"I love variety. After 7 years with Paragon, I've worked at 6 civilian and 3 defense agencies and on 14 different contracts. My personal and professional growth opportunities have been endless here at Paragon."
What type of work do you do at Paragon?
I am the Director of Strategy and Organizational Development. My areas of expertise include strategy, balanced scorecard, performance measurement, Capital Planning & Investment Control, project/portfolio management, portfolio sequencing, governance, enterprise architecture, and data analysis.
What excites you about your work?
I love variety. After 7 years with Paragon, I've worked at 6 civilian and 3 defense agencies and on 14 different contracts. My personal and professional growth opportunities have been endless here at Paragon.
Internally, I've collaborated with my colleagues to work on proposals, internal accounting, CMMI initiatives, partner outreach, business development, marketing, lease negotiation, hiring new employees, project management training, mentoring and policy development. Externally, I've participated in many industry events and pursued Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and Certification in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).
What special projects have you worked on?
The VP of Healthcare and I were tasked in February 2008 to open our divisional office in Baltimore, MD. It was exciting to pull everything together from the ground up. Our tasks ranged from the very mundane (moving and installing furniture) to quite interesting (conducting real estate surveys and negotiating lease agreements).
What traditions and/or rituals do you use to "shake up" the workday?
Being a Director means that you get pulled in a lot of directions. It takes a lot of "friendly reminders" by our headquarters staff to ensure that I stay on top of administrative duties. I like to express my thanks with lottery tickets for those who help keep me off the "bad boy" list.
What motivates you to support your customer?
My current work for the Army places me in a position where I believe I have the opportunity to make a positive impact on our troops. The information and analysis our team generates helps to inform the Army's war reserve requirements. I feel a great sense of duty to our men and women in uniform to provide the most thorough and accurate analysis possible.