“Samone” P. Myers
Ms. Myers has had over twenty years of experience in contract/cost/risk analysis and project management. She started her career in the government for the V.A, then moved to the Dept. of Defense as a Cost/Price Analyst. Ms. Myers was honored with special achievement awards for numerous monetary savings on multimillion defense contracts, to include the B-2 Program. She gained extensive information on the structure of all major aerospace contractors when she was the Regional Cost/Schedule Manager for Defense Logistics Agency Special Projects for three years. While in this position, Ms. Myers was nominated for Senior Executive Service (SES). In the private sector, she was instrumental in implementing integrated project management systems for various government agencies and commercial customers. Her previous position as CEO/President of a consulting company and current position as Director of a research and education organization is proof of her drive and ability to apply the best information learned throughout her career.
Bachelor of Science in Construction and Environmental Design, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 1981
Post Graduate Courses in Government Contracts and Pricing, UCLA 1986
Decision Making for Program Managers, (6 wk. course) Army Logistics School 1986
Professional Designation in Government Contract Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio & NCMA 1987
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Course, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 1994
2004 – Present Center for Unified Research & Education (EarthCURE), Santa Fe, NM
Director/President – Responsible for managing operations, and overall decision-making. Ms. Myers single handedly designed the organization to accommodate numerous projects of varying sizes. Her unique skills and background in hands on analysis and management of multi-million projects enables her to effectively produce results. Applying good project management practices and people skills will also enable the organization to draw people that will be effective in getting the results needed. Based on the premise that all research will be done that is beneficial to humanity and noninvasive to the environment, Ms. Myers will ensure that the public is informed in a rewarding, philanthropic manner.
1994 to 2004 Contemporary Management Systems, Inc., Temecula, CA
CEO/President – Responsible for managing operations and overall decision-making. Other responsibilities include marketing and successful management of projects. Ms. Myers worked directly on $500M+ proposals in review capacities and as an author of risk, cost, project control and related proposal sections. Also managed other consultants while working as a Sr. Analyst, assisting customers with process improvement, risk management, and project management system implementation, and should cost studies. Assisted customers with implementing sound practices for cost savings, managing schedule, risk, earned value, and technical performance. Ms. Myers established strategic partnerships with like companies to market business together. On her own time, she assisted start-up and non-profit companies on a volunteer basis. She has written numerous articles that have been published in aerospace periodicals, has spoken internationally at conferences on effective project management, and is an instructor of risk management for the Aerospace MBA Program at ESC in Toulouse, France.
1990-1994 Science Applications International Corp., Torrance, CA
Division Manager, Project Analysis & Cost Engineering: Responsible for the management and profits of a multimillion division. Managed 18 employees of various expertise and geographically dispersed. Ms. Myers also supported several government contracts in a Senior Analyst capacity. Duties included monitoring contractor performance on highly classified, R&D contracts and reporting the results of her analysis directly to the government program managers. Her analysis was focused on developing and utilizing integrated management systems for in-depth status of projects. She designed and built an integrated scheduling system that handled over 10,000 tasks and a cost engineering tool still in use today that allows engineers to perform “what ifs” during the design phase. She developed related training material given to government employees nationally, and was also a requested speaker by industry and government officials at national conferences.
1987-1990 Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters Special Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Regional Cost/Schedule/Pricing Manager: Managed five Sr. Analysts and handled her own ongoing caseload of 10-12 highly classified contracts, including aircraft, satellite, and communication systems. Ms. Myers performed the fact finding on the contractors’ proposals, developed alternative negotiating strategies, and ultimately negotiated the contracts with an average of 10% savings. Additionally, Ms. Myers was on several contractor validation and system reviews, i.e., purchasing, estimating, accounting. She also co-authored training material to be used nationally on software cost estimating.
1986-1987 Air Force B-2 System Program Office at Pico, Rivera, CA
Sr. Cost/Price Analyst: Ms. Myers assisted the Program Office analyze the major subcontractor proposals for the government negotiating position for B-2 production. Ms. Myers was a team member to review Northrop’s Purchasing System and analyze their Automated Data Processing Equipment (ADPE) purchases. The results were presented to the Air Force Program Manager. She was also a witness to the State Attorney regarding Fraud, Waste and Abuse issues on the B-2 Program.
1985-1986 Defense Logistics Agency, Los Angeles, CA
Cost/Price Analyst: Ms. Myers was responsible for analyzing contractor proposals and developing the negotiating position for the government. She was selected for a pilot program that incorporated technical information with cost information for more thorough reviews of proposals. Most notable, she analyzed subcontractors’ proposals on a $1.4 billion program that yielded an 18% savings.
1982-1985 Veterans Administration Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
Facility Manager/Designer: Ms. Myers was responsible for the design efforts of construction projects on the Medical Center campus, consisting of a 1400-bed hospital covering over 1 million square feet, with non-medical areas such as a bowling alley, bank, gift shop, and cafeteria. Responsibilities included interior design, architecture, and the entire center’s interior/exterior directional and informational signs. Ms. Myers worked under tight budgets and rigorous constraints in a unique environment of various veterans’ ailments to establish a functional and aesthetic environment. She was also an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counselor for two years and developed a nationwide video to promote EEO with celebrity, Bob Hope as the spokesperson.
Lecturer of Proactive Risk Management, Aerospace MBA Program, ESC University, Toulouse, France, 1999 to present
Host, International Radio Program on Voice America, “Conscious Living Show,” 2005
National Reconnaissance Organization (NRO) – Selected to design the Risk Management Handbook for the Space Launch Industry, 2001-2002
Documentary “Holes in Heaven”-Recognized for contributing to the development of the film.
Kelly Space & Technology, Inc.-Letter of Appreciation from CEO for volunteering to design and organize a first annual national conference, promoting their reusable launch vehicle.
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)-Letter of Appreciation, SAIC V.P. for exemplary performance on an independent analysis done on a highly classified project for a Director of DARPA.
U.S. Navy-Letter of Appreciation for a database that tracks contract mods, budget, expenditures, etc.
U.S. Air Force-Awarded plaque for service to the SPO on the B-2 Program.
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Headquarters-Nominated for Senior Executive Service (SES).
DLA Headquarters-Received an on-the-spot monetary award for developing a database model
U.S. Air Force-Awarded monetary award, commendation, and special achievement award for the performance on the Combined Effects Munitions Program by an USAF Brigadier General.
V.A. Medical Center-Commendation by the Medical Center Director for unique designs.