I am the Director of Learning & Content Development at Public Spend Forum. I am passionate about good governance and believe in our mission to create open, efficient, and innovation-driven public sector markets. As a former government contracting officer and current taxpayer, I can think of no more important mission!I look forward to engaging with new members here in our community, sharing best practices, and telling great stories about impact, value, and public sector success.
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Bio

I am the Director of Learning & Content Development at Public Spend Forum. I am passionate about good governance and believe in our mission to create open, efficient, and innovation-driven public sector markets. As a former government contracting officer and current taxpayer, I can think of no more important mission!I look forward to engaging with new members here in our community, sharing best practices, and telling great stories about impact, value, and public sector success.

Education

George Washington University
Masters in Business Administration
Entrepreneurship
2007 to 2009
Wake Forest University
Bachelor of Arts
Psychology
1998 to 2002

Job history

Public Spend Forum
Director, Learning & Content Development
2015-07-01
ASI Government
Content Developer
2013-11-01 to 2015-06-01
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Manager
2009-10-01 to 2013-10-01
Transportation Security Administration
Contracting Officer
2002-06-01 to 2009-09-01

Recent Posts

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Keywords for your Government Market Research (edit post)

June 12, 2019

Conducting market research can be a long and difficult process in certain cases, especially for complex items and services or items that you may have never purchased. Many government contracting professionals don’t know where to begin, or how to research effectively, so they waste time and energy without good results to show for it. We […]

The Best GovCon Resources for Market & Supplier Research (edit post)

June 12, 2019

When it comes to doing your best government market research, it’s not enough to simply rely on Google or web-based search. You need to use a mix of resources to find your top government contractors. Whether it’s a list of government contractors or a database of labor rates paid, you can find many great resources […]

How To Produce Your Best Government Market Research Outcomes By Asking the Right Questions (edit post)

June 12, 2019

In our last blog, we introduced you to step 1 of our Seven Steps to Better Market Research, which is to understand what you are buying. You’ll need to do some upfront research on the item or service needed by your customer or agency because at some point in the near future you’ll be talking […]

The Seven Steps to Superior Government Market Research (edit post)

June 12, 2019

At Public Spend Forum, we think market research, expertise, and analysis is a critical capability for public sector contracting professionals. And we aren’t alone. In a study on workforce competencies commissioned by The Volcker Alliance and supported by our Public Spend Forum research team, we found that only a very small proportion of the procurement […]

MACs, MAS, and GWACs: Demystifying and Simplifying Interagency Acquisitions (edit post)

April 16, 2019

Understanding how interagency acquisition works can help your agency leverage the full buying power of the federal government to meet your contracting goals Government contracting professionals have a variety of instruments to use when awarding contracts to fulfill the needs of their agencies. Most of the time these contracts are reserved exclusively for the awarding […]