NCMA NORTH TEXAS has the distinct please of presenting Ms. Michele Stoudt-Wright as our May 2017 keynote speaker! Michele will be speaking on "Challenges of Selling Military Hardware in the Commercial Space". It will be a great night, you will not want to miss it!
ABOUT MICHELE. For over 30 years, Ms. Stoudt-Wright has forged the path into a predominately male-dominated, technical environment and held various leadership positions in program, manufacturing, procurement and contracts management as a Helicopter Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) provider, Missiles, Air and Ground Radar, Surface Electro-optics, Software Design & Support and Missions Systems Integration. Her international experience ranges from source selection activities for the Direct Offset requirements for the HARM Missile in Germany, to Sales of Radar Components to the Royal British Air force, Turkish, Spanish and Japanese MODs, and RADAR Systems for the Tornado Aircraft for Airbus Defense & Space customers (British, Italian and German Air Forces) to name but a few.
She has used her experience in Manufacturing and Business Processes to lead the Government and Industry through a period of Acquisition Reform in the late 90’s. This included leading U.S. Government Customer/Company Integrated Product teams to develop Single Process Initiatives in solder, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), Quality (ISO 9001), et al. Today, she serves as the Head of Government Contracts in the sale of helicopters to the U.S. Government for such aircraft and services as the Army’s UH-72A Lakota Program. In this current role, she is also actively involved with the Frank Kendall III, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Better Buying Power Initiative specifically relating to sales of commercial items to the U.S. Government.
Ms. Stoudt-Wright was recognized in 2014 by the Dallas Business Journal as “Dallas Business Woman of the Year” and was the 2011 recipient of the National Contract Management Association’s Cecil L. Covington, Founder Award for Contract Management Excellence and Service. She received a B.A. Degree in Economics and Foreign Careers from Lehigh University and participated in a senior year exchange program at the University of Bonn, Germany. She has served on the Lehigh University Alumni Board of Directors as well as President of the Dallas Alumni Chapter. She is currently a member and Past President of the North Texas Chapter of the National Contract Management Association.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 04/1417. The cost is $27 cash/ check, $29 credit/debit, payable at the door. See you then!