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Save the Dates!

The GLS Chapter is proud to present two great seminars on the latest in contracting: [Click here to submit an interest form]

May 13, 2014 ~ Grand Rapids, MI
Hot Topics in Government Contracting

  • Counterfeit Parts: "Keep it Real" in a World of Fakes
  • Getting Over Your Cyber Insecurity: Dealing With New Information Security Challenges in Government Contracting
  • Coping with ITAR Compliance: Enforcement Trends & Best Practices
  • The Export Control Reform Initiative: New Rules, New Realities
  • Teaming Arrangements Under the FAR - Best Practices
June 5, 2014 ~ Troy, MI
Small Business Contracting Symposium

  • Regulatory Updates
  • Latest Developments in Small Business Contracting
  • Understanding Solictations and Proposals: The Small Business Toolkit

Your Program Year 2013-14 Board and Chairpersons

Please welcome the following Great Lakes State Chapter Board Members and Program Chairs for the Program Year 2013-14 (July to June):

  • President - Donna Cappabianca
  • Past President - Pam Fournier
  • Vice President - Sandra Betanzos
  • Treasurer - David Denomme
  • Trustee - Natalie Baird
  • Trustee - Mike Snyder
  • Trustee - Carol Wiles
  • Program Chair - Pam Hill
  • Asst. Program Chair - Pam Fournier
  • Marketing/Public Relations Chair - Don Kachman
  • Mentor-at-Large - Jim Phillips
  • Certification Chair - Michelle Bourassa
  • Western Michigan Regional Chapter Representative - Linda Shoaf
  • PTAC Representative - Mark Ignash

Board meetings are virtual and are held in the evening on the second Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in particpating, please send an email to: vicepresident@ncmagreatlakes.com.


Our Mission

NCMA's mission is to improve organizational performance through effective contract management.

What's in a Name?

The Great Lakes State Chapter

Since 1979, we have been rooted in SE Michigan as the Detroit Chapter. Today, we continue to serve metropolitan Detroit, but have expanded our reach and influence throughout Michigan. Our new name conveys our broad outreach and committment to the members, companies, and communities we collaborate with in the Great Lakes State.

Help spread the word! Our name has changed, but the Great Lakes State Chapter is still dedicated to its mission of providing relevant professional education, certification opportunities and professional networking to its members.

We extend an invitation to you to join our team today!

Contract Management Code of Ethics

Each member of the contract management profession accepts the obligation to continuously improve one's professional knowledge and job performance in the field of contract management, and to abide by the letter and spirit of the ethical standards set forth below.
Each member of NCMA shall:

  1. Strive to attain the highest professional standard of job performance, to exercise diligence in carrying out one's professional duties, and to serve the profession to the best of one's ability.
  2. Conduct oneself in such a manner as to bring credit upon the profession, as well as to maintain trust and confidence in the integrity of the contract management process.
  3. Avoid engagement in any transaction that might conflict or appear to conflict with the proper discharge of one's professional duties by reason of a financial interest, family relationship, or any other circumstances.
  4. Comply with all laws and regulations that govern the contract management process in the jurisdictions in which one conducts business, including protection of competition-sensitive and proprietary information from inappropriate disclosure.
  5. Keep informed of developments in the contract management field, utilizing both formal training and ad hoc means, to continuously increase knowledge, skill, and professional competence.
  6. Share one's knowledge and experience openly to contribute to the development of other professionals, improve performance quality, and enhance public perception of the profession.
  7. Not knowingly influence others to commit any act that would constitute a violation of this code.

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