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Diane Nagel

Diane Nagel

Project Manager II

Paragon Technology Group

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Paragon Technology Group

Project Manager II

Support USTRANSCOM Program Management Office by developing, planning, and managing acquisition strategies for $16.8M in IT programs. Create and maintain project schedule. Analyze and recommend cost, schedule, and performance tradeoffs. Coordinate project requirements across multiple internal directorates and external customers. Review deliverables by development contractors. Draft and review IT program documentation in accordance with regulation. Assist in various marketing and communications initiatives.

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National Reconnaissance Office

Contracting Specialist/Officer

Manage acquisition and administration of contracts from “cradle to grave.” Develop and present briefings and prepare reports in response to data calls. Serve as a business advisor to site commander, customers, and a liaison to industry partners and internal directorates. Facilitate Inspector General investigations and participate in internal and external audits.
• Manage $903M of complex hybrid contract w/ multiple performance incentives for operations and maintenance and engineering in support of national defense.
• Negotiated $3M savings for major NRO contract; $13M savings from Government estimate.

Career

United States Transportation Command

Contracting Specialist

Managed acquisition and administration of contracts from “cradle to grave.” Served as a business advisor to customers and a liaison to industry partners and internal directorates.
• Managed $60M in IT services & software development.
• Issued termination for convenience and stop-work orders; negotiated actions at no cost.
• Assisted in preparing documentation for General Accounting Office protest ($14.2M); resulted in win.
• Negotiated contract type change from Cost-Plus-Award-Fee to Fixed-Price; resulted in $1.3M savings.
• Crafted solution to restructure $18.2M CPAF contract enabling contractor to continue performance.
• Completed difficult labor-hour contract closeout by resolving unfavorable audit results from Defense Contract Audit Agency.
• Member of TCAQ Booster Club. Collaborated in planning and execution of annual events and fundraisers. Spearheaded the first annual silent auction generating $700 of income. Negotiated $1,500 cost savings for annual holiday luncheon.

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Career medium 04

Air Mobility Command

Contracting Specialist

Managed acquisition and administration of contracts from “cradle to grave.” Served as a business advisor to customers and a liaison to industry partners and internal directorates. Assisted in planning and execution of annual events and fundraisers. Selected for Copper Cap Intern Program.
• Managed $3M in supplies/services and $5M in construction projects
• Negotiated over $150K in savings.
• Accomplished complex language modification on Civil Reserve Air Fleet contract for 33 carriers.
• Closed out over 50 contracts.
• Issued letter of contractor hardship and secured expedited payment for a small business.

Career

St. Charles Association of Realtors

Director of Public Relations

Developed and executed public relation efforts. Implemented community relations efforts, issued press releases, designed advertisements, marketed the association, and managed marketing budget. Recruited advertisers for monthly newsletter and solicited sponsorships for events. Accomplished event planning. Facilitated 5 committees. Editor of monthly newsletter distributed to over 1,200 members and monthly flyer for Designated REALTORS®. Served as a liaison to external establishments to include Government entities, industry, and community organizations.

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WeatherVane

Assistant Manager

Managed store to achieve sales goals. Supervised and motivated nine team members. Resolved customer service issues. Budgeted expenses. Controlled inventory. Recruited and interviewed potential employees.

Career

Family Care Pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician

Assisted pharmacist in filling prescriptions. Maintained inventory. Fielded customer service questions.

McKendree University

Staff Writer

Researched topics, conducted interviews, and prepared press releases and articles for campus newsletter. Assisted in organizing campus events.

McKendree University

Student Ambassador

Liaison between prospective students and McKendree University. Conducted campus tours and fielded questions.

Career medium 06

Anderson Hospital

Community Relations Assistant

Researched topics, conducted interviews, and prepared press releases and feature articles. Designed ad layouts. Developed monthly advertising budget. Compiled media crisis kit. Assisted in marketing the organization, event management, and fundraising.

Career

McKendree University

Yearbook Editor

Managed publication from inception to completion - wrote and edited articles, shot photographs, and created design and layout. Recruited and motivated a staff of volunteers. Marketed a record number of books and exceeded fundraising goals. Established a sponsorship program to generate income by partnering with local businesses.

Career medium 01
Career

Highland Health Care

Activity Aide

Implemented wide range of group and one-on-one activities for residents. Maintained progress charts for residents.

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

MBA

McKendree College

BA in Speech Communications w/ PR emphasis, Journalism & Business Administration minors

Highland High