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Manager, Management, Program Controls

La Verne, California, United States
September 25, 2018

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Professional Summary:

Experience in program controls, business management, business development, and policy-making positions for commercial, US Government, and international programs with expertise in the areas of earned value management, budgeting, performance measurement, financial planning, cost management, and scheduling. Experience facilitating activities and collaboration amongst team members and projects. Seeking and orchestrating partnerships to optimize product and process value, and building consensus and relationships with stakeholders, managers, team members, vendors and suppliers to leverage each participant’s skill, talent and knowledge to develop a useful product.


Verbal and written communication

Exceptional time management


Natural leader

Excellent work ethic


MS Windows proficient

Strong conflict resolution stills

Active listening skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Proficient with program management applications

Predictive analytics proficiency

Schedule analysis skills

Work History:

Consultant, 01/2018 – 10/2018

MTS – Huntsville, AL (Sub-task term contract to provide SME support for NASA program activities)

Provide senior level guidance and consultation and support for NASA led external initiatives, such as the EVMS reciprocity and EVM scalability.

Provide guidance and advise decision makers regarding the development of Agency/MSFC PP&C planning, processes, standards and handbook.

Manager, 03/2003 to 12/2017

Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Pasadena, CA

Create and maintain institutional Earned Value Management (EVM) system and project management processes for managing flight projects and gaining formal acceptance from the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) in 2007.

Create institutional self-governance program to ensure continued compliance with government and institutional program control and earned value management processes.

Process ownership and oversight for integrating authorized scope, WBS, Schedule, and Cost Plans into the project performance measurement baseline.

Manage mid-level and senior level analysts and program control subject matter experts by mentoring and providing a career path for advancement within the organization and institution.

JPL focal point and subject matter expert for program control functions, a core member of the NASA Agency EVM working group including membership in the Government Accountability Office (GAO) agency Cost, Schedule, EVM, and Agile Project Management experts panel.

Cost Analyst, 09/1999 to 03/2003

Lockheed Martin – Palmdale, CA

Perform periodic budgeting/cost modeling to project monthly forecasted costs.

Propose and publish metrics to be incorporated into the monthly financials and scorecards.

Create periodic reports comparing work planned, budgeted costs, and actual costs.

Provide timely actuals, forecasts and budget data for DOD customer and corporate management.

Research variances, individual narratives, and complete due diligence to resolve issues promptly.

Conduct program performance reviews.

Business Manager, 06/1989 to 08/1999

Moldex-Metric, Inc – Culver City, CA

Developed and executed marketing programs and general business solutions resulting in increased company exposure, customer traffic, and sales.

Organized financial data and completed reports detailing key metrics.

Supervised marketing department’s monthly analysis of customer acquisition data and campaign performance.

Recommended operational improvements based on tracking and analysis.


NASA Group Achievement Awards:

Business Change Initiatives Team for contributions to agency program planning and control, innovating an approach that applies best practices to deliver superior NASA mission performance. (June 2015)

RGH Quality and Process Improvement Team for improving program planning and control, forming a mission portfolio that consistently applies best practices for on-time and on budget delivery through Goddard’s Business Change Initiatives. (April 2015)

RGH Exceptional Achievement for Engineering to the MAVEN project team for delivering all technical, schedule, and cost commitments through launch on Goddard Space Flight Center’s first mission to Mars. (May 2014)

NASA Mars Program Office recognition for leadership of the MAVEN Project Baseline Assessment Team. (August 2011)

Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) Project Review Team for sustained contributions – while residing on the project Standing Review Board. (June 2011)

Earned Value Management Implementation Team for improvement of cost management through the successful implementation and acceptance of the JPL Earned Value Management System (May 2007)


National Defense Industrial Association – Lifetime Member

GAO Cost, Schedule, and EVM Experts – Panel Member

GAO Agile Project Management Experts – Panel Member

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