Jerry Francis is a Senior Training Fellow at LifeAnswers, Inc, specializing in training in the areas of contract management and administration, program management, pricing and costing, and, proposal preparation and development. Mr. Francis has over thirty years of government contracting experience in both the government and corporate environments.

During his twenty years of Government service he was responsible for the contracting of major systems and programs such as the Cruise Missile and YC-17 Aircraft, as well as having assignments at various military installations as the resident Contracting Officer, Small Business Representative, and Competition Advocate. He entered the corporate environment as Manager of Government Contracts for BBN Communications, subsequently established his own business, and returned to a corporate position as Contracts Manager for Sherikon, Inc. and subsequently served as Director of Contracts and New Business Development for Vega Precision Laboratories.

In addition to providing advisory and assistance services, he is certified instructor for all of the GSA contracting courses and for Resolution Trust Corporation. He also instructs for the George Mason University Entrepreneurship Center and since 1989 has been a speaker for the National Contract Management Association annual National Education Seminar. He is also a regular instructor for a number of NCMA Public Seminars for course material that he developed in subjects such as Cost and Price Analysis, Types of Contracts, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Cost Accounting Standards, Cost Principles and Indirect Cost Rates.

Mr. Francis graduated from the University of Akron, Akron Ohio with a BS in Industrial Management. He obtained a Masters Degree in Logistics Management from Central Michigan University and an MA in Behavioral Science from Catholic University. He has completed a number of DOD courses in Contracts and Procurement such as Basic Procurement, Defense Advanced Procurement (Distinguished Graduate), Business Law, and others. Mr. Francis was selected by the Air Force to attend the Education with Industry Program.

He is a member of the National Contract Management Association and of the Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis where he is a former Certified Cost Analyst. He was also a member of the New York City Procurement Policy Board.

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