Professional Development Seminar Series: Working for Government Contractors

Join CU's AeroSpace Ventures Office and the Professional Development Seminar Series for a talk on working with federal contractors. Distinguished speaker Stephen Leisenring will follow up his presentation with a brief Q and A.


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Stephen B Leisenring - Deputy Director Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Stephen is currently serving as the Deputy Director, Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a non-profit organization sponsored by DoD and the State of Colorado to assist Colorado businesses excel in the Government business space.

During a 32-year career in the U.S. Army, Stephen has developed a unique expertise in procurement and contracting in support of Federal and commercial organizations around the globe.  He has served as a contract specialist, contracting officer (unlimited warrant), Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting, Head of Contracting Activity, and on the Army senior procurement policy staff.  He is a recognized expert in Federal procurement policies and procedures, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS).  

Stephen has held senior executive positions in organizations including the Vectrus Systems Corporation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the U.S. Army Materiel Command, and the U.S. Army Procurement Staff.
As the Deputy Director of Contracting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Stephen led, trained and mentored over 300 contracting professionals executing a $16 billion portfolio of DoD and commercial contracts; working closely with Program Managers and requirements officials throughout numerous Federal Government Agencies.  
As the Commanding General, U.S. CENTCOM Joint Contracting Command, he was responsible for the execution of all contracts supporting U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.  Stephen led, trained and mentored a diverse workforce of military, civilian, and contractors throughout the combat theater, performing all facets of international, operational contracting and supply chain management.    

As the Commanding General, U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, he led over 1,700 contracting professionals providing over $8 billion in annual contracting support to Army and DoD customers, including all Army installations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  Stephen was the Army’s lead procurement advisor to DoD customers for training support, contracted technical services and installation support services.  
Stephen has also served as the Commander, U.S. Army Contracting Command Europe; and as the Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency-Virginia.

Tuesday, January 22 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Discovery Learning Center
1095 Regent Drive, Boulder, CO 80309

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