Advancing Professionals Community

The Advancing Professionals Community was established in spring 2012 to promote the development of individuals in the contract management field and bring together diverse professionals so that all in the community can learn from each other and build relationships. We welcome professionals who are new to the field and those who are looking to advance their careers.

The APC leadership council is led by Khadra Abdulkareem and currently has five members: Adam Hurlburt, Allie Stanzione, Helen Mejia Lopez, Luisa Martinez, and Marcus Soriano. The council is working together on ways to build on the APC’s growth and contribute to the NCMA community. 


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Join us at an upcoming event and contact us if you would like to host an event for advancing professionals in your area. Be sure to check our page often for updates! 

Upcoming Events Past Events
November 18, 2013 – Mentor and Mentee Reception sponsored by NCMA’s Advancing Professionals Community and NCMA’s Fellows Community. At Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Room Maryland A from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.  August 5, 2013 – “Strategic Sourcing 360: From the Decision-Makers to the Frontline” executive panel from 2:00pm – 04:30pm at the Auditorium in GSA’s Regional Office Building.  7th & D Streets. SW Washington, D.C. 20407. Space is Limited. View the flyer.
November 19, 2013 – “The Future of Work: What Does it Look Like?” breakout session sponsored by NCMA’s Advancing Professionals Community. At Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Harding Room from 11:15am – 12:30pm. July 21, 2013 – The Advancing Professionals Community will be showcased at “NCMA Communities Night” from 6:30pm– 07:30pm at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center – Jackson Ballrooms A-F. Learn More
  May 30, 2013 – DC Metro Area CMLDP Reunion from 6:00pm – 09:00pm at Maggiano’s Little Italy – Tyson’s II Galleria. Find out more about the program – the event is open to everyone. RSVP to Vanessa Humphreys at by May 23, 2013.
  March 15, 2013 – “Emerging Leaders in Contract Management – A New Perspective” presentation at the Aerospace and Defense Training Forum at Westin San Diego in California.
  January 16, 2013 – “From the Twitterverse to the Trenches: Waypoints for Advancing Professionals” dinner meeting beginning in Lexington, Massachusetts



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Advancing professionals are not limited to a zip code and neither is the APC!  Email to learn more about how to participate in APC as there are plenty of opportunities for growth and we look forward to working with you!  You may also receive up to date information by visiting