President's Message

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A message from our President!

A message from our President!

Dear Chapter Members and Leaders:

I am beyond honored and excited to serve as your 2019-2020 National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Huntsville Chapter President.

This year we will celebrate 55 years as the hub for government and industry contracting and acquisition professionals in Huntsville/Madison County. During my term, I will build upon the work of past presidents to focus on the following priorities:

  • Advance our Chapter programs and deliver great value in the areas of education and networking opportunities
  • Attract leaders and emerging leaders from both government and industry, and across all generations, to become more actively engaged in our Chapter
  • Amplify the voice of our profession by hosting a Huntsville Acquisition Leader Panel to discuss modern innovations and challenges of common interest to our profession


As one of the largest NCMA chapters in the country, our Chapter is over 700 members strong and growing! Because of the numerous federal agencies and industry partners located in Huntsville/Madison County, we have a unique opportunity to create an environment where both government and industry contracting and acquisition professionals can continue to connect and grow in the profession.

I look forward to meeting each of you throughout the year. Please feel free to simply say, “Hello” or share your ideas on how to continue to advance our Chapter. Also, stay connected by adding us to your favorites at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Lastly, I would like to thank the Board of Directors, Chapter Leaders and Chapter Sponsors for their dedication and contributions. Collectively, we have created an outstanding Chapter that we all can be proud of.

If you are not a member or chapter leader, I encourage you to join and/or get involved. I hope to meet you at one of our events!

Respectfully yours,

Markesha A. McCants, President

NCMA Huntsville Chapter

Markesha A. McCants, CFCM, Fellow

 Markesha currently serves as a Section Chief/Supervisory Contract Specialist for the GSA Federal Acquisition Service, an assisted acquisition services organization where she leads and supervises acquisition professionals across the Southeast managing government contracts. She has extensive experience leading pre-award and post-award activities for both DoD and civilian agencies, an unlimited contracting officer warrant and holds the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) designation. She is a 2010 graduate of NCMA's Contract Management Leadership Development Program and has served the NCMA community is various roles since 2008. In 2018, Markesha was the World Congress Co-Chair in her home state of Ohio. She has received various awards for contributions in the contract management field: including Knoxville's Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40, Acquisition Excellence Awards, and the Macfarlan Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in Contract Management Research and Scholarly Writing. When she is away from government contracting, she enjoys spending time with her family, in her garden, or on her peloton bike.