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History

NDTA is a non-political, non-profit educational association founded in 1944. We work to benefit national security and defense through knowledge sharing in logistics, transportation and passenger travel services. For more than 70 years, we have provided a trusted environment – that does not otherwise exist – for government, military and private sector experts to build working relationships and develop the next generation of professionals.

 

Who We Are

Since World War II, the NDTA has served national defense and homeland security as a trusted environment for government, the military and the private sector to address pressing challenges in logistics, transportation, and passenger travel services. We are a non-political, non-profit educational organization dedicated to facilitating strong working relationships, education, and the exchange of ideas.

 

DC Chapter Board

 
 
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Chapter President

Jared Andrews (LMI)

Jared is a senior manager at LMI, a not-for-profit government consulting firm, where he is responsible for several projects and clients in LMI's Deployment and Distribution service line.  He has supported numerous DoD transportation programs and initiatives in support of the Office of Secretary of Defense, United States Transportation Command, Joint Staff, the Military Services, and others.  He is currently supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Transportation Policy).

He has been a member of the DC Chapter board since 2014.  The networking opportunities, learning forums (like the monthly luncheons), and the opportunity to give back (like the mentor/protégé program) drew Jared to the Chapter. 

 

Education

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
MBA, 2008

 

Penn State University
B.A., Business Logistics, 2002

 
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First Vice President

Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey is a senior acquisition analyst at J.F. Taylor, Inc., a privately owned Department of Defense support contractor supporting the AirWorks initiative.   AirWorks is a revolutionary program at Navy Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) that relies heavily on “in-house” engineering, management, and manufacturing to address issues and special needs often with great saving to the government (time and money).

He has been a member of the NDTA DC Chapter since 2012, joining while still on active duty as a Navy Supply Corps Officer.  What drew Jeffrey to the Chapter?  He notes that "the speakers at the national meetings, Chapter luncheons, or Mentor Protégé’ sessions have been phenomenal.  Additionally the ability to be able to network and do things with great people moved me to joining NDTA."

 

Education

Naval Postgraduate School Graduate School of Business
MBA, Finance

 

George Washington University
BBA, Business Economics and Public Policy

 
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Second Vice President

Matt Parker (Deloitte)

Matt is a Federal Strategy and Operations Manager at Deloitte where he provides process improvement and enterprise transformation solutions to clients in the national security and defense sectors. He specializes in the development and execution of enterprise Information Technology governance that provides a framework for establishing strategy, setting direction, and making decisions. Matt is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and enjoys supporting a number of veteran initiatives in his spare time. Prior to joining Deloitte, Matt was a United States Air Force officer and Senior Pilot with over 3,000 flying hours flying both the KC-135R/T and C-21A.

 

Education

Webster University
M.A., International Relations, 2012

 

Syracuse University
B.A., Political Science, 2002

Board Officers:

Admiral (ret.) David Baucom - (Treasurer)
Jon Kaskin (Secretary)
Travis Sumners - Oakwood Worldwide (CIO)
Jim Veditz (NDTA HQ Rep)
Counsel (Open)

Previous Chapter Presidents:

Kevin Ashley
Katie Praske
Brian Baney
Irv Varkonyi
Dave DeBoer
Charles Fletcher
Adam Yearwood
John Joerger
Kirstin Knott
Ray Schaible
Sean Claufield
Steve Cubarney
Tom Fortunato

Board Members: 

Rodney McCrain - Air Force
Richard Dampman - Enterprise Holdings
LTC Michelle Wesley - Army
Eric Topp - Bolloré Africa Logistics
Milton Wells - Marine Corps
Mark Young - Agility
Patti Hall - Omega World Travel
Tatjana Witzmann - Washington Headquarters Services (WHS)
Anthony Ibarra - Madison Hospitality
Keith Brown - Retired
Tracy Ramsey - Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO)
Geoff Kitzner - PWC
Jillian McCain - Sabel Systems
Barbara Haines - SpecPro
Kennedy Kowalski - LMI
Rick Ruehlin - Leidos
Dave DeBoer - Liberty Global Logistics
Katie Praske - ARG
Brian Baney - Artlin Consulting

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