Leadership

Maria Dunton - Chief of Staff

Ms. Maria C. Dunton has been with the organization for over 12 years and has held positions of increasing responsibility culminating with her most recent promotion in March 2016 as Natick Contracting Division's (NCD) Chief of Staff. In her newest role as Chief of Staff, Ms. Dunton serves as a liaison to Headquarters OPARC Staff, our customers, and NCD Senior Leadership. She is currently managing a $16.1 million dollar budget.

 

John Conlin - Branch Chief

John Conlin is a Branch Chief and Contracting Officer for the Natick Contracting Division (NCD) Natick Branch, which supports the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, and the Natick Soldier Systems Center Garrison. Mr. Conlin has worked at NCD as a Contracting Officer, Contract Specialist and Contract Specialist intern since 2008. Prior to that, he was a contract manager for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Conlin received his Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Rhode Island, and his Bachelor of Arts in History from Rhode Island College. He is DAWIA Level 3 certified in Contracting and is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.

 

Larry Mize - Branch Chief

Mr. Larry Mize is the Natick Contracting Division (NCD) Fort Detrick Branch Chief. In this role, Mr. Mize works with a geographically dispersed team of experienced contract specialists to award, manage and negotiate advanced research and development contracts and grants primarily in support of medical chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense systems. NCD Fort Detrick’s largest customers are Medical Countermeasure Systems (MCS) Joint Project Management Office headquartered at Fort Detrick, Maryland and the Program Manager Special Programs (PMSP) located at Fort Belvoir, VA. Mr. Mize is responsible for additional contract support of activities located at Aberdeen, MD, Fort Detrick, MD, San Diego, CA and other locations.

 

Sean Murphy - Branch Chief

Murphy is a Contracting Officer and Branch Chief with the Natick Contracting Division (NCD). Mr. Murphy has been in government contracting for over 23 years and has been with Natick Contracting for the past 16 years. He has served as a warranted Contracting Officer since May of 2004 and was promoted to Branch Chief in March of 2009. One of his proudest accomplishments while working at NCD has been his contributions to the Ability One program which helps the government contract with both SourceAmerica and National Industries for the Blind (NIB) under the AbilityOne Program. This program is especially important for the Department of the Army, as the Ability One program helps employ people with disabilities which includes many service disabled veterans.