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  • Zin Zen Wine Bistro 6841 Virginia Parkway McKinney, TX, 75071 United States (map)


The NCMA North Texas Chapter is pleased to present our November 15th meeting. It will be a relaxed, facilitated panel discussion between Ms. Sandy Schwan, Dr. Justin Craun, and Mr. Chuck Maggio, moderated by Mr. Bobby Smith, on the topic of "Change Management and Contract Administration".  

We will start with a mix-n-mingle networking event at 6:00 PM. The "Salon" style panel discussion will begin around 7;00 PM. We will be meeting at the Zin Zen Wine Bistro in McKinney, Tx. No dinner will be service, but there will be a cash bar available, and light finger foods will be served.

This panel discussion will be in the classical "Salon" format, and unlike anything you've attended before!  This panel discussion will be relaxed, in a warm and inviting setting, conversational in nature, and intentionally interactive between the panelists, moderator, and the audienceattending.  It will be a great chance to network with colleagues and learn more about contract and change management.

So come join us, enjoy a beverage of your choice, and let's explore change management and contract administration. It will be an enjoyable and stimulating evening!


 Sandy Schwan (Panelist) - Clients call me when they are introducing a large-scale change to their organization, such as a major new software system, a significant process change, or a different way of serving customers.  I assist leading organizations create a structured approach to major shifts in the ways their employees work. Executive teams sometimes underestimate the difficulty of such shifts, because on paper they seem simple. In reality, if not managed properly, “simple” changes can dramatically harm the performance and financial results of your company.  My clients have included United Airlines, Thomson Reuters, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Accenture, Northern Trust Corporation, Spencer Stuart, IDEX Corporation, the United States federal government, Pariveda Solutions and Zebra Technologies. I also served as adjunct faculty in Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, where I co-created and taught the updated curriculum for the Executing Strategic Change course in the Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change program.

You can find Sandy's Linked-In profile here.

 Jeff Novelen (Panelist) Jeff is a Senior Manager in the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems organization within Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems business. In this role, he is responsible for Supply Chain Management for the Surveillance and Targeting Systems organization.  Before accepting his current position, Jeff was the Senior Supply Chain manager of the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) Programs. While there the ATFLIR Program won the Aviation Weekly 2009 Performance Excellence Award for Production and Sustainment, in which supply chain execution was a major contributor to winning the award as highlighted by the U.S. Navy customer.  Jeff has more than 36 years’ experience in manufacturing operations and supply chain positions.
He joined Texas Instruments in 1980 as a manufacturing engineer supporting the F-117A Stealth Fighter program. Jeff
published and presented a paper at the Agility Forum in March of 1995 on self-directed work teams, with a pay for performance and pay for knowledge incentive program.  Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

You can find Jeff's Linked-in profile here. 

Chuck Maggio (Panelist) - Chuck is the VP of Membership for the NCMA NTx chapter this year.  Chuck has 30+ years of Defense contracting experience. He is a former USN Contracting Officer/DAWIA Level III.  Chuck is currently a Corporate Director of Contracts at L-3 Communications Corporation. He has been with L-3 Comm for the last 7 years.  His previous experience includes being a Sr. Manager of Contracts at L-3 Comm and a US Navy Contracting Officer. Chuck graduated from George Mason University with a BS in Marketing and has had post graduate academic experience at George Washington University. 

You can find Chuck's Linked-in profile here.

Bobby Smith (Moderator) - Bobby is director of contracts in the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems (ISRS) Mission Area for Raytheon Company. In this position, Smith serves as a member of the ISRS Mission Area Leadership Team headquartered in McKinney, Texas and as a member of the SAS Contracts Leadership Team. Bobby is responsible for leading a team of Contracts professionals who provide all aspects of contract management and compliance support to ISRS product directorates located in Texas and California. This support includes customer interface, responding to requests for proposals, negotiation of contracts and strategic agreements, contract administration, consultation on contractual matters, ensuring compliance with company guidelines, compliance with export/import regulations and contract closure. Prior to joining SAS, Bobby served on the Raytheon Global Headquarters Contracts staff as director of Information Solutions.  In this position, he was responsible for the development, deployment and maintenance of all Contracts and Export/Import Operations information technology tools.

You can find Bobby's Linked-in profile here.

If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to no later than 11/11/16.  


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