President's Message

President’s Message (2019-20)

Greetings! Welcome to National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Rio Grande Chapter. We proudly serve the state of New Mexico, most importantly, we serve our local members and colleagues just like you! 

Our goal this program year is to start with the "Basics of Contracting". We understand that we have a lot of professionals entering the Contract Management career field and we are offering Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE)s for attending our seminars. Our board is working hard planning professional seminars that our members and nonmembers benefit from.

This program year we are happy to announce the return of the General Membership Meetings. We will be meeting for breakfast where you can come network with other members or colleagues in the same career. Not an early bird? We are also hosting a couple evening Happy Hour events where the chapter provides appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks. We want to provide you with platforms to engage with others and meet members who have contributed greatly in their careers.

Our chapter can be a great resource for you. We are engineering new collaborations with small businesses and businesses that can help you. If your company is interested in collaborating, I encourage you to contact us. 

This is going to be an exciting year! I look forward to meeting with you. Please do not hesitate to reach me if you have an idea or question, need help in you Contract Management career path, or want to volunteer. We are here to serve you!

 Erika Surran, President