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Project Manager

Kapolei, HI, 96707
April 27, 2020

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David A. Nalewaik

****D Guadalcanal Ave • Kapolei, HI 96707 • 808-***-**** •

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Throughout his career Mr. Nalewaik has continually brought leadership and order where there have been chaos, indecision, and lives at stake. As a Project Management Professional, Certified ScrumMaster, and Six Sigma Green Belt, he manages his task orders with a genuine concern for the customer and a keen understanding of the environment in which the products and services are being delivered. He grasps a project with passion and creates a sustainable buzz. His well-developed administrative skills allow him to manage highly trained personnel and millions of dollars of equipment. Mr. Nalewaik is organized, articulate, capable, and cool under pressure. He is at his best when things are going wrong all around him. The bottom line is that Mr. Nalewaik is as confident in a conference room as he is in a burning building or walking on the ocean floor.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Active TOP SECRET (TS/SCI) with Full-Scope Polygraph


Program Manager: 8/2019 – 2/2020

Hawaiian Airlines, Honolulu, HI

• Managed a $6M program to decommission the legacy frequent flyer IT ecosystem and replace it with a best-in-class Loyalty Management System (LMS)

• Drove the overall program by leading the core team and collaborating with project stakeholders; documented and communicated risks, actions, issues and decisions

• Established and managed the Steering Committee agenda and meeting frequency in partnership with the Business Owner

• Identified non-IT resource needs (internal as well as contractors) to deliver against objective; collaborated with stakeholders and vendors in pre-execution contract negotiations

• Owned and managed the consolidated program schedule by working with all project managers and work stream owners to ensure dependencies were defined, understood, communicated, and managed

• Provided clear, timely communication to impacted parties and executive leadership, ensuring project managers and work stream owners agreed to messaging

• Monitored and controlled program costs; managed the consolidation of multiple project-level costs into the budget and forecast

Project Manager: 3/2015 – 7/2019

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), Fairfax, VA

• Managed multiple simultaneous task orders valued at over $32M for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Enterprise Communications & Collaboration Engineering office

• Directed the contract team’s daily activities related to budget, analysis and reporting, task tracking, meeting coordination, standard operating procedures (SOPs) development, and executive engagement

• Provided operational leadership for the day-to-day production, distribution, and acceptance of deliverables by the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and stakeholders

• Served as the COR’s primary point of contact for contract-related items and appropriately manage all personnel, performance, scope, schedule, and budget matters for the company’s contract support team

• Leveraged Agile software development framework to advocate adaptive planning, iterative development, early delivery, and continuous product/process improvement

• Maximized the team's ability to deliver quickly, to respond to emerging requirements, and to adapt to evolving technologies and changes in market conditions

• Coordinated with multiple subcontract firms to develop Technical Proposals and Cost/Price Proposals associated with changes made to the Statement of Work. Significant achievements: executed 28 prime contract modifications and 32 subcontract modifications in the 36-month Period of Performance

• Provided cross-functional coordination and leadership to ensure effective communications between GDIT staff, subcontractors, and government stakeholders

• Planned, tracked, and completed milestones associated with the overall program scope, schedule, and budget parameters. Utilizing MS Project, identified multiple project dependencies and critical path activities across assigned programs under contract

Continuity of Operations Lead Analyst and Project Manager: 12/2012 – 3/2015 CSRA International Inc., Fairfax, VA

• Collaborated in team effort to develop and maintain an enterprise-level Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan to continue essential functions and supporting activities for Washington Headquarters Service, Office of the Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Responsible for planning and executing all areas of the COOP planning cycle

• Provided analysis and recommendations to senior officials to ensure compliance with policies and best practices pertaining to the continuation of mission essential functions should personnel, facilities, IT/communications, inventory and/or infrastructure experience a natural or man-made disaster

• Developed and executed Test, Training, & Exercise program to include participation in National Level Exercises, mid/senior level tabletop exercises, online “all-hands” training, drills, and inspections

• Served as the point of contact for other federal agencies for guidance and interpretation of standards and procedures. Made contacts, with assertiveness, tact and diplomacy. Gathered data and information in order to make, justify, and defend controversial proposals and recommendations, and to negotiate and reach agreements with those who may have had conflicting interests

• Applied expert knowledge of National Continuity Policy and applicable federal, state and local regulations, as well as guidelines issued by DHS, FEMA, EPA, and OSHA to all phases of the COOP planning cycle

Mission Assurance Consultant / Business Continuity Planner: 2/2009 – 12/2012

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., Annapolis, MD

• Provided Mission Assurance, COOP, and Emergency Preparedness (EP) consulting services for a government contract involving multiple Headquarters Department of Army (HQDA) agencies and over 15,000 personnel

• Demonstrated ability for oral and written communication with the highest levels of management. Frequently briefed senior officials including Senior Executive Service members and General Officers

• Developed agendas, prepared presentations and facilitated monthly COOP Working Group and Emergency Preparedness Working Group meetings with over 60 participating Department of the Army agencies

• As lead technical Subject Matter Expert, developed and presented both short-term and long-term emergency response objectives to key officials to assure the continuation of Mission Essential Functions across a wide range of potential emergencies

• Provided facility-specific Occupant Emergency Plans to senior officials for the establishment of Incident Command Posts, evacuation routes and procedures, shelter- in-place locations, and personnel assembly areas

• Utilizing Lean Six Sigma techniques, ensured customer satisfaction from project initiation through product delivery and project close out; Result: developed Occupant Emergency Plans for 34 separate leased-facilities and government-owned buildings in the NCR ensuring life-safety plans were in place for over 7,000 personnel; Kudos: received spot monetary award from company Executive Vice President

• Collaborated in team effort to develop the HQDA Mission Assurance Program and associated Operations Plan (OPLAN). Identified major milestones, developed All- Hazards Threat Assessment, and performed Risk Analysis for HQDA forces within the NCR

• Recommended changes to HQDA readiness strategy, policies, and systems based on threat assessments, exercise evaluations and changing needs

Firefighter-Paramedic: 6/2004 – 10/2009

Los Angeles Fire Department (6/2004 – 5/2007) and Annapolis Fire Department (5/2007 – 10/2009)

• Engaged in firefighting, emergency medical services, rescue, and fire prevention activities to protect and safeguard lives and property

• Provided basic and advanced life support, comprehensive patient assessment, invasive airway management, cardiac monitoring and electrical intervention, and medication administration to sick and injured persons with no or little online medical direction. Able to deal effectively with ambiguity and rapidly changing situations

• Led team of first responders in all aspects of delivery of emergency medical services to include: scene size-up, triage, patient assessment, initial and ongoing therapy, transport, base station communications, and documentation

• While operating in full tactical gear, provided Tactical Emergency Medical Response for the Annapolis Police Department Special Emergency Team during barricade situations and high-risk search warrants

Logistics Management Specialist: 12/2003 – 6/2004

Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center, Port Hueneme, CA

• Collaborated with engineering in the development of Integrated Logistics Support

(ILS) plans that fully supported Naval Construction Force heavy construction equipment and systems throughout their lifecycles

• Assured that all factors that impacted logistics plans and performance support development, i.e.- procurement strategy, acceptance testing, spare parts, reliability centered maintenance, etc., were considered in the development of ILS plans

• Analyzed “Preventive Maintenance System” support for given equipment to determine if the support was adequate given existing conditions, i.e.- environment and equipment failure data; Result: developed maintenance support for over 100 types of Naval Construction Force heavy construction equipment and systems used globally for naval operations ashore

• Researched databases and system operating instructions to identify incompatibilities, redundancies, and other logistics problems that could negatively affect equipment operational readiness in the field

• Determined cost effectiveness of potential system changes and recommended solutions. Established review and reporting mechanisms necessary to keep all stakeholders informed (i.e., scheduled and facilitated meetings, collected and analyzed updates from internal/external organizations, and prepared monthly presentations)

Navy Diver (Advanced Underwater Construction Technician): 3/1995 – 9/2003 U.S. Navy Underwater Construction Team 2, Port Hueneme, CA

• Earned designation as “Unlimited Diving Supervisor” by successfully managing more than twenty emergency/casualty scenarios as well as formal oral examination boards for Recompression Chamber Supervisor, SCUBA Diving Supervisor, and Surface- Supplied Diving Supervisor

• Planned and executed underwater construction projects worldwide to include material condition inspections, amphibious data cable/hardware installations, terrestrial and underwater blasting, and underwater welding

• Estimated manpower, equipment, and logistics requirements for marine construction projects throughout Australia, Japan, and the Indian Ocean. Upon receiving an operations order, performed project/contingency planning, supervised the pack out, mobilized personnel and equipment, set up expeditionary diving stations, and “put divers in the water” to execute tasking

• Led pilot program to develop and implement “Preventive Maintenance Program” for heavy construction equipment and systems throughout the entire Naval Construction Force. Acted as command liaison to Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center engineering and logistics teams

• Developed, reviewed, and evaluated mobilization and contingency plans. Analyzed strategic plans, unit missions, and inter-service agreements to determine support required for assigned equipment; Result: pilot program produced the first command in the Naval Construction Force ready to deploy with 100% of Preventive Maintenance requirements identified, planned, equipped, and trained for; Kudos: Awarded Navy Commendation Medal by Commanding Officer

• Provided organizational leadership as 3M (Maintenance Material Management) System Coordinator. Responsible for planning, acquiring, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating the manpower and material resources used to support preventive and corrective maintenance of over $6.5M in diving, marine construction, and life support equipment

• Earned Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist designation to include small arms qualification, small unit tactics, convoy planning, secure communications, embarkation fundamentals, and combat construction


California Polytechnic State University - School of Engineering, San Luis Obispo, CA: 6/1993

• Bachelor of Science, Electronic Engineering Technology

Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA: 9/2013

• Project Management Professional (PMP)

Scrum Alliance, Westminster, CO: 7/2017

• Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Villanova University, Villanova, PA: 4/2012 - 7/2013

• Six Sigma Green Belt

• Master Certificate in Lean Enterprise Solutions

• Master Certificate in Applied Project Management

Disaster Recovery Institute International, New York, NY: 5/2011

• Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)

FEMA Emergency Management Institute, Washington, DC: 9/2005 - 2012

• Professional Continuity Practitioner Certificate, Continuity Excellence Series: Level I

• Professional Development Series Certificate (Emergency Management Fundamentals)

UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA: 2/2007

• National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians - Paramedic

Naval Diving Salvage Training Center, Panama City, FL: 4/2000, 2/2000, 12/1999, 1/1996

• U.S. Navy Advanced Underwater Construction Technician

• U.S. Navy Salvage/Construction Demolition Diver

• U.S. Navy Deep Sea Diver (First Class)

• U.S. Navy Deep Sea Diver (Second Class)

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