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Project and association management professional with success in increasing production, efficiency and
earnings. Manages short and long term projects. Coordinates development and implementation of
policies and action plans. Experience explaining complex concepts to a wide variety of audiences. Strong
background working inside the Washington D.C. environment. Increased departmental production at HJW
33%, earnings at Walker 96% and scope at the AIA 50%. Works independently or as a team member.
Project Management: 17 years of experience as a Project Manager with engineering firms and technical
trade associations. Oversees complex projects from initial client contact through final deliveries.
Association Management: Eight years managing councils and coalitions, facilitating consensus, and
developing and implementing outreach strategies and marketing plans. Developed annual strategic goals.
Government Affairs & Relations: Representing industry to Congress and federal agencies. Lobbying
and authoring testimony for Congressional hearings. Submitting language into legislation voted into law.
Proposal Management and Coordination: Managing and coordinating RFIs and RFPs for Federal,
State, County, City and Commercial bids and projects.
Aerospace & Defense
Communications & Writing
Government Relations & Affairs
Marketing & Outreach
Meeting & Event Management
RFI & RFP Responses
Science & Engineering
Consultant, Andrew Barber Consulting, LLC (Jan. 2011 – present)
Provides services to the non-profit and aerospace communities in the areas of strategic planning,
government relations and affairs, research, report writing and communications.
Proposal Coordinator and Researcher for Proposal Management firm. Identifies client opportunities
using GovWin, FBO and other sources. Coordinates RFI and RFP writing and submittal.
Leveraged aerospace industry and government network initiating sales of a start-up Government Budget
Tracking Service. Evaluated company processes and recommended improvements and modifications.
Researched and provided 1200 target companies, direct-party contact data and “make the sale”
information to a leading aerospace association increasing its corporate and exhibitors’ membership.
Developed association expansion plans for an aviation association. Contributed to publications.
Provided marketing, strategy and expansion plans for a historical aviation foundation.
Director of Space Systems, Aerospace Industries Association (Jan. 2004 – Nov. 2010)
Responsible for division’s government relations, Congressional advocacy, business development and
policy for space systems and science issues. Developed action plans, legislation and outreach strategies.
Implemented a series of 14 initiatives that increased department’s portfolio and staff by 50% and
increased Space Council membership by 33%.
Led aerospace industry participation, report preparation and writing in a year-long NASA-Industry
summit process on resource transitions from Space Shuttle to Constellation programs.
Project Manager for projects on space systems and infrastructure, remote sensing, and indemnification
regulations. Oversaw regular and special outreach programs related to space and STEM issues.
Authored papers, articles, speeches and a White House Transition Team report where I briefed
incoming appointees. Provided data to the CRS, GAO, OSTP and Blue Ribbon Committees.
Represented industry to agencies and Congress, authored Hill testimony and briefed AIA CEO for
Congressional hearings. Added language to NASA, FAA and DoED bills voted into law.
Conceived and implemented National Aerospace Week including White House and Congressional
recognition, lectures, media events and annual awards ceremony dinner on Capitol Hill.
Developed and presented Space History 101 lectures to large groups (70+) on Capitol Hill, at federal
agencies and to industry. This led to invitations to testify at Capitol Hill hearings.
Managed CEO’s roles on NASA Advisory Council and as Chair on NASA Aeronautics Committee.
Project Manager & Photo Services Supervisor, Walker-AeroMetric (July 1997 – Aug. 1999)
Responsible for the Photo Services Department operations and staff. Point of contact for clients as a
Contracting Officer and as a Project Manager.
Increased earnings by 96% within a one year period. Reorganized the department, staff duties and
significantly improved efficiency.
Led numerous engineering/mapping, aerial photography and satellite remote sensing projects from
inception through delivery as a Project Manager.
Managed projects and contracts. Prepared responses to RFIs and RFPs for commercial and
Developed and implemented several successful targeted marketing campaigns.
Project Manager & Aerial Photographer, HJW GeoSpatial (Aug. 1989 – Oct. 1996)
Managed multiple projects for commercial and government clients. Logged over 1200 hours of flight time
as an aerial mapping photographer. Archived and tracked 500,000 aerial negatives dating back 75 years.
Improved the Flight Department’s production and efficiency by 33% while managing estimates,
planning, and execution of aerial mapping and remote sensing projects.
Responsible for biennial photography of the greater San Francisco Bay Area for mapping, engineering
and environmental projects (over 20,000 square miles).
Managed the subcontracting of over 100 city and county wide aerial mapping projects to other U.S. and
Canadian remote sensing firms as part of a GPS navigation project.
Responsible for commercial and government RFIs and RFPs.
A full and detailed employment history is available via LinkedIn or can be submitted.
University of California at Santa Cruz, CA. Anthropology (Archaeology), B.A.
Ohlone Jr. College, Fremont, CA. Natural Sciences, A.A.
NASA Ames Research Center. Thermo-Physics Facility, Internship (two summers).
Ten years of direct experience in Washington D.C. Government Affairs and Relations.
NASA Recognition of Contributions toward the NASA Integrated Space Operations Summit III.
Walker-AeroMetric Certificate of Achievement for doubling department’s earnings in a single year.
AIA Certificate of Achievement for conceiving and implementing National Aerospace Week.
AIA Certificate of Achievement for tripling exhibitors to 40+ at annual STEM-based rocket contest.
Space 2009 Report: The Role of Space in Addressing America's National Priorities.
Congressional House Science Testimony: Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.
Congressional House T&I Testimony: Subcommittee on Aviation.
Space Brochure: Maintain U.S. Global Leadership in Space.
LinkedIn: Over-Qualified vs. Value Added: Short- and Far-Sighted Business Terms.
Children’s Book: The Penguin and the Wallaby.
Portfolio with additional samples available.
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