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Key Cost and Pricing Issues related to Government Property

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  • Dr. Douglas N. Goetz, CPPM, GP Consultants LLC

    Dr. Douglas Goetz is the president of GP Consultants LLC. Previously, he served as a professor of contract property management at DAU and as a professor of contract management at AFIT. He is the author of over 100 articles, numerous classroom texts, and two seminal books on contract/government property management. He is a frequent presenter at NCMA World Congresses and National Property Management Association seminars.

  • Rita Lappin Wells, PhD, Fellow, CPCM

    Rita Lappin Wells, Ph.D. Is an adjunct faculty member in the Georgetown University Masters in Supply Chain Management degree program and has an extensive background in both the private and public sectors. As an executive for a Fortune 500 corporation, Dr. Wells provided leadership for global subcontracting, purchasing, pricing, audit, and material management. As an industry executive, she also provided technical assistance to government organizations on international contracting, construction management, and financial assistance.

    As a career senior executive with the U.S. government, Dr. Wells managed multi-billion dollar programs while serving as a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy and an Associate Administrator at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She also has served in a variety of Department of Defense organizations in the United States and Japan as contracting officer and cost/price analyst.

    Dr. Wells is the recipient of many awards including both the the Presidential Distinguished and Meritorious Rank awards that are awarded to less than one percent of government senior executives. She is a Fellow of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and earned a professional certification as a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM).

    Dr. Wells is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Contract Management and a member of the NCMA Board of Advisors. An experienced educator, Dr. Wells was a faculty member at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Air Force Institute of Technology as well as other institutions. Additionally, she is a member of the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department, serving as Treasurer.

    Dr. Wells earned a PhD from the Ohio State University, an MBA from Southern Illinois University with a concentration in finance, and a BA from the University of Illinois.

February 25, 2021
Thu 12:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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