Name: Leah (Crocker) Gnaoui
I grew up in southern Indiana in a town of less than two thousand. We had lots of corn, one ‘Bring your Tractor to School Day’ and zero stoplights. From there I went to Indiana University (where else?!) and majored in Economics and Nonprofit Management. After graduating, I worked for Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS)-Indianapolis as a government civilian for three years before moving to Kuwait on a whim. It was there that I got my start as a federal contractor and met my now husband, Raed.
My year in Kuwait enabled me to couple my DFAS/Army finance experience with a desire to increase my systems knowledge and start a career with GFEBS. In 2013, I moved to DC and began working for Thompson Gray supporting the GFEBS P2P team, specifically Army’s transition to Treasury Direct Disbursing and the Supplier Self-Services (SUS) vendor invoicing pilot. After a handful of Tunisian and American ceremonies, Raed and I were officially married in May 2016. In August 2017, we were fortunate to be able to move to Wiesbaden, Germany to provide Tier II support to US Army Command Europe’s GFEBS Command Direct Support Helpdesk.
Job Title and Responsibilities:
GFEBS ERP Specialist – Provide assistance with resolving any GFEBS issues that USAREUR customers experience as they relate to knowledge of processes, invalid data, or any system errors
Qualifications & Expertise & Achievements:
At DFAS I had the opportunity to rotate through several departments to include Travel Pay, Wounded Warrior Pay, and Disbursing Operations, as well as obtain my Lean6 Sigma Blackbelt certification.
On GFEBS, our small P2P team helped Army become the first military Service to pilot and deploy Treasury Direct Disbursing.
Memberships and Activities (Professional and Other): N/A
Getting to Know You: Pick any 3 to Answer
- What are three things still left on your bucket list?
- Walk on the Great Wall
- See the Northern Lights
- Learn German…
- What is the best vacation you have ever taken?
- Raed and I went to Tunisia with his family last year and it was absolutely the most amazing trip I’ve ever taken. Tunisia alone is beautiful, and traveling with his family meant we could go to people’s homes, attend weddings, etc. that I would have never been able to experience otherwise.
- Can you play any instruments?