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In Memory of 15 ASMC members killed in the Pentagon attack.  9/11/2001

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2014 - 15
Chapter Officers and Committee Roster
June 08, 2014





Mrs. Ariane L. Whittemore Assistant Deputy Commandant Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps

[link to Bio] 3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
    Rm# 4E335
    Washington, DC. 20380-1775
    (703) 614-3435

President Elect Ms. Gretchen V. Anderson
[link to Bio]


Ms.Susan G. Sweatt

Head, Management and Productivity Branch
[link to Bio] Programs & Resources
4B341, Pentagon
703-692-5451 (office)
703-926-2173 (cell)
703-692-5382 (fax)


Ms. Raquel Escribano

  [link to Bio] Marine Corps Installations Command
    3000 Marine Corps Pentagon 2E157
    Washington, DC 20350
    Phone: 571-256-2735


Ms. Cynthia L. Curry

Program Analyst

Vice President

[link to Bio] OASD(NII)/
    DoD CIO-DASD Resources, RPBO
    Pentagon 3D1048
    703) 697-4542,

  DSN 227-4542



Ms. Hannah Francis Deputy Director, Finances

Ass’t Secretary

[link to Bio] OSD / AT&L / ASD (Research & Engineering)
    Pentagon, 3C-855A
    Office (703) 693-1102
    FAX (703) 695-4277



Ms. Cynthia Crippen-Black

Senior Financial Analyst for Civilian Pay

Vice President [link to Bio]

ASA (FM&C), Army Budget Office

    SAFM-BUC-F, Room #3D349, Pentagon




Ms. Dionne Bailey

Ass’t Secretary [link to Bio]  


Ms. Sandra Wright Head, Formulation Division,
Vice President [link to Bio] Resource Management Department
    Field Support Activity

  1013 "O" St. SE, Suite 301
Washington Navy Yard
    DC 20374-5044


Ms. Veronica Trent

MPN Budget/Execution Branch

Ass’t Secretary

[link to Bio]

    Naval Support Facility - Arlington
    701 South Courthouse Road
    Building #12 - Room 4K255-051
    Arlington, VA 22204
    Phone: 703-604-5786
    DSN: 664-5786



Ms. Jane Roberts Enterprise Business Transformation

Vice President

[link to Bio]

3000 MC Pentagon, Rm 4B341
    Washington, D.C. 20350-3000




Mr. Jonathan R. Newell Budget Analyst

Ass’t Secretary

[link to Bio] REA Section, ARF-Fiscal
    Pentagon Rm 2A262


F: 703-614-5145
  W: 571-256-8740


SMSgt Roderick C. Lewis Sr.

3501 Fetchet Drive

Vice President

[link to Bio] 4th Fl, Column J
    Joint Base Andrews, MD  20762-5157
    Phone: 240-612-9057
  DSN: 612-9057


SMSgt Kelly Wismer

National Guard Bureau
Ass’t Secretary [link to Bio] Financial Management
  3501 Fetchet Avenue
Joint Base Andrews MD 20762-5157


LTJG Mark Sanchez, CDFM-A, CGFM

Out-Year Budget & Finance Manager

Vice President

[link to Bio] Reserve Funds Management CG-1312
    2100 Second St. SW, STOP 7801
    Washington, DC 20593-7801
(202) 475.5450


Ms. Stacy Spadafora USCG Headquarters

Ass’t Secretary

[link to Bio] Directorate for Resources (CG-81)
    Room 6228
    (w) 202.372.3610


Ms. Deb Del Mar Managing Partner

Vice President

[link to Bio] Vanguard Advisors, LLC

8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 500

Vienna, VA  22182

  Cell:  703-593-6667

Fax:  703-714-9545


Ms. Rita Finney
Ass’t Secretary [link to Bio]  








Awards/Essay Ms. Wendy Pouliot Budget Policy





Ms. Veniceza "Vee" Critton



1800 AF Pentagon

  Washington, DC 20330
  Phone:  703-695-6458
  Fax:  703-697-8632

Community Service Mr. Jeff Norris KPMG LLP
  1801 K Street N.W.


Washington, DC 20006


Mr. Dan Olden

1801 K Street N.W.

Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-533-5183

E-Mail: dolden@kpmg.com


Mr. Rocky Wilber Operations/ESS/SPO

Defense Finance & Accounting Service


4800 Mark Center Drive


Alexandria, VA 22350-3000

    (571) 372-7190 DSN: 372



Ms. Julia A. Vigneault

Senior Manager Government and Public Sector
    Ernst & Young LLP
    8484 Westpark Drive,
    McLean, Virginia 22102

  703 747 0906 

Scholarship Ms. Lisa Donahue








Mr. Wayne Whiten


E-Mail:  Webmaster@Washington-ASMC.org


Ms. Milford E. Thompson, CDFM

Financial Management Analyst, FSA-82B
Field Support Activity


1013 O St. SE, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20374-5044
  Phone: (202) 685-1524
DSN: 325-
Fax: (202) 685-1543
E-Mail: milford.thompson@navy.mil


Mr. Edson Barbosa


  109 Army Pentagon
  Washington, DC 20310
  Office: 202-736-7357

PDI Silent Auction Ramni Abdul-Jalaal Financial Management Branch
    Office of the Joint Staff Comptroller

  Pentagon Room 1E829
Phone: 703.692.2015
    DSN: 222.2015

Training & Education

Terry Placek


  C: 703-599-4514


Mr. Mark Keeley Public Services - Systems Process & Analysis


  Mobile: 860-604-0696

Regional PDI

Ms. Deb Del Mar Managing Partner

Vanguard Advisors, LLC

12801 Worldgate Drive, Suite 500
Herndon, VA  20170
Cell:  703-593-6667

Fax:  571-203-7138


PRESIDENT --   Ariane L. Whitemore

    Ms. Whittemore is the Assistant Deputy Commandant, Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps.  In this capacity she manages the Marine Corps’ Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES), ensures policy compliance and funding of priority needs and affordability.  She also provides advice and assistance to senior leadership and monitors and supports Congressional interest areas.
     Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Whittemore served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) and Program Executive Officer, Executive Lifecycle Management for the Deputy Secretary of Defense.  Ms. Whittemore gained Joint policy and Human Capital Management experience as Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) and Joint operational experience as Senior Civilian Advisor to the Commander and Chief of Staff, Strategic Planning and Policy, U.S. Pacific Command.  Ms. Whittemore was selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 1994.  Her other SES assignments include: Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics), Acting Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics), Director, Business and Civilian Resources and Director, Budget and Management Policy and Procedures, Office of Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management/Comptroller).   Ms. Whittemore also served on the Board of Trustees of the Naval Home, Gulfport, Mississippi from 1995-1999.
     From 1980 to 1994, Ms. Whittemore served in a number of financial management positions at both the headquarters and field level with the Navy and Marine Corps.
     Ms. Whittemore graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. She completed a master’s degree program in Public Financial Management at American University, Washington D.C. 
     Ms. Whittemore’s awards include:  Presidential Meritorious Executive (2 Awards), DON Distinguished Civilian Service, DON Superior Civilian Service, Joint Meritorious Service, American Society of Military Comptrollers Comptroller of the Year.


PRESIDENT ELECT --  Ms. Gretchen V. Anderson



SECRETARY –  Ms. Susan Sweatt

     Ms. Sweatt is the Head, Management and Productivity Branch, Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps.  In this capacity she supports over 800 military, civilian, and contractor personnel.  She develops and implements standard operating procedures for high-level administrative and support programs, budget and program reviews, and personnel management procedures and practices. She also provides advice to senior managers and recommends courses of action regarding administrative, fiscal, personnel, and performance-related issues and ensures that information technology, administration and logistical requirements are effectively planned and supported by branch personnel.

Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Sweatt was the Chief of Staff, Business Transformation Agency and the Vice President for Museum Operations, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.  During her 28 years of service as an active duty Marine Officer, she gained joint and international experience as the Special Advisor, Policy Implementation and Execution Office, National Security Agency and as the Military Assistant for the Undersecretary of Defense, Intelligence.  Additionally, she held Financial Management billets at headquarters, fleet and base/station-level from Internal Control Officer to Deputy Fiscal Director/Director of Budget, Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps.

Ms. Sweatt received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. She has a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; a Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport, RI; and a Master of Arts, Strategic Studies, Army War College, Carlisle, PA.   

Ms. Sweatt’s awards include: Legion of Merit – 2nd Award, Defense Superior Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal – 2nd Award, Meritorious Service Medal – 4th Award, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal – 2nd Award, Excellence in Financial Management – 1990, and Civilian Performance Awards - FY07 through FY12,


TREASURER – Ms. Raquel Escribano       

Raquel Escribano was born in 1978 in Elizabeth, N.J. and grew up in Miami, FL where she graduated from Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High School.  She later received her Bachelor's in Business Administration from Averett University, Danville, Virginia in 2003, and graduated Sigma Beta Delta receiving a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida in 2005.

Ms. Escribano graduated from boot camp in August of 2000 and was meritoriously promoted Private First Class.  After  Marine Combat Training she completed the fiscal budget technicians course; graduating honor grad, meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal, and assigned 3451 MOS.

From December 2000 to May 2004 Ms Escribano served as a budget technician for Training and Education Command assigned to the World Wide Travel program.   She was promoted meritoriously to Corporal; in May 2004 was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps as a Sergeant.

From August 2005 to November 2011 Ms. Escribano served as a financial analyst in the Budget Execution Section of the Programs and Resources (P&R) Department working the Operations and Maintenance appropriation.  She worked in the Budget Formulation Section on the Depot Maintenance, Marine Corps Maritime Prepositioning Program, and Maritime Prepositioning Force programs.  She also worked a year and a half as a Financial Systems Analyst for P&R, RFA.  During that time she deployed to Afghanistan and served as the Budget Chief for US-Forces Afghanistan.

Ms. Escribano is currently serving as the Execution Branch Head for Deputy Commandant Installations & Logistics,  Logistics Support Resources /Marine Corps Installations Command G8.  She is a Certified Defense Financial Manager – Acquisition and Kappa Alpha Psi alumni.


DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE   --  Ms. Cynthia L. Curry

    Cynthia L. Curry is currently a Senior Program Analyst with the Department of Defense (DoD), Chief Information Officer, Washington, DC.  Mrs. Curry supports the development, review, reporting and oversight of the DoD's $38B Information Technology (IT) budget.  She is responsible for the DoD’s implementation of A-11 reporting requirements, specifically Sections 53 and 300.  She develops the DoD fiscal guidance to Military Services, Defense Agencies and Components for the preparation of the Department’s IT budget exhibits.  Additionally, she serves as the principal focal point for DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System inquiries to numerous Joint-Service and Service specific Intelligence and Command & Control (C2) programs.  She develops and conducts training programs and processes for ensuring the Department’s budget justifications to the Office of Management and Budget and Congress are exemplary.
     Mrs. Curry was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in San Bernardino California.  Her career began with the Strategic Communications Division, Strategic Air Command in 1986.  She has held progressively more responsible positions in the areas of budget formulation, program integration and resource management.  Her experience spans numerous appropriations, multiple functional areas and varying life-cycle phases of programs.  Mrs. Curry’s experience also includes performing budget analyst functions.  Prior to assuming her current position, she was Chief, Portfolio Management & Analysis Division, Office of the Air Force Chief Information Officer, Resource & Analysis Directorate.
  1989 Bachelors, Management of Human Resources, Bellevue University, Bellevue NE
  1999 Masters, Human Resources Management, Troy State University, Montgomery AL
  1999 Air Command & Staff College, Montgomery AL
  2002 Masters, National Security Strategy, Air War College, Montgomery AL
Career Chronology:
  1986 – 1992 Financial Management Analyst, Strategic Communications Division, Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB NE
  1992 – 1995 Command Budget Analyst, Strategic Communications, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB VA
  1995 – 1997 Command Budget Analyst, Financial Management, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB VA
  1997 – 1999 Chief, Operations Support Branch, Financial Management, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB VA
  1999 – 2003 Military Personnel Appropriation Manager, Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau
  2003 – 2004 Chief, Portfolio Management & Analysis Division, Office of Air Force Chief Information Officer
Awards and Honors:
  Numerous performance awards
Professional Memberships and Associations:
  American Society of Military Comptrollers
Family Background:
  Married to Sammie L. Curry for past 40 years with 3 children: 2 girls; Leah & Courtney; 1 son, Brandon; and 5 grandchildren. I am the oldest of 6 children to Clifton (deceased) & Louise Harris.


ARMY --  Ms. Cynthis Crippen-Black

       Ms. Crippen-Black is Chief, Financial Management Division, Resource Services-Washington.  She is a multi-disciplined financial analyst with over 28 years of accounting and resource management experience.  During her career she has played a key role in the areas of budget execution and formulation, manpower, resource management, management initiatives, strategic planning and resource programming, financial management, program analysis, budget analysis (budget formulation, justification and execution) and manpower analysis and management. 

In her current assignment she provides a broad range of financial support and administration services to senior officials and customers for 27 agencies and HQDA. Responsible for developing, interpreting, and disseminating policies and regulations related to overall programs and activities serviced by Resource Services-Washington.  Within a broad framework, exercise professional judgment and interpret policies, which include Army policies and procedures governing payroll operations, Government Travel Card Program, Defense Travel System for the operating agency, Government Purchase Card Program, and Finance career developmental training support.   


  • Chief, Financial Management Division, HQDA, OAA, Resource Services-Washington
  • Sr Financial Analyst for Civilian Pay, HQDA, Army Budget Office
  • Team Leader/Sr Financial Management Analyst, HQDA, Army Budget Office
  • Team Leader/Program Analyst, HQDA, AG-1 for Civilian Personnel
  • Resource Analyst, HQDA, AG-1 for Civilian Personnel
  • Financial Analyst, US Army


  • MSM, Financial Management, University of Maryland University College (anticipated graduation December 2015)
  • BS, Business Administration, Excelsior College


  • Performance Recognition Award
  • ASMC Award:  Outstanding Resource Management Team (above ACOM)
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medals
  • Army Achievement Medals
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Army Service Ribbons
  • Overseas Service Ribbons


  • American Society of Military Comptrollers


NAVY --  Ms. Sandra Wright

   Ms. Sandra Wright currently works as Head, Formulation Division, Resource Management Department, Field Support Activity.  She is responsible for the formulation and execution and management of the Principal Administering Office (PAO/BSO) budget which includes 10 assigned headquarters/activities and 1 COCOM with annual provisions of $2.5B.  She has over 23 years of Financial Management experience with assignments in various program offices within Navy and Headquarters Marine Corps.  She has been a member of ASMC for over 15 years formerly serving as the Marine Corps Service Vice President.  Ms Wright holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Troy State University and a BS in Business Administration from University of the District of Columbia in Washington DC.


AIR FORCE -- SMSgt Roderick Lewis

    Senior Master Sergeant Roderick C. Lewis Sr. is the current Functional Area Manager and Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Readiness and Plans for the Financial Management directorate of the Air National Guard. Assigned to the National Guard Bureau at Joint Base Andrews, he is responsible for ensuring Air National Guard comptroller wartime and contingency planning is accomplished. Additionally, Sergeant Lewis is charged with development, testing, and maintenance of Financial Management contingency support plans as well as execution of initiatives supporting Unit Inspections, and other USAF evaluation programs.

Sergeant Lewis was born in the Gulf Coast city of Mobile, Alabama. He is married to Bernadette Lewis, his loving best friend of 17 years and blessed with six beautiful children- Justin, Toynika, Char’meka, Melanie, Roderick Jr., and Rainbow. Roxanna, his stepdaughter, left us in 2004 and is missed dearly.


  • 2008 Masters in Business Administration – American InterContinental University
  • 2006 Health Care Management (AA) - Community College of the Air Force
  • 2005 Financial Management (AA) - Community College of the Air Force
  • 2002 Business Administration (BS) – University of Houston-Downtown

Professional Education

  • 2009 Air Force Senior Non-Commission Officer Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base
  • 2011 Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
  • Professional Members and Associations
  • Air Force Sergeants Association
  • National Guard Association
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers


MARINE CORPS  --  Ms. Jane Roberts 

    Ms. Jane Roberts currently leads Enterprise Business Transformation efforts for the Marine Corps and represents Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources as the designated Financial Management Functional Area Manager.  Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Roberts operated as the Financial Management Systems Chief for HQMC Budget Execution Division and played a key role in improving internal business processes for the Marine Corps’ Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES) over the last 4 years.
     Prior to joining the federal government in Jan 2009, Ms. Roberts worked in private industry in the areas of finance, accounting, program control, strategic operations management, and business process reengineering and change management.  Ms. Roberts graduated with Honors from the University of Texas in Austin, and began her career as a Certified Public Accountant and auditor with Price Waterhouse.  Ms. Roberts has received numerous recognitions, including a CEO Award for Outstanding Performance (2002) and Top Talent recognition (2006).
     Ms. Roberts is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Speciality (CDFM-A).



 LTJG Sanchez currently serves as the Out-Year Budget and Finance Manager in the Office of Reserve Affairs (CG-131) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC.  In this position, he is responsible for managing all activities related to the formulation of the Coast Guard Reserve Training Appropriation.  As the lead officer in future year budget modeling, he oversees the preparation of annual Resource Proposals outlining fiscal resource needs in order to maintain and sustain 8,100 Selected Reserve Personnel.

LTJG Sanchez completed Coast Guard Basic Training in July of 1998, receiving orders to Lifeboat Station Hatteras Inlet, NC. During this time, he served as a telecommunications watch stander and small boat rescue crewman assisting in numerous search and rescue operations.  In 1999, he received orders to Storekeeper “A” School at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, CA. Upon graduation, he was advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class, receiving orders to Integrated Support Command Kodiak, AK Comptroller Division. In this position, he managed all acquisition related functions for 12 subunits, including 3 isolated units along the Aleutian chain.  In addition, he managed the base warehouse where he was responsible for all activities related to the distribution, tracking, and disposal of equipment and capitalized assets.  In 2002, he received orders to Coast Guard LORAN Station Las Cruces, NM where he served as an Independent Duty Storekeeper overseeing all financial aspects of the unit.  In 2003, he was advanced to Petty Officer 2nd class and was 1 of 10 enlisted personnel selected to be featured in the Coast Guard “Shield of Freedom” advertising campaign.  In 2006, he was selected to attend Recruit Company Commander School at Training Center Cape May, NJ.  Following graduation, he successfully led over 500 newly enlisted recruits through the rigorous 53-day transformation from civilian to Coast Guardsman.

     In 2008, LTJG Sanchez was selected to attend Officer Candidate School at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.  Following graduation, he received his commission as an Ensign and was ordered to the Office of Port and Facility Activities (CG-544) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC.  During this time, he served as the Asst. Cargo and Security Branch Chief, assisting in the development and implementation of security policies at 3,200 port facilities nationwide.  He also served as the Division Budget Officer, overseeing the execution of a $7 million annual budget.  In 2010, he was promoted to LTJG, receiving orders to Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, PA.  Here he served as the Container and Port Facilities Inspections Branch Chief, managing the Compliance Inspection Program for 76 port facilities. In addition, he served as the Asst Waterways Management Branch Chief, overseeing the safe passage of commercial and recreational vessels over 250 miles of river and coastal shoreline. In 2011,  LTJG Sanchez was 1 of 9 officers selected to serve as a Reserve Program Administrator.

     A native of Albuquerque, NM, LTJG Sanchez has received numerous honors and awards for his dedicated service, including 3 Coast Guard Achievement Medals and a Commandants Letter of Commendation.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration from American Military University.  He is a member of the Delta Epsilon Tau and Golden Key International Honor Societies.  In 2012, he received the Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisitions Specialty (CDFM-A) and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designations.



    Ms. Debra S. Del Mar, is Managing Partner of Vanguard Advisors, LLC. Vanguard Advisors LLC serves an elite group of industry firms who support the DoD and Federal Civilian agencies’ objectives of improving performance and readiness in the areas of financial management and business transformation. As the managing partner, Ms. Del Mar provides creativity, in-depth experience, and proven business strategies that enable our clients to realize aggressive growth through the achievement of rapid results, operational improvements, and return on investment for their government customers. Her recent major accomplishments include:

  • 2006 award of DoD’s US Army Corps of Engineer’s Financial Audit;
  • 2006 award of DFAS Enterprise Risk Management Program;
  • 2005 award of USAF Financial ERP and USAF Logistics ERP Solutions;
  • 2005 award of the $997M DODIG MAC 0086 DoD Audit BPA;
  • 2004 award of the $87M DFAS Desktop Mgt Contract; 2004 awards of DoD OIG DISA and DBMS SAS70s.

Debra's previous employment at American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS) included:

  • Vice President & General Manager, AMS DoD Financial Solutions Group
  • Vice President for Business Strategy, AMS Federal Defense & Intel Division
  • Director of Business Development, AMS Federal Defense & Intel Division

She has earned a MBA, Science & Technology Innovation, from George Washington University and a BS, Chemistry, from The College of William and Mary. Her professional affiliations include:

  • American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), Corporate Vice President, Washington Chapter
  • Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
  • Women in Defense
  • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
  • Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA)





    Ms. Hannah Francis is a Program Analyst, Deputy Director, Finance OSD AT&L, ASD (Research & Engineering). She is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii.  She has over 30 years of DoD experience in the areas of financial management, personnel management, and administration.  She earned an Executive MBA degree from Troy University.  She is a doctoral candidate, DBA Program, at the University of Phoenix.  She has earned certifications in acquisition (BCEFM, Level III), and defense financial management (CDFM), and advance certificates in government contracts and business process engineering. 
In her current position, she leads a team of budget analysts and program managers responsible for administering almost $1 billion in research, systems engineering, developmental test and evaluation, and emerging capabilities/developmental prototyping programs.  She spearheads and coordinates all phases of the annual program-budget review process from developing POM requirements to program implementation and budget execution.  She oversees over $100 million in annual SETA contracts.


ARMY -- Ms. Dionne Bailey

   Mrs. Dionne Bailey is a Financial Management Analyst for the assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), Army Budget Office, and Operating Forces Division at the Pentagon.  She is responsible for the Army's Operation and Maintenance budget formulation and justification of Mobilization and War Reserves and Logistics Operations functions. 
     In her previous assignments she served in various roles to include Accountant, Financial Management Analyst, and Finance Specialist for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (Arlington, VA), Personnel Support Detachment (Washington, DC), Army Reserve Personnel Command (St. Louis, MO), and 127th Finance Support Detachment (SHAPE, Belgium).  Mrs. Bailey holds a BBA from Averett University and is currently pursuing a MPA from Central Michigan University.


NAVY – Ms. Veronica Trent

   Ms. Veronica Trent is a Senior Budget Analyst for the Department of the Navy, serving as a Senior Financial Analyst for Field Support Activity (FSA).  She’s responsible for over $500 million in Operating and Maintenance (O&MN) funding for DOD Combatant Commands (COCOMs).  She’s also responsible for the Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom supplemental funding for the COCOMs and activities under the cognizants of Field Support Activity.
        Prior to serving as a Financial Analyst at FSA, Ms. Trent held the position of a Senior Program Analyst at the Naval Sea Systems Command (PEO Ships/ AEGIS Program) for 18 years.
        She has received her certification in Department of Defense Acquisition Program as a Level III (the highest level) in the Business Cost Estimating and Financial Management career field.
        She’s active with her local church and children’s school and has taken on the responsibility of mentorship with a Navy intern. Ms. Trent currently resides in Upper Marlboro, MD with her husband and two children.


AIR FORCE  --  Senior Master Sergeant Kelly K. Wismer

    Senior Master Sergeant Kelly K. Wismer is the current Budget Analyst for the National Science Foundation (NSF).  As the NSF Budget Analyst SMSgt Wismer coordinates with ANG units, as well as, functional managers at the NSF to develop and execute financial activities, schedules and programs. Senior Master Sergeant Wismer is responsible for direct and reimbursable activities for multiple appropriations, to include Operation and Maintenance, Military Personnel, Research Development Testing &Evaluation, and Procurement.                             


  • 2004:  Master of Business Administration, Health Care Management, Touro University International

  • 2003:  Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Business Management, National Louis University

 Professional Education

  • 2012:  Defense Decision Support Course

  • 2012:  Senior Enlisted Joint Military Education

  • 2011:  Professional Manager Certification

  • 2010:  Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

  • 2008:  Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

 Professional Memberships and Associations

  • American Society of Military Comptrollers

  • Air Force Sergeants Association

  • Air Force Association


MARINE CORPS -- Mr. Jonathan R. Newell, CDFM

Mr. Newell grew up in Cairo, Illinois.  He is the Resource, Evaluation and Analysis analyst for Administration and Resource Management Division at Headquarters Marine Corps.  He graduated from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA with a Bachelor’s in Accounting.  Jon is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves serving as an Instructor and Fiscal Officer at the Civil-Military Operations School in Quantico, VA.

 Jon’s previous military assignments include: G-8 Budget Officer and S-4 Supply Officer at Marine Forces Pacific; Disbursing Officer, Marine Corps Base Quantico; Budget Analyst, Headquarters Marine Corps Programs and Resources (P&R); and Joint Acquisition Review Board/Joint Facilities Utilization Board Officer-In-Charge, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Fallujah, Iraq.  He has also worked in Budget and Strategic Finance with numerous corporations.

Mr. Newell’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of third award.


COAST GUARD -- Stacy Spadafora, CGFM  

    Ms. Spadafora is a Management & Program Analyst at the U.S. Coast Guard Directorate of Resources, Office of Resources and Workforce Management (CG-81), where she is developing the USCG’s strategic human capital plan for the military and civilian financial management personnel, and coordinating the Business Plan implementation for long-term organizational improvement for the Directorate.  
      Previously, Ms. Spadafora worked in the Office of Budget & Programs, served on the USCG’s Transition Team for the move to the new Department of Homeland Security, and was a Senior Marine Insurance Examiner at the USCG National Pollution Funds Center.  In addition to her USCG experience, Ms. Spadafora is a 25-year member of the US Army Reserves with multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe and Africa since 9/11. 
      Ms. Spadafora has a B.A. in Economics (cum laude) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an M.A. in Economics from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, and the Senior Acquisition Certificate from the Defense Acquisition University.  She received her Certified Government Financial Manager designation in 2013. 


CORPORATE / RETIRED --  Ms. Rita Finney

     Ms. Finney has played an active role in supporting the ASMC’s mission to improve military comptrollership across many facets including budget, cost, accounting, and finance. For the past 9 years, Ms. Finney has served as the ASMC National Capital Region PDI Treasurer / Finance chair and has also assumed the duties of the Sponsorship Chair over the past four years.  Her support and hard work was recognized by the Washington DC Chapter in 2013 when she received the Distinguished Service Award. 
    In March of 2013 and 2014, the Washington DC Chapter hosted its annual National Capital Regional PDI event at the Ronald Reagan Building with record breaking attendance each year.  Ms. Finney played a key role in recruiting other corporate sponsors for the event.  Having established a working relationship with past corporate sponsors, Ms. Finney was able to secure additional corporate sponsorship for the Regional PDI which completely covered the expenses of all government attendees.  This allowed government attendees to participate at no cost, a tremendous feat in this time of budget austerity and training cuts.
     Ms. Finney is also involved in the planning, organization, and execution of the annual ASMC-AGA Golf Tournament each July at Fort Belvoir.  Through active sponsorship solicitation, she has ensured this event has been profitable since 2009.


WEB MASTER  --  Mr. Wayne Whiten

    Mr. Wayne Whiten is an efficient and effective financial manager with 34 years of experience.  He served 20 years on active duty in the U. S. Army.  Currently, he is a Principal and Project Manager (PM) supporting numerous customers in the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and the Commercial sector.  Mr. Whiten demonstrates rare abilities, skill sets, and attributes in logistics, finance, information technology, and manpower.  He is a proven leader, Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and registered/licensed Private Investigator (PI) who understands the significance of strategic planning, guidance, and implementation from the business, employee, customer, and strategic partner prospective.  He is proficient and knowledgeable in business and employee ethics with extensive knowledge of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES).  Mr. Whiten articulates both the logistics and financial aspects of requisitioning, budgeting, formulating, allocating, funding, programming, and material return procedures from cradle to grave. He is the recipient of the 2011 ASMC Washington Chapter Distinguished Service Award and 2006 CALIBRE Distinguished Service Award.  Mr. Whiten has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s degree in Organizational Management.  He is a member of:  The American Society of Military Comptrollers; The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is the past and present Registration Chair for the ASMC Washington Chapter National Capital Region Professional Development Institution.


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