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.
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 9 years and currently works for General Dynamics Information Technology. Volunteering on the Denver NCMA chapter board since 2017, he has served as the president-elect and leadership co-chair. He is also a graduate of the NCMA Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP).
Experienced Senior Contract Manager with a demonstrated history of working in financing with the federal government, hospital & health care, finance, and technology industries. Skilled in RFP drafting, reviewing, and negotiating; Risk Management, and Software as a Service (SaaS). Strong operations professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Political Science from Iowa State University.
Nate is a Partner at Plante Moran specializing in government contracting. Nate and his team assist clients with financial statement audits, for-profit program audits, indirect rate audits, pre-award surveys and consultation including FAR, CAS, and rate structuring. www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-gordon-plantemoran
Ashley Parker is a Contracts Specialist at AGEISS Inc. Prior to this role, Ashley worked at HDR, Inc. Ashley holds an MBA from Regis University and has been on the Board of Directors for the NCMA Denver Chapter since 2014. Ashley is also a graduate of the 2014-2015 NCMA CMLDP and in 2018 she received the NMCA Advancing Professionals Award. When she is not working or volunteering, you can find her outdoors or at a brewery!
Julie is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) currently working for Arrowhead Solutions, LLC as an Executive Consultant. Julie served as a Contingency Contacting Officer in Kuwait before jumping to the industry side and working as a Contracts Manager for several years prior to becoming a Consultant.