Freelance Business Writer & Editor

Location:Alexandria, Virginia, United States
2 Skills
P.O. Box 27701 ? Washington, DC 20038 (866) 599-3934


Highly accomplished, detail oriented professional with over two years of federal acquisition experience. Able to prioritize and manage competing demands in fast-paced environments without supervision. Competence to stay up to date on market research, business/program needs, price negotiations and government costs.
? Experienced in identifying and defining procedures, policies, formal guidance and instructions that have consistently improved work efficiency and effectiveness.
? Proven instrumental in resolving issues by clearly identifying goals and priorities.
? Consistently recognized for exceeding expectations of superiors, contractors and peers.

FAC – COR Certified Level II | Expires 12/2013


? Multiple spot awards for consistently accomplishing and prioritizing large workloads during major office transitions | United States Department of the Treasury
? S.T.A.R. – Peer Recognition for completing work activities outside of the job requirements | National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
? Above & Beyond Award for voluntarily assuming duties of vacant senior support position without neglecting regular assignments | National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.



Management and Program Analyst | 2013 to Present
Promoted to manage and support $27 million in contracts and backup for 20 contracts totaling over $50 million. Manage multiple budgets totaling $27 million, including: development of monthly accruals and fiscal year projections/de-obligations for up to $1 billion.

? Appointed to develop effective management plans for assigned acquisition projects and oversee Congressional financial reporting for all organization contracts, valued at $1 billion.
? Manage contractor performance and training for 15 contracting officer representatives; oversee design, development and implementation of one monthly session in addition to teaching four per year.
? Develop status and performance reports for procurement and senior management review in consultation with technical points-of-contact and program managers.
? Monitor and approve costs including invoice approvals and cost verification procedures and communications.

Key Accomplishments
? Developed control system for tracking procurements from beginning to end. Subject matter expert on system requirements, providing guidance to agency directors and senior staff.
? Saved roughly $500,000 by successfully identifying areas for allocation of available funds.
? Proven instrumental in procurement team’s evaluation of proposals utilizing price/cost analysis techniques.

Executive Assistant to Chief Financial Officer and Chief Counsel for Financial Stability | 2011 to 2013
Reviewed source award documents for accurateness and completeness, often involving research of Base Purchase Agreements or previous Call Orders to ensure appropriate and accurate information is entered in the OFS Contracts Matrix, which served as the official record.
? Prepared acquisition packages that include the development of Performance Work Statements/Statements of Work, Statements of Objective, Independent Government Cost Estimates, Evaluation Criteria, Sole Source Justifications, etc. for the procurement of professional services and other acquisitions. Manage contractor training, security checks process, and travel.
? Developed and implemented procurement strategies to reduce cost and improve quality and service while meeting organizational goals and objectives.

Key Accomplishments
? Empowered to develop new position after identifying targeted tasks needed to achieve desired results.
? Elevated level of responsibility, initiating the lead as project manager on a number of highly complex projects.
? Identified and defined administrative requirements of specific technical, training and exercise support areas of the Contracting Officer’s Representatives’ Continuing Learning Points requirement.
? Absorbed additional assignments saving agency substantial amount of money by eliminating the need to hire replacements.
? Designed and implemented tracking system for mandatory contracting officer representative training, significantly improving accountability and compliance.

Executive Assistant to Chief Counsel promoted to Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability | 2009 to 2011

Promoted from contractor to full-time federal employment status. Prioritized the Chief Counsel and Assistant Secretary’s tasks and managed schedules, agendas and itineraries to ensure there were no conflicts.

? Applied extensive knowledge of the Department of Treasury’s policies and procedures to maintain control records, review correspondence and field incoming inquiries.
? Reviewed and edited complex documents and reports of sensitive and confidential nature for the Chief Counsel and Assistant Secretary to the Secretary of the United States Secretary of the Treasury.
? Conducted extensive review and editing of complex, highly sensitive/confidential documents and reports for the Counselor to the Secretary of the United States Secretary of the Treasury.
? Maintained general and subject matter files from origination to updating and revising files to meet current needs and demands for materials.

Key Accomplishments
? Edited high volume of documents, effectively tracking reviews and the clearance process to meet deadlines.
? Managed a large number of competing priorities in fast-paced environment, optimizing independent judgment and competence to make last minute decisions.

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM, LLP | Washington, DC 2006 to 2009

Administrative Assistant to Office Administrator, Assistant Office Administrator, Facilities Manager and Security Manager | 2007 to 2009

Managed fiscal budgets exceeding $50 million annually. Served as office liaison for vendors, groups and business affiliates.

? Determined and assembled alert tools for crisis management, facilitating understanding among work unit by arranging conferences and training exercises for staff and managers.
? Conducted research to compile information and draft responses to letters and emails on behalf of the Office Administrator and Managing Partner. Displayed broad knowledge of firm’s policies and procedures.
? Finalized planning, agendas and arrangements for monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly management staff meetings.
Key Accomplishments
? Played pivotal role in coordinating work to complete projects on time and within budget as project liaison between the Office Administrator and Facilities Management staff.
? Selected by senior management to serve as a mentor to new employees; provided instrumental guidance and instruction on firm’s policies and procedures.
? Coordinated various projects including: office moves, renovations, physical layout, decorating, and furniture purchases.

Administrative Assistant to Secretarial Services Manager, Secretarial Services Department | 2006 to 2007

Supported team of 120 secretaries serving 250 attorneys in large law firm specializing in corporate law. Developed daily schedule and coordinated work for 30 float secretaries.

? Coordinated evaluations of floater secretarial staff, effectively reducing attorney workload so they could devote time to cases.
? Managed confidential employee personnel files; continuously researched changes in Employment Law to remain 100% in compliance.

Key Accomplishment
? Selected to deliver new employee orientation training to secretarial staff; updated and changed new hire schedules to optimize workflow.
? Successfully managed HR Generalist duties including; reporting on time cards, gathering information for evaluations, résumé/reference checks and sitting in on interviews.

NASD N/K/A FINRA 2000 to 2003, 2004 to 2006

Executive Assistant to Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President | 2004 to 2006
? Promoted from supporting the Vice President and Chief Counsel after two months.
? Provided instrumental guidance to entry-level secretaries and clerical employees on area policies and procedures.
? Liaised with division heads, effectively coordinating communications between executives, staff and external contacts.

Key Accomplishment
? Entrusted by the EVP and SVP to create and draft replies to letters and email on their behalf, applying a broad knowledge of the organization.
? Played pivotal role in generating increased interest/attendance in program and training through coordinating multi-vehicle marketing campaigns.

Legal Secretary to Five Attorneys | 2000 to 2003
? Wrote and proofread briefs, correspondence and legal documents. Transcribed letters, memoranda and testimony.
? Conducted extensive research on the internet and in-house databases.

Key Accomplishment
? Entrusted to assist with the investigative and litigation side of several high profile cases including the Dean Witter Fraud Case.


Advanced Accounting Certificate | Feb 2007
Associate of Arts in Business Administration - Completed 32 Credit Hours

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