ICEAA 2017-2019 Board of Directors Election
ICEAA is proud to introduce the 2017-2019 International Board of Directors. The 2017-2019 term will begin July 1, 2017:
President: Paul Marston
Executive Vice President: Michael Thompson
Treasurer: Bob Hunt
Secretary: Greg Kiviat
Vice President of Professional Development: Andy Prince
Non-Aligned Region (U.S. At-Large Members): Jason Dechoretz
President: Paul Marston
- ICEAA Experience:
- ICEAA President 2015 – Present
- ICEAA Executive Vice President 2013 – 2015
- SCEA President 2011 – 2013
- SCEA Region 1 Vice President 2009 – 2011
- New England SCEA Chapter Board Member 2003 – 2009
- New England SCEA Chapter President 2003 – 2005
- New England SCEA Chapter Vice President 2001 – 2003
- New England SCEA Chapter Treasurer 1999 – 2001
- Conference Program Chair 2007 and 2011
- National Awards Chair and Committee Member 2006 and 2007
- Conference Best Paper Awards Committee 2009
- Track Chair, various times
- Conference Paper Author 2000, 2001, and 2008
- SCEA National Service to the Society Award 2007
- SCEA National Cost Analyst of the Year – Management 2001
- Member of ICEAA (SCEA and NES) since 1987
- MCR Global, President
- MCR Vice President, Defense Programs
- Air Force Officer
- Harvard Business School, Program for Leadership Development
- Boston University, MS Management
- San Diego State University, BA Economics
- Cost Estimator/Analyst since 1986
I am truly honored to have served as the ICEAA President. To represent the Cost Community in all its diversity, from government, to industry, to contracting, and academia, has been an amazing privilege. Without a doubt, I have gained more from my interaction with all of you than I can ever repay. I am running for re-election simply to attempt to be give back a small portion of what ICEAA has done for me. I hope to build on our successes of the last two years and leave the association in better shape than it is today. We certainly have challenges, but we also have tremendous opportunities. I’d like to lead our association through the next two years with the following objectives in mind:
- Financial stability is still foremost in my mind. We are emerging from the forest, but we are not yet strolling though the meadow. We need to continue this success by remaining vigilant and making sure our expenses are in balance with our revenues. Easier said than done, but we are on track.
- We have begun the process to update ICEAA’s Cost Estimating Body of Knowledge (CEBoK). We have a long way to bring it to fruition. Delivering a new, modern, dynamic CEBoK platform is my highest priority. It has been our crown jewel and a huge asset to the cost community.
- I still believe that the heart and soul of ICEAA is our chapters. We have done some work to better support our chapters, but there is no doubt that more needs to be done. Frankly, I see this as a never-ending task. Nobody knows the secret formula, so we need to keep experimenting and trying new things. Besides being the single most important interaction of most of our members with ICEAA, it is also our incubator of the next generation of our leadership. I’m absolutely convinced that without vibrant Chapters, our future is compromised.
- Our greatest area of growth for the last few years has been outside the US. We’ve had amazing growth in Canada, Australia, Japan, the UK, and other regions. While this has been a great success story, it presents challenges too. ICEAA needs to improve our communication, support, and services in every corner of the association. I intend to expand on our success at the recent Bristol UK Workshop into other geographic region such as Asia-Pacific.
- We are really blessed with an amazing International Business Office. Megan and her team have done amazing things with tight resources. It is essential that we support them every bit as much as they support us. I intend to ensure that the IBO continues to be even more effective than it is today.
- Finally, the success of ICEAA depends on good governance and the cornerstone is transparency. We will continue our traditional practice of posting Board of Directors’ Minutes, Committee Recommendations, and Financial Reports. The more our members know about the Board’s decision making the healthier we are.
Finally, ICEAA plays a unique role in the cost community as the single place where professionals from government, industry, and academia can gather to share ideas. Yes, we have challenges, but we are still a strong and vibrant association and I want to ensure we remain so into the future.
Executive Vice President: Michael Thompson
- 2015 – Present ICEAA Executive Vice-President
- 2013 – 2015 ICEAA Treasurer
- 2011 – 2014 ICEAA Director of Membership and Chaptering
- Restarted 3 Chapters
- Provided guidance in starting 3 new US Chapters
- Provided guidance in starting 2 International Chapters
- 2005 – 2015 ICEAA (SCEA/ISPA) Professional Development and Training Workshops
- 2010, 2013, 2015. 2016 Workshop Chair
- 2011 Awards Chair
- 2008, 2009, 2012 Program Chair
- 2005 – 2007 Track Chair
- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 Author/Presenter
- 2010 Estimator of the Year – Service to the Society
- 2005 and 2007 President SCEA Southern Maryland Chapter
Over the past year I have been involved in several ICEAA initiatives, some worked out very well, such as working with the Executive Director and President to help make out Professional Development and Training Workshops a destination, for members of the Cost Community. Some that needed additional work, such as chapter support. Although I have worked with the Executive Director, President, the Regional Directors, and the Chaptering Chair, to define the duties of the Chapter Presidents. This has been a slow process, but one I would like to support.
Should I be nominated, to serve as Executive Vice-President, I would like to continue working with the Executive Director on the Workshop, with the Treasurer and Executive Director on Budget matters, and work with the Regional Directors and Chapter Presidents on what can be done to help the chapters increase their influence in their locations.
Another project I would like to pursue would be to work with the Vice-President of Professional Development, the Training Chair, the Director of Certification, and the Executive Director to develop an ICEAA Training Course Catalog, which would enable the members’ look at the courses ICEAA offers.
Thank you for the opportunity to submit my name, in nomination for ICEAA, Executive Vice-President.
Treasurer: Bob Hunt
I, Bob Hunt, would like to be considered for the Board position of Treasurer of the ICEAA National Board.
I am currently serving as the Treasurer of ICEAA National Board. I would like to continue to serve as we are developing methods to optimize your return on investment for being a member of the society and continue to make ICEAA an important and relevant asset in your career.
I have been a member of the cost estimating and analysis societies for over 30 years starting with the National Estimating Society and the Society for Cost Estimating, then SCEA, and now ICEAA; as well as ISPA and SSCAG. I have attended almost every conference of these societies since the early 1980’s. I have seen the society grow and change as the broad community changed and estimating needs of the country changed. I would like to continue to serve on the ICEAA Board as Treasurer to help keep the association meaningful and active in today’s economy and environment. I believe I have the broad Government and industry experience that will be useful to ICEAA.
I have over 40 years of cost estimating and economic analysis experience beginning my Government services as a GS 7 Operations Research Analysts in 1974. I began my Government career teaching mathematics and statistics at the Army Logistic Management College and ending my Government career in 1986 as a GM 15 Operations Research Analyst and Chief of the Independent Cost Estimating (ICE) Division for Vehicles, Ammunition, and Electronics at the U.S. Army Cost Center (now ODASA-CE). Along the way, I served as a Cost Analysis Division Chief at the Mobility and Equipment Research and Development Command (MERADCOM) and as Deputy Director for Automation and Modeling of the Cost Analysis Directorate of the U.S. Army/The Pentagon. I have served in various technical and senior management positions in industry including Vice President and Operations Manager at SAIC, Vice President and Board of Directors of CALIBRE Systems, President CALIBRE Services, Vice President for Services at Galorath Incorporated, President of Dulos Inc., President of Galorath Federal Incorporated, and Advisory Board member for IGNITE Inc.
When not engaged in technical/management efforts, I enjoy hunting, fishing, golf, bird watching, and most outdoor activities. I am an active member of my church. I have been married for 48 years and have two adult children and three grandchildren. I have served in various charity and community service positions including serving on my local community’s board of directors, election to the Stafford County School Board, election to the Tri-County Soil and Water Conservation Board of the State of Virginia (served as Treasures and President), Treasurer and Board Member of the Stafford Emergency Relief Volunteer Effort (S.E.R.V.E.) (a 501c3 organization), and President of the Stafford Education Foundation.
Secretary: Greg Kiviat
- Past ICEAA director for non-aligned members
- First Pro Tem ICEAA secretary appointed during merger transition (2012-2013)
- Elected 3 terms past ISPA secretary (2008-2012)
- Current ICEAA Secretary
- Instructor for “complex” parametric cost models at 4 consecutive ISPA/SCEA/ICEAA conferences
- Co-winner of 2007 ISPA/SCEA Best Paper (and Best in Track) award at New Orleans conference and workshop
- Current Certified CPP – Certified Parametric Practitioner
- Incorporated ICEAA training into new training and certification tailored for Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin internal use and potential use for industry certification
Through my past associations with the ISPA and ICEAA boards I have been fortunate to work with the leaders of the cost estimating community and have gained both knowledge and experience that I use at my job every day. I believe it’s important that ICEAA’s mission and work continue for both current and future members of the estimating community and would like to help extend this knowledge and skill to others. In addition, my management at Sikorsky Aircraft has been (and continues to be) very supportive of my participation as we also look to leverage skills training and material offered by ICEAA. Finally, I believe that my past experience as ISPA and ICEAA Secretary will continue current progress as ICEAA seeks to meet new challenges for training a wider and more important cost community.
Greg Kiviat is Manager of Parametric Estimating & Life Cycle Cost in Sikorsky’s Engineering & Technology’s Cost & Productivity group at Sikorsky Aircraft. His team provides parametric Life Cycle Cost and Should Cost estimates as well as Design to Cost analysis for new and ongoing helicopter programs. Greg also is a founding member of the new Lockheed Martin Life Cycle Cost Working Group.
Greg earned a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics, MS in Applied Science, and MBA from New York University and later continued to complete a Systems Engineering certificate program at MIT. Greg first worked for Pan American World Airways as an Operations Engineer responsible for aircraft operating manuals and weight and balance. In 1982 he joined Sikorsky Aircraft’s New Product Development group where he received training and experience in helicopter design and parametric cost estimating methods.
Greg co-authored the Best Paper at the 2007 ISPA/SCEA conference “Realities of Cost As an Independent Variable (CAIV)” that surveyed government and industry stakeholders on their commitment to the next program phase in a project’s Life Cycle Costs and is a Certified Parametric Practitioner. He is currently ICEAA Secretary and has been on the ICEAA Board since it creation from the merger of SCEA and ISPA. He was a past ICEAA Director for Non-aligned members, was appointed as the first Pro Tem ICEAA secretary after the ISPA/SCEA merger transition (2012-2013). He was also elected for 3 terms as ISPA secretary (2008-2012).
Vice President of Professional Development: Andy Prince
I, Andy Prince, am the Manager of the Engineering Cost Office in the Office of Strategic Analysis and Communication at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama. The Marshall Center is one of NASA’s largest field installations, with nearly 6,000 employees and an annual budget of $2.5 billion. The Center is responsible for a broad range of propulsion, scientific, and space transportation activities contributing to the nation’s space program.
I joined NASA in 1991 after working for six years at Planning Research Corporation. I currently manage a staff of 8 civil service and 8 contractor personnel. Our office is responsible for all engineering cost estimates and analyses performed at MSFC; development and maintenance the Resource Data Storage and Retrieval (REDSTAR) Library and the Project Cost Estimating Capability (PCEC); and the general improvement of NASA parametric cost estimating.
I have over 30 years of experience in space system cost estimating, cost model development, cost analysis, team leadership, and management. I have been fortunate to work on commercial business case analyses, space system architecture developments, analysis of alternatives, cost/benefit analyses, and production and operations cost studies. I am active in the professional community and have authored several conference papers. Most recently I have devoted significant effort to determining how advances in the field of behavioral economics can be applied to improving cost estimating and cost model development. My last two papers: The Psychology of Cost Estimating and The Dangers of Parametrics won best paper at the 2015 and 2016 ICEAA International Training and Development Workshops.
I became active in the professional community when I joined SCEA over 20 years ago. My earliest experiences was serving as President and Vice-President of the Greater Alabama Chapter. Later I joined ISPA and was elected to the Board of Directors. There I became Secretary and later Chair of the Board. I returned to the ISPA board after a short break and was elected to the positions of Vice-Chair and Chair of the Board. I was Chair of the ISPA Board during the merger with SCEA and later served as Co-President of ICEAA during the transition to the first fully elected board. I have also served as workshops co-chair for two ISPA/SCEA joint conferences and as a track chair.
I became a SCEA Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst in 2001 but I have since allowed that certification to lapse. I will take and pass the ICEAA certification exam to become a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst at the earliest opportunity.
I have been fortunate in my career to receive recognition by NASA for my work and to receive recognition from my peers in the form of best paper in track and best conference paper awards. My one society level award was the 2001 SCEA Estimator/Analyst of the Year.
The Vice-President of Professional Development has responsibility for three of the most important activities performed by the Association. These are Certification, Training, and the Body of Knowledge. If elected to this position, I will faithfully serve the Association by actively participating in all Board meetings, International Workshops, and other forums necessary to advance professional development. I will work to ensure that the ICEAA provides the highest quality training, that certification reflects the needs of government and industry, and that the Cost Estimating Body of Knowledge (CEBoK) is as up to date and relevant as possible.
We in ICEAA cannot afford to rest on our laurels. I intend to build on the excellent work being done by the current VP of Professional Development. We must continue to stay on the forefront of training and information technology. We must take care of our primary customers while being open to the possibility of expanding ICEAA into new industries like healthcare. We must continue to advance the recognition of ICEAA Certification and demonstrate its value. We must look for ways to educate and train our members to be better estimators, analysts, and professionals.
I appreciate the opportunity to once again serve the professional community. Thank you for your support.
Elected Director: Erin Barkel
I am running for Elected Director because I would like to see ICEAA membership grow and diversify.
Since sequestration, ICEAA has faced challenges maintaining membership levels. There is also less industry diversity in our membership than before.
Industry diversity is essential to the health of the association and the work that we do. Our profession relies on the exchange of ideas to foster opportunities for innovation in the field of cost estimating. Serving fewer industries means that we shrink the pool of potential members and we risk impeding our development as a community of cost estimators.
As the Canada Chapter Vice President, I have spent two years working with the ICEAA Canada Board of Directors to build and serve our local community of cost estimators. If elected to the ICEAA Board of Directors, I would use this experience to expand membership in the United States and overseas.
Erin Barkel is the Vice President and a founding member of the ICEAA Canada Chapter. She holds a BASc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, and is (slowly) pursuing a PhD in Management at Carleton University.
Achievements and Honors
- CCEA® 2016-present
- ICEAA Technical Award recipient 2015
Service to ICEAA
- Vice President of the ICEAA Canada Chapter
- Coordinated ICEAA Canada Workshops 2015, 2016
- Contributed to the 2016 Association Awards Committee
- Presenter at Professional Development & Training Workshops 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Elected Director: Tomeka Williams
- Doctoral Studies, Applied Management Decision Sciences, Operations Research, 2007-2013
- M.B.A., General Business, Pepperdine University, 2002
- B.S., Marketing, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, 1999
- 2012 – Present: The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA
- 2011 – 2012: Deputy Assist Secretary of the Army, Cost & Economics , Fort Belvoir, VA
- 2009 – 2011: Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, VA
- 2007 – 2009: Wyle, Inc., Aerospace Group, Chantilly, VA
- Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
- Defense Acquisition Corp (DAC) Member
- DAWIA/ APDP Level III Business/Financial Management Certified
- DAWIA/ APDP Level III Business/Cost Estimating Certified
- DAWIA/ APDP Level I Program Management Certified
- Certificate of Technical Management -Program Management Institute (PMI)
- Certificate of Project Integration -Program Management Institute (PMI)
Past ICEAA Experience
2007-08 -Served as VP of the NW Florida Local SCEA Chapter, Ft Walton Beach, FL
Presenter at: Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis 2012, Orlando, FL
“Case Study of Army Cost Management: Managing Variability in Analytical Cost Products for an ACAT ID Program”
Based on the last membership meeting, I would like to help build relationships and create innovative ideas to strengthen the number of members and improve the value of membership to current and future members. I would like to support in any way that I can.
Current Work Experience/ Biography
Nov 2012 – Present: The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA
Mrs. Williams is a Principal Economic/Business Analyst and the Associate Department Head for the Cost and Business Analytics Department (J81C) of approximately 95 analysts. This J81C Department falls within The MITRE Corporation’s Center for Acquisition and Management Sciences (CAMS), Department J81E work program in support of MITRE’s Center for National Security (CNS). The CAMS CNS work program consists of a broad range of acquisition and management sciences oriented tasks involving command and control, information technology (IT), and weapons systems acquisition development within the Department of Defense (DoD), Civil, and the Intelligence Community (IC).
Mrs. Williams specifically applies economic analysis and cost modeling to inform and guide engineering and management of planning and life cycle management of engineering systems and industrial and manufacturing processes. Develops, refines, and applies the disciplines of micro and macro-economic theory, econometric analysis, engineering economics, cost analysis, acquisition, project management, and financial management to address complex problems in managing the acquisition and design of advanced systems.
- Developed and provided Business Process Re-engineering and Change Management strategic support to develop the HQDA CIO G-6 Portfolio Management Approach to Optimize all Army end-to-end Network Strategy and Investments under the establishment of the Network Management Office (NMO)
- Advisor and strategist to the Network Operations and Cybersecurity Domain to align capabilities, resources, and performance management assessments to establish the Network Baseline, identify gaps, conduct Cost Benefit Analyses, and Perform Optimization with a Decision Analysis Tool to Revamp the Investment Strategy
- Analyzed and co-authored paper to support an evaluation of multiple Decision Tools to use for Optimization of the NMA Portfolio
- Peer reviewed and SME support provided to the Department of Veteran Affairs Return on Investment Evaluation
- Developed and provided Stakeholder Analysis and Feedback, Business Process Re-engineering, Operational Requirements Development and its associated Data Field Template development to support HQDA CIO G-6 Policy & Resources (P&R) efforts to replace the Goal 1 Waiver Purchase System with the Information Technology Approval System
- Red Team Program Office Estimate Lead Assessor to evaluate cost estimating suitability for RFP and Milestone Evaluations on behalf of the Army Acquisition Executive (AAE)
Quasi-Government Cost Working Integrated Product Team Lead to support Development RFP release and Milestone A cost products to include Program Office Estimate (POE), Economic Analysis (EA), Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE), and cost estimating support to the PdM/ PM Office’s Acquisition Strategy, Acquisition Plan, and Cost Analysis Requirements Document (CARD)
- Provide technical, analytical, and business/investment analyst support to the G-8 Director, FDA- Warfighting Analysis in support of engineering an Affordability Process Strategy with the ability to define and capture Affordability Metrics for the Army.
Region 1: Arlene Minkiewicz
Ms. Minkiewicz is a software measurement expert dedicated to finding creative solutions focused on making software development professionals successful. She has over 32 years in the software cost estimating industry researching all aspects of the software development process and providing thought leadership to the software community. Ms. Minkiewicz is the Chief Scientist at PRICE Systems, LLC. In this role, she leads the cost research activity for the TruePlanning® suite of cost estimating products that PRICE provides.
Ms. Minkiewicz has an MS in Computer Science from Drexel University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University. She has published many articles on software measurement and estimation in Software Development, Crosstalk, and the Journal of Software Technology and has been a contributing author for several books including “Systems Cost Engineering” (Glower, 2010), “The Closed Loop: Implementation Guide for Activity Based Budgeting” (CAM-I, 2004) and “IT Measurement: Practical Advice from the Experts” (Addison Wesley, 2002). Her research is frequently cited in technical papers and presentations and she holds a pattern for research conducted into the estimation of object-oriented software.
She frequently presents at industry conferences on many topics associated with hardware, software and systems estimation and has received numerous best paper awards for her research papers. She is a member of the International Society of Parametric Analysts (ISPA) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE) and has served on committees setting standards and best practices for estimation, measurement, and benchmarking with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Project Management Institute (PMI), the international Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICSAA), and The Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing International (CAM-I). In 2012, Ms. Minkiewicz received the ISPA Frank Frieman Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the estimation community. She was also inducted into the Drexel Alumni Circle of Distinction in 2012.
Relevant ICEAA Experience:
- Member of ICEAA (and formerly ISPA) for over 20 years
- Regular contributor of content at ICEAA International conference as well as various local chapter meetings and working groups
- Frequent participant in delivery of cost estimating training at the ICEAA International Conference
- Currently participating with the ICEAA Working Group responsible for development Software Certification exam and corresponding training
While most of Ms. Minkiewicz’s past contributions to ISPA and now ICEAA have been very technical in nature, she has expressed a desire to become more involved with the organization on a deeper level. Her years of experience with the organization and in the industry ensure that she has the knowledge and contacts to be an effective Regional Directors. PRICE Systems has long been a supporting of ICEAA (ISPA and SCEA) and is committed to supporting Ms. Minkiewicz in the execution of any duties related to this office including attendance at regularly scheduled board meetings. Ms. Minkiewicz has the leadership and organizational skills, work ethic and passion to contribute to the operation and wellbeing of the region.
Region 2: Richard Collins, II
Rick Collins is CEO of Technomics, Inc., a small employee-owned consulting firm offering a range of decision support analysis services to the Department of Defense and other federal clients. He has more than 36 years cost analysis experience, including 25 years in the private sector (nine at SAIC in the 80s and 16 at Technomics) and 11 years in the Department of Navy (DON), specifically the Naval Center for Cost Analysis (NCCA). His experience encompasses a varied mix of applied cost estimating and cost research projects covering most DOD weapon system commodities and all Military Departments. He has been privileged to mentor and collaborate with some of the best and brightest cost analysts in the private and public sectors.
Since establishing Technomics’ Arlington, VA office in June 2000, Rick has strived to create an organization recognized for technical excellence, integrity and innovation. Rick takes pride in Technomics’ commitment to raising cost community of practice standards through the quality of staff, products and services that the company delivers to clients. He is particularly proud of Technomics’ and his personal efforts over the last 12 years to assist OSD Cost Assessment Program Evaluation (CAPE) in: a) compiling and validating contract cost data for all of DOD’s Major Defense Acquisition Programs and b) making cost, technical and programmatic data and visualization of the data readily accessible to the DoD acquisition community via the Cost Assessment Data Enterprise (CADE). The principal product of this work – reliable cost data for completed contracts – will provide future generations of cost analysts with the key ingredient for credible cost analysis.
Rick also takes pride in Technomics’ active contribution to ICEAA. Notable contributions that would not have been possible without Rick’s, and thus company support and encouragement are: 1) ICEAA Corporate Sponsor since 2005 (the first non-OEM and only small business sponsor); 2) corporate funds investment in CEBoK update performed by TASC/Technomics team; 3) staff contributions to National Board via the Body of Knowledge Chair position and the Vice President for Professional Development position; 4) staff contributions to SCEA/ISPA conferences as the training workshop co-chairs, training track chairs and co-instructors for a significant number of training sessions for the last several conferences; 5) staff contributions to conferences as technical paper presenters (Technomics paper presenters have one-to-two best paper awards at each of the last five conferences, including the overall best paper award in 2012); 6) staff contributions as the independent review team for a past version of CEBoK; 7) 100% technical staff ICEAA membership; 8) 15-20% technical staff attendance and active participation in SCEA/ISPA and ICEAA conferences; and 9) supporter of Washington Capital Area Chapter via board positions and routine hosting of chapter luncheon presentations.
Rick has personally contributed to the National Board and a variety of SCEA/ICEAA-related activities. He was elected to and is currently serving the Board as Region 2 Director. Previously, he was elected to an At-Large Director position and served a term shortened due to establishment of the pre-merger interim Board. Upon leaving the board, he continued to contribute by leading a three member committee that developed a draft ICEAA Strategic Plan that was adopted and serves as a compass for BOD decision-making. He was an active member of the aforementioned Technomics team that conducted two rounds of independent reviews of draft CEBoK module revisions and a multi-organization team that developed a case study for the SCEA certification exam. He has played an active role in ISPA/SCEA and ICEAA Conferences since 2008. He co-chaired the Risk Analysis Track at the 2010 and 2012 conferences and the Methods and Models Track at the 2008 and 2009 conferences. He reviewed papers in support of best paper awards for the 2008 conference. He co-presented the Cost and Software Data Reports (and predecessor Government Data Sources) training module at the 2008-2013 conferences. He and three Technomics co-authors won a 2010 conference Best Paper (Management Track) Award. He was awarded the 2010 SCEA National Estimator/Analyst of the Year Award for Contributions in Management.
During his tenure at NCCA in the 90s, Rick served in various positions including Technical Director, Head of the Ships/Ship Systems Division and Head of the Cost Analysis Tools Division. In 1998 he was awarded the DON Superior Civilian Service Award for his accomplishments coordinating DON cost research.
While at Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in the 80s, Rick had the opportunity to learn the art and science of cost analysis from talented senior cost analysts who were willing and, most importantly, able to mentor.
Rick has a M.A. in Economics from Virginia Tech, B.A. in Economics from Wake Forest University and DAWIA Level 3 certification in Business, Cost Estimating and Financial Management (BCEFM).
Region 3: Nicole Sullivan
Nicole Sullivan is an Operations Research Analyst/Cost Analyst at Missile Defense Agency (MDA). She is currently supporting the Sensors program office providing production and development cost estimates for the AN-TPY 2 radar. During her tenure with MDA, she has also been responsible for providing critical cost estimates for various military construction projects all over the world, assisted the test division with range cost estimates, and supported the research team in validating cost data reports from supporting contractors. She also supports leadership in making decisions on future projects by conducting Cost Benefit Analysis and Business Case Analysis for various programs. Prior to working for MDA, she supported MDA for two and half years as a contractor with BCF Solutions where she was the recipient of the 2013 Star Award, for her significant contributions. Ms. Sullivan has six years’ experience as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the CEO of Stokes Development, LLC; a commercial and residential development company. Working directly with the CEO, Ms. Sullivan was exposed to all aspects of the organization in constructing and supporting eleven developments. She was responsible for evaluating work proposals, contracts, and bids of sub-contractors for proposed construction on developments; setting up homeowner associations for residential real estate developments; and communicating with sub-contractors concerning tasks necessary for the completion of developments within their devised budgets. Ms. Sullivan graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus in International Studies and as well as Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance. She has also volunteered with the Women’s Business Center at the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce, where she assisted small business owners in the community in growing their business through constructive consultation sessions and training workshops. Ms. Sullivan currently resides in Huntsville, AL with her husband Brad Hamilton.
Ms. Sullivan is actively involved in the ICEAA organization, as has been serving on the ICEAA National Board as the Region 3 Director for the last two years (2015-2016). She will be an instructor for Cost Estimating Techniques at the upcoming ICEAA International Conference in Portland. She presented her brief “Military Construction Cost Estimating” at the 2014 ICEAA International Conference in Denver. Ms. Sullivan obtained her CCEA in May 2014 and she has served on the Greater Alabama ICEAA Chapter board as a Publicity Chairperson (2013) and Administrative Chairperson (2014).
Region 4: Steve Glogoza
It is an honor to be considered for a role in the organization leadership for the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA). Through my professional experiences in industry, my engagement in professional development organizations including ICEAA, and more personal passion in regards to estimating I bring a strong knowledge, a personal network, and sincere enthusiasm which is consistent with the mission and objectives of ICEAA. Please take some time to review the information I am providing. I believe it will present a solid justification for considering me a candidate for a Director role during the upcoming election cycle.
I am currently a Senior Manager in Acquisition with the Boeing Company. I lead a geographically distributed team of 60+ employees. Our organization leads proposal development, submittal and negotiation efforts as well as life cycle cost estimates withing contract execution. In my role I am focused on functional excellence, contract formation, and estimate clarity/credibility/executability.
My journey into the cost estimating and analysis field began after completing my undergraduate work at Purdue and my MBA at St. Louis University. I began my career in Industrial Engineering while I completed my MBA. In that role I developed an interest and foundational awareness for knowledge-based estimating. As I transitioned into a formal Estimating function I expanded my process knowledge beyond manufacturing into the engineering, testing, procurement, and sustainment areas. Many opportunities provided insight into to all aspects of system development, production, and support and led to assignments supporting LCCE, new business campaigns, and critical business case studies.
Over the past 25 years I have supported established defense programs, new platform development, R&D efforts, commercial production programs, industry consortiums, and enterprise tool/process development. These experiences exposed me to the breadth of estimating roles and responsibilities including proposal development, independent cost estimating, competitive assessments, supplier analysis, data collection & analysis, tool development, COTS tool usage, risk analysis, and contract negotiations. These experiences along with my passion for estimating have enabled me to be a recognized expert in many facets of our profession. I have led many teams, developed training programs, instructed on several subjects, and mentored many aspiring estimating analysts. These experiences are the foundation of my current role. I am developing leaders, subject matter experts, and new analysts in the profession with an objective of inspiring each of them to high expectations in the field of cost estimating and analysis.
By leveraging my past experiences and my current roles within Boeing and through professional organizations (primarily ICEAA) I plan to elevate the contribution that Estimators and Cost Analysts make on a daily basis in regards to business execution with a balanced focus on affordability and executability. This personal objective can be accomplished by continuing to sponsor key professional development initiatives both internal to Boeing and across industry via ICEAA conferences, workshops, and publication.
I have been active with ICEAA via membership, workshop participation, conference track support, professional certification, and chapter leadership. I have been active in the St. Louis Gateway chapter for the past 15 years. During my early participation my involvement was limited by work and personal demands. As I reflect my limited early engagement, I now see the opportunities I missed to mature as an estimating professional – my experiences within Boeing have developed strong professional skills, but limited my ability to have a perspective that encompassed the viewpoints of a global profession and the dynamics of critical government-industry-consultant collaboration in regards cost estimating and analysis. Despite these missed opportunities early in my career I have embraced many opportunities recently. I completed my certification in 2009 and recently completed recertification. My recertification application included active membership, profession-related presentations, and continued education activities. Over the past two years I have been the St. Louis Gateway chapter president and I have continued to increase my level of participation at a national level through networking, workshop engagement, and informal ICEAA ambassador roles during engagement with other professional organizations.
Given the opportunity to serve as a Director for ICEAA I intend to contribute as a servant-leader to grow the organization. ICEAA is well-positioned to influence the sustainability and independence of our profession. By leveraging the resources, knowledge, and needs of government, industry, and consultant communities it is possible to establish networks, media, standards, and infrastructure that fulfill our members professional expectations and maintain a community of professional expertise which ensures continued growth of expertise throughout the membership and profession. I believe my passion for the profession, my personal experiences, and my demonstrated role as a career mentor and trainer will enable me to contribute to the success of our organization.
Region 5: William Metz
William Metz is the Director of Supplier Management Finance for Payloads, Systems, and Commercial Aviation Services in Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this executive role, William leads the development and execution of financial strategies and relationships for best value procurement, supply chain management and cost reduction. Previously, William was a senior manager for Procurement Finance overseeing the Spirit and Triumph contracts. William has also worked in various Finance & Estimating roles in Supplier Management, the 787 Program and Boeing CA Product Strategy & Development. He joined the company as an industrial engineer and capacity planner in the Interiors Responsibility Center.
William has been a member of ICEAA/SCEA since 2005. He served as President of the NW Chapter in 2007-2008 as well as chair of the election committee in 2012.
William has an MBA from Seattle University and his Bachelor’s degree in Finance & Economics from Central Washington University. He is a Puget Sound native, married to Jennifer with one grown daughter and two rambunctious grandsons. In his free time he enjoys travel and sports, especially soccer.
Region 6: John Deem
Business Development Analyst with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Ft. Worth, Texas with over 30 years of experience in the U.S. Government and private industry, preparing estimates and cost analyses for contract proposals for aircraft development, production and sustainment. Significant experience as a value engineer supporting affordability trade studies, design-to-cost and design-for- manufacture analyses. Led CEBoK study sessions and presented CEBoK materials at ICEAA conferences. Past President of the ICEAA Lone Star Chapter.
Region 7: Richard Harwin
Rich Harwin is currently in the Boeing Defense Systems, Contract Assessment Team, responsible for providing internal independent evaluation on all major proposals and estimates for the CFO, prior to submittal. Rich has 35 years of experience in estimating, parametrics, risk assessment, modeling, pricing, and cost proposal development. He is the company subject matter expert in risk assessment/modeling, parametric modeling, affordability analysis and business case analysis.
Prior to this Rich was in the Boeing: Engineering, Operations and Test organization developing estimates, models and data that support commercial and defense research and test & evaluation programs.
Previous to that he was in the Boeing, Defense Systems, Transaction Analysis Group in Seal Beach CA, and provided internal independent assessments of proposals and estimates, for the CFO, before submittal. Prior to that, he was the Director of Estimating and Pricing for C3Networks in Huntington Beach/Anaheim, California with responsibility for the estimating system; processes and procedures, FAR/estimating system compliance, as well as facilitating employee skills development at his site. He was also coordinating the function for each program estimating & pricing groups in Huntington Beach and Anaheim, such as Delta IV, FCS, JTRS, Fab-T and Phantom Works. In addition, he had served as Senior Manager for the Phantom Works Estimating and Pricing group in Southern California for Boeing.
Before relocating to Huntington Beach in 2003, Rich held various assignments within Boeing/McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri. During his 22 years there, he contributed to many of the production and prototype aircraft programs, with experiences ranging through the entire product life cyle. His last assignment in St. Louis was as Manager of Estimating, Pricing and Procurement/ Financial Analysis on the X-45A/C Unmanned Combat Airborne Vehicle program.
Rich has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology.
Rich had been a member of Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis (SCEA) while in St. Louis, and joined the International Society of Parametric Analysts (ISPA) in 2004 when he moved to California. Rich has served on the Southern California Chapter Board of Directors for ISPA, and has hosted Workshops at Boeing at El Segundo in 2008 and 2013 and Huntington Beach in 2010, 2014, and 2015. He has served as a track chair at conferences in 2007 and 2008. And Rich was elected to the society’s International Board of Directors in June of 2009, Elections lead in 2010, Co-Chair for the 2011 Joint ISPA/SCEA Conference in Albuquerque NM, and Executive Manager through 2012, served on the SCEA/ISPA Integration Committee and on the Interim ICEAA Board. Rich was the Co-Chair for the 2014 and 2016 ICEAA Conferences in Denver CO and Atlanta GA. He was elected to the International Board in 2015 as a director at large, and elected Southern California Chapter President for the 2017-18 term. And will be Conference Chair for the 2017 in Portland.
To promote and improve our chosen profession. To better advance ICEAA within my company and the overall industry. To develop and improve relationships with our customers and partners. To contribute to the organization in return for all that I have gained in knowledge and friendships.
Non-Aligned Region (U.S. At-Large Members) Director: Jason Dechoretz
Mr. Jason Dechoretz has been with MCR since 1991 and currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). As CSO he manages MCR’s execution of its Strategic Plan, develops and advocates the MCR Brand, and supports service delivery and business development effort. Previously Mr. Dechoretz led MCR’s Federal practice and built out and matured its business development department. He has played significant roles developing formal Program Office Estimates (POE) and Independent Cost Estimates (ICE) for major Intelligence, Space and Weapon System acquisition programs, primarily using parametric estimating methods. In the late 90’s, he developed methodologies to link risk management with earned value management and created a tool that allows decision makers to evaluate the combined impact of cost and schedule risk. Mr. Dechoretz was either the project leader or principal statistician for a dozen research efforts which resulted in the creation of validated parametric models or recalibration of existing models. These tools ranged from satellite payloads, avionics development and integration, general hardware development and maintenance, and software development. He has presented papers and training classes at over 25 national and international conferences including ICEAA, ISPA, SCEA, DoDCAS, and INCOSE. In addition, he has provided technical training to various members of the DoD, Intelligence Community, NATO, UK MoD, and Contractors (e.g, MITRE, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems). During the merger of SCEA and ISPA, he was one of two principal architects of our governing documents (Constitution and By-laws). In addition, he was co-chair of ISPA’s 2012 International Conference held in Brussels, BE and Chairmain of ICEAA’s 2016 conference in Bristol, UK. In 2013 he was received ICEAA’s Service award. He previously served on ISPA’s Board of Directors for seven years, with the last five of them as Chairman. Mr. Dechoretz currently supports the ICEAA Board of Directors as the Director for non-aligned members and through inter-organization outreach. Mr. Dechoretz earned a Masters of Arts in Business Economics (Econometrics) and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Australia Region Director: Tracey Clavell
Tracey has been a senior executive with BAE Systems Australia since 2007. A veteran employee with BAE Systems and its legacy companies, joined Fairey Australasia as an Electrical Fitter Apprentice in 1988. First 13 or so years of her career maintaining and upgrading a range of machinery across the
Manufacturing and Facilities areas. Tracey moved into the Estimating discipline in 2001. She has worked on bids and tenders ever since.
Achievements in Estimating
- Parametric Estimating Capabilities including global support networks
- Internal Estimating capture tools and processes
- People development and coaching frameworks
- Internal Training courses which are also offered to industry and our customers
- Robust procedures including review processes
- Ensured linkages to accreditation frameworks such as ACoste and ICEAA
- Strong linkages between BAE global and Academia global
- A sound organisational structure to support the diversity of the business
- Achieved gold status with Acoste in 2014 for our capabilities and frameworks (valid for 3 years)
- 2016 – current – ICEAA Canberra Chapter secretary (Australia)
- 2015-current – ICEAA Australian Regional Director
- 2014-2016 – Outgoing ICEAA Vice President of the Cbr Chapter
- 2012 -2014 –ICEAA Cbr Chapter Treasurer
- Member of the ICEAA Cbr chapter since its inception
- I have held many director positions in Australia in the past when I helped set up NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction a US voluntary support network) here over 12 plus years ago
- I was the first Australian to receive a Scholarship with NAWIC to work overseas in the US –so I understand the culture, volunteer organisations and structures
Past Roles with BAE
- Jan 07 – Now – Head of Estimating & Pricing
- Oct 01 – Jan 07 – Estimating and Pricing Mgr FAP BU
- Jan 99 – Oct 01 – Manufacturing Maintenance & Calibration Team Leader
- Manufacturing Maintenance Team Leader
- Manufacturing Maintenance Electrician
- 2016 – Acoste Professional certification (in Progress)
- 2012 – BAE Leading Project Success Course (LPS)
- 2008 – BAE Exec Development Program – First program
- 2002 – Professional Certificate in Management (Adl Uni)
- 1999 – Work Place Training Cat 1– TAFE Torrens Valley
- 1999 – Executive Diploma in Business planning – South Australian Enterprise Workshop – winner in SA and runner up nationally (BAE LEAP Team)
- 1992 – Refrigeration and Air-condition Certificate 4
- 1991 – Electronics Certificate 4
- 1989-93 – Electrical Fitter Apprenticeship
- 1988 – Yr 12 SACE Elizabeth High School
Various Industry Awards
- 2011 – Price Systems – For Outstanding Parametric Support
- 1998 – NAWIC first International Job Exchange participant in USA
- 1989-1995 – Gold, Silver and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh awards, International Representative for Duke of Edinburgh Industry Leadership participation WS – Malaysia, NZ.
- Runner up at the State Apprentice of the yr awards
- Finalist in the State Community Services Award for the Australian of the Year
- Finalist in the Swinburne University Women in Industry awards
Europe Region Director: Georges Teologlou
Georges Teologlou is the Vice President of PRICE Systems L.L.C based in the Paris, France office. He joined PRICE Systems in 1982 as Operations Manager to become Head of PRICE Systems Europe in 1992. In 2006, he became Head of PRICE Systems International and manages the PRICE Systems business in the world other than the Americas. Georges graduated in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with an MB in Management and Computer Sciences.
Among his technical field operating actions Georges worked on developing or implementing methodologies such as Measuring Object Oriented Software, Software Design to Cost, Classes of Estimates, Applicability of Parametric techniques in estimating costs of complex programs from end to end.
His main achievement the last 8 years has been to position PRICE Systems International as a business in a solid growing trend in Europe and Asia. He has led his organization to become worldwide the N°1 Cost Management Solutions provider.
Georges’ DNA is: research, solutions, implementation, enterprisewide in Cost Management. He leads development, integration and implementation of tools and services to decrease financial risks, achieve cost savings and profitability on major worldwide programs.
Georges is a life member of ISPA. In 2005 he completed the last of his 3 terms of the Board of Directors and he is happy to see today ISPA and SCEA merging as he has initiated this idea in 2004. He received the Keith Burbridge award for his services on the ISPA Board from 1999 to 2007. Georges is also a member of EACE steering committee, SSCAG and CEPS.
UK Region Director: Sanathanan Rajagopal
Sanathanan Rajagopal is a Fellow of Defence Equipment and Support, Specializing in Software and Parametric Estimating and Software Obsolescence Management. Sanath is a senior Cost Analyst within UK Ministry of Defence. Sanath is an ISPA certified parametric estimator who has worked in various high profile Defence projects. Sanath is now looking after Cost Forecasting Head of Profession within CAAS (Cost Assurance and Analysis Service) and he is also the Deputy Chairman for SCAF.
ICEAA Board of Directors
The ICEAA Board of Directors is comprised of both voting directors elected by the membership and non-voting members appointed by the board President. Voting positions include the President, Executive Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President of Professional Development, Non-aligned Regional Director, At-Large Directors, and one Regional director for each established region.
Non-voting positions include the Immediate Past President, International Office Executive Director, chapter presidents, and appointed positions, such as committee chairs and directors of specific initiatives.
Additional information on the ICEAA Board and the duties of the officers and directors can be found in the ICEAA Bylaws and the ICEAA Constitution.
For a list of current chapter presidents, visit the chapter page.
ICEAA 2015-2017 Board of Directors
|First Name||Last Name||Position||E-Mail Address||Organization Name|
|Eleanor M.||Bassett||Region 1 Directoremail@example.com||Raytheon|
|Peter J.||Braxton||Vice President of Professional Developmentfirstname.lastname@example.org||Technomics, Inc.|
|Kurt R.||Brunner||Region 7 Director||Kurt.email@example.com||Leidos|
|Kevin||Cincotta||Director of Outside Trainingfirstname.lastname@example.org||MITRE|
|Tracey||Clavell||Australia Directoremail@example.com||BAE Systems - Australia|
|Richard||Collins, II||Region 2 Director||RCOLLINS@TECHNOMICS.NET||Technomics, Inc.|
|Jason||Dechoretz||Non-Aligned Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||MCR, LLC|
|Michael K.||Doherty||Region 5 Directoremail@example.com||The Boeing Company|
|Jennifer||Flanagan||Region 4 Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||TACOM|
|Brian D.||Glauser||Past Presidentemail@example.com||Galorath, Inc.|
|Rich||Harwin||Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||The Boeing Company|
|Greg||Kiviat||Secretaryemail@example.com||Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation|
|Paul R.||Marston||Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org||MCR, LLC|
|Daniel A.||Nussbaum||Directoremail@example.com||Naval Postgraduate School|
|Rex M.||Potter, CCEA||Region 6 Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lockheed Martin|
|Jean Nicole||Sullivan||Region 3 Directoremail@example.com||Missile Defense Agency|
|Georges||Teologlou||Europe Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||PRICE Systems, LLC|
|Michael J.||Thompson||Executive Vice Presidentemail@example.com||Galorath Federal|
International Business Office Staff
|Last Name||First Name||Title|
|Burger||Sharon||Certification Program Administratorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
ICEAA Board of Directors Minutes and Supporting Documentation
ICEAA 2013-2015 Board of Directors
President: Brian Glauser, Galorath, Inc.
Executive Vice President: Paul Marston, MCR
Secretary: Patricia Zedaker, Boeing
Treasurer: Michael Thompson, Cobec Consulting
Past Chairman: Andy Prince, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Vice President of Professional Development: Peter Braxton, Technomics, Inc.
Australia Regional Director: Andrew Nicholls
Europe Regional Director: Herve Joumier, European Space Agency
Japan Regional Director: Yasushi Horikawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Non-Aligned Regional Director: Greg Kiviat, Sikorsky Aircraft
Region 1: Eleanor Bassett, MCR
Region 2: Jeffrey Moore, Kalman & Company, Inc.
Region 3: Kirk Schneider, Missile Defense Agency
Region 4: Eric Druker, Booz Allen Hamilton
Region 5: Michael Doherty, Boeing
Region 6: Rex Potter, Lockheed Martin
Region 7: Kurt Brunner, Leidos
United Kingdom Regional Director: Andy Nicholls, Price Systems
Elected Director: Katie Geier Noreiga, DHS PARM
Elected Director: Daniel Nussbaum, Naval Postgraduate School