membership we represent and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in a neutral forum. We are devoted to education and training, to research and study, and to a certification program that reflects the highest standards of professional achievement. Guided by our Code of Ethics, we are committed to develop and provide programs, products and services that nurture and enhance contract management competencies and leadership.

The Values of the Denver Chapter
  • Professional and personal respect for and recognition of our diverse and active membership
  • Quality volunteer leadership
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and innovative team building among all acquisition professionals
  • Responsible leadership and prudent management of organizational resources to ensure a viable and responsive chapter
  • Adherence to independence of purpose and freedom of action, neither representing nor serving any cause or interest that would endanger our mission or compromise our commitment to the highest standards of ethical conduct in all aspects of the acquisition process.