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190 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY for the T-44C program, which was also an outof-court settlement. This involved five years of fact-finding and overcoming an audit that would have ended the claim proposal. Likewise, she is proud of working for the Kennedy Space Center as a subcontract administrator on Launch Pad B, which was a $55 million cost, plus fixed fee, contract to prepare the launch pad to accept the space shuttles. Ms. Deese holds two bachelor’s degrees in history and communication from Spring Hill College. In 1987, she received an MS in contracts and acquisitions management from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). She also earned an MS in systems management from FIT at the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., in 1991. For her success, Ms. Deese was elected to serve as president of the Cape Canaveral and South Florida chapter of the National Contract Management Association in recognition by her peers in the field. A certified professional contracts manager through the National Contracts Management Association, Mary Walburga Deese is retired. As a contracts manager, she specialized in changes, terminations and disputes with several high- profile companies, including Lockheed Martin, the Kennedy Space Center, the United States Government Accountability Office, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and the Harris Corporation. Shealsospent timeas anadjunct professor of cost and price analysis and supply chain logistics at Webster University, which she considers among the highlights of her career. Notably, she taught her courses in the styles of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” and “Jeopardy!”, which her students found exciting. Ms. Deese helped resolve a $122 million claim proposal that Northrop Grumman had with Boeing on the Joint STARS (Joint Surveillance Target Attach Radar System) program. The settlement was made out of court with much success. Additionally, she settled a $2.3 million request for equitable adjustment with the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division MARY WALBURGA DEESE CONTRACTS MANAGER, EDUCATOR (RETIRED), CONSULTANT Melbourne, FL