Ms. Michelle Currier was recently named Chief Learning Officer for the National Contract Management Association to lead education, training and innovative practices for the Association. Prior to joining NCMA, she served as Professor of Contract Management at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). Ms. Currier brings a wealth of real-world experience from her 42-year career, having served with distinction as a Contracting Officer, Division Chief, Deputy Director Small Business and Director of Contracts at the Naval Research Laboratory, Military Sealift Command, Small Business Administration, Naval Sea Systems Command, and the Army Contracting Command. Ms. Currier has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the DAU Frank J. Anderson, Jr. Leadership Award, DAU Faculty of the Year, DAU Distinguished Teacher Designation, DAU Corporate Asset Development Award, Superior Civilian Service Medal, and DAU Corporate Ask-A-Professor Award. Ms. Currier was recognized by Inside Business as one of the Top 25 Women in Business in Hampton Roads. Ms. Currier is a recognized speaker coach for TEDxDAU events.
Ms. Currier’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Contracts and Grants Management from American University. She is a graduate of the University Of Virginia Darden School Of Business Executive Program in Management. Michelle has earned both the Certified Professional Contracts Manger (CPCM) and Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) designations from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and is DAWIA Level III certified in Contracting. Ms. Currier is a graduate of the inaugural class for the U.S. Army's Senior Leadership Development Program in 2007.
Ms. Currier is a Past National President of the NCMA (2001-2002) and an NCMA Fellow. NCMA has recognized Michelle with the Alvis D. Keen Honorary Life Member Award, the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Fellow Award, the NCMA Education Award, National Achievement Award and NCMA Volunteer of the Year 2017. Ms. Currier is a frequent presenter at industry and government events and currently serves on the NCMA Board of Advisors. She is a Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) mentor and faculty member.
Michelle Currier, CFCM, CPCM, and DAWIA Level III Certified in Contracting
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