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DONALD L. CUNNINGHAM, PMP 204 Castleton Terrace Largo Maryland 20774 240.476.8623 dcfed05a@westpost.

net PROGRAM MANAGER / PROJECT MANAGER Aerospace ~ Defense ~ Military Seasoned professional poised to contribute a unique blend of leadership in Progr am Management, Team Dynamics and Event Management. Successfully managed multipl e projects with cross-functional teams, including Government and Corporate Confe rences/Off-sites, Meetings, Ceremonies, Fundraising Events, Incentive Packages a nd Special Events. Pragmatic problem solver, superior interpersonal skills. Cap able of resolving multiple and complex issues, motivating staff to peak performa nce and successfully managing timelines. Successful leadership style that empowe rs team members by making them part of the decision-making process and enables b oth individuals and organizations to meet their unique goals. Highly organized, with outstanding communication skills, interacts easily with all personality typ es. Business/Strategic Management degree with an M.S. in Project Management. A ctive Top Secret Security Clearance. Recognized with the MDA Team Administrativ e Award in 2004 and 2008. Placed on the MDA Contractor Honor Role in 2004 and 2 005. CORE COMPETENCIES * Project Management * Risk Mitigation/Management * MS Office Suite * Project Tracking/Reporting * Quality Assurance/Control * MS Project * Budget Authority to $1 million * Leadership / Team Building * MS Access * Cert. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt * Training/Mentoring * Visio * Master Project Plans * Government Contracts * QuickBooks PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Paradigm Technologies, Inc., Arlington, Va. (Government Contractor) 2001 a" Pres ent Paradigm Technologies, Inc. was established in 1994 to build a high quality, pro duct oriented management and technical services team for Federal Government cust omers. The company employs over 225 professionals and has projected annual reve nues of about $35 million. PROGRAM MANAGER (2003 a" Present) * Charged with directing and prioritizing Contractor Support Activity Work Flows across the team, and aligning staff functions and responsibilities with Missile Defense Agencyas evolving Protocol and Event Management requirements, schedules and timelines. * Coordinated Protocol and Event Management efforts across the National Capitol Region, where the team provides acampaign stylea support for key agency events. Maintained military protocol. * Hired/trained/mentored and provided orientation to support staff members; cros s-trained teams based on expertise, skills and experience. * Improved quality control of Support Team products; directed day-to-day operati

on of Customer Support tasks. * Negotiated contract requirements with MDA customers and developed funding alte rnatives. * Maintained adherence to budgets; approved and accounted for contract expenditu res, other direct costs and travel accounts. * Provided monthly status and financial reports, and Contract Data Requirements Lists to the Contracting Officers Representative. * Researched/recommended vendors/suppliers; directed contract procurements of su pplies within cost guidelines. SENIOR ANALYST (2001 a" 2003) * Provided security, conference, meeting and event management support for 200+ a ttendees per event, including site selection/inspection, vendor negotiations, ev ent design and set-up, audio/visual support, budget estimating/tracking, registr ation support, identification of guest speakers and travel arrangements. * Provided on-site support for conferences and meetings at Missile Defense Agenc ies; arranged seating for senior military and civilian officials utilizing proto col expertise. * Developed database of potential conference and event facilities throughout the continental United States; maintained Paradigmas meeting and events planning ve ndor databases. * Briefed government clients on recommendations for event and conference sites a nd venues. * Managed tracking of commitments and accounts payable for Other Direct Costs (O DCs) under each contract. * Administered registration and event-data collection web-sites for the senior l eadership of MDAs. Frank Parsons Paper Company, Hanover, Maryland 1988 a" 2001 Frank Parsons Paper is the largest, 100% employee-owned, fine printing paper dis tributor in the Mid-Atlantic area. Customers include commercial printers, adver tising agencies, graphic designers and corporations. FULLFILLMENT COORDINATOR * Directed all human resource functions including hiring, dismissal, 401K and st ock option plans, health and dental insurance. * Managed monthly corporate payrolls; conducted evaluations/analyses of business operations including service, distribution, sales and marketing. * Developed customer support procedures and maintained follow-up to expedite wor kflow. * Created operational strategies for administrators and processors. Resolved cus tomer service issues. * Supervised order management for internal customers. Strategic Endeavor Enterprises, Inc., City-State 1997 a" 1998 EXECUTIVE TO THE PRESIDENT * Prepared and updated weekly status reports, processed/routed telephone communi cations and drafted correspondence. * Developed and updated office procedural manuals; compiled minutes/reports of m eetings. * Scheduled and coordinated appointments/vacation calendars. NIA Consulting Initiative, Clinton Maryland 1990 a" 1997 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE * Conducted research and provided recommendations (including ODC budget forecast s) for site selection for large-scale conferences and receptions. * Participated in process improvement research. * Developed forecasting models and provided preliminary forecast summaries. * Managed on-line master schedules and served as on-site conference logistics po int of contact.

EDUCATION Master of Science in Management/Project Management, University of Maryland, Univ ersity College Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Strategic Management, University of M aryland, University College CERTIFICATIONS / TRAINING Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) Project Management Institute (PMI) Protocol Training, KDRyan Inc. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Professional Certification Web Design Certificate, CompuServe