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Lisa Ashcraft

Vice President, Contract Operations

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Lisa Ashcraft, an accomplished contracts and procurement executive, heads Abt Associates’ Contract Operations Department. As Vice President of Contract Operations, she is the senior executive responsible for overseeing all company issues related to contracts, subcontracts, procurement, consultants, and small business programs to satisfy the needs of internal and external customers for the U.S. government and an international customer base. 

She has a more than 30-year career in federal government contracts and procurement, including work for Martin Marietta, SAIC, CSC, Honeywell and Intelsat. She also has extensive experience working with federal civilian agencies, as well as with the U.S. Department of Defense, intelligence community clients, NATO, foreign governments and commercial clients. At Intelsat General Corporation, Ms. Ashcraft was the head of Contracts and Procurement, building a contracts and procurement organization that supported a business that grew from $90 million to $480 million over seven years.

She has been a radio talk show host on The Washington/MD Business Hour, a guest speaker before the Chapter of American Women in Computing at Johns Hopkins University and a guest speaker for the Defense Contract Management Agency at the Small Business Conference.

Ms. Ashcraft is a charter member of NCMA Freestate Chapter (Maryland), a member of the Professional Services Council and a board member and past regional vice president of Reach Out and Read of Metro DC.

Ms. Ashcraft has a B.S. in Information Systems Management and an M.S. in Management from the University of Maryland (University College).

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  • CEO Excellence Award (2010), Award of Excellence (2008), Service Award (2006) and Outstanding Employee Award (2005) at Intelsat Generation Corporation.
  • Outstanding Performance Award (DataLynx) from Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc., 2001.
  • Special Recognition Award from AlliedSignal Technical Services Corporation, 1999.
  • Diamond Awards (two in 1998) and Saphhire Award (1999) from AlliedSignal Technical Services Corporation.
  • Operational Performance Award, Martin Marietta Corporation, 1992.