Job Title and Responsibilities:
Program Support Assistant
I provide budget support to two divisions using GFEBS, AICIS, ATAAPS, and TTS. I obtain funding information, monitor contractor and government spending, assist in forecasting efforts, run reports, maintain spreadsheets, process MIPRS and PWDs, and coordinate with other offices to obtain funding or return expired funds.
It has been my pleasure to work for Thompson Gray for almost a year and a half, and it has been by far my best work experience. Having spent more than 20 years in private industry working for such large companies as Chase, Wells Fargo, and Ernst and Young, I enjoy the personal relationships, fun activities, rewards/incentives and open-door policy of Thompson Gray. This is also my first experience working in the government sector and I truly enjoy it.
I appreciate the support of management and their investment in my training, education and career development. Through the company’s educational benefits, I will receive a degree in contracting from UAH this December and am also taking DAU courses in transportation and logistics. The company even awarded my son their first $1,000 scholarship after implementing the program to help with education costs!
Qualifications, Expertise and Achievements:
My greatest achievements are raising a wonderful son, returning to school, surviving cancer, buying my first home this year, and obtaining this job which has opened doors of opportunity to a whole new career field. I try to see the best in every situation, be a blessing to others, and make the most of every day as well as maximize life’s challenges, setbacks and obstacles to learn, grow and succeed.
Memberships and Activities:
Toastmasters International (Secretary/Treasurer)
Getting to know you:
- What are three things still left on your bucket list?
- Travel to every continent
- Participate in mission trips to Africa and Asia
- Become a NICU volunteer
- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would visit every country in Europe. I love architecture, world history, music, art, culture and foreign language.
- If you could chat with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you talk about?
I would talk to Martin Luther King, Jr. and thank him for his sacrifice, which afforded me and generations of African-Americans to come the opportunities and freedoms we have. I would ask him the source of his resolve and endurance to overcome incredible odds. I would also let him know how his self-less acts positively impacted millions of others of every race by inspiring additional human rights movements.