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Introduce Yourself!

  • 1.  Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-16-2018 15:11
    Hi ASMC Members & welcome to Engage!

    In order to get to know your fellow members and the ASMC staff, we're asking users to introduce themselves!
    Let us know a few things about you and your chapter and be sure to update your user profiles as well.

    To get us started, here are some details about me:
    • I'm Kathryn Grandstaff-Bradford (but you can call me Kat!)
    • I'm a fightin' Texas Aggie
    • I love to bake
    • I work with awesome folks at the ASMC HQ
    Looking forward to hearing all about YOU!

    Kathryn Bradford
    Alexandria VA

  • 2.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 07:43
    Greetings - Introduction to ASMC Engage

    I am Mark S Carroll
    I live in Beattyville, Ky - and work remotely
    My chapter is Western Maryland at For Detirck
    I am a retired Army Healthcare Comptroller  72-96
    I work as a Finance and Funds Management Functional Analyst
    I have supported the Defense Medical Logistics Enterprise Systems since 2006
    Hobbies include: photography, marksmanship, and wilderness trekking

    In The Street Festival Frederick MD

    Mark S Carroll
    Lt. Col. US Army Retired
    Beattyville KY

  • 3.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 07:42
    ​Hi There!

    I am Dave Darling
    Love to Camp, Cook, Off Road, Fabricate and Fish
    After retirement from the Coast Guard, I took a position as a civilian with the Coast Guard​

    David Darling CDFM
    Manassas VA

  • 4.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 08:45
    ​Popoola, Olusegun, a financial accountant with US department of Agriculture--Albuquerque NM Budget & Finance. my family live in Texas; and I have to be going back and front. The CFO Act requirement of consolidating government -wide financial statement and reporting system for easy production of agency-wide financial statement of all Federal Executives will be a good thrive for me to get a job with other federal executive agencies in Texas. Presently I'm  working on other professional qualification; such as Certified Internal Auditing.

    You are all welcome on board!

    Olusegun Popoola, CDFM, Dip Forensic Acct
    Albuquerque, NM

  • 5.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 08:52
    Hi All,

    • I'm LT Chris Peters
    • I'm a Mizzou Tiger, SEC! SEC! SEC!
    • I enjoy trying new recipes, softball junkie, College football/basketball fanatic
    • I work in Navy Medicine and love my work!

    Christopher Peters CDFM
    Rockville MD

  • 6.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 10:14
    ​Hello ASMC Members!

    As requested by Kat, here are some details about me:

    • I'm Jackie Leskowich
    • Retired Air Force 23 years (13 years CE; 10 years FM)
    • Work at The Civil Engineer School; AFIT

    Take care!

    Jacqueline Leskowich
    Tipp City, OH

  • 7.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-17-2018 10:14
    ​Hello All,

    I am honored to work for the United States Air Force, having done so for the last 20 years (started as an enlisted member) and planning on another 20 years.  I am currently attending Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, AL, graduating in June.  Prior to school I was assigned to the 96 CPTS, as the Integration Team Chief at Eglin AFB, FL.  Having signed a mobility agreement I am currently working my outplacement, with my aim being a position at the Pentagon in SAF/FM after graduation.    Nice to meet everyone,

    Doc Ann

    Dr. Ann Tipton, CDFM
    AY 18 ACSC Student

  • 8.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 09:26
    I am Dan Burwell LTC (ret.), it is a privilege to meet and work with all of you!

  • 9.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 09:26
    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Audra.  I am a Financial Management Analyst with US Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) at Redstone Arsenal, AL.  I've been FMing for over 10 years (part as a Contractor and now an Army Civilian).  In my spare time I like to read.  Look forward to great discussions with everyone.


    Audra A. Hessler, MBA, CDFM-A, DFMCP-2
    Financial Management Analyst

  • 10.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 09:26
    ​Hello everyone. My name is Darrell Day. I am the President of the ASMC Middle Tennessee Chapter. I served 22 years in the Army, both enlisted and officer. I retired in 2006 as a Major in the Finance Corps. I'm currently employed with the Air Force at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee and serve as the Chief Budget Officer supporting the Test Operations Division of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex.

    My hobbies include competitive horseshoe pitching, hobby farming, and riding motorcycles (Indian and Harley Davidson).

    Darrell K. Day, CDFM-A
    MAJ (ret), US Army
    Test Operations Budget Chief
    Arnold AFB, TN 37389
    DSN 340-5002
    Comm: (931) 454-5002

  • 11.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 11:27
    Greetings, ASMC Family!

    -  Cheryl Bowman, CDFM-A, DFMCP2
    -  Army Signal Corps Veteran (31C)
    -  Budget Analyst for INSCOM field units in Germany from '95 - '03
    -  Currently serving as Budget Analyst in HQs INSCOM G-8 at Ft. Belvoir, VA, providing support to the Contract Linguist & Intel Program Support Office (CLIPSO) since '06

    Great to meet you all!

    Cheryl Bowman CDFM-A
    Woodbridge VA

  • 12.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 13:36
    Edited by Gennell Kidder, CDFM 12-27-2018 12:22

  • 13.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 21:19
    Good evening from the East Coast! I am Darius Hinton, CDFM. I am from Fayetteville, NC and currently live in D.C. I am a Captain in the NC National Guard, Finance Corps (36A). I currently work as a Manager at MorganFranklin Consulting. My wife and I just moved to DC and I am looking forward to meeting with members of the Washington Chapter.

    Darius Hinton CDFM
    Washington DC

  • 14.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-18-2018 21:36
    Hello ASMC Colleagues!

    I'm so excited about this new online collaborative feature! Thank you ASMC!!!

    Here are a few details about me:

    • I'm Ramon Santillano, but I go by, Ray
    • I have over 20-years of financial management experience in the private and governmental sectors
    • I have an M.B.A., and I am working on Master in Accounting at Texas A&M
    • I have completed the ACC and ECC courses at Syracuse University
    • I am an active duty U.S. Army Chaplain (Major), but I have an additional skill identifier (7M), marking me as a Comptroller/Resource Manager. I serve the Chaplain Corps as an SME in resource management
    • I have served the course manager, curriculum writer, and senior instructor for Chaplaincy Resource Management Courses at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School
    • I am thrilled that I get to apply my financial management skills as a Chaplain to support the delivery of Title 10 religious support and pastoral care and counseling to Soldiers, Family, and DA Civilians
    I wish you the very best!!!

    Ray Paul Santillano
    Converse TX

  • 15.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 08:03
    Hello everyone, my name is Derrick Lock.  I'm retired Air Force with 20+ years as a trained Financial Analyst.  Have work for NATO, Army, Navy and now for Department of State in Garmisch, Germany.  I like traveling, cycling, golf and soccer. Have spent most of my career in Europe.  Look forward to getting to know people from all over the FM communities. ​​

    Derrick Lock
    Apo AE

  • 16.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 09:28
    I am a retired Medical Service Corps (Navy) Comptroller now working for the Department of Health and Human Services.  I have three kids, enjoy travel and school (teaching as well as being a student).  I just recently completed an accounting degree so will be studying first for the CIA exam and then the CPA.  Would be very interested in hearing from any other Certified Internal Auditors and/or CPAs.

    Bennett Solberg, PhD, PMP, FAC-COR/PPM Level III, CDFM
    Rockville MD

  • 17.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 09:29
    Hello, all!

    The implementation of this platform shows great imitative by the ASMC to enable connection, networking, & knowledge-sharing among members. Previously with DFAS in New York, I'm currently with CSCI Consulting at Fort Bragg and am looking forward to growing my career. Nice to "meet" you all!

    Kelley Rizzo, MS

  • 18.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 09:29
    ​I am Jennifer L Dubbs
    I live in Glenville, PA - and work in Ft Detrick Maryland for the US Army Medical Material Agency
    I work as a Financials Systems Analyst in support of a SAP system known as TEWLS.
    I have worked in Accounting or Finance since graduating college in 2006.
    Hobbies include: riding horses, hiking, and crafting

    Jennifer Dubbs CDFM
    Glenville PA

  • 19.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 09:40
    Hello ASMC Member...
    I'm Genia Ziparo, Greater Jax Chapter President
    Have lived in Florida all my life (primarily in Jacksonville, FL)
    Retired two years ago with 35 years of federal service to the Navy
    Prior to retiring, I was the Program Support Division Officer in the FM Dept at CNRSE
    Have been our local Chapter President a number of years
    Since retiring, I give back to my community by volunteering and of course I spoil my grandkids rotten :-)

    Genia Ziparo
    ASMC Greater Jax Chapter President
    Jacksonville, FL

  • 20.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 09:57

    Hello and Happy New Year ASMC COMMUNITY!

    I'm a FM Analyst currently working for a government contractor (Wittenberg Weiner Consulting LLC) in Djibouti Africa. I love traveling, reading and cooking. I love my job and I'm looking forward to taking my career to the next level with the CDFM. I'm open to any good advice provided in preparing for the exams.

    Best Regards,


    Laquita Connell
    Fpo AE

  • 21.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-19-2018 10:41
    ​Hello Everyone - Anna Johnson, Budget/Financial Mgt Analyst at Peterson AFB, assigned to AFLCMC/HBQF.  !  I think this platform is going to be a great way to share information and ideas.  As a member of the 2018 PDI Planning Committee - I would also like to that this opportunity to say we are going to have a GREAT PDI in Denver this year!!  Look forward to seeing everyone there!

    Anna Johnson

  • 22.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-22-2018 09:10
    Edited by Kat Bradford 01-23-2018 08:45

    Hello, I am Debbie Lee O'Neal.  I live in New Hope, Alabama.

    My Chapter is the Redstone/Huntsville Chapter.  I have supported the Redstone/Huntsville Chapter for 26 years. Love this chapter and what they stand for.

    I worked at Redstone Arsenal for AMRDEC and AMCOM for 33 years.  I was a Budget Analyst.

    My Hobbies include:  Helping Others, Sub Teaching, Cooking, Dancing, and working with my Community.



  • 23.  RE: Introduce Yourself!

    Posted 01-22-2018 09:10